Mustard baths are said to help relieve achy muscles, colds, fatigue and stress.  The warmth of the mustard increases circulation to the skin, which helps with detoxification, decongestion and can help reduce tension and pain. It is best to take a mustard bath before going to bed or spending time reading or watching a movie.…

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Ingredients: 3 Eggs, separated 3 Tablespoons cream cheese (goat`s milk or dairy) ¼ Teaspoon cream of tartar A pinch of salt Directions Preheat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius Separate the eggs carefully, making sure no yolk gets into the whites. In one bowl, mix together the egg yolks, cream cheese and salt until smooth.…

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Having a warm, fragrant salt bath is a wonderful way to relax and soothe sore, tired muscles. It is easy to make and only takes a few minutes to mix together. Homemade bath salts are also great gifts. Ingredients 1 cup of sea salt or kalahari desert salt 1 cup of Epsom salts About 15…

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This tasty soup will help keep you warm and boost your immune system! Start by frying together in coconut oil or butter: A small handful of fresh sage leaves 2-3 cloves of garlic Chop-up and add the following: A bunch of soup celery – stalks and leaves A bunch of leeks Turnips Mushrooms – a…

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Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, can be produced in the body with sun exposure or consumed in food and supplements. Vitamin D deficiency is increasingly common for a variety of reasons. Vitamin D is involved in multiple aspects of health, including: Bone and teeth health Inflammatory control Boosts immune function Enhances mood Supports good sleep…

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Vaginal thrush is a fungal infection caused by Candida Albicans. Symptoms can include thick smelly white discharge and burning, itching and swelling. Most women have experienced this and some experience it again and again or even chronically. (There are other infection that could cause similar symptoms and a visit to gynecologist would certainly help with…

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Day-night-rhythm Your day-night rhythm and light exposure is closely linked to your mood. Try to live in sync with natural day-night rhythms by reducing bright and blue-white light (including screens) use at night and getting some natural daylight or good blue-white light in the morning. (If you struggle a lot with seasonal affected disorder or…

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Rosemary oil, native to the mediterranean region, is one of the most popular essential oils for its wide array of health benefits and its lovely aroma. Some of the benefits of rosemary include its potential to help with the following: Boost memory, improve mood, reduce inflammation, relieve pain, protect the immune system, stimulate circulation, detoxify,…

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Tea tree oil, also known as melaleuca oil, is an essential oil and well known for its antiseptic properties. It has a fresh odor and a color that ranges from pale yellow to nearly colourless and clear. Tea tree oil is extracted from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia, which is native to Australia. Tea tree oil is very strong and can be toxic when…

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Drink water or tea such as ginger and lemon tea, rooibos tea or a herbal cough tea (there is a great variety available). Water or tea can calm down irritation and help loosen mucus. (Do not add milk or sugar to tea, because it could increase mucus production and interfere with immune system function.) Remember…

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Gargle with saltwater: Dissolve half a teaspoon of salt in warm water and gargle several times a day. This has been shown in studies to help reduce swelling and pain, loosen mucus and help flush out harmful bacteria from the throat. Add a drop of tea tree oil to the mix to make your saltwater…

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Lavender is one of the most versatile essential oils. It can help you feel good, kill germs, relieve pain, help you sleep and keep annoying insects at bay. Lavender was said to have been brought over from Arabia to sell to Greek traders approximately 600 BC, later reaching the Hyeres Islands off the coast of…

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