Sunscreen is a product many of us use, some even daily in our cosmetics and not just when we head for the beach. You may have heard, in recent years, of sunscreens’ negative effect on coral reef habitats, which not only affects the reef itself but also the species that live within it. Beaches with coral reef habitats have begun to ban the use of sunscreens that contain harmful chemicals. These chemicals not only affect wildlife but also human beings.

Sunscreen is still very beneficial, but it is important to be aware of what you are buying and select a…

With the COVID-19 pandemic spreading across the world, it is important to learn how you can stop the spread of viruses, germs, diseases, and other contaminants. This guide will share the current best practices on what you can do to limit the spread, and protect yourself, as well as others.

How Diseases Spread

The most common way diseases spread is through direct contact with contaminated surfaces. Another way is human to human contact with an infected person.

Wash Your Hands Often

The most important advice to follow is to wash your hands often. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap to get rid of…

Oh, cabbage you are so very delicious!! I can eat you all the time and I do. Breakfast, lunch and dinner … for a snack? YES of course!

This — cholesterol and cancer lowering, a great source of vitamins K, C and B5 — green globe may seem unexciting when you look at it first, but just you wait. You can eat it raw, salads, veggie/spring rolls … cabbage juice — sure all that is great, but cooked cabbage, now that’s a treat!

Bigos a Polish cabbage dish, known in English as Hunter’s stew…is divine. Sauerkraut, homemade — as a…

Taking some time out of your busy day to relax and rejuvenate yourself can be an amazing feeling. There are a great deal of stressors in our day to day lives and just as many toxins that clog our pores and prevent our skin from functioning properly. Stress and toxic build-up can prematurely age the skin, cause inflammation and wrinkles.

This Cacao and Turmeric face mask aids in healing the skin, reducing inflammation, preventing premature ageing as well as getting rid of toxins and promoting skins natural ability to detoxify.

Do you ever get heartburn? The surprising thing, heartburn is a symptom that you are lacking in stomach acid. You most likely have low stomach acid and are experiencing acid reflux. There are no symptoms of heartburn because heartburn itself is a symptom of acid reflux (Lipski, E., 2015).

Acid reflux is also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD and one of the main symptoms is heartburn. GERD is chronic acid reflux or relapsing acid-peptid disorder which result in gastric juices refluxing into the esophagus (which we experience as heartburn). Heartburn is only a symptom, but it is when…

A homemade lavender foot soak is carried out using lavender oil and Epsom salt. This process of foot soak is done before using a foot scrub, which helps in making your feet soft and aids in removing calluses. These steps can be made a part of a pampering pedicure or a nightly routine. There are various types of homemade lavender foot soaks.

Lavender and Peppermint Foot Scrub

Once you have finished soaking your feet, the next step is to scrub your feet. The homemade foot scrub of Lavender and Peppermint is very helpful in rejuvenating your body perfectly.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5…

An unfavored weed by many, the dandelion is an incredible edible plant, from its flowers to its roots.

One can begin to derive the benefits of this golden weed in the early spring, as soon as signs of the dandelion’s leaves come about. The reason being is that the roots in the early spring, as with the late fall, house an enormous amount of minerals and essential nutrients, these properties are especially beneficial for cleansing the liver.

Do you ever get heartburn? The surprising thing, heartburn is an indication (and a symptom) that you are lacking in stomach acid — AKA you most likely have low stomach acid. Low stomach acid and heartburn are also both symptoms of acid reflux, which if left untreated can result in gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. Most of the time when we think about heartburn and how to heal it we may first think of antacids (calcium carbonate), though it may get rid of the pain temporarily it does not get rid of the underlining issues.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD…

Being ill with a cold or a sore throat is rather unpleasant. I especially dislike when my throat feels like it has a porcupine living within it. When I was little my mom would give me sweet sticky homemade syrup from Poland. Now we have both moved on to this tea!

It’s important to keep yourself hydrated and provide your body with powerful antioxidants. Lemon, ginger and honey are such antioxidants!!

Benefits of Lemon

Lemon is a high source of Vitamin C as well as a good source of folate and pectin. The secondary compounds found in lemons have antioxidant, anti-cancerous and antibiotic…

Chia seeds are known as “super seeds” because they deliver a lot of nutrition in a small number of calories. They are extremely rich in dietary fibre, omega fatty acids (both omega 3 and omega 6), calcium, antioxidants and protein as well as iron and potassium. This makes them an incredible functional food, for these tiny seeds aid in increasing satiety index, preventing cardiovascular disease, reducing inflammation, protecting the nervous system and balancing blood sugar.

This ancient oilseed has been used historically by both the Mayan and the Aztec civilizations as a source of food and has been part of…

Amanda Filipowicz

Certified Nutritional Practitioner. Definitive source for information on healthy holistic living. Editor @

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