How to Build Kids’ Immunity for Back to School

Though my family has chosen to homeschool for various reasons, we’re not immune to the influx of illness as school begins. We aren’t outside as much as the weather gets colder, and our trips veer away from outdoor adventures toward library trips, homeschool co-ops, and other places where germs love to hang out. Looking around a public place you would think that chemical hand sanitizer is the best way to avoid illness (those dispensers are everywhere!). In reality, our best defense against illness is a strong immune system. Building up…

Monk Fruit Extract: Healthy or Food Fad?

Sugar is almost unavoidable in our modern society, but it has a huge impact on our health. That’s why many are looking for sugar alternatives. But artificial sweeteners aren’t any better! Monk fruit extract is an alternative to these sweeteners. It’s low in calories and may be a good choice for those avoiding sugar and artificial sweeteners (though it should also be used in moderation). What Is Monk Fruit? Monk fruit (Siraitia grosvenorii) is also known as luo han guo fruit. It is native to southern China. This small orange…

Effects of Fluoride on Thyroid & Body

You likely know that mercury, lead, and other heavy metals are not great for the body and can cause a host of issues. But whether or not fluoride is safe (or effective) is more controversial. Is Fluoride Beneficial? In the early part of the twentieth century, it was discovered that small communities who had higher levels of naturally occurring fluoride in their drinking water had fewer dental caries (cavities). Naturally fluoridated water at about 1mg/L seemed to be beneficial to dental health. (Fluoride that is naturally occurring is calcium fluoride.)…

Added benefits of Time-Limited Consuming: The place to Start out

The normal tips for many years has been to consume compact meals and treats all over the day to keep blood sugar in harmony and power up. But it turns out this tips may possibly not essentially be greatest for anyone. Together with intermittent fasting, time-restricted ingesting has tons of overall health advantages supported by study. What Is Time-Limited Ingesting? Time-limited ingesting (TRE) is the follow of eating all of your food in just an eight to twelve hour window for the duration of the working day. Researchers at the…

How Autophagy Helps the Body Cleanse Itself

A gentle detox bath is a great way to relax and remove some toxins in the body. But if you want to get serious about detoxing, autophagy is the way to go. This natural cleansing process is an amazing way to improve health and support cellular homeostasis. What Is Autophagy? Autophagy is a body process that translates as “self-eating.” The word is derived from the Greek words auto (self) and phagy (eating). This detox process involves the body using old parts as building blocks to create new cell formation. Because it recycles “junk”…

Why Beets Are One particular of the Healthiest Food items

Beetroot powder is one of my preferred approaches to include attractive coloration to selfmade natural beauty merchandise. But beets are astounding for motives over and above their magnificent colour. Beetroots and beet greens are wonderful powerhouses of nutrition and can help the physique in multiple methods when provided in a balanced diet plan. What’s in a Beet? Beetroots are an remarkable meals that has a distinctive nutritional profile. They contain a minimal little bit of almost everything! Consider a appear at this list: Folate Manganese Potassium Vitamin C Magnesium Iron…

SPF Apparel & Other Sunscreen Options

I have been acknowledged to make my possess sunscreen, but it is not the principal factor I do for natural sun protection. There are a lot of drawbacks to utilizing sunscreen solely to secure the pores and skin from sunshine destruction, and a great deal of other ways to approach it. Is Sunshine Exposure Often Poor? Mainstream health care advice says that sunshine publicity leads to cancer even though sunscreen stops it. Nevertheless, sunscreen doesn’t will need to be the only probable resolution. Also, some sunlight exposure is actually really…

Is Glowing H2o A Healthy Drink Option?

When it comes to drinks, I consider to adhere with filtered h2o given that it is the very best way to continue to be hydrated. But when in a whilst I crave something diverse. I have an arsenal of healthier drinks to pick from, including sparkling h2o. But not all glowing drinking water is nutritious! Here’s what you have to have to know about this beverage. What Is Glowing Drinking water? Glowing h2o is drinking water that is infused with carbon dioxide possibly obviously or during creation. The carbon dioxide…

Why to Try Forest Bathing to Recharge and Relax

We all know that being outside is important for optimal health. Between the fresh air, exercise, vitamin D, and other benefits of the outdoors, just being outside as much as possible can have a positive impact on our health. So it’s not surprising that forest bathing would have similar effects. But this outdoor activity goes beyond that and has some of its own unique benefits. What Is Forest Bathing? Forest bathing, also known as Shinrin-yoku Forest Therapy, is the act of immersing yourself in nature as a healing and preventative…

Sunscreen Safety: SPF, UVA, UVB, Oxybenzone & Vitamin D

Years ago, I shared my homemade sunscreen recipe and explained why I avoid most conventional sunscreens. Recently, reports from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and Consumer Reports have warned consumers against using many types of conventional sunscreens, especially on children. Some places have even gone as far as banning chemicals in certain formulations. Why We Need to Look at Sunscreen Safety Sunscreen use has risen in past decades, as media outlets and doctors tout its benefits for protecting against skin cancer, UV rays, and sunburn. The problem with this billion…