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Health and Wellness Articles
Articles about health, fitness, sleep, and wellness.
Muscle Twitches, Tics, and Jerks
Ever experienced muscle twitches, jerks, or involuntary tics? What causes them? Are they serious?...
8 Reasons Why a Vegetable Garden Makes Us Happy and Healthy
Which hobby helps you live longer? Turns out it’s gardening! If you’re resolved to live a healthier...
Cleaning Tips to Reduce Allergens
While it’s a challenge to truly allergy-proof your home, there are certainly practical cleaning...
Beets: Health Benefits
The humble beet, steamed, boiled, roasted, pickled, borscht’d—but especially served raw—is...
Coughing and Wheezing in Cold Weather?
In cold weather, have you ever noticed that you wheeze, cough, or have shortness of breath,...
Headache Types and Treatments
Not all headaches are created equal. Learn about the many different types of headaches and headache...
Ice or Heat: Home Remedies for Pain
Nothing eases everyday pains, strains, aches, and bruises like cold and heat. But which conditions...
Cold Fingers, Toes, and Nose? Watch for Cold Injuries
Many of us look forward to winter with its peaceful landscapes and fun in the snow. But winter also...
Hair Loss: Causes and Home Remedies
Have you experienced thinning hair or hair loss? Wondering why it’s happening and how to stop it?...
Restless Legs Syndrome: Symptoms and Home Remedies
Do you have trouble sleeping at night due to restless legs? Here’s a list of restless legs syndrome...
5 Natural Sore Throat Remedies
Here are five simple natural sore throat remedies to help ease the discomfort! Let us know how they...
How to Stay Motivated in Gardening and Life
For whatever reasons, you’ve decided to adopt a so-called “natural” way of life. You went for it,...
Apples: Health Benefits and Other Uses
It’s apple season again! Here are some of the numerous health benefits of apples, as well as some...
Where Does Black Pepper Come From?
Most of us have a pepper shaker on our kitchen table, but do you know where that pepper actually...
Worst and Best Plants for People With Allergies
Got allergies? It helps to know which are the best plants and worst plants for allergies—plus, here...
Honey Health Benefits
Cuts, scrapes, scratches, burns, coughs, canker sores, heartburn, stomach upsets, diaper rash—...
Hot Peppers for Health & Happiness
Not only are hot peppers delicious in cooking, but also they have healing powers—triggering a...
Take a Mini-Vacation Every Day
Another summer winding down without a real vacation. I’ve written many times before about how...
History of American Cosmetics
The history of cosmetics is a fascinating one, as standards of beauty have changed significantly...
Green Beans: So Good for You
String beans. Green beans. Snap beans. Not only are they healthy for your body but also they give...
Old-Fashioned Views on How Appearance Determined Personality
Judging by this document published in Brookfield, Massachusetts in 1816, a bushy eyebrow shows you...
Natural Remedies for Anxiety and Stress
Herbs and natural remedies can help calm anxiety and stress. Here’s a list of ways to relieve...
Concussions. They’re amazingly common. Untold numbers of people coming into emergency rooms don’t...
Five Healthy Foods You Probably Aren't Eating (or Might Consider Eating More Of)
Most plain fruits and vegetables are nutrient-dense. But on my long walk today, I started thinking...
Purslane: Health Benefits and Recipes
Purslane, or Portulaca oleracea, is a garden weed that is edible and has many health benefits. Find...
Homemade Shampoos, Toothpaste, & Deodorant
Explore our recipes for homemade toothpaste, deodorant, shampoos, and more. Our DIY toiletry...
What Are Essential Oils (And What Do They Do)?
Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of headlines about essential oils in connection to health. What are...
Is Cracking Joints Bad for You? Why Do Joints Crack?
Is cracking knuckles bad for you? Why do joints crack? Maybe you’ve picked up this common habit ...
Spring Allergies and Sufferin' Sinuses
In most regions of the nation, spring brings on a pollen assault. For days, sometimes weeks, pollen...
Asparagus: Health Benefits
Yep, asparagus is good for you, so even if you don’t grow it yourself, grab a big bunch from a...
Do You Sit Too Much? Get Up and Move!
Do you sit for long stretches of the day and/or evening for work, crafting, entertainment, or...
10 Most Nutrient-Dense Vegetables and Fruit You Can Grow
Fresh, homegrown fruits and vegetables are packed full of nutrients which help to boost health and...
The Healthiest Vegetables You Can Grow in the Garden!
Be sure to select the most nutrient-dense vegetables to grow in the garden. Not all are created...
How to Decode Food Labels
All natural! High-fiber! Multigrain! Only 2 grams of fat per serving! Contains real fruit! Do you...
Lentil and Brown Rice Soup
This Lentil and Brown Rice Soup recipe is a perfect introduction to cooking hearty, comforting...
How to Make Kimchi
Ever heard of kimchi? It’s a very flavorful, healthy, fermented dish made with vegetables. Here’s a...
Could Cocoa Be the Sweetheart Spice?
Where does cocoa come from? What’s the difference between cocoa and chocolate? Is chocolate healthy...
10 Tips to Help You Start Exercising (and Keep at It)
Sometimes, it can be difficult to start exercising—and even more difficult to stick with it! Here...
How to Prevent Cold and Flu in Winter
How can we avoid colds and flu naturally? Both—along with pneumonia, strep, chicken pox, and...
Bowls and Boards for the Holiday Table
Facing some health issues this fall, I turned my mind toward how to make holiday meals that would...
Home Remedies for Dry Skin
Are you plagued by dry, itchy skin? Here are some helpful dry skin remedies. Winter’s low humidity...
Cold and Flu Prevention Tips
If you’re trying hard to avoid catching the common cold and the flu, here are some prevention tips...