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Add these tips, toys and products to your regular pet care routine to keep your furry friends on the path to optimum health.
This winter, stock your medicine cabinet with these editor-recommended, herb-infused products.
Don’t sacrifice your health for beauty when you can have both! Learn which ingredients are best to avoid and why, plus find a short review for a tinted lip balm and organic foundation that will keep your beauty routine on point.
Discover how this healthful beverage can enhance your health and beauty routine.
Naturopath and chiropractor Frank King, author of “The Healing Revolution,” has a passion for natural health, real food and self-empowerment. Here, he answers a few questions about what it means to take control of your health.
Don’t miss out on any summertime fun when you employ these herbal remedies to treat three common summer health concerns.
Boost your dental hygiene and battle halitosis with the Ayurvedic practice of tongue scraping. Guest blogger Shar Veda offers her thoughts on two popular brands of tongue scrapers
Forgo the chemicals and added expense of professional pedicures and pamper yourself at home with this simple practice.
There are several medicinal plants that are not only fun to grow, but also have beneficial properties that can boost skin health. Nourish and hydrate dry, dull skin, prevent breakouts and fight aging with the natural remedies provided by these five plants.
Grow these four easy-to-maintain herbs in your garden to help relieve anxiety naturally.
Sleep more soundly with these natural sleep aids.
Eliminate foul, unwanted personal odors with natural odor eaters such as activated charcoal.
This February marks American Heart Health month—discover 10 super heart-health tips from nutrition expert Jonny Bowden.
Commercial toothpastes and gels are not the only way to keep your mouth and teeth fresh and clean. Try these home remedies for healthy teeth and gums without the risky chemicals.
Ease your cold and flu symptoms this season with these tried-and-true natural remedies.
Don't let shyness rule your child's life--try these tips to overcome shyness and let yourself be happier.
Try these herbal remedies to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs).
The skin around your eyes is the thinnest part of your skin, making it more susceptible to irritation. Beat looking tired with these natural remedies for puffy eyes.
Adopting a healthy lifestyle—and keeping it—doesn’t happen overnight. Use these expert tips to build the foundation of life well-lived.
All it takes is a few deliberate and creative tweaks to turn our living space into a healthful, stress-free environment. Follow these 10 simple solutions to do just that.
Omega-3s are important to brain health, reduce inflammation and are essential to reducing risk of chronic diseases. Boost your intake of this essential nutrient by turning to these good sources of omega-3 fatty acids.
Although we should limit our sugar consumption for health, coconut sugar is a healthier alternative to refined white sugar.
When caring for your hair with conventional beauty products is not enough, supplement your hair care with these five fabulous herbs for healthy hair.
Skips the hazardous commercial varieties and opt for one of these five natural air freshener options.
Prevent and relieve asthma attacks by turning to natural remedies for asthma, including an anti-inflammatory diet and hydrotherapy.
Treat yourself to an at-home manicure with nontoxic nail polishes from Scotch Naturals, a company that creates more than 40 different nail polishes with their eco-friendly, water-based formula.
Learn the facts about antibacterial soap, what the FDA has to say about it and how you can make your own simple soap.
These five effective and useful products are among my top picks for a healthy, natural baby.
Get rid of canker sores faster by turning to homemade mouth rinses, probiotics and other natural home remedies for canker sores.
Discover a few health benefits of watermelon, a favorite summertime treat.
Relieve sore muscles using ginger. Learn how to make a ginger compress in this video from Mother Earth Living Editor-in-Chief Jessica Kellner.
Don't forget to protect your skin this summer! Guest blogger Seleyn DeYarus discusses the importance of organic sunscreen for summertime enjoyment.
Soothe sunburned skin with an easy-to-make cold compress, pure aloe vera or other natural sunburn remedies.
Explore the many health benefits of cauliflower, from cancer prevention to digestive support.
Double up on the health benefits of apple cider vinegar and honey by pairing the two in our recipe for switchel, an ancient drink that quenches thirst and naturally boosts energy.
