Dherbs - The Best All Natural Herbal Remedies & Products https://www.dherbs.com Buy the best herbal supplements, natural remedies, and herbal remedies from Dherbs. We're the #1 alternative medicine store online. ✓ Visit and shop now! Fri, 09 Aug 2019 10:08:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Pros And Cons Of A Salt Water Flush https://www.dherbs.com/articles/the-pros-and-cons-of-a-salt-water-flush/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/the-pros-and-cons-of-a-salt-water-flush/#comments Fri, 09 Aug 2019 10:08:52 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=99711 Salt water flushes are used to remove waste from the colon, but are they safe and are they the answer to releasing excess weight?

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Colon cleansing has become a popular way to remove toxins and waste from the body. The primary goals are typically to improve overall health, digestion, and to release excess weight. Salt water flushes are commonly practiced to rid the colon of waste, but mixed reviews and the overall safety of this process can make people hesitant or nervous.

 

As with anything that involves your health, it is always best to do thorough research before attempting it. In the case of the salt water flush, many people report weight loss, release of fluid retention, and improved gut health via forced bowel movements. Not everyone benefits from salt water flushes, though. In fact, many people can experience dehydration, vomiting, overall weakness, and imbalanced electrolytes. The success of a salt water cleanse will depend entirely on each individual and the inner-workings of his or her body.

 

What Is A Salt Water Flush?

The body needs salt to complete biochemical processes, including cell wall stability, muscle contractions, nutrient absorption, pH balance, and adrenal and thyroid gland function. The idea behind mixing salt into drinking water is a way to stimulate the body’s ability to naturally cleanse itself and eliminate waste. The goal is to get one’s health back on track, feel lighter, and be less weighed down by the waste that exists in the digestive tract. The build-up of waste is often attributed to poor diet, which can lead to constipation, digestive issues, low energy, and chronic inflammation. Roughly 20% of the American population suffers from regular constipation, thus explaining the piqued interest in the many forms of cleansing.

 

What Does A Salt Water Flush Do To The Body?

Salt is often perceived in a negative light, primarily because people consume table salt and other sodium-rich foods that contribute to high blood pressure. Real sea salt, on the other hand, should exist in every person’s diet. Sea salt does contain a lot of sodium, but it is balanced out by the inherent minerals, including magnesium, potassium, calcium, and over 60 additional trace minerals. Now, it is not recommended to drink salt water all the time because the kidneys and bladder would cause a greater loss of water than supplied to the body. Sea salt activates the enzymes that are responsible for digestive processes, which is why people turn to salt water flushes. Some other benefits are listed below:

  • Clears up digestive issues
  • Lowers pains in inflamed muscles
  • Eases sore throats
  • Reduces water retention
  • Supplies the body with trace minerals
  • Helps balance hormones and electrolytes
  • Encourages healthy metabolic processes

 

How To Do A Salt Water Flush:

According to many anecdotal reports, it is optimal to perform a salt water flush in the morning on an empty stomach. This will completely depend on your personal schedule, but flushing the body prior to eating is ideal. The flush takes about two hours from the moment you drink the salt water until you finish emptying your bowels. Be sure to allow yourself enough time to use the bathroom several times before you leave the house, or do a salt water flush on your day off. It is best to do this once every couple weeks to encourage the production of healthy bacteria in your microbiome.

 

Salt Water Flush Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • glass jar with lid
  • 1 liter hot filtered water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Instructions:

  • Heat up the water in a large saucepan, but don’t boil it. Remove from the heat and pour it into the glass jar.
  • Add the sea salt and fresh lemon juice to the water, screw on the cap, and shake the jar to combine. Alternatively, you can stir the mixture with a mixing spoon to dissolve the salt in the water.
  • Drink the entire mixture in five minutes if possible.
  • Lay on your side and massage one side of your stomach. Roll to the other side and repeat.
  • Shortly after consuming the mixture, you should feel an urge to use the restroom. You may have to go more than once, occasionally needing to use the restroom for a couple hours to completely eliminate intestinal waste.

