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3 simple homemade toothpaste recipes. While some people in rural parts of the world may resort to the use of brick, charcoal, rangoli powder, mud, salt or ash for toothpaste, western brushers usually rely on a tube of mystery ingredients to make their pearly whites sparkle like the Pepsodent girl's. But the ingredients found in conventional toothpastes — including sodium fluoride, synthetic dyes derived from petroleum or coal tar, sodium hydroxide (also known as lye or caustic soda), sodium lauryl sulfate, titanium dioxide, artificial sweeteners, and triclosan — might make us think twice about the products we employ for the sake of our teeth. Of course, we’re not actively swallowing the stuff, but it’s unavoidable that a bit will slink down the gullet from time to time. And given that most of us brush our teeth 730 times or more a year, there’s no shortage of opportunity to ingest ingredients better left in the lab.

The most controversial of all the ingredients is fluoride. 1. 2. 3. Related stories on MNN: Neat uses for common stuff. Alzheimer's more versatile than previously known. Accumulation of the substance amyloid beta in the brain impairs the memory and cognitive ability in people with Alzheimer’s. New findings from Lund University in Sweden show that the cause of amyloid beta pathology might be more versatile than previously known. Researchers believe that these new findings may be of significance to the development of new medications.

The accumulation of the protein amyloid beta in the brain is a sign of Alzheimer’s disease. Sufficiently large quantities cause plaque, which blocks the function of the nerve cells and thereby impair the patient’s memory and cognitive ability. A small proportion of Alzheimer’s patients have a hereditary risk gene, which causes overproduction of amyloid beta in the brain. “In our study, we show that accumulation of amyloid in the brain is associated with high levels of specific amyloid peptides in the cerebrospinal fluid. “We were surprised by the results. However, further studies are needed to verify the results. GLOSSARY-Adobe (WP) - MedHerbGloss2.pdf. Michael Moore - SW School of Botanical Medicine Home Page. Started in 1994, this site was maintained by Michael Moore, and was last updated by him on July 22, 2008 When my typewriter broke 14 years ago, I grudgingly purchased my first computer at age ancient used Mac Plus, recommended for low-tech ageing neo-Luddite green hippies such as myself. 12 computers, 4 scanners, 8 powerbooks, 4 digital cameras, 3 LCD projectors and 3 mini DV cameras later, I STILL have two unused ribbons left over from that Smith-Corona.

All OCR work is done with FineReader 5 Pro by ABBYY (the best! From crazed Russian software techies) If an ol' bear like me can pull this off, imagine what YOU could do for our collective benefit! Send comments, complaints, input and new site information You are visitor number: Herbal Healing Salve Recipe – The Nerdy Farm Wife. 1K+ This is my go-to healing salve recipe for soothing pretty much any scratch, cut, scrape, bug bite, dry skin patch, bee sting, hives and so forth. I have a relative who even likes to use it instead of an eye cream! Think of this as an herbal alternative to something like your typical store-bought, chemical-laden antibiotic cream, without any of the nasty side effects that those can sometimes cause. (If you don’t have the time or resources to make your own – you can also buy this salve HERE in my Etsy shop!)

It takes a bit of pre-planning to make since you’ll need to infuse some oil with herbs first. You can do this one of two ways: the slow way (which I prefer), or the fast way. To infuse oil the slow way, place dried herbs into the bottom of a mason jar until it’s 1/4 to 1/2 full. To infuse oil the fast way, fill one-third to one-half of a mason jar with dried herbs then carefully cover with oil until the jar is almost full. Some links in this post may be affiliate links. Natural Remedy Reference Guide. Make Your Own Herbal Medicines - Natural Health. One of the advantages of herbal medicine for gardeners is that many herbs are easy to grow. In fact, a number of medicinal plants commonly are grown as ornamentals. And why go to the store to buy echinacea when you can grow this lovely flu-fighting herb in your own yard?

Even if you don't choose to grow herbs yourself, the basic ingredients for many herbal remedies can be purchased in health food stores and prepared in your own kitchen. When I first started working with medicinal plants, I discovered the trick was not in finding the herbs I needed but in knowing how to use them.

