Molasses is filled with many nutritional benefits and it is also a super product for hydrating and conditioning the hair.
Black Garlic is becoming very popular, not only for its taste and exotic appearance, but for its many healthy benefits.
Does Black Seed Oil really cure everything except death? And help restore hair growth and color? Because of its amazing health benefits, this ancient oil is today referred to as a super-food.
Is mudcloth - the African fabric - really made using mud?
Headaches Everyday? Here is a List of Possible Causes According to the statistics, more than 22 million women annually suffer from pounding headaches. For me, the leading cause of my headaches was dehydration and...
Your cooking oils have many more healthy uses other than just cooking. The oils can be used for massages and much more.
A homemade facial scrub has many great benefits. They are also very easy to make with just a couple ingredients.
If your feet are a bit smelly, have no fear. You may need to pamper yourself with a deodorant foot mask.
Planting native herbaceous plants, instead of invasive species, is just the right thing to do. It feeds animals and insects that belong here, while providing us all with beauty and low maintenance.
Planting native shrubs and avoiding invasive species is the humane thing to do. Native shrubs prove food for animals and insects that belong here, while providing us all with natural beauty in a low-maintenance setting.
Can't wait to start that demolition job or renovation project? Just know that you can be jeopardizing your health. In fact, the dust created is a known and very serious health hazard.
There is more than one type of Power of Attorney (POA). Make sure you know the differences so you can pick the right type.
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Those bon voyage parties are a thing of the past. No longer can we board a ship to see off family and friends. But one cruise ship line has brought back that old tradition and I had the pleasure of testing it out.
Yes, the toilet lid must be put down after use. It's not yet a silly law but it makes so much sense. For example, when you flush, a bacteria-filled mist is created.
Why should you start humming right now? Turns out humming has many healthy benefits and it's all free!
Camphor has been used for ages for a variety of purposes, including its use in cold medicine. However, the term 'camphor' is now being used for products that have been adulterated and are shown to be toxic. New York...
The jujube is much more than a box of overpriced candy at the movie theater. In fact, it is a real fruit with real health benefits known for thousands of years.
Yet another ancient herb is being used in the U.S. for it's powerful antioxidant compounds. The King of Bitters has a long history of use in Indian and Chinese medicine.
Just what is a vinegar pie? And why would anyone think of making a pie with vinegar?
What is mamajuana - and why is it recommended for men? It is a surprising drink, with healthy benefits that is making its way to supermarket shelves. But exactly what is it?
Can't sleep at night and want to avoid toxic drugs? Nature has provided everything we need to be healthy, including lettuce. This simple tea recipe actually works for insomnia in a very pleasant and gentle way. The...
Herbal teas, also known as infusions and tisanes, have a wide range of healthy benefits. Special brews made from specific herbs have long been used in traditional medicine. Now we can also reap the benefits.
When I lived in S. Korea, I was introduced to Korean Hand Therapy (KHT). I'm happy to say that it did work.
There were 10 of us in Beijing who went to see four TCM doctors. Each absolutely accurate exam was done with a doctor looking at our tongue and putting his fingers to our pulse. There was no need for x-rays or blood...
Did you know that wool fabric is highly flame-resistant? This is why it is so often used to make clothes for firefighters and soldiers. Wool also has antibacterial properties, is resistant to dirt, and has many other...
Why does the European Union (EU) ban foods that are permitted for consumption in the United States? And what does the U.S. do with the millions of pounds of beef that are recalled? I contacted the USDA for an answer....
If you are having a latte it is better to use soy milk than regular milk. Research has shown that mixing soy with coffee's caffeine has the ability to reduce fat.
Will a daily tablespoon of olive oil help you lose weight? I find if I don't do this each day, or run out of olive oil and don't replace it for weeks, I do become aware of my stomach seeming to be larger. One thing is...
Raw fats should be a part of every healthy diet. But too many of the fats we consume have little or no nutritional value because of processing. Knowing what raw fats are and adding them to your diet is a simple way to...
Hair loss and thinning hair can happen for a number of reason. You may be able to effect change by changing your diet just a bit.
Adding sea vegetables to your diet will provide the most extensive variety of minerals found in any food. For example, seaweed has more calcium than milk and more iron than beef.
Did you know that asparagus can not only detoxify our system, reduce inflammation and help prevent birth defects, but is also considered an aphrodisiac? All these health benefits are designed by nature - no pill...
Trying to lose weight and feeling stuck? There is one food that will help rev up fat burning weight loss and it's incredibly nutritious too.
They may be called dried plums today but they are still prunes. They are also one of the highest scoring fruits on the ORAC scale.
You are what you eat and if you have belly fat, you are endangering your health with your food choices. Research has shown that it is not just about endlessly exercising, but also about changing what you eat and moving...
You have one red tail boa constrictor, but now you want another one. It's important to know what to do when you bring home another snake.
