Stretch That Calms and Soothes The Nerves

Yoga involves deep breathing, stilling the mind, and focusing solely on the postures. The ancient practice combines mindfulness and meditation with gentle movement for a flow that’s mentally soothing and stress-reducing. While the benefits of yoga are limitless, it stimulates hormones in the brain and heals the nervous system, which works to calm your mind … Read more

Natural PainkiIIlers

Chronic pain affects about 1 in 5 people in the U.S., making it difficult if not impossible to work and enjoy family and social time. If you have chronic pain — typically defined as longer than three months and not responding to treatment — your body hasn’t turned off the pain messages to the brain, … Read more

Cabbage Wrapping Can Help With…

Making a “cabbage bandage” to harness the inflammation-fighting powers of cabbage leaves is easy. All you need is cabbage (red or green is fine, though red cabbage is more likely to leave behind stains), aluminum foil, a cutting board, a rolling pin (wine bottles and tin cans are great alternatives), gauze, and an oven. Keep … Read more

How To Freeze Avocado

Here’s how it’s done: Wash the avocado, skin still on. Cut the fruit in half, and peel. If you are opting to keep them as halves, put them in a Ziploc bag and freeze. If you’re pureeing, either mash the avocados with a fork or in a food processor with a little bit of lime … Read more

Food & Exercise

“Food is the most widely abused anti-anxiety drug in America, and exercise is the most potent yet underutilized antidepressant.” ~Bill Phillips Having an active lifestyle is no doubt a good thing, and it can help some people, but the evidence for anti-depressive effects of exercise is both tenuous and overstated. Saying that exercise is the … Read more

Every School Should Have A Gardening Program

A garden offers opportunities to teach life skills such as gardening and cooking. The garden setting helps broaden the way teachers look at both curriculum and their students. The garden provides a connection for the students to their school. The garden can provide a context for rituals and celebrations. The garden provides a context for … Read more

Cucumbers

Cucumbers have a mild, refreshing taste and a high water content. They can help relieve dehydration and are pleasant to eat in hot weather. People eat cucumber as a savory food, but it is a fruit. It also features in some beauty products. The cucumber is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family. Other members of … Read more

Health Benefits of Cucumbers

Here’s Why You Should Make Cucumber Infused Water A Part Of Your Weight Loss Plan Weight loss: If you are trying to lose weight, drinking cucumber water is one of the easiest things you can do. This beverage has almost zero calories and helps in quick weight loss.

Wrong Is Wrong

It is a restatement of the antithesis to a very common logical fallacy; the argumentum ad populum or “appeal to the masses”. The shorthand of the fallacy is, “a hundred million people can’t all be wrong”. It’s an appeal to an arbitrarily large number of people who, it is asserted, favor or support an idea, … Read more

When Your Banana Turns Brown

When the banana is kept in the refrigerator, the enzymatic reactions are stopped by the cold but the production of ethylene hormone continues. This turns its skin black. Although overripe bananas may not really look very appetising–the fruit turns soggy while the banana peel may turn black or brown–they are very good for our health. … Read more