Magnesium is an essential mineral for staying healthy and is required for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Multiple health benefits of magnesium include transmission of nerve impulses, body temperature regulation, detoxification, energy production, and the formation of healthy bones and teeth.
There is something simply enchanting about the herb rosemary. Perhaps it is the the aromatic woodsy fragrance and the simple beauty of it’s feathery fronds. Or perhaps it is the delicate taste that rosemary lends to soups, stews and brewed teas. For me, it is the powerful healing qualities of rosemary essential oil.
WHAT IS ROSEMARY?
Rosemary is a lovely shrub-like green plant with pale blue flowers and long, needle-like leaves. The aromatic leaves and part of the flowers are used to produce essential oil. Although native to the seaside regions of North Africa and the Mediterranean, today rosemary grows in other parts of the world and is quite prolific.
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Headaches are perhaps one of the most common physical ailments that people experience. Chances are everyone has had one at some point in his or her life. However, because headaches are common doesn’t mean they are all the same.
In fact, there are several different types of headaches and even more differentiating causes, ranging from simple factors such as fasting or hangovers to the life-threatening stroke or brain tumor.
The key to successfully eliminating headaches is to address the cause behind the headache rather than simply addressing the symptoms. (more…)
Mood and Behavior May Be the Only Indicators of Gluten Intolerance
Many patients diagnosed with celiac disease also deal with behavioral and neurological disorders.
Patients with schizophrenia and children with autism show a marked improvement when placed on a gluten-free diet.
Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition that is marked by an immune response to the body’s own intestinal cells.
Autoimmunity is an inside job, and disease comes from a confused immune system, rather than an infectious bug. During a flare-up, the immune system will tag cells lining the small intestine and begin destroying them. (more…)
Magnesium and L-carnitine impact the frequency and severity of migraines, a new clinical trial published in August 2012 reports. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that 21.8 percent of women and 10 percent of men are affected by migraines. (more…)
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Ask anyone if MSG is dangerous, and you’ll get a myriad of responses. Some of the more scientifically-minded among us will scoff at the notion that MSG is dangerous or poses real health risks. Sure, they’ll allow, there are a few sensitive people who get headaches or migraines when they eat it, but MSG doesn’t actually harm the rest of us.
Or does it? (more…)
For many people, vanilla may the key for eliminating headaches. Vanilla extract contains eugenol, an essential oil that has antiseptic and analgesic properties and which helps unclog blood vessels.
The ancient Egyptians discovered that vanilla beans would cure a headache almost every time regardless of how serious the duration or intensity. Though they did not discover why vanilla worked, they found that it was three times more effective than their previous best treatment, turmeric.
One headache sufferer reported that nothing had worked for his constant headaches of 40 years until he turned to vanilla. He drank a tablespoon of pure vanilla extract in 8 ounces of water before going to bed and the next morning the usual headache pain was only half its normal intensity. Two days later it was gone completely and hasn’t returned in over a year.
If vanilla doesn’t do the trick, here are some other natural headache remedies to try: (more…)