10 Incredible Health-Boosting Uses of Aloe Vera

By: Dayna Copeland Schaef

The Aloe Vera plant is a spiny, gelatinous shrub most famous for soothing red, blistered skin after too much fun in the sun, but it’s list of health benefits extends far beyond that. There are so many uses for this hearty botanical – from scalp treatment to arthritis relief, is there anything that Aloe Vera can’t do?

1. Drink Aloe Vera Juice for Digestive Health: Drinking Aloe Vera Juice can help to replace the natural flora of bacteria in your stomach, helping you to feel like yourself again, sooner.

2. Apply Aloe Vera Gel to Cuts, Bruises and Scabs to ease pain and prevent scarring: We knew that Aloe Vera gel was the best thing to use after a painful sunburn, but it is also perfect for applying on cuts, bruises and scabs. It soothes pain and discomfort and helps your body heal, preventing unsightly scarring.

3. Apply Aloe Vera Gel to Prevent Wrinkles and renew skin elasticity: Some studies have shown that Aloe Vera can stimulate cell regrowth. Applying a little Aloe gel to your face and neck after a shower can leave you with a youthful, natural glow.

4. Use as an Acne Treatment, and on stubborn pimples and breakouts: A little Aloe gel applied to your breakouts can reduce redness and inflammation, as well as prevent pimple scarring.

5. Stimulate Hair Growth in balding spots: Use Aloe gel in place of a conditioner in the shower. Apply it after shampooing, or in lieu of, and either rinse it out then, or let it sit overnight, to stimulate regrowth.

6. Treat Dandruff flakes as a conditioner in the shower: The gel not only helps your hair to grow, but it moisturizes your scalp and treats itchy dandruff at the root.

7. Drink Aloe Juice to relieve arthritis and rheumatism discomfort: Taken orally, Aloe acts as an anti-inflammatory, and can help with the pain of arthritis and rheumatism.

8. Drink Aloe Juice to relieve stomach ulcers, hemorrhoids, and colitis: What Aloe does for your outsides, it can help for your insides. Aloe Juice moisturizes and nourishes your stomach and intestines, undoing the damage that has been done by syndromes and illnesses like IBS, Colitis and hemorrhoids.

9. Use in toothpaste for impeccable gums and teeth: Healthy teeth start with healthy gums, so using a toothpaste fortified with Aloe encourages a pristine mouth.

10. Drink to manage your blood sugar: Those suffering with diabetes have attested to how aloe vera can positive influence healthy blood sugar levels.

We provide information and not medical advice. Please consult your doctor about your individual needs before taking aloe vera. 

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Five Ways to Use the Sky as an Energy Healing Tool

Are you interested in learning new ways to help yourself using easy tools that are readily available?

If you are like many people looking for new sources of help, the answer is probably yes.

Lots of us can think of times that we gazed at a beautiful sky and felt a sense of wonder and comfort. However, you probably never thought to use the sky as a healing energy tool.

Using the energy of the sky dates back to ancient times, yet many people nowadays have never heard of it. In fact, the Mayans, Celts, Native Americans and Egyptians all developed ways to utilize the stars and the sky. Although their methods varied, they held the common belief that there was a powerful and profound force above.

But, you are probably wondering how YOU can use the energy of the sky to have a positive impact nowadays?

Interestingly, there are easy ways that you can put sky energy to work for you that require little effort.

Check Out These Five Easy Ways to Use the Energy in the Sky.

1.  Accurately Chart Your Astrology

A lot of us have at least one person in our lives who might regularly reference astrology. Has anyone expressed to you that “mars is in retrograde” or “that he or she is only compatible with fire signs” or that “their horoscope is good that day??” Unfortunately, some of the astrology that we encounter nowadays tends to focus on limiting beliefs, negative outcomes and broad horoscopes that have nothing to do with our actual astrology charts. The truth is that the essence of astrology is specific, empowering, positive and enlightening.  But, the first step is to accurately chart your astrology. To do so, you need to utilize your full name, your place of birth and your time of birth.

Most of the time people easily know everything EXCEPT their exact time of birth and think that it is OK to guesstimate when they do their chart. The simply answer to this is NO.

In fact, being off by mere minutes can give you an entirely different chart. Thus, take the time to find that pesky birth certificate and talk to your parents or relatives to really nail down the time you were born.

Also, instead of paying someone to do your chart, you will get more benefit if you do it yourself. The main reason is that you will approach it with much more of an open mind rather than having someone TELL you what they think that everything means.