Once again cranberries are added to the holiday dining menu. But choosing fresh ones instead of canned, is an easy way to enjoy four amazing healthy benefits.
Just ate and still feel hungry? There are a number of healthy foods to add to your diet that will help you feel full longer and even lose weight.
Did you know that we are in the 20 year cycle of the number 8? This is why China wanted the Olympics to open in Beijing on August 8, 2008.
So you think just eating one donut won't pack on the calories. Just wait until you see how much energy you have to expend to burn off the calories!
Kimchi not only provides the beneficial bacteria needed to help balance the body's microorganisms, but also a whole host of other healthy benefits. Kimchi also has the added benefit of providing probiotics through the...
Shirataki noodles, while long enjoyed in Japan, are now becoming popular here in the West. Mainly because of their health benefits. Keep in mind that all noodles are not the same. Which is why noodles like Shirataki...
So you eat the same old tired rice of average quality. There are now several other options to mix it up and even other types of rice readily available.
The great fountain at Haiyantang in Yuan Ming Yuan, China, was decorated with 12 zodiac animal statues. These statues, however, were looted during the Second Opium War (1856 to 1860). China is now on a mission to...
Your bicycle saddle should not be causing the numbness and discomfort that we tend to accept as part of bicycling. It may be time for a new or different type of saddle. But before you go shopping, it pays to be an...
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Can't bring yourself to drink water and so you live on soda and fruit juice? Maybe if you make it more fun and more exciting. Novel ideas for serving water are also a way to get your children away from those awful dyed...
If you dropped food on the floor, would you pick it up and use it? You may get away with picking it up and using it if you don't have a guest watching you. But it depends on the food - and the floor.
Your guy used to dance you say, but he won't dance now and you're wondering why? Well, there are many reasons for this - most of them laughable.
That not-so-innocent roll of toilet paper may very well be the cause of you itching until you feel like screaming. If you have tried a new brand - like the mistake I made using a so-called 'earth friendly' brand - well,...
With banks continuing to go out of business, what happens if you had a safe deposit box? Or what if items are missing from the box? You need to know exactly what to do in both cases.
So just what does a food taster do? If you have been wondering, well, wonder no more. A food taster has agreed to an interview.
How is it that people who have never had chicken pox are not susceptible to getting shingles? And what is shingles anyway?
Shea butter has been used to soothe and heal the skin for thousands of years. Often when I use it I see immediate results. But you have to make sure you buy the right kind.
Thinking about coloring your hair again, or for the first time? To be safe, it pays to be an educated consumer and know exactly what you are purchasing. The word 'natural' does not mean a product is safe.
And why should September be the 9th month if September means 7? It all dates back to the Julian calendar. In 45 B.C. Julius Caesar, the Roman dictator, introduced the Julian calendar. With just a few changes, it is...
There is a reason why no rain fell on the Olympics in Beijing. China was able to control the weather by taking certain steps.
Are you still wondering why it's called an officetel? Here's the one I lived in while in Seoul, S.Korea, and many of your questions will be answered.
Looking for some good luck in the new year? You may need a jade bok choy.
Did you know that hemp growing was once legal in the US? In fact it was required by law and even two presidents benefited from growing it?
It is now believed that indoor air is filthier than the air outdoors. So many of the products we bring into our homes are toxic. There are a number of safe ways to improve the quality of the air in your home.
Will a salt crystal lamp really help detoxify the air in your home? There may be something to those negative ions.
We need fat in our diet and healthy oils are one way to add them. Consider nut and seed oils which all have different uses and benefits.
Consuming oils will not make you fat. This is a myth but it is important to pick the right oils and quality oils.
A bean pie? Sure, why not. I think they are delicious, but a friend of mine thinks it is a weird idea for a pie. Yet she likes chess pies and my cousin bakes vinegar pies. Seems Americans are game to try many kinds of...
If you are planning to bring home a baby boa constrictor, it's important to know about the right diet.
True bamboo leaf's tea is not to be confused with other teas of the same name. This tea is actually made from the leaves of the bamboo plant.
Are you thinking about trying mineral makeup? It pays to be an educated consumer so you can be sure to purchase the right product.
Asian cuisine is becoming more and more popular in the US. If you are planning to try your hand at some of the dishes, be prepared to use the right seeds, nuts and fruits.
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Thinking about writing a love letter to the object of your affections? Well, there are at least 15 things you should not do.
If you are ready to try your hand at preparing Asian cuisine, it's time to stock up on the right kind of herbs and spices. Different regions use different herbs and spices.
With so many green teas on the market today, which one do you choose? You may like to try "gunpowder" green tea for its many healthy benefits.
If you are thinking about purchasing a red tail boa constrictor, it is necessary to be well prepared. Before you bring home your snake make sure you have all the equipment you need. Read as much as you can and always...