 

The Risks Associated With A Salt Water Flush:

The salt water flush is not for every person, and each person will have to choose to try or not try the flush at his or her own will. As with all forms of cleansing, some side effects can occur. It is quite possible to experience dehydration, due to the complete evacuation of your bowels. According to several gastroenterologists, salt water flushes can induce lots of diarrhea, causing the complete emptying of fluids, which can leave you in a dehydrated state. If you perform a salt water flush, make sure to sufficiently hydrate throughout the day to replenish your fluids. A salt water flush can also cause an electrolyte imbalance, commonly associated with dehydration. When the body is in an over-hydrated or dehydrated state, problems can occur, disrupting the delicate balance of electrolytes. One can also experience vomiting or muscle aches.

 

Before trying the salt water flush, be sure to do your research and see if it is right for you. Some people are more toxic and others and may require this style of cleansing to fully eliminate waste.

 

Sources:

https://www.livestrong.com/article/283140-salt-water-cleanse-for-weight-loss/

https://draxe.com/health/detox/salt-water-flush/

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321680.php

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New Biodegradable Plastics Are Made From Cactus https://www.dherbs.com/articles/general-topics/new-biodegradable-plastics-are-made-from-cactus/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/general-topics/new-biodegradable-plastics-are-made-from-cactus/#comments Thu, 08 Aug 2019 18:31:26 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=99801 Eco-friendly and biodegradable plastics are necessary, and one Mexican researcher found a way to make bio-plastics from cactus juice.

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Researchers at the University of Valle de Atemajac near Guadalajara, Mexico, have figured out how to make biodegradable plastics from the juice of the edible nopal cactus, commonly known as the prickly pear cactus. Tests have shown that this bright green liquid undergoes a magical transformation, when mixed with other natural materials. In short, it becomes a bio-plastic.

 

About 19 billion pounds of plastic end up in the ocean each year. On average, humans consume about 50,000 pieces of microplastic each year because plastics break down in landfills and make their way into the food system. While developments like this biodegradable cactus-based plastic make positive strides toward a healthier nontoxic future, there aren’t enough biodegradable options to balance the plastic that is produced worldwide.

Plastic Fact: Roughly 1.15-2.41 million tons of plastic enter the ocean from rivers each year. Divers found a KFC bag from the 1970s off the coast of Queensland, Australia during an ocean cleanup about a month ago.

This new plastic starts to break down after one month in the soil or home composter, and within days of it being in the water. Do you understand what that means??? That means that if cactus-based plastic makes its way into the ocean or rivers, it will safely dissolve. Should this development replace actual plastics, we won’t have to look at videos of straws in turtle noses online anymore. Yay for eco-friendly developments! Unlike plastics made from fossil fuels, the cactus-based plastic is carbon neutral. It is made from the cactus juice sugars, which have a viscous consistency, making it easier to produce solid material. After fiber is removed from the juice, it is mixed with glycerol, proteins, natural waxes, and colorants. It is dried on a hot plat to yield think plastic sheets.

Plastic Fact: In the beginning months of 2019, a dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, which is the deepest point of the ocean, discovered a single plastic bag.

Corn, which is currently used to make compostable forks or cups, has an environmental footprint because of the fertilizers and other resources that are used during the growing process. Cactus, on the other hand, is a survivor of a plant that doesn’t require specific growing conditions, growing in areas that you wouldn’t think of for farming.

 

The only downside to this new cactus-plastic is that it isn’t as long lasting as plastic made from fossil fuels. It will be single-use only because of the current durability. The plus side is that it is more biodegradable than the other plastic alternatives on the market. The researchers aren’t just stopping at plastic utensils, though. The creation of cactus-plastic has opened the door to start creating shopping bags, jewelry, toys, and cosmetic containers. Tests to determine how much weight the plastic can hold are currently being conducted. Finally, the researchers have teamed up with several companies that are interested in making this new bio-plastic a large scale operation. We want to leave you with this: a lot of damage has been done to the environment, but it is never too late to start making positive changes.

