There are many symptoms of menopause and perimenopause. Different women experience different mixes of symptoms, depending mostly on hormonal makeup and lifestyle, and most women report the experience of hot flashes. Research shows eighty-five percent of American women experience them within the first year or two of menopause. Sadly, up to half of women continue to have them regularly for years following the onset of menopause. Below are some helpful natural remedies for balancing the body and mind during “the change.” 1. Black Cohosh Black Cohosh is a plant used […]
Bloating is distension of the abdominal region and it’s commonly present in conjunction with constipation. Constipation, of course, is the result of bulked-up waste material that accumulates in the colon. Also, as material remains in the colon, it can start to ferment (actually rotting) and this process releases gas into the abdomen, which also distends the area. A person who is bloated may feel: Full, as the abdomen is the bloated area Uncomfortable, since the gas is adding pressure to organs The occasional discomfort of bloating is usually in conjunction […]
For many people, worrying about arsenic poisoning is akin to worrying about catching the bubonic plague. They believe it’s something only found in history books. Unfortunately, even in today’s world, arsenic poisoning is still a very real concern. Certain forms of arsenic are found naturally in areas with high concentrations of metal ore. When these metals are mined and brought up to the surface, arsenic is often times released into the surrounding soil. Once it is in the soil, it eventually works its way into any nearby ground water, which […]
Lately, there’s been increasing interest in the effects of lemon juice on the liver. Specifically, its effectiveness as a liver detox agent. While there is some truth to this claim, there’s also a growing pile of misinformation produced by people who don’t really understand how the human body operates. Lemon juice naturally contains potent levels of citric acid. When mixed with distilled water and consumed regularly, it can benefit the body in a number of ways.