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Homemade Magnesium Gummies—A Chewable “Chill Pill” and Natural Sleep Aid. “Take a chill pill, man!” Ever wish that was a thing that really existed? Guess what?! It does! I mean, basically. Well, you see, I kind of created it. It’s in gummy form, and it’s pretty amazing, and it also helps you sleep, too. Also, it’s delicious. I’ve been on a bit of a gummy kick lately. Because these gummies act as a natural calming and anti-anxiety remedy, and even a sleep aid! Magnesium acts as a natural muscle relaxant and is a powerful antidote to stress. Magnesium supplementation can even as a natural anti-anxiety remedy. And because it stimulates muscle relaxation by mobilizing calcium out of muscle tissue, magnesium allows your body to activate the relaxation response—think, the opposite of the stress response.

Magnesium is highly beneficial for sleep. Additionally, these gummies contain natural sugars and salt—both nutrients are critical for hormone management related to sleep cycles. Need more help getting to sleep? Click HERE to check it out! Ingredients Equipment Directions. Anxiety In Your Head Could Come From Your Gut. Dr. James Greenblatt, a Boston-area psychiatrist, had a puzzling case: a teenager arrived in his office with severe obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and an array of digestive problems. "Mary's parents had been running around for many years and she'd had a poor response to medicine," said Greenblatt, founder of Comprehensive Psychiatric Resources Inc. in Waltham, Mass. "When a patient doesn't respond, that's a red flag. " Greenblatt first did a simple urine test for the metabolite HPHPA, the chemical byproduct of the clostridia bacteria, and found that it was elevated.

He put her on a course of high-powered probiotics to boost her good bacteria, followed by antibiotics, and her levels began to "dramatically" go down, he said. After six months, Mary's symptoms began to disappear. And by a year, they were gone. Read about the ins and outs of gut bacteria. Strep throat can trigger obsessive-compulsive disorder. Homemade medicine ball using an old basketball and sand. Medicine ball training is one of the oldest forms of strength and conditioning training. Athletes use medicine balls to increase their core strength as well as making their stabilizer muscles work together for functional strength. Here's a nicely illustrated pdf file showing different exercises using a medicine ball. Medicine balls are expensive, and if you buy online the shipping adds big bucks to the cost. An 18lb medicine ball for $120 PLUS another $15 for shipping. I made a 26lb ball for under $15.

There are plenty of web sites showing different ways to make your own medicine ball. First, click on this link Homemade medicine ball and a pdf file will open. Step #1 calls for you to puncture the ball twice, one hole to allow air flow and one for the funnel. See where the rasp is sticking in the ball? I followed the rest of the steps as illustrated. I mainly use this ball to warm up before lifting, so I haven't tried the slamming exercises to see if it holds up to this abuse.

Homemade Rowing Machine - Do It Yourself. Comedy, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. I find humor less in the frantic arm wavings and screechings of sitcom actors than I do in the infomercials that plague nearly every TV station from time to time. My favorites, hands-down, are those shilling the head-spinning diversity of exercise machines, in which spandex-clad pituitary cases shoutingly suggest that if you buy their $399 "Ultimo Gym, "your business, love, and dream life will take on magnificent proportions.

We sat around thinking these thoughts at a meeting at which several of the best woodshop projects of the past month were put through their paces. Graeme Knight's simple and clever homemade rowing machine won, not least because it's getting cold and chopping wood once a week just isn't going to keep those holiday drones from taking permanent residence on our haunches. Rear Frame Construction The seat is constrained within two parallel wood strips screwed on top of 2 x 4 lengths. Front Frame Construction Workout Math. 5E6D49F487C54487B221FEA57204FC08.ashx. Fermentation 103: Fruity Water Kefir Love & Wild Honey. (Fermentation Seminar 3 of 4 in the Sister Love Series) If you are new to fermentation, you may be wishing to give me the raised eyebrow and skeptically inquire, what the heck is water kefir?!?!

If you were here I would smile and wink knowing that just a few years ago, this was similar to my reaction as well. Water Kefir in the getup. Kefir (the grains also known as tibicos) is one of those weird things I discovered a few years back when trying to kick my body into some serious health and jumpstart my gut as well. I successfully convinced my middle sister E. to give this the college try and have converted my friend R. to their wonderous ways.

I hope after this introduction you and my little ‘sis will consider giving them a go as well. So what is water kefir? Well, these little gems are clusters of bacteria, in a similar vein as the bacteria of yogurt, but much more powerful. Meet Eva Joanna Duex, my adopted water kefir grains. What does water kefir do? Water Kefir ready to go. The Basics 1. Seed Savers Exchange: Passing on our Garden Heritage. 21 Home Remedies for Migraines and Headaches | The Nourished Life. What is it with headaches? While I’m no martyr, I have a reasonable threshold for pain–except when it comes to headaches. That nagging pain just seems to pierce right through my defenses, and frankly turns me into one heck of a grouch. And don’t even ask what I turn into when a bonafide migraine sets in.