Below are directions from the book for making the basic applications often used in herbal medicine — capsules, poultices, tinctures, infused oils, salves, balms and teas — along with examples of easy-to-grow herbs to use for each kind of preparation. Encapsulating Herbs One simple way to consume medicinal herbs is to swallow them in capsules. Poultices Tinctures Infused oils Oil infused with St. Salves and Balms Teas. Here's how to make non-toxic long lasting Organic Deodorant. Below is my favorite deodorant recipe.

It is AMAZING!!! My husband can ride his bike 70 miles in the blazing summer and still no BO! I also love that it’s a great alternative for my girls who are just reaching the age of needing deodorant. It’s easy to use and you can add essential oils for a “pretty smell”, if you want. Deodorant Recipe Ingredients: 6-8 Tbsp Coconut oil (solid state)1/4 cup baking soda1/4 cup arrowroot powder or c (arrowroot is preferred) Directions: Combine equal portions of baking soda & arrowroot powder. Slowly add coconut oil and work it in with a spoon or hand blender until it maintains a firm but pliable texture. It should be about the same texture as commercial deodorant, solid but able to be applied easily. You can either scoop this recipe into your old deodorant dispensers or place in a small container with lid and apply with fingers with each use.

This recipe lasts about 3 months for two people with regular daily use. Source: Five Element Acupuncture Theory and Clinical Applications | Yin Yang House. Health and Healing.. Gotu Kola Benefits & Information (Centella Asiatica) Gotu Kola is a rejuvenative nervine recommended for nervous disorders, epilepsy, senility and premature aging. As a brain tonic, it is said to aid intelligence and memory. It strengthens the adrenal glands and cleanses the blood to treat skin impurities. It is said to combat stress and depression, increase libido and improve reflexes.

It has also been indicated for chronic venous insufficiency, minor burns, scars, scleroderma, skin ulcers, varicose veins, wound healing, rheumatism, blood diseases, congestive heart failure, urinary tract infections, venereal diseases, hepatitis and high blood pressure. In India, Gotu kola is regarded as perhaps the most spiritual of all herbs.

Gotu Kola is a rejuvenative nervine recommended for nervous disorders, including epilepsy, senility and premature aging. Gotu Kola can relieve high blood pressure and helps the body defend against various toxins. Gotu kola has a positive effect on the circulatory system. Modern Studies. Omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil, alpha-linolenic acid Dosing. The below doses are based on scientific research, publications, traditional use, or expert opinion. Many herbs and supplements have not been thoroughly tested, and safety and effectiveness may not be proven. Brands may be made differently, with variable ingredients, even within the same brand. The below doses may not apply to all products. You should read product labels, and discuss doses with a qualified healthcare provider before starting therapy.

Adults (18 years and older) The average American consumes about 1.6 grams of omega-3 fatty acids daily. The American Heart Association recommends that healthy adults eat fish at least twice weekly. To treat aggression, 1.5-1.8 grams of fish oil containing DHA plus EPA or fish oil containing 1.5 grams of DHA and 0.2 grams of EPA has been taken by mouth for 2-3 months. To improve athletic performance, eight capsules (each containing one gram of fish oil) has been taken by mouth daily for eight weeks. Children (younger than 18 years) How to Guide To Lift and Firm Saggy Skin. As you get older, or lose weight, your skin naturally starts to sag. Most people go through it at some point in their lives – but that doesn’t exactly make your situation easier, does it? Today, I’m going to share some of the best natural treatments, pharmaceuticals, and supplements you can take to cure saggy skin and tighten up skin on your face, neck, belly, or other parts of the body.

Saggy skin occurs when your skin stops producing collagen and elastin fibers. As your skin’s collagen and elastin fibers diminish, your skin loses its elasticity. Collagen and elastin are critical for maintaining the connective strength of your skin. Saggy skin is often attributed to aging because our collagen and elastin levels go down as we get older. Of course, the second most common cause of saggy skin is weight loss: rapidly losing weight can leave your skin with not enough time to shrink back against your body. Whether aging or weight loss, you need a cure for your saggy skin. 10) Egg Whites. Best Foods for Youthful Skin - Skin Care The Beauty Authority - NewBeauty.