Not to say that you can’t use a reader to delve in deeper once you have a basic understanding. However, it is good that you start from a place that feels natural and right. Sometimes astrology readers can be pushy with their own interpretations that might throw you off your mark. Remember it is YOUR chart and YOUR life.

Discover your Sun and Rising Signs and What it Means to You

To start understanding your astrological chart, find out your sun sign and rising sign and work from there in a way that feels good. While, you probably know your sun sign (Aries for instance), most people do not know their rising sign or what means. Simply put a rising sign “is the Zodiac sign that appears on the Eastern horizon at a person’s birth, more precisely: the intersection of the Eastern Horizon with the Ecliptic.”

Pay careful attention if you are born on a cusp (the intersection of two signs), a holiday, a family members’ or important friends’ birthday and explore that that means to you.

Once you open yourself up to astrology, you might be surprised what shows up in your life. For instance, you might see a poster for a workshop that feels right to you or gleam some helpful information from a random series of events. It can be exciting when you open yourself up to new messages.

One thing to be careful of is misusing astrology to LIMIT your life. For instance, if you find yourself believing that you can never date a certain sign or that all people that are a sign are one way, you are really missing the nuances of astrology. Also, astrology should never make you feel fearful. Never. If you interface with any information that upsets you, that is not true astrology and should be immediately discarded.

Make your astrology a positive and broadening source of information and see what happens!

2. Practice Sky Reiki

You may have heard of Reiki healing and wondered what it means. Simply put, Reiki is healing through “laying of the hands” or when one person puts their hands strategically on another person to help them. While this might seem too simple to be effective, scientific studies have found various powerful benefits of Reiki.

Sky Reiki uses similar principles of Reiki healing, but instead of utilizing a “laying of the hands” for energetic healing benefits, you utilize the energy from the sky for healing benefits. A simple way to do this is to incorporate Sky Reiki into your outdoor activities in a way that feels healing and nourishing to you.

How to Perform Sky Reiki

To do this, start by thinking of the sky as a healing force above you. If you hold certain religious beliefs, you might think of it as a “heavenly” force. Honor your own individual customs and belief system to think of the sky in a powerful way that suits you. Next, reach your hands up over your head and imagine the energy from the sky as feeding you deeply from within. You might even ask for a specific way that you would like the energy to help you. Next, honor the stillness and breathe deeply as you invite positive energy from above to help and feed you.

For even more benefits, try doing relaxing yoga poses under a beautiful sky with positive intentions. You can utilize yoga to connect with the sky and stars in a meaningful way.

Finally, when you encounter a sunset or sunrise that feels magical, take a moment and breathe that good feeling into your body. Ask the universe and sky to help you. Make sure to be specific and positive in your thoughts and think of all the good things in your life. Take a moment gazing at the beautiful sky and utilize it to lift your mood and surround you with love.

3. Visit a Healing Energy Vortex

Chances are that you have already visited a Healing Energy Vortex and not even known it. What!!!???

A Healing Energy Vortex is thought to be a swirling center of energy that is conducive to healing, meditation and self-exploration located in such places as Sedona Arizona.

The great news is that energy vortex locations are not just found in exotic places. In fact, a healing energy vortex can literally be right in your own backyard. And by that, we actually mean right in your own backyard.

Sometimes a Healing Energy Vortex is a Familiar Place in Your Life!

That is right, a healing energy vortex can be in your own yard under your favorite tree or in your garden by your favorite rose bush.

Find a place that is meaningful to you and that makes you feel calm, collected and supported by nature and use it to refuel and recharge.

Practice your Sky Reiki exercises in your favorite Healing Energy Vortex and see how that feels to you!

4. Drink Biodynamic Wine

Biodynamic agriculture is a form of farming that has been on the rise in all areas of agriculture, in recent years. Not only does biodynamics encompass all the practices of organic farming, but it also places a priority on being in synch with the natural flow of the stars and the sky. The lunar calendar, for instance, is just one of the many earth cycles that biodynamic viticulturists pay close attention to for its effects on their grapes. Much like the practice of Ayurveda, biodynamic farmers strive to have as little impact on their environment as possible, which allows them to yield a product that is as close to nature as one can get.

