Get Better Digestion

November 25, 2016

Man Eating Burger at HomeIt’s probably on your mind already—digestion—whether you’re uncomfortable right now, or thinking about how you need to make better decisions in the future.

You might be a healthy eater, cheat occasionally, or subscribed to the typical American diet. All types can sometimes run into digestion troubles, because what we eat is only the beginning. Yes, a diet rich with fruits and vegetables nurtures the good bacteria in your gut, helping improve overall health, and digestion in particular. But even the best diet can become impaired (for example, a virus could trigger inflammation; Lyme Disease is a good example because a prolonged case start affecting the organs).

How you eat can impact digestion, too, of course, and it’s always good to go down the checklist of easy steps before doing more. So make sure you eat slow (to allow your brain to process how much you’ve eat, and avoid swallowing air) and with a warm glass of water (or tea, if that’s more your thing!). Read more about digestion…

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Tea in the KitchenWhat we drink is a true “first world problem”. Although our water isn’t perfect, it’s pretty good. But a lot of people hate the taste, or get pulled into something sweeter, juicier, fattier, or just fancier. Many prefer water extra iced, only from their own city, or just from a fancy bottle.

For an essential component of our health, we treat it pretty casually.

If you want an alternative to water, or something that does a little more for your health besides hydrate you, try a cup of tea. You may already realize that a good cup of tea is great for easing stress, and that a caffeine free herbal tea may go even further, helping to support health in otherways.

For instance, our Jiaogulan tea is well known for offering cardiovascular support, but it may offer some digestive support, too. Read more about Jiaogulan tea…

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Hand with ScarMost people just accept scars, especially older ones. But you can help your skin heal scars both old and new, naturally.

It’s actually pretty simple, it just requires a little bit of support, inside and out.

Once a wound is healed and you’re left with a scar, make sure you take a couple ongoing precautions: keep it out of the sun, and keep it moisturized. Colloidal silver has a well-known history of helping with skin wounds and healing, and you can keep using it for scar support.

Then, to start helping to reduce scar tissue, start by including a digestive enzyme in your diet, like Digest Aid. It helps with breaking down scar tissue. Make sure that your diet also includes a balance and variety of nutrients (what doesn’t a balanced diet help with?).

Next, support your scar directly. Pick your favorite oil—flaxseed oil, olive oil, coconut oil—whether it’s your general favorite or just the right one for your skin type. Massage it in, the massage will help stimulate healing and break it up scar tissue, especially if done consistently. It will help with keeping it soft and moist, and give the benefits of the oil (they each have their own). Read More

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Nebulizer GirlNebulizers are trending up—a lot of people are being told to get one, but they may not be sure what to do with it afterward. If you haven’t yet encountered nebulizers, they’re a device that turns liquid into a breathable mist; they can be a great immune support tool during cold and flu season, so you may want to jump ahead of things and pick one up today.

There are lots of natural ways you can support your immune system (and specifically your lungs) when you have a nebulizer on hand. One of the most common recommendations in natural health circles is to used purified water and salt, but I’m not the biggest fan of it—it needs to be made really clear that tap water, even boiled and cooled tap water, isn’t good enough given how sensitive lungs are. For people familiar with sinus rinses and sinus floods wanting to take another step to support their respiratory system, they need to know that the high level of care their nasal cavities demand isn’t high enough for your lungs. And not just any bottled water will do, either, since some are tap water or even unpurified spring water. The label needs to indicate an extra step like reverse osmosis, distilled, or purified in some other way. Then there’s adding salt. How much varies person to person, case by case, and recommendations from different people can have a wide range of disagreement.

It may seem basic and easy, but I like to stick to a higher standard that doesn’t require as much work if you’re feeling under the weather: colloidal silver is a safer, faster, easier, better choice. Just make sure to choose a high quality brand, like MesoSilver®, which offers the lowest possible ionic content, small particle size, and a high count of parts per million (of silver nano particles in water). Read more about nebulizers…

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Dog and Cat in SnowEvery cat and dog is different. Snow might be fun, or they might turn right back around into the house (some cats may be unable to decide, and go back and forth!). Whether your pets are older, younger, outdoor adventurers or home bodies, there are winter safety tips that can keep pets safe, happy, and comfortable all winter long.

First, don’t make assumptions about how well your pet’s coat works.

Only a few breeds have coats that will let them spend extended time outdoors (and even then they still need a warm dry shelter; and blankets may sap heat more than provide it). Being well groomed (no matted coats) helps. A better rule of thumb is that if you are starting to feel cold and ready to go in, your pet is, too. When your pet stops playing, it’s time to come in.

Some popular breeds/mixed breeds need a little more help, since they have coats made for warm, always temperate climates. Dog-coats aren’t just a frivolous fashion accessory, some fluff-balls need them before going outdoors.

You can extend time outdoors by going out during the hottest times of days (it’s good for you, too, since Vitamin D levels are boosted by sun exposure!). Read more about pets and winter…

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