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Heavenly Scents

How to Make Your Own Natural Oil Fragrances   By Kathleen Barnes Awhiff of sweetness can communicate a personal signature of tranquility, alertness or romance, or it can cause a bout of miserable sneezing, wheezing or nausea for those in the vicinity and even the unwitting wearer. Commercial Chemicals “When you see ‘fragrance’ on a personal care product label, read ... Read More »

Natural Facial Essentials

Few Skincare Product Labels Tell the Whole Story At age 25, Paula Begoun, author of The Original Beauty Bible and other bestselling books on skincare, makeup and hair care, read her first label on a skincare product she was using. Although she’d tried many different products to control her acne and eczema since age 11, she hadn’t thought about the contents, which ... Read More »

Natural Mood Boosters

Safe Alternatives to Antidepressants Sadness darkens the world of the 16 percent of Americans diagnosed with clinical depression and the untold millions more that try to cope without a formal diagnosis, according to a University of Colorado study published in Clinical Therapeutics. Just as daunting, an estimated 30 million Americans take prescription antidepressant drugs for premenstrual discomfort, chronic pain and anxiety, ... Read More »

The Vaccine Push

Mandatory Laws vs. Personal Choice   LINDA SECHRIST   Front-page headlines about questionable research, corporate manipulations, purchased politicians, medical cover-ups and whistleblower reports have left Americans feeling hoodwinked and skeptical. According to a new Pew Research Center study, the public doesn’t trust the information they’re fed on issues such as genetically engineered crops and now, mandatory vaccines. The current state ... Read More »

Rethinking Recovery

Holistic Approaches to Healing Addictions LISA MARSHALL Through 15 years of alcohol and prescription drug addiction, one prominent Virginia business owner tried it all to get clean: three inpatient rehab centers; talk therapy; Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), spending roughly $200,000 in the process. “I would follow through for about a year, and then start to feel like ... Read More »

Love Your Greens!

For seasonal eaters, farm market shoppers and members of community supported agriculture, vegetable greens have become a normal part of everyday diets. Recognized as the most nutrient-rich group of veggies, they deliver multiple benefits. Greens are a top source of vitamin K, essential to bone health, and are abundant in vitamins A, B (especially folic acid) and C. They deliver ... Read More »

Listen Up! Natural Ways to Treat Summer Earaches

Water-based fun for children this time of year can sometimes lead to infections in young ears, which have smaller Eustachian tubes for draining moisture from the ear canal. Combined with summer’s heat and humidity, plus frequent immersions in aquatic settings, a child’s moist, warm inner ear environment is ideal for symbiotic growth of fungus and bacteria, according to Dr. Neil ... Read More »

Essential Oils for Summer- Healing Fragrances for Bites, Allergies and Sunburn

“Essential oils are not magic or folklore. There is solid science behind them,” says Elizabeth Jones, founder of the College of Botanical Healing Arts, in Santa Cruz, California. Here’s what happens after inhaling lavender, the most popular of all essential oils: The cilia—microscopic cellular fibers in the nose—transport the aroma to the olfactory bulb at the bottom of the brain, ... Read More »

The Healing Power of Story- How Telling Our Truths Can Set Us Free

After his deployment in Iraq, U.S. Marine Captain Tyler Boudreau returned home in 2004 with post-traumatic stress syndrome and an emotional war wound that experts now call a “moral injury”. He could only sleep for an hour or two at night. He refused to take showers or leave the house for long periods of time. He and his wife divorced. ... Read More »

Talk to Your Loved Ones on the Other Side

Sue Frederick, best-selling author of Bridges to Heaven: True Stories of Loved Ones on the Other Side, has been an intuitive since childhood.  She uses her gifts to help people fulfill their soul’s mission and use pain as fuel for a meaningful life. Sue will be visiting the north east and sharing her gift in an interactive workshop at Kripalu Center ... Read More »