Trust me, you don’t want to know. I used to get headaches all the time. It occurred to me last week that this question could probably be answered best by my fellow health renegades, so I asked my Facebook fans what they do when a headache strikes. 1. Want to learn more about essential oils and how to use them? 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Enough to stop a headache in its tracks. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

And migraines. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. Do you know of any more headache and migraine remedies? Need a high quality source for some of the ingredients in this post? Enjoy this post? This post is part of Real Food Wednesday and Fight Back Friday. +1 this Post here: Mojito Water Infusion | Whole Green Love. Whenever I am out with friends at a restaurant or bar (bar = rare) and I’m asked what my favorite drink is, I always have to think really hard about that question.

Nic and I are those people with a super stocked liquor cabinet. And by super stocked, I mean there are a ton of full bottles and a ton of options because we never drink any of it. BUT, if I had to choose a couple of favorites, I would definitely choose a margarita or a mojito. Clearly lime is my favorite. This past 4th of July weekend was a warm one here in Wisconsin and we spent most of the weekend outside enjoying the beautiful weather. Mojito Water Infusion 2 quarts of water 5 large peppermint leaves, mashed in a mortar and pestle The juice of 2 limes Put a few handfuls of ice in a pitcher and fill it with 2 quarts of water.

The health benefits of adding lime juice to your water include, a boost of vitamin C, help with digestion, and antiviral and antibacterial properties. Boom. What are your favorite water infusion flavors? How to Make Magnesium Oil. Want to know how to make magnesium oil? The Journal of the American College of Nutrition says that at least 68% of us are magnesium deficient (most likely more), leading to a host of health problems — including insomnia, depression, and fatigue. Topically-applied magnesium oil is perhaps the best tool we’ve got to combat that deficiency and improve our health and wellness. While it’s true you can buy magnesium oil already made, it’s far less expensive to make magnesium oil yourself (and surprisingly easy)! What is magnesium oil? First, I should clarify: magnesium oil is not an oil.

You’ll usually apply magnesium oil to your skin with a spray bottle, then rub it in and let your skin absorb it over the next half hour or so. Why use magnesium oil? It’s simple, really. 1) Most of us have a magnesium deficiency. 2) Did you know magnesium is more easily absorbed transdermally through the skin than it is internally?

How to Make Magnesium Oil Magnesium Oil: The Players 1/2 C. Magnesium Oil: The How-To. Salts & Minerals | Ancient Minerals Magnesium Bath Flakes. Ancient Minerals Magnesium Bath Flakes are the dry flakes of magnesium chloride and other naturally occurring trace minerals, in a convenient and economical form for utilization in baths and foot soaks. Ancient Minerals Magnesium Flakes dissolved in warm water provide the user with a medicinal bath of cell restoring magnesium chloride. Some individuals with sensitive skin may prefer this method of application, rather than the more concentrated Ancient Minerals Magnesium Oil.

Ancient Minerals Magnesium Bath Flakes are also highly effective for healing skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis. Soaking in magnesium salts has been shown to markedly improve skin hydration, speed wound healing, enhance skin barrier function, and decrease inflammation. *Item 06407 has a $60.00 flat rate ground shipping charge How Do I use the Product? MAGNESIUM OIL – Ancient Minerals magnesium oil is the gold-standard for quick and efficient restoration of intracellular magnesium levels. Free Calorie Counter, Diet & Exercise Journal. Flavoring Kombucha | Bottling Kombucha. One of the greatest benefits of making your own kombucha at home is the ability to influence the flavor of the finished product and find new blends that you and your family will enjoy. Kombucha flavor can be influenced a number of ways. Ways to Influence Kombucha Flavor Choose A Different Tea The type of tea used to brew kombucha can change the flavor of the finished kombucha, even before flavoring agents are added.

From black to white teas, each variety lends a different flavor to the finished beverage. Compare the flavor of different varieties of tea for making kombucha. Adjust Fermentation Time The longer a batch of kombucha ferments, the less sweet and more acidic the resulting liquid will be. Tip: After 7 days, begin tasting the brewing kombucha. Add Flavoring Once the initial fermentation period is complete and the scoby has been removed, consume the kombucha as is or choose to add additional flavoring.

Other Flavoring Ideas and Combinations Second Fermentation and Bottling. Lemon balm. Melissa officinalis is native to southern Europe, western Asia, and northern Africa. Melissa is the Greek word for bee, and the plant is a favorite of honeybees. Arab physicians believed it was good for heart disorders as well as for lifting the spirits. Greeks and Romans used it. The colonists brought it with them to the New World. It appears in the American edition of Pereiara's Materia Medica as an herb that induces sweating in fevers and in regulating menstruation.

