Saturday, April 25, 2015

Plant a Garden to Overcome Depression

Americans are spending less time outdoors and depression rates are increasing.  Experts report that we spend 25% less time in nature than we did in 1987.  Meanwhile, 1 in 10 Americans are clinically depressed and taking anti-depressants.
This is serious, considering some of the common side effects of anti-depressants are weight gain, sexual dysfunction, fatigue, insomnia, constipation, agitation, irritability, anxiety, and suicide.  These side effects alone are depressing.

Some argue that anti-depressants are handed out far too easily when simple lifestyle changes might be all we need.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Weed or Herbal Medicine?

We put a lot of effort into eradicating one of Mother Nature's most beneficial medicines.

For millennia, human beings and plants have evolved with one another in a symbiotic relationship. We take care of the plants and they take care of us. Plants grow when and where we need their nutritional and healing properties. 

This is true here wherever you may live. In fact, your home is probably covered in healing medicine, and more likely than not, you have these useful herbs growing in your backyard. Unfortunately, in our modern world, we view these plants as nuisances and weeds instead of the little green miracles that they are.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Nature's Way to Beat Allergy Season

Spring is here, which means allergy season isn't far behind. There are plenty of over-the-counter allergy pills to choose from, however they come with side effects. Common side effects include drowsiness, dizziness, constipation, stomach upset, blurred vision, and dry mouth/nose/throat. If you want to avoid these uncomfortable side effects, there are plenty of other methods that will ease your symptoms.