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(NaturalHealth365) Thanks to the fermentation craze, fizzy, probiotic-forward drinks such as kefir and kombucha are the elixirs of choice in health food circles. Originating in the Caucasus Mountains and derived from the Turkish word keyif, meaning “feeling good,” kefir is a nutrient-dense, milk-based drink packed with protein, B vitamins, potassium, and calcium. But it’s kefir’s high level of probiotics, a group of living cultures that help balance intestinal flora and improve gut health (microbiome), that have health-conscious consumers reaching for the sour, creamy concoction. Kefir is a wonder drink that has been popular in certain parts of the world for centuries, but if you’re just learning about it now, you’re not alone. .. kefir (pronounced keh-feer) has long lived in the shadow of kombucha, its trendy, probiotic “cousin.”
As the weather warms and trees and grasses begin to bloom, the challenges of seasonal allergies also rise. The condition is called allergic rhinitis or hay fever and affects 19.2 million U.S. adults and 5.2 million children.1 Many doctors lean heavily on prescription drugs to alleviate symptoms.
Our skin – the largest organ in the body – is the first line of defense against injury, pathogens, toxins, air pollution, and overexposure to cold, heat and sun. As such, it’s first in line to “take a hit” from these everyday threats – and to respond to these stressors with wrinkles, age spots, dryness, redness or pimples.
(NaturalHealth365)By the end of 2020, there will be 1.8 million new cancer cases expected and over 600,000 cancer deaths, in the United States alone. Yet, even conventionally-trained scientists (and doctors) admit that lifestyle changes can help us to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
Simply put, there is a lot we can do to avoid cancer! →
(NaturalHealth365)As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to decimate the economy and claim lives, researchers are racing to discover methods of treating, containing and controlling this highly contagious virus. This much is already known – in addition to physical distancing, hand washing and a healthy diet – the proper cleaning of surface areas is a wise choice. So, today, we’ll focus on recent research that reveals the antiviral benefits of 6 essential oils.
While essential oils have long been used in aromatherapy to lift mood, combat fatigue, relieve headaches and support health, many people remain unaware of their potential for deactivating and inhibiting pathogens. →
(NaturalHealth365) Herbs are truly fascinating. They can actually protect themselves from munching predators by evolving a bitter taste. In fact, with these herbs, there’s a direct correlation between its bitter taste and greater nutrient-density. Generally speaking, bitter is better! →
(NaturalHealth365)For a tiny, single-celled organism, Candida albicans can cause some big problems. This fungus exists normally – and harmlessly – in the eyes, mouth, intestines and genitals – unless an overgrowth occurs, toppling the body’s normal balance of microorganisms. The key to all of this is to live an antifungal lifestyle. →
(NaturalHealth365). There are many essential oils that have such powerful plant constituents within them that they are atriple threatto any pathogens lurking in your home or workspace. You can use essential oils for cleaning surfaces or within a diffuser to help detoxify your household and workplace environment.
Let’s face it: with all of this talk about viruses … it’s good to know that we can avoid harmful bacteria and viruses with completely safe (and natural) substances. Let’s take a closer look. →
(NaturalHealth365) No doubt, urinary tract infections are unpleasant, painful and (sadly) too common for many people. As a general rule, the chances of developing a urinary tract infection (UTI) are higher among females with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimating that up to 60 percent of all women will experience a UTI at some point in their lives.
(Collective-Evolution)Aloe vera is a succulent plant that belongs to the lily family. There are more than 300 species of the aloe plant, but the Aloe barbadensis species exhibits the most proven medicinal properties.