However, Organic Wine is Not Necessarily Biodynamic Wine

Some people assume that if they are buying organic wine, that this means that it is biodynamic, which isn’t always the case. Biodynamic honors the energy of the sky in addition to utilizing organic growing practices. This makes it different than organic wine. Many people describe biodynamic wine as honoring the rhythm of the sky, stars and environment.

In addition to being better for the planet, biodynamic wine is good for your health, too. Studies show that these wines, grown without pesticides, following the cycle of the moon, the sun and the stars are more pure and nutrient dense, making that glass of merlot an asset to a well balanced diet and a healthy, long life. So, say cheers to your health!

5. Do a Crystals and Stones Sky Cleanse

While many people practice crystal healing techniques, it’s astounding how many do not properly cleanse their crystals and stones before use.

Failing to properly clear crystals and stones means that you are using crystals and stones with mismatched energy and intentions!

How can you properly attract the right energy if the tools you are using are attuned to someone else or not attuned at all?

You can align your crystals and stones by placing them under a beautiful night sky and setting an intention that they clear previous energy and align to your own frequency.

Simply place them under the moon, state your purpose for them and then gather them in the morning. The sky will clear and recharge them just for you.

You can also carry a special stone or crystal to a healing vortex and perform a sky cleanse to recharge it.

Remember that crystals and stones are personal and must be consistently attuned to your energy for best results.

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The Best On-The-Go Products

We are so excited to introduce you to products carefully designed to make eating, drinking and snacking on the go a breeze! Kid Basix by New Wave Enviro features a full line of eco-FUNctional™ food and beverage products made of durable, environmentally friendly materials like stainless steel.

Products are easy to clean and offer lock-in-place lids to protect food and drinks. Not just for kiddos, the Safe Sporters and Safe Snackers are great for any active adult on-the-go.

For instance, we love to use the Safe Snacker to stash a healthy daily snack. Developing a small habit of carrying around a snack in your workout bag or purse can save you tons of money. Plus, it helps you to eat healthier during your busy day!

Kid Basix Products come in vibrant colors to coordinate with each family member to get you quickly out the door. The line includes a Safe Sippy Cup, a Safe Sippy 2, a Safe Sporter 12 oz, a Safe Sporter 16 oz, a Safe Snacker 23 oz, a Safe Snacker 13 oz, and a Safe Snacker 7 oz.

Safe Sippy

Stainless sippy cups, so basic, yet full of unique features that make the cups easy for your little ones to hold. The Safe Sippy 2, the first convertible sippy to a straw cup.

Safe Sporter

Stainless water bottles with easy-pull sport tops in two convenient sizes, 12oz for the little ones and 16oz.

Safe Snacker

Favorite features include a single flap collared lid that is easy to open and close, lid attached on one side, and won’t get lost, the lid is also removable for easy washing, stainless steel base, and silicone gasket. Check out the video to see the products in action!

About New Wave Enviro

New Wave Enviro was established in 1993 with the idea of providing high quality water filtration products. The company focuses on sustainability, knowledge, quality, and customer service. From stainless steel food containers to spa-experience shower filters, New Wave Enviro has something for everyone.

 

 

The Important Healing Benefits of Bitters

Healing Bitters Drink RecipeDoing a lot of cleaning at home these days? How about doing some internal cleaning as well?! The old saying “you have to take the bitter with the sweet,” may have deeper meaning than first thought. For thousands of years the healing group of bitter herbs has helped promote good health. Particularly, the healing benefits of bitters can combat the ill effects of American diets that are often too focused on sweets.

What are Bitters?

Bitter herbal remedies can vary, but commonly utilize naturally cleansing herbs traditional to liver and blood cleansing. Some examples are Dandelion, Blessed Thistle, Artichoke, Orange Peel, Yarrow, Gentian, Fennel, Ginger, Chamomile and Wormwood.

You can utilize any or all of these herbs in a variety of ways. From teas, tinctures, capsules, elixirs or tablets, you can enjoy the benefits that bitters offer in whatever way you find to be most convenient and effective.

How to Use Bitters

Bitter formulas passed down throughout the ages are often used in the dietary supplements you see on your health food grocery store shelves. The 19th century apothecaries utilized the powerful intestinal comforting benefits of these bitters in cocktails and mixed drinks. Throughout the ages, these bitters found their way into many drink concoctions and medicinal configurations to help prepare the palette and digestive system for optimal digestion.

What Can Bitters Do For Me?

