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|10/25/2016 - A newly emerging "portable aromatherapy" trend is making its way through the health conscious world. Essential oils have been around for ages, and have proven their benefits to our health and happiness.
An essential oil diffuser to fill the air with healing, relaxing or invigorating scents is not...
|8/18/2016 - Every year, over 100,000 people across the nation die from reactions to prescription drugs – a truly grim statistic. When you factor in deaths from over-the-counter medications and surgical errors, the modern medical system – intended to preserve and protect life - acquires the distinction...
|3/23/2016 - Food companies don't have to resort to chemistry lab concoctions for food preservation. According to a third-party watchdog group, the Environmental Working Group, there are now 10,000 or more additives allowed in food. While some additives are more dangerous than others, including carcinogenic meat...
|2/19/2016 - Antibiotic resistance is rapidly reaching the scale of a global health crisis. More and more people are being treated with "last resort" antibiotics, and the head of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, recently warned that the explosion of increasingly virulent drug-resistant microbes may...
|12/25/2015 - Defined as the "skilled and controlled use of essential oils for physical and emotional health," aromatherapy has been around for centuries. Luckily, it's finally gaining popularity in western culture. Hundreds of essential oils exist, meaning there's a lot to learn about them. Valerie Ann Worwood's...
|8/11/2015 - As antibiotic-resistant superbugs continue to thrive, it is becoming obvious even to mainstream diehard modern medicine folks that finding natural alternatives is imperative. While Obama's 2016 budget proposal includes $1.2 billion to fight antibiotic resistance, people everywhere are finally waking...
|7/30/2015 - Tossing and turning without falling asleep can be more than annoying, as even a few restless nights can wreck havoc on your mind and body.
While it is easy to pop a pill in an attempt to find some relief from occasional insomnia, Mother Nature has provided a number of ways to do so without resorting...
|5/26/2015 - For many of us, spring means giving the whole house a good scrub. These days' supermarkets are providing a wide range of cleaning products which all promise to make life easier and tackle dirt in a matter of seconds.
While these options may seem convenient and effective, most people don't realize...
|2/6/2015 - A new study published in the journal Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics suggests that the scent of citronella can inhibit the growth of cancer cells, including cancer of the liver. Researchers from the Ruhr University Bochum, say terpenes, a main component of essential oils, can prevent or slow...
|11/26/2014 - They've gained considerable notoriety in recent years for their myriad uses in both aromatherapy and integrative medicine. But did you know that essential oils can also be an effective anti-cancer remedy?
Chinese researchers learned this after studying the healing properties of 10 of the most popular...
|8/3/2014 - Essential oils are a unique branch of herbal medicine that utilizes the medicinal properties found in the essential oils of various plants. Through the different processes of distillation, the volatile constituents of the plant's oil are extracted from its flowers, leaves, branches, or roots. The oils...
|7/26/2014 - It's mind-blowing to learn that many farmers and ranchers are reluctant to use natural therapies for their livestock. Granted, their livelihood is completely contingent on the health and well-being of their animals, but taking a non-medical approach should definitely NOT be considered "experimental!"
|7/20/2014 - According to Tropical Pesticides Research Institute in Ngaramtoni, Tanzania, "All sibling species of An. gambiae complex have evolved insecticide resistance in wild populations for different approved classes of the insecticides currently in use in the field." Evidently, the increasing status of insecticide-resistant...
|6/20/2014 - Forget the plastic and chemicals: The best food preservatives may actually be all-natural essential oils. New research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that an edible film coated in the essential oils of clove and oregano kept bread fresher for longer than conventional...
|9/14/2013 - One of the most powerful forms of ancient medicine, aromatherapy, has been used for millennia to treat all manner of ailments. Use of essential oils, today called aromatherapy, was well documented in ancient Persia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. There are more than 100 references to their use in the Bible...
|9/13/2013 - Two of the biggest names in network marketing-based essential oils are duking it out in court following a sordid tale that involves alleged theft of trade secrets, phony lab testing and false advertising. As reported by The Salt Lake Tribune (SLT), Lehi-based Young Living Essential Oils recently filed...
|8/19/2013 - A breakthrough study on essential oils, led by Dr. Mahmoud A. Saleh, reveals an elaborate list of herbs that possess powerful antioxidant properties. Using high tech gas chromatography/mass spectrometry technology, Saleh was able to isolate a very powerful group of essential oils that exhibit strong...