Discover 10 natural remedies for allergies from author Michelle Schoffro Cook to make the spring allergy season more tolerable.
Give yourself a little extra reason to treasure your time in the garden by perusing the gardening articles from our March/April 2013 issue. We teach you how to have your earliest spring garden, give you tips on reducing your gardening resources, show you an unexpected source of nutrition, and much more!
Find relief from the discomfort of psoriasis with these herbs, lifestyle tips and general home remedies for psoriasis.
Tackle chronic inflammation with anti-inflammatory herbs such as turmeric, ginger, boswellia and more.
Take advantage of the health benefits of sweet potatoes with these tips.
Overindulged? Treat your hangover headache with one simple natural hangover remedy: honey.
Headaches are one of the most common ailments. Next time you’re suffering from one, try one of these natural home remedies for headaches and pass on conventional painkillers.
Protect your heart and brain and prevent cancer by eating grapes. Check out these five health benefits of grapes!
Protect your eyes from age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts with these foods for eye health.
Treat gout, a painful disorder that affects the joints, by controlling inflammation and lowering uric acid levels with these home remedies for gout.
Unlock the powers of antioxidant-rich tomatoes by checking out these many health benefits of tomatoes.
The 2012 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 Lists from the Environmental Working Group helps shoppers limit their pesticide exposure while saving money.
Salt can soak up stains, clean pots and pans and exfoliate skin. Check out these and other uses for salt!
Packed with antioxidants and other important nutrients, beets offer a lot of benefits for our hearts, brain and overall health. Just check out these six health benefits of beets!
Although not a serious problem, if left untreated, bacterial or viral pink eye can cause serious damage. Speed up recovery with these natural home remedies for pink eye!
High cholesterol can lead to heart disease and other major problems. Reduce yours with these six foods to lower cholesterol naturally.
Diarrhea is an uncomfortable condition. Find relief with these natural home remedies for diarrhea.
Soaking in an Epsom salt bath can help your body easily absorb magnesium, helping to relieve stress, soothe sore muscles and detox your body.
Exposure to UV rays can permanently damage and prematurely age eyes. Protect your eyes from UV radiation with these tips.
Feeling plugged up? Relieve constipation with these natural laxatives and home remedies for constipation.
Sugar is a staple in many households. Try these six uses for sugar for a new way to use this conventional sweetener.
Loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants, asparagus offers a lot more than a tasty side dish. Check out these health benefits of asparagus!
For a natural cleanse, try detox herbs such as dandelion, milk thistle, turmeric and more.
Sodas cause abnormal weight gain and are laced with unpleasant ingredients like brominated vegetable oil and BPA. Need a reason to stop drinking soda? We’ll give you six.
Conventional over-the-counter painkillers like ibuprofen, aspirin and acetaminophen carry risks such as internal bleeding, liver toxicity and increased risk of stroke and heart attack.
Relieve pain, reduce inflammation and treat cases of otitis media and otitis externa (swimmer’s ear) with these natural remedies for ear infections.
Packed with nutrients, fiber and antioxidants, pears make a delicious but healthful snack. Just check out these five health benefits of pears!
Organique by Himalaya, a line of pure personal care products made by Himalaya Herbal Healthcare, received the NPA Natural Standard Seal on all 20 products.
Get in the mood with natural libido boosters, aphrodisiac spices and exercises to get your blood pumping!
Anti-aging herbs such as ginkgo, bilberry and turmeric can improve memory, ease arthritis and treat other ailments caused by aging.
Foods and herbs with natural antibiotic powers keep our immune systems healthy. Check out these antibacterial foods and antibacterial herbs!
Fish oil supplements are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which do an amazing array of wonders for the body. Just check out these health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids!
After coming down with a cold, this Herb Companion editor kicks her sinus congestion to the curb with an herbal steam, an effective natural remedy for runny noses.
Give your immune system a boost with Berries for Life BerryImmune supplement, which combines the powers of elderberry, cranberry and beta-glucan.
If you suffer from bouts of anxiety, there’s no need to panic—or pop a prescription pill. Try these natural remedies for relieving anxiety.