Many bitter herbs provide ample anti-inflammatory properties, to help relieve bloating and swelling within the body. For instance, orange peel and dandelion assist the body in lowering blood pressure and help balance cholesterol, boosting healthy cholesterol levels. Dandelion also works with the bodies’ chemistry to help reduce or even eliminate the factors that cause acne and PMS. The herb Fennel provides aids digestion and is known to reduce anxiety, respiratory issues and depression.

The Best Bitters

Bitter herbs are widely available in easy-to-take solutions. Two products worth checking out that boast high ratings and a track record for success include NatureWorks Swedish Bitters and Herbal Bitters from Urban Moonshine.

We love NatureWorks Swedish Bitters because of the healing history of the product. In fact, NatureWorks Swedish Bitters has been utilized by millions of Europeans and is a favorite herbal elixir.

Herbal Bitters from Urban Moonshine is gaining a powerful reputation for producing a quality product that makes a healthy difference. It inspires your body’s own production of digestive juices and enzymes and helps keep healthy blood sugar levels in the normal range. 

***We provide information, not medical advice. Remember to speak with your health provider before adding any new herbs or supplements to your daily routine.

The Best Crystals and Stones to Attract a Soulmate

Are you focused on adding some passion to your current relationship or looking for that special someone? These carefully chosen stones and crystals help create a magnetic energetic attraction between you and your soulmate to pull you together in love and life.

Each bundle contains three (5) crystals and stones including (1) Blue Goldstone (1) Rose Quartz, (1) Snakeskin Agate, (1) Botswana Agate and (1) Tiger Eye.

Blue Goldstone – Do you lack confidence when it comes to dating and finding new friends? Blue Goldstone is known for ambition, intention and drive toward what you want. It also helps to clear negative patterns that might be preventing you from venturing out of your comfort zone. It is known as a stone of action and results.

Rose Quartz – This is the eternal heart stone for promoting openness and healing the pain from past relationships. If you find yourself living in a past relationship, than this could be the stone that helps you move onto something better. It’s also great for opening up your energy so that others know that you are ready for love. If you are in a relationship, rose quartz can help you dive deeper and discover new passion and romance. If you constantly feel like something is holding you back from love, this stone could be exactly what you need.

Snakeskin Agate – This rare crystal is known as a “skin healing” crystal and is a great fit for anyone who wants to beautify their appearance, shed a bad situation or feel more comfortable in their own skin. The beautiful snakeskin markings on the crystal bring the energy of renewal, even in the hardest circumstances.

Botswana Agate – Do you sometimes feel like you have some sort of blockage that is preventing you for receiving the love that you want and need? Botswana Agate is all about letting the energy flow, enhancing your intuition and reminding you that love is all around you. This activates your internal radar to help you find the special person that is the right fit for you and restore your confidence. This stone also helps you remove blocks in current relationships that are holding you back. This could even mean coming to the realization that your soulmate is not the person you are currently dating.

Tiger Eye – Think of the potent wisdom in the eyes of a tiger and that helps you understand the “all-knowing” ability of this stone. It brings confidence, courage and action in your life. When it comes specifically to love, it emboldens action and romantic connection.

Each kit includes a handy carrying pouch. You will not get these exact stones as no two stones are exactly alike. Images so the actual lots of stones so you can see the high quality. 

Also, unlike other kits that you will find online, we are sourcing high-quality crystals and stones that are sometimes hard to find AND we are clearing them in the proper way SO THAT THEY ARE JUST FOR YOU. We have not found another crystal shop online where they care about properly clearing the stones which means that people are using stones that are full of other people’s energy and intentions! You NEED the stones cleared just for you for the best results!

One-of-a-Kind Red Rocks Clearing

All stones and crystals have been specially cleared for use at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre to further enhance their energetic power. As a special extra step, sand from Red Rocks will be sprinkled on your crystals and stones so that they are protected as they travel to you. This makes your crystals and stones more powerful and special.

If you sourced these stones, the pouch and had them cleared individually it could cost you $40!

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We cannot guarantee any outcome from using crystals and stones. Information is based on crystal and stone properties and uses as shared for thousands of years.

 

The Dangers of Undercooked Beans

It’s always a shock to learn that something considered healthy—like beans—can pose risks that are not widely known. You may be surprised to learn that several types of everyday beans can make you sick if not cooked thoroughly. In fact, consuming undercooked beans can lead to abdominal complaints, like vomiting, diarrhea and gas, and even hospitalization in rare cases.