 

Sources:

https://www.fastcompany.com/90365199/this-new-biodegradable-plastic-is-made-from-cactus

https://bioplasticsnews.com/2018/06/13/bioplastics-cactus/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottsnowden/2019/07/14/scientist-in-mexico-creates-biodegradable-plastic-from-prickly-pear-cactus/#dcf73ad6c49f

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5 Ways To Fight Chronic Inflammation https://www.dherbs.com/articles/5-ways-to-fight-chronic-inflammation/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/5-ways-to-fight-chronic-inflammation/#comments Thu, 08 Aug 2019 10:35:12 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=83814 Chronic inflammation plays a role in almost every disease. See what you can do to eliminate chronic inflammation for a healthier body.

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Inflammation is a natural bodily response to injury or infection. It is the body’s way of getting more immune activity and nourishment into the specific area that needs to heal. Chronic inflammation, however, is a different story. It has the potential to be destructive and people don’t typically suspect it as a cause of poor health.

 

Many studies have suggested that inflammation plays a role in the development of serious conditions like Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s diseases, cancer, and heart disease. Recent studies have also linked chronic inflammation to the development of depression and anxiety. While chronic inflammation can be influenced by genetics, other factors like stress, poor dietary choices, exposure to environmental pollutants, and smoking cigarettes can cause excess inflammation. Help decrease inflammation in the body by using the following tips in your daily life.

 

Skip The Sugar:

Eating too much sugar can take a toll on your adrenal glands, which makes it harder for you to cope with stress over time. Consuming sugar raises inflammation levels by triggering the release of cytokines, which are pro-inflammatory. Watch out for the hidden sugars in items you wouldn’t suspect. We are referring to salad dressings, condiments, sodas, and tomato sauce.

 

Meditate:

This may seem ridiculous to some, but meditation is a great way to reduce stress. Research has indicated that chronic stress can negatively affect the immune system, which can induce inflammation. Take about 10-15 minutes each day to meditate in some peace and quiet. If meditation isn’t your cup of tea, try to find a calming outlet or activity, like walking or yoga.

 

Eat A Lot Of Anti-Inflammatory Spices:

Spices are the unsung heroes of the kitchen. Not only do they make the food taste good, but they also have tons of health properties. Turmeric and ginger, for instance, provide powerful antioxidants that help to fight inflammation. It is advised to pair turmeric with black pepper because that helps the body absorb the curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric. Fight inflammation with other herbs like rose hips, garlic, and nettle.

 

Start Your Mornings With A Green Smoothie:

Leafy greens have been known to fight inflammation in the body. Starting your mornings with a pre-digested smoothie (meaning your body doesn’t have to work to break down the food) can help kick start your metabolism and digestion. Many leafy greens like arugula, romaine, spinach, and kale can contain vitamins A, D, E, and K, all of which help to decrease levels of CRP, which is an inflammatory protein. Visit our smoothie section for creative green smoothie recipes.

 

Eat Sulfur Rich Veggies:

Methylation is like a biochemical superhighway in the body and it helps to protect the gut, brain, and DNA from inflammation. You can support methylation by eating sulfur-rich vegetables like Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, or broccoli, all of which help to lower the inflammatory acid known as homocysteine.

 

Sources:

https://www.drweil.com/diet-nutrition/anti-inflammatory-diet-pyramid/reducing-whole-body-inflammation/

https://www.prevention.com/health/a20437466/tips-to-beat-inflammation/

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/foods-that-fight-inflammation-in-the-body

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Raw Rainbow Power Salad To Boost Your Energy https://www.dherbs.com/recipes/recipe/raw-rainbow-power-salad-to-boost-your-energy/ https://www.dherbs.com/recipes/recipe/raw-rainbow-power-salad-to-boost-your-energy/#comments Wed, 07 Aug 2019 18:09:52 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?post_type=recipe&p=71486 Power up with this rainbow salad that is filled with antioxidants, essential vitamins and minerals, and a whole lot of texture and flavor.