These powerhouse herbs are great for runners. They act as natural energy enhancers, improve stamina and endurance, heal aches and pains and improve circulatory health.
Making tinctures at home may sound intimidating, but it is as simple as following a simple recipe from a cookbook.
Packed with antioxidants and vitamins, carrots offer many health benefits, from maintaining healthy eyes to reducing the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Can't shake that cough? Clear whooping cough from your life with these natural home remedies for the treatment of whopping cough, also known as pertussis.
Prevent and treat heartburn at home with these natural remedies.
Good for cleaning home and body, baking soda has many uses, from absorbing odors to keeping hair shiny and carpet fresh.
It's difficult to understand supplements when reputable sources just can't seem to get it right. The NPA recently challenged the Wall Street Journal about an article they published concerning dietary supplements. Read more.
Vitamin D promotes good bone, immune system and mental health. Want to boost your intake of this essential nutrient? Add these good sources of vitamin D to your diet!
Catechins and other antioxidants in green tea boost our immune systems and help fight cold-weather colds, flu and viruses.
Jessica expounds on the concept of "Cures in Your Cupboard" from the September/October 2011 issue with a few additional natural remedies for anxiety, general wellness, headache and menstruation/menopause.
Loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, walnuts provide an array of impressive health benefits, from protecting our hearts to preventing cancer and diabetes.
Editor in Chief K.C. Compton interviews some experts who are spreading the word on herbs.
October means it’s time for Breast Cancer Awareness month—and a new onslaught of pinkwashing.
Indoor air pollutants can cause a number of health problems. Breathe easier by removing or remedying these four sources of indoor air pollution.
Naturally cleanse your body with fruits, vegetables and other foods that fortify the liver, bind to toxins and help remove impurities from your body.
A new study from the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Oxford finds that 15 minutes of laughter increases pain tolerance.
Packed with antioxidants and other healthy substances, apples boast a variety of health benefits, giving credence to the phrase “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.”
New research reveals the least and most obese states in America, with Colorado and West Virginia taking the top and bottom slots.
Bladder infections affect millions of women each year. Taking antibiotics for a bladder infection can increase chances of a repeat infection, so bypass the pharmaceuticals and treat your bladder infection naturally with these home remedies.
Avoid germs by knowing which public places and objects, from public bathrooms to grocery stores, contain the highest number of germs.
Glymes, strong solvents that are part of the chemical family known as glycol ethers, have been linked to developmental and reproductive problems, including miscarriages.
Yeast infections are most often a result of an imbalance in the body. Treat yeast infections naturally with these tips!
Plant German chamomile and grow your own natural first aid and body care supplies.
A healthy diet plays an important role in healing a peptic ulcer. Try these five foods to relieve pain and naturally treat an ulcer.
Thanks to its live cultures, yogurt can balance bacteria in the body, offering a number of health and even beauty benefits. Discover the health benefits of yogurt!
High blood sugar levels lead to decreased blood flow to the hippocampus, the part of the brain that forms and stories memories.
Bilberries can help you maintain your eye health.
A well-known member of the mint family, peppermint has been used since ancient times to treat a number of ailments, including upset stomachs, skin irritations and more.
Our bones need a variety of nutrients to keep them healthy. Make sure you're meeting the recommended amounts!
Drinking beet juice increases blood flow to the brain, which can help prevent dementia.
Loaded with fiber and antioxidants, oatmeal offers many health benefits, from protecting our hearts to preventing cancer and diabetes.
The Environmental Working Group’s 2011 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists help the budget-conscious minimize exposure to pesticides.
Starting in 2012, the FDA will require sunscreens to protect against both UVA and UVB rays, have a minimum SPF of 15, and remove all references to “waterproof” on their labels.
Prometheus Springs’ capsaicin-spiced elixirs pack the spiciness—and health benefits—of capsaicin into six delicious flavors.
Conventional sunscreens aren't as effective—or as safe—as you might think. From false claims to partial protection, here are 5 scary reason why conventional sunscreens aren't the best choice.