Cooking beans properly is vital because beans contain natural insecticides in their core. The chemical found at the center of beans is often referred to as lectin or phytohaemagglutinin and must be cooked in order to neutralize. This chemical is found in various concentrations depending on the bean type. The highest concentration of lectin is found in red kidney beans.

So why do people often consume undercooked beans? The reason is simple—we smell the delicious aromas coming from our crockpots and we don’t want to wait out the full cooking process. However, it’s fairly simple to check if your beans are cooked properly.

Remember that soaking beans before cooking can help make them more digestible and when you think that they are done check to make sure they are fork tender. Undercooked beans will often have a chalky consistency and will feel too firm under your fork. Also, you can take a spoonful of beans out of your cooker and blow on them. If the skin on the beans’ wrinkle and then start to peel, they are most likely cooked properly. You will also notice on that the skin on properly cooked beans looks a tad loose in appearance.

If you feel like you are experiencing poisoning from undercooked beans, please consult your physician as soon as possible. Luckily, most recover very quickly, but don’t wait if you feel you need immediate medical attention. Also, please note that sprouting beans has separate risks and challenges that are different from cooking beans. Thus, you want to follow completely different practices for sprouting vs. cooking and remember that only certain beans can be sprouted.

Nana’s Secret Spaghetti Sauce

You are in for a treat! After much deliberation (and Nana’s approval!) we are sharing a secret family recipe you are sure to love!

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours

Ingredients

One tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 pound bulk natural hot Italian sausage – Whole Foods Spicy Italian Sausage is Best!
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 pound natural ground beef
1 free range egg
1 cup crushed buttery crackers
1 large onion, diced
3 tablespoons parsley
1 (6-ounce) cans organic tomato paste
5 (8-ounce) cans organic tomato sauce
3 tablespoon Simply Organic Italian seasoning
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoon natural Agave
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 whole dried Chile de Arbol chillies
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
1 package pasta
2 pads of butter
Grated Asiago cheese to taste

Directions

First prep and cook the meat:

Brown the sausage over medium-low heat in a large, deep pan with the olive oil and garlic (the one you are going to cook the spaghetti sauce in). While the sausage is cooking in a closed pan, prep the meatballs while making sure to stir and break up the sausage every once and awhile to prevent burning. Whisk the egg and then combine 2 tablespoons of parsley, the ground meat, half of the diced onion and cracker crumbs to form meatballs. Brown the meatballs over medium heat in a covered large saucepan, turning to brown evenly on all sides.

Now the sauce:

Put the remaining onions in the sausage pan to brown lightly, add the meatballs and then add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, 1 tablespoon parsley, Italian seasoning, oregano, agave, dried Chile de Arbol chillies, bayleaf, salt and water. Bring sauce to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently, and then cook for around two hours on low heat. Make sure to continue to stir so that the sauce does not burn. Serve with cooked pasta seasoned with a touch of butter and top with grated Asiago cheese.

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Find Your Bliss Giveaway

Everyone can use some wellbeing and bliss right about now! That’s why we are so excited to bring you a $100 Find Your Bliss Prize Pack featuring an Amethyst Bliss Bottle and Energy Distance Attunement Session with Jamie Browne!

Jamie is an Energy Alchemist, which means she combines several aspects of energy work in her sessions; focusing on the solution rather than the problem. She is a wellbeing advocate, intuitive guide, teacher and reiki master!

Included in the Find Your Bliss Prize Pack:

Amethyst Bliss Bottle
If you’re feeling bogged down or overwhelmed, enliven your water with an amethyst Bliss Bottle! Bliss Bottles are designed to automatically infuse your everyday water with high vibrational energy to benefit the body and mind at a cellular level.

As light refracts through the glass it transfers the energetic information of the words, sacred geometric patterns and crystalline energy into the content of the water, activating it for optimum wellbeing.

Bliss Bottles are constructed with health minded borosilicate glass which is naturally BPA and lead free and can be used for hot or cold fluids. The crystals are housed in a separate chamber so they never actually touch the water; ensuring the cleanliness and purity of your water.

Energy Attunement Email Session
Jamie will contact you directly through email to set up and perform your session and answer your questions. The goal of the session is to help you achieve energetic alignment. Receivers of attunements often experience profound shifts for a more balanced state of wellbeing.

Congratulations to Ashley S. for winning the Find Your Bliss Giveaway! 

