Legend states that when the foxglove bows its head, it means the faerie folk are out walking. It is considered lucky to have a foxglove growing from seed in your garden. Do not transplant it for it might mask a faerie home. Foxgloves are used in the medicine world to strengthen and stimulate your heart.
Lifestyle factors such as stress, diet, and lack of exercise can lead to hypertension or high blood pressure, but it could also be in your genes. Here are 4 natural remedies that can help. Hibiscus tea has been used to lower blood pressure for decades. Researchers found that after 12 days of drinking this tea,…Read more »
We hear all the buzz about coconut and gluten- free diets, but are they really good for you? Coconut flour is a light tan color with a fine, airy consistency. After the oil and water are pressed out of the coconut, its dried white meat is ground into powdery flour. Since it’s made completely from…Read more »
According to the CDC, 91 people die everyday from opioid overdose. Deaths have increased since 2010. The root cause is debatable, yet since 1999, 400% in opioid prescriptions have increased. In 1995, the Purdue Pharmaceutical Company released the drug, OxyContin. It’s an extended release oxycodone formulation branded for treatment of chronic non-cancerous pain. From 1996-2002,…Read more »
I woke up this morning to the smell of a fire. The sun was bright red and the air smoky. Ashes covered my deck. As I looked around, ashes were falling from the sky. I turned on the news and found out 410 hwy. was closed because of firefighters containing a fire at Crystal Mountain…Read more »
There are several good food choices to help retain healthy skin. Here are a few: Avocados: They have healthy fats that lock in moisture and strengthen skin cell membranes Beets: They support healthy liver function which contributes to glowing skin Berries: The skin of the berries have anthocyanins in them which strengthens skin elasticity. They…Read more »
Stress can sabotage the best efforts at controlling blood sugar. When we are stressed, the body releases higher levels of the hormone, cortisol. This hormone together with adrenaline places the body in a fight or flight mood. This creates a dominos effect by increasing the concentration of glucose which interferes with the activity of insulin, leads to higher…Read more »