Check out this excerpt from Healthy Beauty: Your Guide to Ingredients to Avoid and Products You Can Trust by Sam Epstein, MD, to find out more about how to swap out conventional products for healthier, natural alternatives.
There are many natural ways to provide painful sunburn relief.  
Fast-growing chickweed can soothe respiratory ailments, relieve skin conditions and aid weight loss.
Diet affects mood. While an unhealthy diet can take its toll on our mental health, a healthy diet can make you feel happier. Try these five foods for mood!
Lemon balm works hard for you in the kitchen, bath, medicine cabinet and yard and garden.
Recent studies find that many public bathrooms contain soap dispensers with bacteria-infected soap.
Leave the over-the-counter medications at the store and ease your coughing with these natural remedies.
Check out this excerpt from Healthy Beauty: Your Guide to Ingredients to Avoid and Products You Can Trust by Sam Epstein, MD, to find out more about how to swap out conventional products for healthier, natural alternatives.
Chronic exposure to noises such as traffic can have serious side effects. Find out how noise pollution is affecting your health—and how you can reduce noise at home.
Bee stings can cause pain and swelling. Treat your bee stings naturally with these home remedies.
A study of 26,000 women living near a DuPont factory in West Virginia found that as levels of PFOS rose, levels of estrogen decline, putting exposed women at risk for early menopause and other related conditions.
Stinging nettles may sound intimidating, but once you get past their prickly exterior this classic spring weed offers many health benefits.
Find itching relief in nature. Narrow-leaved plantain is a common garden weed and also, ironically, a gardener’s best friend.
Forbes releases its list of the least toxic cities in America, from Texas to Pennsylvania.
Celebrate spring by indulging in these 5 seasonal superfoods—delicious, nutrient-packed fruits and vegetables.
From Los Angeles to Philadelphia, Forbes rates the ten most toxic cities in the United States.
Yard full of dandelions? Harvest and cook these weeds to enjoy their many health benefits.
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a likely carcinogen commonly used to line non-stick cookware, also lines the inside of microwave popcorn bags.
Scientific research backs the use of two familiar herbs for the treatment of mild depression.
Warmer winters in Canada and the northern United States are extending the length of the ragweed pollen season—bad news for allergy sufferers.
Herbal remedies often work as well as traditional medications, but when it comes to your heart, don't combine the two. If you're taking heart medication, avoid these 13 herbal remedies.
A new study links diet soda to increased risk of fatal cardiac problems, while a health group connects caramel coloring in soda to cancer.
Treat your dry, itchy throat this winter with these herbal remedies
High blood pressure can lead to serious health complications. Reduce your risk for hypertension by incorporating these eight steps into a healthy lifestyle.
Relax and relieve your stress with these three herbs.
Every herb has a story, and that of licorice begins with its reputation as a “sweet herb.” Plants are put on this earth to provide nourishment and healing benefits. Licorice is one of those unique and special plants that does both.  
Maintaining good heart health doesn’t have to be a chore! Incorporate these three steps into your life to have some fun while keeping your heart healthy.
A proper diet is crucial in promoting good heart health—so make sure you’re eating the right stuff! These seven foods are loaded with healthy fats, fiber and antioxidants to protect your heart.
Take some time to focus on your heart health this month.  
If you’re a dog owner you know that fleas can be a common hassle. These three herbs offer an alternative way to battle this pesky problem.
Inflammation and the loss of cartilage cause severe pain in arthritis sufferers. Reduce inflammation and relieve arthritis pain with these eight natural and herbal remedies.
Pebbles, rocks and stones are beautiful, natural materials that add beauty and a very classic look to any style design. 
Chronic stress can harm both body and mind. Prevent and relieve stress in your life with these nine ideas.
Capsaicin, the active ingredient in cayenne and other chili peppers, offers a number of health benefits, from relieving pain to protecting the heart.
Looking for a safe way to treat common pet maladies naturally? This article outlines some common herbs and their uses.
A recent study found detectable levels of PBDEs and HBCDs, two flame retardant chemicals, in common foods. Butter and fish topped the list.
