Showing posts with label Health. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Health. Show all posts

Monday, September 12, 2016

WHY I STOPPED MAKING MY BED & SO SHOULD YOU

The very first chore for many of us (including my oldest son) is currently being frowned upon by many scientists. Yes, every one of our mother’s & grandmother’s will cringe when they hear what I am about to say. But, I am going to say it anyway.


Why you shouldn't make your bed....Dust Mites


STOP MAKING YOUR BED!! LIKE TODAY!!!

Here’s why:

DUST MITES (Dermatophagoides farinae)

Dust mites thrive off our dead skin cells and sweat.  So the new theories believe that if we leave our beds unmade these little microscopic buggies will dry up and die off.  The average bed can host up to or more than 1.5 million of these guys.

Besides our bed sheets, they also live in mattresses, upholstered furniture, carpets & curtains.

They do not bite, but the enzymes in dust mite feces (poop) can harm or kill delicate cells within our bodies. Their droppings are full of allergens that some are highly sensitive too. For most this isn’t an issue. If you are experiencing any allergic symptoms then they may be an issue for you.

Symptoms/Diseases They Cause

  • Asthma
  • Eczema
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)-Need a home remedy (click here)
  • Urticaria (hives)
  • Runny Nose
  • Sneezing
  • Nasal Congestion


I won’t gross anyone out by showing those horrid images of dust mites…..YUCK. Just in case you can't resist the urge (Click Here) I hate pictures of bugs!!! Especially microscopic creepy crawlies that can potentially make us sick.

Now that I got you good & itchy. Here is a list of ways to reduce your exposure. Dust Mites can never be eliminated, but can be reduced.






Reducing Exposure

  • Wash Sheets in very hot water at least every 2 weeks
  • Let bed air out daily after sleep by pulling the sheets back
  • Purchase dust mite pillow case & mattress covers
  • Vacuuming mattress with a HEPA Filter Vacuum will help reduce them
  • Wash Children’s Stuffed Animals in Hot Water with Bedding
  • Clean Weekly
  • Keep House Temperature at/or Below 70 degrees & Humidity Below 50%
  • Having Wood Floors is also an Advantage
  • Let The Sunlight In

How do you Reduce your exposure to Dust Mites?

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

WHY YOU SHOULD WALK BAREFOOT IN YOUR LAWN!



What is Earthing?
Earthing/Grounding is NOT a new concept in holistic medicine. It is an age-old practice that we have gotten far away from. Our modern fast-paced lifestyles have disconnected us from this practice. We have left ourselves more vulnerable to inflammation, pain, stress, poor sleep, and illness.

Throughout history, humans mostly walked barefoot or with footwear made of animal skins. They slept on the ground or on skins. Through direct contact the ground's abundant free electrons were able to enter the body, which is electrically conductive. Now we run, run, & run some more, wear rubber soled shoes, so we are not reaping any benefits of the negatives ions being released from the Earth.  Through this mechanism, every part of the body could equilibrate with the electrical potential of the Earth, thereby stabilizing the electrical environment of all organs, tissues, and cells. Check out these Thermography case studies. 

Our bodies and cells have electrical energy, and especially with the high prevalence of electromagnetic waves, wifi and mobile phones, many of us have a high amount of positive electrons built up in our bodies.

Humans are bioelectrical beings living on an electric planet. Many diseases are directly related to inflammation in the body. Inflammation is a positively charged molecule. Therefore, by making direct contact with the earth the negatively charged ions are absorbed into the body. They in return reduce the inflammation in the body. Contact with the earth helps restore the body’s natural electrical balance. Our disconnection from the earth has not always been directly related to today’s illnesses. The Journal of Environmental & Public Health has proven this to be true.

The surface of the planet is electrically conductive (except in limited ultra dry areas such as deserts), and its negative potential is maintained (i.e., its electron supply replenished) by the global atmospheric electrical circuit.




Health Benefits of Earthing
  • Improve cardiovascular health
  • Decrease stress
  • Decrease Depression
  • Decrease Anxiety
  • Improve Sleep
  • Reduce Inflammation
  • Lessens menstrual and female hormone systems
  • Can eliminate jet lag


How do you ground?
It’s free!! So doesn’t that mean it is worth a try? Walk barefoot on the dirt, grass, sand or concrete. Wood, asphalt, and vinyl are not conductive. Do it every day, or as much as you can. If you live in the desert or are unable to ground there are alternatives. Earthing mats and earthing sheets are available online. I personally do not have any experience with them though.

If you want more info here is a book that you may enjoy reading. Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever? Book by Clinton Ober, Martin Zucker, and Stephen Sinatra.

Have you ever tried Earthing, let me know?




Reconnect to the earth………………Happy Earth Day!!

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

HOW TO TREAT PINK EYE (Conjunctivitis) AT HOME





Do people even get pink eye anymore? Well, I will post this simple, easy, and cost-effective remedy that I've used previously on my 7-year-old when he was younger (probably during those icky preschool days).

It very well may be in your medicine cabinet or bathroom already. Drum roll please..........contact lens solution. That's it!

I have never had a need to put my son on antibiotics for pink eye or take a trip to the pediatrician. 

Pink Eye Remedy:

  • A pair of freshly washed hands
  • One clean Wash Cloth
  • One bottle of contact lens solution
  • A couple of clean Tissues

Wash your hands.

Wipe out any crust from eyes with the clean washcloth.

Squirt a few drops of contact lens solution into each eye, while holding the lower lid down.

Use the tissue to catch the drips.

Repeat 2 more times throughout the day for 2-3 days. If symptoms do not improve within 48 hours I would definitely consult a physician. 

Are you wondering why this works? I am certain that it is the small amount of boric acid that is in the contact lens solution. Boric Acid contains antifungal and anti-bacterial properties. It will also relieve the symptoms of itchiness and irritation.





Friday, March 25, 2016

TRY THIS TEA






WHAT I AM DRINKING THIS MONTH…….

Stinging nettle tea…….
Stinging nettles are a powerhouse of gentle natural nutrition. A stinging nettle infusion is very high in calcium and magnesium which can help calm frazzled nerves. Nettle tea can also help with relaxation and deep sleep. It is a gentle source of iron, which is awesome! Have you ever had to take iron supplements during pregnancy or at any time in your life? The constipation that those little pills cause is crippling, just plain torture trust me.


  • It helps nourish the kidneys & dissolve kidney stones.
  • It can assist in alleviating fatigue
  • It can reduce stress
  • It can reduce allergies
  • It promotes healthy skin, hair, and nails
  • It can boost iron for anemics & the list goes on…….

I purchased this tea in the bulk section of my local health food store. I would advise most to do that when just trying it out if available. Also, buying from the bulk sections is a lot cheaper. I will be drinking a cup a day for at least 30 days and we’ll see what happens. I mean they had me at stress & fatigue what mom doesn’t have these symptoms at times. Cheers!

What tea/teas do you drink daily? Let us know

Please contact your doctor before introducing any new herbs or medications into your life!

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