New Wave Enviro $200 Water Wellness Package Giveaway

For over 25 years New Wave Enviro has been the leading supplier of sustainable water and litter free lunch products in the Natural Foods Industry. Now you have the chance to enter to win a collection of best-selling products from this innovative company!

One (1) winner will receive each of these items in a color of their choosing! The giveaway is valued at more than $200!

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Crystals and Stones to Attract Love and Success

Crystals and Stones have been used since ancient times to bring good things into people’s lives. Throughout time, many cultures including Egyptians, Chinese and Native Americans have utilized various stones to focus energy, bring good luck and to attract love. It is thought that crystals and stones emit energy fields that can encourage positive physical and mental health. Here are some of our favorites and uses!

Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz is known as the love crystal because it helps to comfort and heal the heart. It is also thought to help to balance emotions and facilitate love with self and others by producing a gentle, constant love that fills a space with warmth. You can find rose quartz in many jewelry pieces including necklaces and charms. It is also available as loose cut polished and raw stones.

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Tiger Eye
Tiger Eye is known to help bring focus and insight so you can better approach important situations. It is called the “all-knowing” stone because people use it to help them gain better clarity. Therefore, people find it helpful to use for business dealings and to help to ground themselves in difficult situations where a clear mind is needed. It also makes for beautiful jewelry pieces because of its luminous golden appearance.

Carnelian
Known as one of the luckiest stones, Carnelian is a powerhouse for success, productivity and prosperity. It’s beautiful, bright orange tones are thought to bring courage, energy and creativity to the wearer while helping to get rid of fear. The stone is also known to be good in situations where someone wants to take a stand or give an important presentation.

Rhodonite
Rhodonite is a unique purple and pink speckled stone that helps to promote self love and empowerment, especially after a betrayal of some kind. It helps to eliminate feelings of negativity and bring forgiveness. It is known to help heal the heart chakra to encourage someone to make peace or move on after a break-up. You’ll find Rhodonite in various heart shaped pendants since it is considered a heart stone.

Citrine
This sparkling light yellow stone is known as the “merchants stone” because Citrine is thought to help increase sales. In fact, some say to put a citrine in the cash drawer to bring in more business. It also helps to promote confidence, self-assurance and prosperity and open the mind. People also use citrine as a protection stone and to dispel negative energy.

Aventurine
Aventurine is known as the stone for luck and chance. Some say that this is a good stone to have handy if you play the lottery. It is also said to promote independence, originality, creative visualization and emotional tranquility. People also use it to promote a positive attitude and confidence.

IMPORTANT – Before using your stones and crystals, make sure to “clear” them by bathing them in sea salt overnight. This is thought to remove all previous energy so that they are free for your use. Simply put them in sea salt so that it covers them completely and leave while you sleep. This is an important step that is a recommended as an absolute must. People use crystals and stones in different ways including carrying them in a left pocket, using them in meditation or simply placing them in their surroundings.

Happsy $1,000 Organic Mattress Giveaway

Are you ready to take your rest and relaxation to the next level? We are so excited to introduce you to Happsy, which offers a better approach to getting the vital sleep you need. Happsy is the only truly organic mattress under $2000 that is completely free of polyurethane foam, glues/adhesives and flame retardants, which are known to off gas chemicals into the air. With Happsy you can eliminate toxic and questionable chemicals for a healthier home.

When you lay down on a Happsy, you know you are resting on the best materials that mother nature has to offer! Imagine how much more productive you can be after getting better sleep!

Why We Love Happsy!

The ONLY Organic Mattress in a Box – Happsy is the only fully certified organic mattress-in-a-box. That means that not only is Happsy healthier, but it’s more affordable, easy to deliver and and quick to set up! Plus, Happsy doesn’t just meet the highest organic standards, but exceeds them. Each mattress is made from materials that you know and can trust: organic cotton, organic wool and organic latex.

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Now is your chance to enter to win a Happsy Mattress of your own up to a California King size below! We are including a $25 VISA gift card to help the winner compete his or her amazing new sleeping experience. Perhaps you can use the gift card to buy new sheets or pillows to go with your amazing new mattress? US Only. 18+ Ends 2/17/20. Good Luck!

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AquaLiv is a revolutionary water purification system because it DOES NOT strip the water of beneficial nutrients. This means that you enjoy a variety of essential minerals with every drink of pure water, which makes drinking water more enjoyable.