Instead of using synthetic scents, try this simple natural trick to make your home smell delicious. 
Editorial assistant Susan Melgren shares her healthy living goals for the next year.
If you have a stressed cat, try one of these herbal remedies to soothe the nerves of your furry friend.
MegaFood’s line of immunity-boosting supplements, including vitamin D3, a daily multivitamin and a probiotics blend, support good immune health.
Seeking out social support, whether from friends and family, a support group or talk therapy, can help overcome depression as part of a natural treatment plan.
Treat seasonal depression with bright light therapy, one tenant of the Therpeutic Lifestyle Change's program.
Sleep deprivation and depression go hand-in-hand. Improve your overall health and find relief from depression by maintaining a consistent sleep schedule.
Stopping rumination, or dwelling on negative thoughts, can help relieve depression. Find alternative ways to fill your time—and stay happier!
Exercise can boost mental health and help relieve depression as part of the Therapeutic Lifestyle Change’s natural approach to treating depression.
Contributer Susan Belsinger shares her experience with severe eye irritation and a low-cost home herbal cure.
Omega-3 supplements, one component of the Therapeutic Lifestyle Change program's natural approach to treating depression, can help relieve symptoms of depression.
Eliminate unpleasant odors in your home by using natural products.
The Therapeutic Lifestyle Change program offers a natural treatment plan for depression based on basic biological needs.
Consuming too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure and heart disease, yet most Americans consume more than the recommended amount. Reduce your sodium intake with these seven simple steps.
A new study from the University of Washing found that scented products—including those labeled as organic, natural and green—release toxic chemicals that can harm our health.
Sleeping fewer than seven hours a night will cause your body to hold onto fat and lose muscle mass, but sleeping for a full night will help your body to burn fat.
Although pumpkins play more of a festive role in today’s society, this fall vegetable provides numerous health benefits that would make it wise for us to incorporte it into our diet.
Plantiva’s botanical-based immune supplement ImmuneDx combines the power of ginseng, Stephania and other herbs to protect the immune system.
Turmeric, a curcumin-containing spice commonly used in Indian curry, has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines to cure a number of ailments. Discover the health benefits of turmeric!
Herbs contan antioxidants and other helpful properties that can improve memory, boost cognitive function and keep your brain in shape as you age.
October marks the beginning of pomegranate season. Dig in and enjoy the health benefits of this superfruit.
Whether you’re just starting out on the green path or looking for more ways to live sustainably, check out Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills by Raleigh Briggs, which teaches simple domestic skills to help you lead a DIY life.
Unused and expired medications are difficult to recycle. Participate in National Take-Back Day this Saturday for an easy, safe way to dispose of old pills.
Premenstrual syndrome can leave you with cramps, bloating and severe mood swings. Tackle your symptoms naturally with these four remedies!
Choose organic cotton tampons, pads and panty liners from Organyc for a healthy, eco-friendly period.
Age spots are a sure sign of getting older. Prevent or reduce the appearance of age spots with these natural home remedies!
Acne can be caused by a number of factors, from poor nutrition to hormonal imbalance. Learn how to combat acne naturally with these home remedies for acne treatment.
Purple Prairie Botanicals Orange and Tea Tree Facial Toning Bar combines the bacteria-fighting power of tea tree and orange essential oil for a product that promotes healthy, glowing skin.
Warts, which are caused by different strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), can take years to disappear without treatment. Make your warts disappear in record time with these natural remedies!
Zemco Industries, a division of Tyson, has recalled 380,000 pounds of deli meat suspected to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogens, a deadly foodborne bacteria, from Walart stores across the nation.
BPA is everywhere, but with a little know-how you can effectively cut this dangerous chemical from your life. Follow these five steps to avoid contact with BPA.
In an effort to help prevent childhood obesity, several health centers in the Northeast are offering low-income families fresh produce vouchers to local farmers’ markets.
A recent study found that consuming dairy products with the probiotic Lactobacillus gasseri can help reduce abdominal fat in overweight people.