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One of the best things about this salad is that every bite is filled with different textures and flavors. Remember, it is always beneficial to eat your colors, i.e. eat salads with a lot of different colored fruits and vegetables in them.

 

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5 Back To School Tips To Stay Healthy This Fall https://www.dherbs.com/articles/5-back-to-school-tips-to-stay-healthy-this-fall/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/5-back-to-school-tips-to-stay-healthy-this-fall/#comments Wed, 07 Aug 2019 09:47:32 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=99743 Don’t let other people dictate your health in the upcoming school year. Take action and set healthy habits to keep the family healthy.

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The beginning of the school year is fast approaching, which means that you and your child may soon be exposed to all sorts of germs and bacteria. Whether you are a stay-at-home parent or full-time worker, back to school stress can affect every parent. Organizing pick-up and drop-off times, afterschool practices, and packing lunches all take time out of your day, so finding a routine that works for you is the best way to stay on top of things. What steps are you taking to start the school year off on a healthy foot?

 

If you are a parent, “back to school” is both a blessing and a curse. The kids are finally out of the house after being at home all summer, but they are also sharing germs with all the other kids in school, coming home with the sniffles, coughs, or fevers. One of the hardest tasks as a parent is to keep your kid(s), and ultimately yourself, from getting sick as the school year begins. Lucky for you, we have some great tips to help you and your kid(s) stay healthy this fall.

 

Sleep Well:

During the summer, bedtime was probably not as strict, and kids went to bed and woke up when they pleased. That life is no more! The return to school means that kids will have to wake up earlier than they would like, meaning parents have to convince kids to go to bed earlier. Have fun fighting that fight, but it is for the betterment of their health. Set a good example by turning off screens (computers, phones, and TVs) at least two hours before bed to allow the production of natural melatonin. A regulated sleep schedule with adequate sleep will help to keep immune systems stronger, and they’ll be more focused in class. Aim to get 8-10 hours of sleep for kids between the ages of 5-15.

 

Feed Kids Healthy Snacks:

This tip applies to both adults and children because sugary snacks, potato chips, and other processed food snacks are loaded with chemicals, dyes, and artificial ingredients that can compromise immune health. The body becomes more sluggish when there is an overabundance of these snacks in a person’s diet. Start packing healthy snacks for you and your kid(s) because they are not only better options, but they are also loaded with vitamins and minerals that can boost the immune system. Great options include cut up fruit, veggie sticks and hummus, homemade energy bites, or chia pudding.

 

Clean Kid-Friendly Spaces With Non-Toxic Products:

Due to the dangers of chemical cleaning products, more brands, like Meyer’s, are creating cleaning products that sanitize areas without exposing you to harmful chemicals. Maintaining a clean space reduces the chances of you and your children coming in contact with bacteria that can cause common colds or flus. Along with this tip, make sure that proper hand washing rules are set in place. You can obtain natural hand soaps that encourage healthy immune function, as opposed to chemical-based antibacterial soaps, which can actually weaken immune function.

 

Start The Day Off Right:

When you set the example that breakfast is an important meal to boost metabolic function and provide energy & sustenance, kids carry that lesson with them throughout life. Don’t settle for white foods (e.g. white bread, whit rice, bagels, or sugary yogurts) because they have no fiber and those foods lead to unhealthy cravings. Eating a bowl of oatmeal, a smoothie, chia pudding, smoothie bowls, or fruit salads supply the body with fiber, protein, and vital nutrients that can keep kids satiated until lunch. Now just don’t forget those healthy snacks we talked about.