|7/14/2013 - If you suffer from chronic indigestion, constipation, upset stomach or some other persistent digestive disorder that you are having trouble remedying, essential oils just might be your answer for finding lasting relief. Here are five of the most effective essential oils among many others that can be...
|5/23/2013 - When used properly, the power of essential oils lies in their ability to deliver the beneficial healing properties of certain plants in a direct and highly concentrated form. Recognized long ago for their therapeutic properties, ancient Egyptians made essential oils by first soaking the flowers, leaves,...
|2/21/2013 - The mystery surrounding essential oils and their therapeutic value in both physical and emotional healing is truly astonishing, as these 100 percent natural plant and herb extracts have been shown to be highly effective medicines when taken internally, applied topically, and of course, inhaled aromatically....
|12/1/2012 - Traditional healers have often used natural scents to calm, soothe and even treat patients. Now comes research from mainstream scientists that shows the aromas from essential oils actually do work to create physical benefits that can be documented.
The study, just published in the European Journal...
|1/17/2012 - Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for their healing and purifying effects on the body. There are 188 references to these precious oils in the Bible. They have always held extreme value by ancient doctors and medicine men that used them for aromatherapy, consumption, and skin application....
|9/2/2011 - Essential oils are one of the most effective natural weapons against acne. Topical use of a few specific essential oils can be a first line defense against the bacteria that cause pimples to form. There are also natural skin toning oils that help to close the pores so acne-causing debris are unable...
|8/29/2011 - Essential oils have been used for centuries in ceremonies and for general health. Today, the use of essential oils for massage and in baths is both pleasurable and soothing. The oils are also widely used to improve health. However, essential oils are highly potent and can cause side effects if used...
|7/2/2011 - Acute or chronic back problems can make everyday life a misery. Acute pain may be caused by a pulled muscle or problems with tendons, ligaments or bone. Incorrect posture, lack of exercise and/or obesity are factors that can take their toll on the back muscles. Aromatherapy using essential oils can...
|5/13/2011 - Essential oils are used in the practice of aromatherapy. They are also useful to use at home for psychological and physical well-being. Essential oil is the distilled, pure essence extracted from the fruit, peel, twigs, leaves or flowers of a plant. Caution needs to be exercised when purchasing essential...
|5/3/2011 - Natural therapies using essential oils treat a wide range of conditions through various applications. The healing properties of plants in essential oils can be harnessed by inhalation, topical application and sometimes via ingestion. Essential oils can be very useful in order to counter the effects...
|3/7/2011 - Conventional treatments for acne and/or oily skin include harsh, detergent type cleansers that strip the skin, dry it out and do not get rid of the problem. Acne and/or oily skin problems may persist, leaving the skin looking in dire need of help. Contrary to popular belief, oils such as good quality...
|1/26/2011 - When a young woman is moody or bursts into tears easily, it's not unusual for someone to joke "oh, it must be near her 'time of the month'." But if you actually suffer from Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS), the truth is there's not much funny about it at all.
In addition to mood swings, PMS can cause...
|1/21/2011 - Mankind has used essential oils for healing and health for thousands of years, including extensive use by the ancient Egyptians. Today, essential oils are widely used in topical lotions, soothing baths, aromatherapy and in a great variety of herbal remedies.
Essential oils are derived from the distillation...
|1/11/2011 - Acne medications on the market often contain acids and chemicals that dry the skin and cause rashes, redness and peeling. Essential oils provide a gentle and inexpensive way of treating acne, clearing infections and healing acne scarring. Known for their antiseptic, antibacterial and calming properties,...
|11/17/2010 - Rosacea is a genetically inherited condition which affects mostly Caucasian men and women between the ages of 30 - 50. Often referred to as "adult acne", the condition can be painful and difficult to treat. Conventionally treated with antibiotics, rosacea can be helped with natural products and treatments.
|7/8/2010 - A favourite oil used in Aromatherapy is Orange essential oil. It has a fresh, sweet, citrus smell and is a valuable treatment oil for many ailments. The oil is extracted from the fruit of the Orange plant (Citrus sinensis) by cold-press method and it is best to only use organic, cold-pressed oils to...
|6/12/2010 - The healing properties of essential oils are many, varied and extremely effective. The list of plants providing these healing essential oils is almost endless. Here is just a small handful:
- Clove bud or lemongrass for numbing pain
- Chamomile or geranium for anti-inflammatory action
|6/8/2010 - Essential oils such as clove, catnip and lemon oil prevent mosquito bites. These oils repel mosquitoes, along with citronella and patchouli. Commercial insect repellants contain many harmful ingredients, are irritating to the skin and the eyes, and are potentially damaging to the immune system; therefore,...