Eating a proper diet will help your body get rid of excess estrogen, the culprit behind PMS symptoms. Prevent cramps, bloating, fatigue and mood swings by incorporating these five foods into your diet.
Hormone fluctuations the week before your period can lead to cramps, bloating fatigue and mood swings. Prevent PMS symptoms by monitoring your diet and avoiding these six foods.
Almost a third of chicken sold in the U.S. is injected with salt water, doubling or tripling the product’s sodium content. The USDA is considering revising its standards for chicken labeling so these products can't be labeled 'natural.'
Avocados are packed with nutrients, antioxidants and good fat that are beneficial for your health
The Natural Resources Defense Council has filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration to get the government agency to finalize a law banning triclosan and triclocarban, two chemicals commonly found in antibacterial products.
What we eat throughout the day affects how we sleep at night. Try these five foods to help you sleep better at night.
What you eat throughout the day can affect how you sleep at night. Avoid these five foods for a better night’s sleep.
Suffering from a hangover? Get relief from your hangover symptoms with these natural remedies.
Researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center discovered that celery is high in 3-n-butylphthalides, a compound that can naturally lower blood pressure by dilating blood vessels and blocking stress hormones.
Naturally sweet and healing, honey has uses in the pantry, the medicine cabinet and the beauty drawer. Discover the health and beauty secrets of honey with these four uses for honey.
Changing hormone levels during menopause bring a number of less-than-desirable side effects. Treat hot flashes, mood swings and insomnia naturally with these herbal remedies.
Sunday, July 18, is National Ice Cream Day. Celebrate by serving up a scoop of naturally sweet, organic and fair trade ice creams.
Next time you need a boost of energy, put down the caffeinated beverage and pick up one of these natural remedies for boosting energy.
With a little know-how, you can avoid mosquito bites this summer.
Protect yourself against mosquitoes, ticks and other insects with natural insect repellents.
Your liver works hard every day, eliminating toxins and pollutants from your body. Give your liver some TLC with these tips for natural liver cleansing.
Light pollution can interfere with your body’s ability to sleep through the night. Get a better night’s sleep by reducing light pollution in your bedroom and getting in sync with natural cycles.
Fight computer eyestrain with herbs and minerals that naturally improve vision and fight age-related macular degeneration.
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz shares her tips for having a green Fourth of July with healthy food and a fun, waste-free atmosphere.
Suffering from the pain of swimmer’s ear? Try one of these natural home remedies to treat your case of swimmer’s ear.
Green your oral hygiene routine with toothbrushes made from recycled yogurt containers by Preserve. Each toothbrush’s package doubles as a return envelope, so when you’re finished with the brush, mail it back to keep up the recycling process.
Having trouble falling asleep at night? Combat insomnia with these herbal sleep aids.
The foods you’re eating could be chipping away at your bone density. Find out which four foods and drinks are eating away at your bones.
If you’re sick of your allergies but don’t want to pop a pharmaceutical pill, check out these natural remedies for the prevention and treatment of seasonal allergies.
Natural Home editorial assistant Susan Melgren reviews Purple Prairie Botanicals SunStuff natural sunscreen lotion. SunStuff uses zinc oxide to provide SPF 30 protection against UVA and UVB rays.
Atrazine, a common herbicide that can cause birth defects, washes off crops and lawns and makes its way to our drinking water supply. Atrazine levels in our water supply are highest between the months of April and July, especially in the Midwest.
Natural Home editorial assistant Susan Melgren reviews Elemental Herbs sunscreen, which uses zinc oxide to block the sun’s rays and herbal ingredients to moisturize and heal skin.
Have a headache? Instead of reaching for that bottle of ibuprofen, try one of these natural remedies for headache relief: lavender, peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil, feverfew or willow bark.
Natural Home editorial assistant Susan Melgren reviews Badger Sunscreen. This natural sunscreen protects from UVA and UVB rays using zinc oxide and an array of organic ingredients.
The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, a coalition of retailers, industry trade associations, and food and beverage manufacturers, has announced that it will cut a combined 1.5 trillion calories from its members' products.