Water Intake and Your Health

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  1. Track It – Having a goal is only effective if you track how much you are drinking. The simplest way to track consumption is to know how much water your bottle or drinking glass holds and divide that number into your goal.
  2. Find a Water Bottle You Love – Having a water bottle you find cool, colorful, fun to use, and suited to your lifestyle will help significantly. The most optimum bottle size is 22-33oz (650mL-1L). Avoid plastic water bottles even if BPA free.
  3. Eat Your Water – Fill a small jar with slices of carrots, cucumbers, celery, or your favorite veggie and top off with water. Break out these water-logged veggies at snack time to hydrate, mineralize, and stave away hunger, all at the same time.

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Parathyroid Imbalance Causes Anxiety and Depression

If you’re like us, you probably don’t think of your parathyroid glands very often…if ever. However, these pea shaped glands are very important to our overall health. An imbalance it can cause a host of problems including anxiety, lack of concentration, loss of energy, depression, high blood pressure, trouble sleeping, gastric reflux, headaches, osteoporosis and even mental instability.

So what does the parathyroid do and why is it important? The parathyroid glands are part of the Endocrine system. In short, they help to regulate calcium and phosphorus in the body. The work of the parathyroid helps to:

  • normalize blood clotting
  • promote bone and teeth health
  • increase cell membrane permeability
  • protect the health of the nervous system

It’s surprising that symptoms of a parathyroid issue can be anxiety and depression, however, this is not something that is normally discussed. Most likely, many of you reading this have never even considered that your parathyroid might be giving you trouble.

The most common problem people encounter with the parathyroid is hyperparathyroidism, or hyper-activity of the parathyroid glands which can produce a calcium imbalance. Thankfully, there are steps that you can take to help correct a parathyroid imbalance once you are aware that you have a problem. For instance, Kelp easy to find and is known to help feed the parathyroid.

Learn more about hyperparathyroidism and remedies that help balance the parathyroid. Getting the information you need will help you take control of your health and feel your best!

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In fact, even our pets have noticed the difference! Seriously! They became healthier, happier and calmer after drinking AquaLiv!

The major difference with AquaLiv is that the purification process DOES NOT strip the water of beneficial nutrients like inferior purification systems. This means that you enjoy a variety of essential minerals with every drink of pure water – just like nature intended!

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How to Get Rid of Parasites

While we tend to accept that our pets can contract parasites that disrupt overall health, the notion that humans can also have parasites living in the body tends to be a foreign one. The truth is that most of us will have unfriendly parasites in our systems at one point in our lives. For some time many believed that humans only got parasites if they traveled to exotic countries, but unfortunately that isn’t true. Anyone can get parasites—even those who don’t travel far from home. Do you have parasites? If so, there are easy things you can do to help yourself.

Types of Parasites

Types of parasites include roundworms, protozoa (one-cell parasites), flukes and tapeworms. Before you start to imagine huge worms crawling around your body, keep in mind it is estimated that 70 percent of all human parasites are microscopic—which means that they can’t be seen with the naked eye. Despite the type of parasite, the good news is that there are lots of things that we can do to get rid of them and we don’t have to feel “creeped-out” by their existence.

How Do You Know if You Have Parasites?

How to Get Rid of Parasites - Natural Products Network

While the symptoms vary widely, some more common signs include nervousness, stomach bloating, fatigue, fuzzy thinking, itchy anus, sinus trouble and feeling hungry, tired and malnourished—even after eating a large meal. And while you should always consult your health care provider if you believe you might have parasites and need advice on a course of treatment, below are some more common tools people have used to rid their bodies of unfriendly critters.

Easy Ways to Fight Parasites

Garlic—Perhaps the easiest thing to do to help get rid of parasites is to add more garlic to your diet. Garlic contains Allicin and Ajoene—two components that work to kill parasites.

Wormwood –One of the most well-known herbs for parasites, Wormwood, contains the components thujone and isothujone, which help to dispel parasites from the body. Check out Hanna Kroeger’s Wormwood, which is one of the highest-rated Wormwood supplements.

Colon Cleanse—Diets heavy in processed and fast foods can clog up the body. And just like garbage attracts unwanted bugs when left outdoors for longer periods of times, so can waste that sits in a backed-up colon (You get the picture). Thus, a gentle colon cleanse can help dispel waste and parasites from the system.  Some of the most well-known products for colon cleansing include Sonne’s Detoxification Pack— a highly regarded line of products which has been around since 1946.

Whatever path you choose to rid your body of parasites, remember to talk to your health care provider before starting any supplement or cleansing program.

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