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Welcome and thank you for taking the time to go through the meticulously collected information of this blog post. Here we will talk about Menopause treatment or should we say Menopause natural and herbal prevention methods, Menopause and Post Menopause symptoms and Menopause natural and unnatural causes. We hope that after reading this blog post you will have enough information to get you started on supporting you overall health and well being during or after Menopause. North American and Worldwide Menopause Demographics First let’s start with some North American and World wide Menopause related statistics: According to an overview from the North American Menopause Society, the exact figures on the number of postmenopausal women and the number reaching menopause each year are not known. However, an estimated 6,000 US women reach menopause every day (over 2 million per year). In 2000, there were an estimated 45.6 million postmenopausal women in

Before we get to any list of hypertension symptoms, let’s check some interesting findings and get to know more about High Blood Pressure. According to the US National Center for Health Statistics, about 1 in every 4 American adults has high blood pressure (HBP), clinically termed as Hypertension. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) the ratio is similar for European adults (mainly from East Central Europe) and 1 in every 5 adults in Canada. China also has issues with high blood pressure. The numbers as you can see are quite alarming. It’s considered the number one reason for long-term treatment in Europe and many other countries –followed by joint pain and diabetes. High blood pressure is not a disease but rather a serious medical condition that can result from other diseases such as obesity and diabetes. If not treated urgently the consequences are far from insignificant as it could

Now that we all have settled in to a lovely yet gloomy automn, we start realizing that the days are suddenly getting shorter and shorter, so short that we don’t feel we get enough sunlight and vitamin D supply for the day. Our living body is like this delicious cocktail of natural chemicals that fight for balance. If we can’t control how the external environment affects our balance -like a dark gloomy season – we absolutely can counter by taking control over our internal environment through a wide spectrum of activities like food, exercise, music, meditation and brain training. This season is known to trigger multiple mood disorders such as anxiety and depression. We talked on a previous post about how to help relieve anxiety and today we want to talk about the latter; the infamous yet so intimate and personal depression. Depression is a mood disorder in which emptiness

Summer’s sun has left us for a while now, leaving in its place Falls’ winds. Our memories of a past sun are starting to fade away as we look at the red amber of the maple leaves. As you take a walk on the deck or streets you realize that Summer’s heat is no more. However, we will always be here to make sure that the seasonal change won’t affect your health and state of mind. In this post we’ll talk to  you about a Cold and Flu home remedy, that will help you fight a seasonal cold that persists in keeping you in bed. This herbal remedy was inspired by Susanna and Nancy Reppert from The Rosemary House, in the remedy we will use two main herbal ingredients which are Yarrow and Boneset and we will show you how to make a nice warm tea or a tincture to

No matter the season, no matter where you go, make sure as much as you can that the food you eat comes from a reliable source. Although there is only so much you can do to avoid an unfortunate food poisoning incident, we found a bunch of easy to prepare herbal remedies that could help alleviate the symptoms. The main ones you have to look out for are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and sometimes even fever. The remedies for food poisoning that are linked to this blog post were found on Top 10 home remedies, a blog dedicated to natural home DIYs. We picked some, so feel free to visit the sources at the bottom of the remedy pages for more. Ginger root has a long history of being used as medicine to help digestion and treat stomach upset, diarrhea, and nausea. It was actually proven in the lab that ginger essential

Summer has already been teasing us for a long time now, even though spring has more blooms to offer. The days are sometimes hotter or milder but certainly not colder. During this season one tends to venture out and discover nature deeply and for longer days. While all this sounds amazing, don’t forget to always be a “safe camper” and basically be ready to protect yourself and others against the most simple things from mother nature. One of the remedies you should always pack up with you when going on a road or camping trip is Kloss’s Liniment. This remedy is inspired by both Frugally Sustainable and The Essential Herbal blogs. We gathered 2 versions of this remedy, one that could be used to reduce the skin symptoms of a sunburn and the other of a rash caused by Poison Ivy. In both versions we use Goldenseal, Myrrh and Cayenne

While you are enjoying the outdoors or home taking care of day to day stuff, you may bump into something, forget about it, then be surprised when you discover the huge bluish-purple or even blackish stain on you – your leg most likely. If you get to the bruise right after the injury occurs, you should put as much ice on the injury as possible. Take a bag of frozen peas for example. The cold will help lessen the inflammation by lessening the blood flow to the injured area which will help in reducing the size of the bruise. Now, to help with the inflammation, you can try this bruise butter we discovered. Thanks to Tina Sams, we were able to curate you this remedy found in her blog. This bruise butter is mainly made out of Calendula flowers, a plant that we discussed previously in a blog post about

Anxiety could be defined as “an unpleasant emotional state for which the cause is not readily identifiable or perceived to be uncontrollable or unavoidable”. It’s this general feeling of worriness that we all experience once in a while or it could be a more present condition that interferes with our daily life, in this case called General Anxiety Disorder (GAD). Treatment of anxiety depends on what’s causing it. In this post we will talk about a remedy that can help in case the anxiety has no physical causes, which means that it’s not caused by medications or by a medical condition. This remedy uses an herb called Lemon Balm. Native to Europe and grown all over the world, this calming herb from the mint family was used since the Middle Ages to reduce stress and mild to moderate anxiety. Another study investigated the effect of Cyracos administration, a lemon balm

Another illeness that could be due to seasonal allergies is a Sinusitis. It occurs when your sinuses, located behind the forehead, nasal bones, cheeks, and eyes, are infected from a virus, bacteria or fungus. Most sinus infections can be cured with self-care measures combined with medical treatment in case the infection is persistent. In order to reduce the congestion in your sinuses you could apply a warm, moist washcloth to your face several times a day or inhale steamed water or use a Neti pot to flush the sinuses. Studies indicate that Lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus) possesses various pharmacological qualities such as anti-amoebic, antibacterial, antidiarrheal, antifilarial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties, which explains why it could help relieve the congestion of the sinuses. As an additional step to reduce sinus congestion for adults, you could check out the remedy attached to this post where we show you how to prepare and

As a follow up to our first post on the pleasant upcoming spring, we will talk in this post about a third list of symptoms due to seasonal allergies, which are itchy nose, itchy throat and excessive sneezing. We will offer you here a way out, a possibility to dare to take a walk outside the walls of your home and feel the fresh air overflowing outside the windows of your living room. We discovered in our search for natural remedies, the infamous stinging nettle. This plant has long been used in the history of medicine. It has been used for centuries in medieval Europe as a diuretic (to increase urine production) and to treat joint pain. Today, we discovered a new vocation for it, which is the treatment of inflammatory diseases. This plant has the capacity to reduce the amount of histamines that the body produces in response to

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