 

Teach Kids Not To Share:

This tip opposes the “sharing is caring” motto, but it is beneficial to limit the sharing of water bottles, ear buds, snacks, and other personal items. All of these items are exposed to bacteria, especially from saliva. You aren’t teaching selfishness with this tip; rather, you are making kids aware that germs can easily be passed if the right measures are not taken.

 

Even if you put a bunch of preventative measures in place as the school year arrives, you have to face the facts: you and your kid(s) will most likely catch a cold. Remember that if the sickness comes on, it is always best to start with natural remedies before resorting to antibiotics or cold medications, which are often overused and can weaken immune function. Soothing medicinal teas, immune-boosting extracts, sleep, and much more can help naturally fight off colds.

 

Sources:

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/7-healthy-back-to-school-tips_b_11685674?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAFM0qQfDI3GTHLroH6jpRQ48dpxX0ZYow75DkAbKxuKwVEgH1xHmH0mO9MDIFEpZoBqG0q2XTV3tkVx80v3Lrx6k1Hth0L5rpTOa0YOJ3jYNpXFj8HyPlAjvgE-lR7NZG5yASvT-879ZhWN7baBS1HLHwHqEkYn2bWAR0mUcWT9I

https://naturalfactors.com/articles/back-to-school-5-tips-for-staying-healthy/

https://soapdelinews.com/2018/08/tips-for-staying-healthy-for-back-to-school.html

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Inside The Tank: Reviewing A Float Therapy Session https://www.dherbs.com/articles/inside-the-tank-reviewing-a-float-therapy-session/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/inside-the-tank-reviewing-a-float-therapy-session/#comments Tue, 06 Aug 2019 17:46:02 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=99706 Float therapy has gained popularity because it may help to improve mood, reduce muscle soreness, lower stress, improve sleep, and more.

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Floating, or float therapy, has gained traction in the alternative health and wellness world because of the associated mind, body, and spiritual benefits. The stressors of modern life can weigh heavy on the body, and entering into a float tank can help hit the restart button on your health. In a way, float therapy is a form of meditation, but the weightlessness you feel while floating can help relieve pressure in the joints and muscles.

 

Research on float therapy has broken the benefits down into three categories: mind, body, and spirit. These benefits have been proven in clinical tests, and no other therapy has compared to the relief that floating provides.

Mind: Floating helps to reduce long-term anxiety, ease symptoms of depression, reduce the frequency and intensity of panic attacks, and raise serotonin levels.

Body: Studies show that floating helps to relieve pain and inflammation, reduce joint pressure and muscle fatigue, increase immune function, regulate blood pressure, and accelerate muscle recovery and performance.

Spirit: Many people who practice float therapy experience improved mindfulness, healthy circadian rhythm, restorative and deeper sleep, reduced stress levels, and ultimate brain relaxation.

 

Since we could not speak about float therapy without trying it out, we sent our content writer to Just Float, located in Pasadena, California, to experience a float session. He highly recommended this facility for Los Angeles residents because of the peaceful ambiance, cleanliness of the facility, the thoughtful and informative staff, and the impressive technology. Below is what he experienced during his float session.

 

I arrived at Just Float in the early morning, slightly groggy and unsure of what to expect from my float session. Upon entering the facility, which is quite large and houses about 14 different float tanks, a relaxation room, a grooming room, restrooms, and a front lounge area, peaceful music set a calm mood in the dimly lit waiting area. The ladies behind the desk greeted me in a calm manner and detailed the process and intent behind float therapy. One of them claimed that she uses the float tank as a napping chamber of sorts, and the other spoke of the “the powerful energy” and centering that comes from floating. Was I about to experience some form of transcendental meditation? Would I have an anxiety attack? Would I go stir-crazy from listening to the ringing in my ears, resulting from years of exposure to loud music?