|3/31/2010 - Interest in the use of essential oils has enjoyed a massive revival in recent decades. Many of the more discerning amongst us have come to realize that our modern, fast and often frenetic pace of life is doing us harm. In addition, we worry about the amount of chemicals and additives being ingested...
|3/15/2010 - Acne is a skin problem that affects adults and teenagers. Teenagers are often plagued with persistent acne. Many adults, who may have thought skin problems were a thing of the past, are distressed to find themselves affected, sometimes even when middle-aged. The skin care industry caters to sufferers...
|12/26/2009 - When choosing natural essential oils to scent your home for the holidays, think of the smells that conjure your fondest memories of the season. Fresh Christmas trees, gingerbread, spiced cider, and candy canes may all be captured by spice, citrus, peppermint, and evergreen essential oils. You may also...
|12/18/2009 - This holiday season scent your home naturally with pure essential oils like cinnamon and pine. These highly aromatic plant extracts are a healthier, more beneficial alternative to commercial fragrances, and you may already have the tools you need to disperse them in your home. However, there are certain...
|12/13/2009 - Lack of regulation within the essential oil industry means consumers should arm themselves with the knowledge of adulteration and take steps to ensure they are buying genuine essential oils, with full therapeutic benefits.
Using pure, genuine essential oils means less is needed in order for the oil...
|12/7/2009 - Adulterating an essential oil alters its naturally occurring synergistic components and diminishes its therapeutic benefits.
Aromatherapists believe pure essential oils contain the natural 'life force' or 'essence' of a plant, and there are many unidentified components present which science cannot...
|12/5/2009 - Adulteration (the `stretching` or `extending`) of genuine essential oils, in order to increase profits or to `standardize` an oil, is apparently common practice within the essential oil industry. It seems `100% essential oil` on a label is NOT a guarantee that the contents are pure and genuine.
|10/3/2009 - When people talk about getting "food poisoning", they usually mean they became ill because of bacteria that contaminated something they ate. Some who comes down with this kind of foodborne disease simply has an upset stomach. But in far too many cases serious health problems and even death can occur,...
|4/13/2009 - Essential oils are more than just a great addition to a relaxing massage. True essential oils are distilled from the bark, flowers, or leaves of a plant and can provide physical and psychological benefits. Internal ingestion of some oils, inhalation, and application to the skin are all methods of using...
|2/2/2009 - Contrary to common belief, aromatherapy is not just a matter of fragrance, but of healing. To utilize aromatherapy, one uses aromas for therapeutic purposes. Highly concentrated extracts from herbs, flowers, and other plants are utilized for healing. These extracts are also known as essential oils....
|12/16/2008 - Aromatherapy can be as enjoyable and beneficial for pets as it can for humans. Not only will the essential oils help to eliminate bad odors and help your pet to smell pleasant, essential oils also can help your pet by improving their immune system. This means your pet will be better able to fight off...
|11/6/2008 - Essential oils extracted from oranges can inhibit the activity of salmonella and may be useful as natural antimicrobial agents, according to a study published in the Journal of Food Science.
"Essential oils from citrus offer the potential for all natural antimicrobials for use in improving the safety...
|4/23/2008 - Are you worried about the possible outbreak of the Avian Flu among humans? Perhaps you should be! I hope that all of the publicity about the Bird Flu proves to be a false alarm, as well as the theories that it may be a deliberately engineered flu, but I have to tell you that from what I have learned...
|3/30/2008 - As Aromatherapy is becoming more widely accepted in the mainstream, more people are using essential oils on their own, at home. Unfortunately, as some people are finding out, this is not always having a positive affect on the animals in their lives.
There have been many reports of animals harmed,...
|3/23/2008 - The humble cold is one of the most common illnesses, leading to more doctor visits and absences from school and the workforce than any other illness every year. So what causes you to catch colds? Technically you do not "catch" colds but, rather, become infected with a cold/flu bacteria or virus.
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|10/11/2006 - Researchers at the University of Extremadura in Spain have found that the essential oils sage and rosemary could slow oxidative spoilage of meat better than synthetic antioxidants butylhydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylhydroxytoluene (BHT).
"The results of my research support the idea that new food ingredients...
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