California rolls from supermarket sushi counters contain high fructose corn syrup. You don't have to look hard to find this information; it's listed right on the package!
Garlic has been used for centuries to treat colds and infections. Modern research shows that garlic may also be useful in preventing cancer.
Moisturize and soothe your sunburned skin with Badger’s Bali Balm. This USDA-certified organic balm contains shea butter, cocoa butter and jojoba oil to moisturize your sun-parched skin and lavender and blue tansy to soothe and heal any sunburns.
Exercising outside, close to nature, makes you happier than exercising inside, according to a study from the University of Essex.
Valued for centuries for its fragrance and flavor, cinnamon has a wide variety of medicinal uses. Studies have shown that cinnamon can be useful in lowering blood sugar levels for people with diabetes, fighting infections and treating stomach ailments.
To encourage Americans to get the two and a half hours of exercise a week they need, a group of health experts has developed the U.S. National Physical Activity Plan, which calls for increased funding for bike paths, physical education programs and fitness facilities.
The Total Omega Orange-Cream Swirl from Barlean’s Organic Oils combines flaxseed oil, borage seed oil and fish oil to provide a balanced source of Omega-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids. Better yet? Its sweet orange-cream flavor makes taking your daily supplements fun!
Samples of sushi tuna collected from restaurants and supermarkets around the country were found to have higher than recommended levels of mercury, according to a study from Rutgers University.
Phosphate levels in soda have risen dramatically in the last 20 years, and new research finds that too much phosphate intake can quicken the aging process and shave years off our lives.
A psychology study at the University of British Columbia found that looking at sick people can trigger our bodies to step up their immune defenses by releasing infection-fighting substances.
Up to 75 percent of antibacterial products carry triclosan and triclocarban, hormone-disrupting chemicals that affect brain and nervous system development.
A study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hopsital in Boston found that drinking one to two glasses of beer, wine or spirits a day can help women keep off extra weight.
Ginger is a natural remedy for many stomach ailments: nausea, menstrual cramps, indigestion and more. Ginger also eases tired muscles and may help lower cholestrol.
Can’t afford to buy all organic produce? You don’t have to! Knowing which fruits and vegetables have the highest and lowest pesticide residue will decrease your exposure to toxic chemicals and save you money at the grocery store.
This year I got the chance to attend the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California. Check out the highlights.
Need a quick way to clean your mouth at the office? Drink a cup of green tea. Studies have shown that green tea fights bacteria in your mouth that might be causing bad breath or gum disease.
Want to improve your memory? These natural memory enhancers can help you out: ginkgo biloba, magenisum, blueberry juice, rhodiola and fish oil.
The natural world has many treatments for the cold and flu—and some of them might surprise you. Elderberry, Echinacea, green tea, oregano and garlic are my favorite natural remedies for treating and preventing illness.
One guest blogger responds to a post about dry eye syndrome with some natural, herbal remedies that can help.
After being diagnosed with dry eye syndrome, KC is determined to find safe, natural, herbal relief.
Try our healthier alternatives to household cleaners with toxic ingredients.
You don’t have to abandon your love for herbs to stay up-to-date with the latest technology. Keep herbal knowledge at your fingertips with the new iPhone and iPod Touch application “Natural Cures.”
Create a homemade sachet to add fresh fragrance in your home every time you vacuum.
Jessica talks about the importance of healthy, nontoxic, organic mattresses and how much she loves her Land and Sky Rainforest Mattress from The Natural Bed Store.
I’m finishing up the loose ends on my desk before I head off for Southern California (where I hear it’s raining) and the amazing world of the 2009 Natural Products ExpoWest.
Verikira Naturals is a Vegan Cosmetics Organization certified-company that pledges never to use synthetic fragrances, animal byproducts and unnecessary chemicals. What more could you ask for in a beauty brand? Oh yea – it donates 10 percent of its Pink Grapefruit Collection proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation all year long.
Amy Mayfield introduces herself to the Herb Companion public.

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