 

There are several options for floaters. Complete sensory deprivation is a common practice, in which the person floats in complete darkness and silence. If anyone has a fear of being claustrophobic, you can leave the float tank door open to your private suite. The tanks are eight feet long, five feet wide, and seven feet tall, so there is plenty of room to move around. I’m six feet tall and felt like the tank was quite spacious. The second option is to turn the lights on in the tank and just float, as the name of the business suggests. The third option is to have ambient music softly playing during the float session (with the lights on or off), but you have the ability to press a button and silence the music.

 

There is roughly one foot of water in the tank, and it is a pool of mineral-rich Epsom salt water. The high salt content allows the body to float with ease. I was surprised at how buoyant I felt as I leaned back in the water to begin my float session. I pressed the button in the tank to begin my float session, the lights turned off to make it pitch black in the tank, and the music played, slowly fading out into complete silence. I was alone, removed from the stressors of the outside world, floating effortlessly.

 

Initially, I was a little anxious, extending my arms to touch the sides of tank to get my bearings. I needed to know where the light switch and music buttons were, just in case I felt uncomfortable. Slowly but surely, I submitted to the experience and began to relinquish control. The tension in my lower back and neck began to lessen, my body began to sink (not literally because it’s impossible not to float) into an incredibly relaxed state.

 

Floating in the silence was one of the surrealist experiences I have ever had. There was no way that I was going to fall asleep, so I began to push off the sides of the tub, gently moving around the tank. I pressed the music button to drown out the ringing in my ears and lost track of time. Was I in a meditative state, free from worry for the first time in months? Perhaps the novelty of floating occupied my wandering mind, which finally received a break from screen time, office life, and the constant onslaught of information in the world. Before I knew it, the lights illuminated, indicating the end of my float session. I exited the tank and rinsed off to wash away the excess salt.

 

After leaving my float suite, I walked to the relaxation room, in which journals and adult coloring books for customers were scattered across the coffee table. I didn’t have a transformative float session that other people claimed to experience, but I did feel extremely calm and my skin felt healthy and soft. To compare my experience to what other people felt, I read some journals. Some people felt connected to their inner child, while others had an extremely difficult time relaxing their minds in the tank. Some floaters just enjoyed shutting the world out and leaving the worries of life outside the tank.

 

Floating is a unique therapy and I highly recommend Just Float for any Los Angeles residents. Taking an hour to completely relax and experience the novelty of floating is a pleasant break from reality. Just Float offers a first-time float special and there are monthly packages available, should you decide to continue floating on a regular basis. Floating might be your ticket to help naturally relieve stress, tension, pain, or anxiety. Just float and find out.

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Pop A Mint For National Fresh Breath Day https://www.dherbs.com/articles/pop-a-mint-for-national-fresh-breath-day/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/pop-a-mint-for-national-fresh-breath-day/#comments Tue, 06 Aug 2019 08:24:21 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=99723 Nobody wants bad breath, so check out these tips to freshen up and show those pearly whites for National Fresh Breath Day.

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Have you ever started talking to someone and they quickly made a disgusting face? You begin to feel self-conscious about your breath because the quality of your breath can make or break any interaction. Frantically, you scurry around in search of anything that will turn your breath from bad to good. Help!!!

 

On National Fresh Breath Day, August 6th, we encourage everyone to up their oral hygiene routine. When was the last time you brushed? How long did you brush for? Do you floss regularly? How is your gut health? All of these are pertinent questions if the goal is to maintain a fresh and healthy mouth. As many dentists have warned, poor oral hygiene can result in cavities, plaque build-up, tooth decay, or gum disease, all of which can contribute to bad breath. However, bad breath can also be a side effect of certain medications or an unhealthy gut.

 

What Causes Bad Breath?

