Prepper medicine: How to use parsley, a versatile medicinal herb

Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) is a leafy herb native to the Mediterranean region. Its leaves are normally used as a garnish, but they can also be used to make herbal remedies. Parsley has a long history of use in traditional medicine. Healers used its leaves, seeds and roots to treat a slew of ailments, including bruises, insect bites, amenorrhea, allergies, … Continue reading Prepper medicine: How to use parsley, a versatile medicinal herb

Storing salt: 3 Good reasons to stock up on salt

Salt is easily one of the most important ingredients preppers should have in their pantries. For starters, salt is a key ingredient in the daily diet of humans. It supports healthy muscle and nerve function and regulates the fluids in the human body. Plus, salt enhances the flavor of virtually any food and preserves food, too. Salt also … Continue reading Storing salt: 3 Good reasons to stock up on salt

8 Natural treatments for urinary tract infections

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common bladder infections. Most UTIs are caused by bacteria getting into the urinary tract, causing inflammation and pain when urinating. Conventional treatments for UTIs include antibiotics, which are known to cause both acute and long-term adverse side effects. Fortunately, there are many natural ways to treat … Continue reading 8 Natural treatments for urinary tract infections

How to make DIY survival pain relief salve using essential oils

Knowing how to make effective home remedies is a key prepping skill, especially if you want to save money on supplies or avoid the use of store-bought medication that often contains harmful chemicals. Detailed below are several guides on making a DIY version of Tiger Balm, a popular pain relief salve, using natural ingredients like … Continue reading How to make DIY survival pain relief salve using essential oils

Health benefits and conditions improved by supplementing with CoQ10

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a chemical that your body produces naturally. It plays an important role in DNA replication and repair, as well as energy production. In order to use CoQ10, your cells convert its inactive form, ubiquinone, into its active form, ubiquinol. However, as you age and are exposed to various pollutants (including medications such as statins), the … Continue reading Health benefits and conditions improved by supplementing with CoQ10

This ancient plant can protect neurons in the retina from hypoxic injury that causes glaucoma

Ginkgo biloba, or the maidenhair tree, is considered one of the oldest living tree species in the world. It is native to China and is easily recognizable through its fan-shaped leaves. A symbol of longevity and vitality in Ancient China, the leaves, seeds, fruits and nuts of ginkgo biloba were used by traditional healers to treat a wide … Continue reading This ancient plant can protect neurons in the retina from hypoxic injury that causes glaucoma

4 Amazing health benefits of antioxidant-rich olive oil

4 Amazing health benefits of antioxidant-rich olive oil

Need something to finish a recipe? Here are some alternatives to common cooking ingredients

Following a healthy diet if you have food sensitivities or allergies isn’t impossible, but it requires a bit of research. Once you’re familiar with healthier swaps for common ingredients, you can enjoy meals and desserts without sacrificing taste. Who says you can’t have your gluten-free cake and eat it, too? Even if you don’t have a … Continue reading Need something to finish a recipe? Here are some alternatives to common cooking ingredients

Proper sleep hygiene is a must, since your body burns calories even in sleep

Exercise isn’t the only way to burn calories – sleeping is another. The body continues to perform the most basic functions to sustain life, even during sleep. To fuel these functions, the body burns calories for energy. Sleeping and the body Sleeping is a crucial part of a person’s day. As you sleep, the body performs maintenance, … Continue reading Proper sleep hygiene is a must, since your body burns calories even in sleep

Thai medicine’s red physic nut, or wild castor, has a history of use fighting inflammation and cancer

Have you heard of the medicinal plant called red physic nut (Baliospermum montanum)? Also known as wild castor, the red physic nut is a leafy stout undershrub plant that grows in the Middle East and Southeast Asia where it is commonly used in traditional medicine. In Thailand, it is used to treat eczema, muscle and joint inflammation, … Continue reading Thai medicine’s red physic nut, or wild castor, has a history of use fighting inflammation and cancer