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7 Aloe Vera Plant Uses

By Chelsea Clark, Natural Health Advisory Institute

Aloe may be best known for its use as a natural treatment for sunburns, but the benefits of aloe extend far beyond helping your skin heal. Learn how aloe can help keep your heart, teeth, digestive tract, and more healthy.


How to Determine the Quality of Essential Oils, Part 3: Honing Your Senses

By Jade Shutes, East-West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies

Finding authentic, plant-derived, high quality essential oils and knowing what to look for is a challenge, particularly given the power of marketing. What do we mean by the terms genuine, authentic, plant-derived and unadulterated anyway? This post explains how to hone your senses and find the best suppliers of top-quality essential oils.


11 Steps to Make Walking an Easy Habit for Life

By Jay Walljasper, Commons Magazine

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy's recent Call to Action made it clear that walking is the best way for most people to stay healthy and fit. Here’s how to do it more often and make it more enjoyable.


Natural Wound Care: How to Heal a Cut Fast

By Chelsea Clark, Natural Health Advisory Institute

With minor, common injuries, you’ll likely be able to care for the wound yourself. These simple guidelines will help you to be better prepared next time you or someone around you gets a cut.


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3 Health Benefits of Beets

By Chelsea Clark, Natural Health Advisory Institute

These beautiful root vegetables make for nutritious additions to any meal. The many health benefits of beets include lowering blood pressure and boosting your physical performance when you exercise.


Is Breastfeeding Better for Your Baby?: 5 Benefits of Breastfeeding

By Chelsea Clark, Natural Health Advisory Institute

The choice to breastfeed or formula feed is a highly personal one, and new mothers will need to take many factors into consideration when making the decision. Experts suggest that new mothers breastfeed exclusively for at least the first six months, if possible. Besides providing you and your baby with time to bond, studies show that breastfeeding can protect your child from a variety of illnesses and conditions.


How to Determine the Quality of Essential Oils, Part 2: What Do the Certifications Mean?

By Jade Shutes, East-West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies

While searching for essential oils on the internet you may come across some companies claiming to be approved by the ISO or to meet and/or exceed guidelines established by AFNOR or to be GRAS-approved and even one company claiming to have Certified Pure therapeutic grade/FDA approved. What exactly do the terms and certifications mean?


Prepare for Winter Wellness with Garden Sage Body Oil

By Stephanie Tourles

Sage is an herb of ancient repute, long valued as a culinary and medicinal plant. It has a stimulating, heating, and drying energy and is a well-known cold germ and flu fighter, having particularly potent antimicrobial, respiratory antiseptic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, astringent, mucolytic (mucous thinning), antispasmodic, and vulnerary (tissue healing) properties. Prepare for winter wellness with this garden sage body oil recipe.