Bad breath, also referred to as halitosis, affects about 25% of the world’s population. Some people can have a combination of bacteria, which break down food in the mouth, and decaying food, creating a foul odor. People who eat poor diets comprised of a lot of processed foods, refined grains, meats, and sugar can accumulate waste in the digestive tract, causing bad breath. Other causes of bad breath include smoking cigarettes, dry mouth, kidney disease, gastro-esophageal reflex disorder (GERD), or periodontal disease.

 

Tips To Keep Your Breath Fresh

Floss:

This is an obvious answer that nobody wants to hear. Flossing is laborious and irritating, but it’s necessary to keep your mouth healthy. In order to make yourself floss, you have to make it easy on yourself. Leave your floss in plain sight in the bathroom, as opposed to stowing it away in a drawer or behind something in the medicine cabinet. Seeing your floss will register that you need to make it a part of your oral hygiene routine.

 

Stay Hydrated:

If you haven’t figured it out by now, staying hydrated is the answer to a lot of problems. When you drink water, you promote saliva production and saliva works to protect the mouth from germs that cause bad breath.

 

Eat Some Parsley:

We cannot stress enough that parsley is not merely a garnish that goes on your plate. The antibacterial and antifungal properties of parsley can help to keep your mouth clean and fresh. Thoroughly chew your parsley by itself to naturally freshen your breath and promote saliva production. Celery also works to produce saliva!

 

DIY Recipes To Keep Your Mouth Healthy

Whitening Toothpaste For Sparkly Teeth:

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Tea, coffee, and other beverages and foods can stain your teeth over time. Keep your teeth white by using this DIY toothpaste. It contains some of our favorite ingredients that naturally work to scrub your teeth clean.

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Turmeric Mouthwash To Clean Your Teeth:

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Make this easy DIY mouthwash that helps you fight off plaque and tooth decay. You won’t believe how refreshed your mouth will feel!

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Antibacterial Mouthwash To Get Rid Of Plaque:

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Here is a DIY mouthwash that helps to improve the health of your teeth. The best part is that it is free of alcohol and fluoride!

Click here to make the recipe.

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Zoodles With Veggies In A Raw-Mato Sauce https://www.dherbs.com/recipes/recipe/zoodles-with-veggies-in-a-raw-mato-sauce/ https://www.dherbs.com/recipes/recipe/zoodles-with-veggies-in-a-raw-mato-sauce/#comments Mon, 05 Aug 2019 17:33:13 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?post_type=recipe&p=80558 Fill up for dinner on this delicious zoodle recipe. You'll forget that you are on a raw diet when you treat yourself to this entree.

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This filling raw entree is about as close as you are going to get to eating spaghetti and tomato sauce while you are cleansing. You might even find that you like this more! An insider’s tip is to blend the raw-mato sauce in the blender for extra time to “heat” it up, to some degree.

 

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3 Herbal Teas To Get You Through Your Day https://www.dherbs.com/articles/3-herbal-teas-to-get-you-through-your-day/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/3-herbal-teas-to-get-you-through-your-day/#comments Mon, 05 Aug 2019 09:48:25 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/uncategorized/3-herbal-teas-to-get-you-through-your-day/ A great way to enhance your overall well-being is to habitually drink various herbal teas daily. These 3 teas are a great starting point.

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Tea drinking is not a habit that people take up, unless they come down with a cold or flu. Only then do they concoct tea blends, attempting to heal the body as quickly as possible. Let us let you in on a little secret: herbal teas can be consumed even when you aren’t sick. Wait…hang on a second. Is this real information? Yes, we can confirm that this is in fact a true statement.

 

Herbal teas, unlike green, oolong, black, or white teas, are not derived from tea plants. Each herbal tea is comprised of dried flowers, spices, herbs, or fruits, and some of them are blends of those ingredients, while others are made up of a singular herb, flower, or spice. Herbal teas are caffeine-free, differentiating them green or black tea varieties. The benefits of green tea, including the impressive antioxidants and its ability to help burn fat, often outshine the healing properties of other herbal teas. In reality, herbal teas need more attention because they have been known to reduce pain, stimulate digestion, improve immune function, provide anticancer benefits, detox the liver, and much more.