Harvest and Use: Lemon balm has many uses. Lemon balm makes both delicious beverage and medicinal teas. Medicinally lemon balm is used in tea for fevers, to help digestion, and for tension headache. Harvest before it flowers for optimum fragrance. Cultivation and Propagation: Lemon balm is an upright perennial belonging to the mint family.

Lemon balm is not an ornamental as it is a rather scrawny plant. Lemon balm does well in a container in a shady area. Pests: Lemon balm is susceptible to powdery mildew. How to Make Kombucha Tea at Home. I've been addicted to kombucha from first sip. It wasn't really the probiotics or other health promises that did it for me — although I'll take those, too! It was the way it tasted: like tart green apple mixed with sour stone fruits, but with an underlying sweetness that keeps it all together. And fizzy! I couldn't believe that something this could actually be made from tea, of all things. Or that I could make it at home with a few very basic ingredients. Kombucha starts out as a sugary tea, which is then fermented with the help of a scoby.

The scoby bacteria and yeast eat most of the sugar in the tea, transforming the tea into a refreshingly fizzy, slightly sour fermented (but mostly non-alcoholic) beverage that is relatively low in calories and sugar. Let's talk about that scoby. There are a lot of theories about why the bacteria and yeast form this jelly-like layer of cellulose at the top of the kombucha. Which brings us to the next question: what's actually in kombucha? What You Need. Apple Pie ACV & Core Workout on the Elliptical. It’s Wednesday. Not only are we halfway through the work week, but as of last Wednesday, Modern Family is back on… woot woot!

I’m already excited for tonight’s episode. Who’s with me on this? I haven’t done a “just checking in” post in a while so I thought I’d share a little about how things are going for me on the food and exercise front. I’m still hooked on protein pancakes so I’ve had them almost every day. I’ve also been loving my new way of getting in 2 Tablespoons of apple cider vinegar each day – Apple Pie ACV. Apple Pie ACV & Core Workout on the Elliptical 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar 2 Tablespoons all natural apple juice 6 ounces of cold water 4 drops of vanilla liquid stevia sprinkle of cinnamon 1-2 cubes of ice Combine all ingredients in a cup and stir or shake to combine. It’s soooo good! The photo above features my drinks and snacks packed for work, including the Apple Pie ACV drink (on the left), water, coffee and a few snacks in my Tone It Up lunch box. Have a great day. Agriculture Society » 11 Reasons Why You Aren’t Healing Despite “Eating Well”

So you’ve transitioned away from processed foods and started eating healthier. That’s great! You’re becoming more mindful of organic – maybe you’re buying more fruits and vegetables, and maybe even meat, poultry, and dairy products from sustainable sources. Or, maybe you’ve made an effort to eliminate toxic vegetable oils and other artificial fats like margarine, shortening, or fake butter spreads. You thought you were making some headway, but you’re not seeing as many improvements as you’d like. How could this be? Don’t despair, there may simply be some very basic things you are missing. 1. Just because the package says “organic” or “natural” doesn’t mean it’s not highly processed and full of non-food and toxic substances. Real foods made at home from scratch are what will help your body to heal and improve, but these highly processed foods, labeled organic or not, are just like conventional, processed foods and aren’t much better. 2.

Read Is Cheap Food Really Cheap? 3. 4. 5. Dr. 6. 7. Immune Boosting Herbs in Finger Gelatin. If you’re like me and have been reading about anti-viral and antibacterial herbs, and looking for more ways to get them into to your kids, you may want to give this recipe a try – or make your own variation. I made jello flut shots by infusing immune boosting herbs in finger gelatin made with fruit juice. Call them what you like, and enjoy some extra anti-oxidants and cold and flu fighting herbs. Which Herbs Boost the Immune System?

There are many herbs that boost the immune system, although not all of them are “jello-friendly”. For instance, I know garlic jello is just not going to fly. Body and Soul~Mind and Spirit lists arandanon, astraglaus, calendula, cat’s claw, echinacea, garlic, ginger, hyssop, sage, St. john’s Wort and turmeric. Everyday Health lists cinnamon (and carrots and grapefruit). For ease of use, I grabbed some cinnamon sticks and dried ginger root, some mint leaves and echinacea tea. Immune Boosting Herbs in Finger Gelatin Ingredients: Directions: Wildcrafting Wednesday. Leaky gut snydrome: causes, symptoms, link to allergies, and treatment. Slay the Sugar Monster in Four Doable Steps. Home Remedies. Non-GMO Shoppers’ Guide.