What Is Vegan Cooking?

Diet, Nutrition, Vegan Diet
Many people on our modern society are concerned with multiple issues. Because health and the environment are two very big issues some turn to vegan cooking as their personal solution. People want to eat well and lessen their environmental impact. Threats of global warming and obesity are two of the biggest concerns. Some people decide they want to tackle both at the same time. Making the choice to become a vegan is a decision that is made just as much for health reasons as well as environmental and ethical ones. Vegan cooking is simply food that is prepared within the vegan specifications so that it supports that lifestyle. SO, WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE VEGAN. ANYWAY? Vegan is a subset of vegetarianism. There are several different types. Some vegetarians…
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Personal Care Home Remedies

Anti Aging, Health, Natural Healing
10 personal care home remedies to improve skin and hair using ingredients. Most of us will go to a lot of trouble to keep to a strict beauty regimen so that our skin, hair, and nails look gorgeous all the time. People across the world spend millions to reach their beauty goals and to try and prevent themselves from going under the knife eventually. The beauty industry is a multi-billion-dollar business, and most of the products are not your typical home ingredients, but commercial products, packed with chemical ingredients; some of which can often cause allergies and damage to your hair and skin. Look at some hectic sounding chemical names found in beauty ingredients: You definitely don't want these in your list of personal care home remedies. o Methyl, Butyl,…
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Using Essential OIls

Essential Oil, Natural Healing
Using Essential oils might help if you wake up each morning only to feel just as tired as when you went to bed, have trouble maintaining your energy level throughout the day, struggle with fatigue, tiredness, or an overall lack of energy. There are many different types and ways to use essential oils to help you feel more positive, have more energy, and give you the lift you need to get through your day. Using Essential oils is becoming increasingly popular for use as both herbal remedies and home care products. Essential oils are extracted from plants using specific techniques that keep the medicinal and therapeutic benefits of the plant while yielding an easy-to-use form. Using essential oils can influence your stress level, blood pressure, immune system, heart rate, and…
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Energy Boosting Essential Oils

Essential Oil, Natural Healing
Energy Boosting Essential Oils come in several categories including Minty Oils, Citrus Oils, Spice Flavor Oils, Herbal Oils and more. Let's have a look at these Energy Boosting Essential Oils in some detail. Minty Oils Minty oils, like peppermint, spearmint, and eucalyptus are all excellent for promoting concentration, alertness, and enhancing mental clarity. These oils work well in the morning, to help you start your day off with focus, or to help you get over the late-afternoon doldrums. Like a cup of coffee, these essential oils give you an instant boost of energy. 1. Peppermint Essential Oil Peppermint essential oil is used for a variety of medicinal purposes because of its high concentration of menthol. This compound gives peppermint oil its antimicrobial properties that help is control bacteria and fungi, plus menthol provides pain…
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Energy Boosting Essential Oil Blends

Essential Oil, Natural Healing
Mixing essential oils allows you to enjoy the benefits of several at one time. You can use these energy boosting essential oil blends in your diffuser or inhale then directly. Tips for Mixing Essential Oils • Mix the oils of your choice in dark, glass bottles with eyedropper caps. • Add just a few drops of any essential oil at a time. • Roll the bottle between your hands. This will warm the oils slightly and help them mix properly. • Experimentation may be necessary to find the blend that works best for you. • Write down the exact recipe you used for each blend, so you will know what you want to keep (or change) the next time you make a blend. Here are our favorite, energy boosting essential…
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Rose Essential Oil

Holistic Medicine, Natural Healing
5 Uses For Rose Essential Oil Rose essential oil is known for its rich scent as well as its many therapeutic uses. Distilled from the petals of one of the most recognizable and valuable flowers on the planet, rose essential oil is a true prize to have in your essential oil arsenal. From aromatherapy to topical applications, this essential oil has many uses that can benefit your physical and mental health. Here are our top five favorite uses for this classic essential oil. Help Your Depression Aromatherapy using this particular essential oil has been proven to decrease depression symptoms and elevate mood in many people. Roses have long been prized for their scent, and the floral aromas have graced gardens and bouquets for centuries for a good reason. Recent research…
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Benefits of Spirulina

Natural Healing, Nutrition
The benefits of Spirulina Most people can enjoy the benefits of Spirulina, but there are some people who will benefit more than others. These are:  Children who don’t eat enough vegetables or sufficient balanced food intakes.  Teenagers in rapid growth spurts who need a burst of nutrients – spirulina is highly suitable for this.  Pregnant woman requiring the extra nutrients.  Seniors who are unable to eat correctly and who have difficulty managing to get in three sufficient meals a day.  Athletes and sports lovers who require extra nutrients for the extra energy required.  Today’s modern people who rush around, not finding the time to eat good nutritional meals.  Sick patients and other people who require the high nutrients to aid in their recovery.…
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What Is Spirulina

Natural Healing, Nutrition
Not everyone has heard about Spirulina. Its scientific name is Arthrospira platensis and it is a spiral-shaped small microscopic organism. Commonly, people call it chlorophyll or algae. There are several species of the genus, but Arthrospira platensis is the one most widely distributed. Probably all of us have at some time in our lives, seen that green scum-like stuff floating on top of ponds and dams, not really believing that it would turn out to be an invaluable and viable food source. Naturally, all the special processes of turning it into spirulina didn’t just happen overnight. Nevertheless, It has a rich history of starting off as that “scum”, to what it is today, enjoyed and accepted as a food packed with nutrients with many, many health benefits. Humble beginnings to…
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Stop Panic Attacks Before They Start

Mindset, Panic Attacks, Stress Management
This article presents ideas on how to stop panic attacks before they start. Panic attacks are typically described as sudden and extreme bouts of fear and apprehension. While these attacks can happen at any time, stressful or traumatic situations can make you more prone to experiencing them. That being said, one major thing you can do to help fend off future panic attacks is to learn how to manage stress properly. Here are a few tips to get you started. Count to Ten Unfortunately, you don’t always make the best decisions in the face of stress or a crisis. When a stressful situation comes your way, step away from the problem and count to ten. Use this time to collect yourself and think about the decision that’s right for you.…
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Prevent Panic Attacks Naturally

Natural Healing, Panic Attacks, Stress Management
This article presents some all natural ways to prevent panic attacks. Panic attacks are typically the result of high levels of anxiety or stress. Unfortunately, no one is immune to the possibility of a panic attack. The uncomfortable and sometimes debilitating experience can strike at any time. On a brighter note, should the problem occur, there are several things you can try to ward of panic attacks naturally - by way of reducing your anxiety. Here are some anxiety busters to consider. Chamomile Chamomile is a herb containing anti-anxiety properties, and it is commonly brewed into tea. Some of the calming compounds found in chamomile work by binding to receptors in the brain. These same receptors are the ones that respond to drugs such as Xanax and Valium. Chamomile, with…
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