 

Often times, it is difficult to get your hands on fresh herbs, so the dried version is the next best thing. When you purchase dried herbs, it is best to store them in airtight glass jars in cool dark places. If you plan to combine several herbs to brew a healing cup of herbal tea, use a fine mesh tea bag or tea strainer, which you can drop in the mug of hot water. Make the following herbal teas to help you make it through your day.

Get Going Without Caffeine

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • raw agave syrup or stevia to sweeten (optional)

Instructions:

  • Put the dried rosemary in a fine mesh tea bag or tea strainer and steep it in one cup of boiling water for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the tea bag or strainer from the mug and stir in the cayenne pepper and optional agave or stevia.
  • Drink one cup in the morning to feel a natural energizing jolt!

Anti-Stress Tea

Ingredients:

  • ¾ ounce lemon balm
  • ¾ ounce wood betony
  • ¾ ounce oatstraw
  • ¾ ounce skullcap
  • ¾ ounce vervain
  • ¾ ounce lavender

Instructions:

  • Combine all of these herbs in a tea strainer and boil 2-3 cups of water. Pour the boiling water into a teapot with the strainer and let the herbs steep for about five minutes.
  • Remove the tea strainer and sweeten with raw agave, if required.
  • Drink 1-3 cups a day if you are feeling stressed.

 

Sleepy Time Tea

Ingredients:

  • ¾ ounce passionflower
  • 2 ounces valerian
  • ¾ ounce lemon balm
  • ½ ounce lavender

Instructions:

  • Combine all of these herbs in a tea strainer and boil 2-3 cups of water. Pour the boiling water into a teapot with the strainer and let the herbs steep for about five minutes.
  • Remove the tea strainer and sweeten with raw agave, if required.
  • Drink one cup of this tea about an hour before bed to help ensure a good night’s sleep.

 

Herbal Teas Can Improve Digestion:

Containing powerful phenols, herbal teas can help strengthen stomach muscles and the muscles in the esophagus, which works to reduce acid reflux and symptoms of heartburn. Some herbal teas work to encourage healthy blood flow to the digestive tract, and they help to decrease indigestion or upset stomach. Teas can also absorb gas and reduce free radicals in the digestive system. Ginger tea, chamomile tea, and chai teas are best for improving digestion.

 

Herbal Teas Stimulate Brain Function:

Ginger tea, lemon balm tea, and ginkgo biloba tea have been praised for their brain boosting properties. These teas help to increase blood flow to the brain, providing it with oxygen and other essential nutrients for optimal brain function. The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger tea can help to reduce headaches, and gingko biloba helps to reduce aluminum chloride in the brain, a compound connected to neurological diseases like Parkinson’s disease.

 

Herbal Teas Help You Unwind:

Many herbal teas have relaxing and calming effects, often helping those with insomnia or sleep troubles. Millions of people have trouble sleeping and often turn to medications to treat the problem. Rather than relying on medications, which can induce negative side effects, relax and unwind with a cup of peppermint tea, chamomile tea, passionflower tea, or lemon balm tea, all of which reduce cortisol levels and may even soothe anxiety.

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Healthy Snack Alert: Homemade Zucchini Chips https://www.dherbs.com/recipes/recipe/healthy-snack-alert-homemade-zucchini-chips/ https://www.dherbs.com/recipes/recipe/healthy-snack-alert-homemade-zucchini-chips/#comments Sat, 03 Aug 2019 18:25:21 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?post_type=recipe&p=71484 These zucchini chips are super easy to make and you don't have to feel guilty about eating them. That's right, they are healthy chips!

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Zucchini is one of the best veggies to use because it is so versatile. You can make noodles, chips, or add slices to stir-fries. Enjoy these homemade chips that you can eat guilt-free!

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