Bed bugs, tiny little rust-colored insects of the Cimicidae family, live by feeding on the blood of humans and other warm-blooded hosts. They get their name from their favorite habitat: mattresses (they like sofas and other cushy furniture, too). Bed bugs are most active at night, just when you’re asleep in your bed and easy prey. While their bites can be itchy, bed bugs are more of a nuisance than a health threat at this point.
As it’s summer in Florida, the pesky pests are in their glory and “bug” us any chance they get. From mosquitoes to rats, these guys seem to make it their goal to live up to their nickname “pests”. Below are some tried and true methods of naturally, and easily, handling some of these pests.
This is a great one and I use it all the time at my house. Put some Listerine in a spray bottle and keep it outside. Spray it around on the ground or on chairs etc when you’re going to be outside. It totally keeps mosquitoes and gnats away.
Your body is continually rebuilding itself, cell by cell, every single day. If it doesn’t get what it needs to build itself, it starts to break down and physical problems develop. So, what are the building blocks of the body and where do you get them from?
These building blocks are called amino acids. Your body makes a lot of them itself—as long as you are eating a good diet—but some of them your body can’t make. These are called essential amino acids and your body gets them from very specific foods. Below is a list of the eight essential amino acids and the foods they come from:
Natural health has become a multi-million dollar industry. These days there seems to be a supplement to do everything from helping you lose your belly fat to growing, well, lots of things. And everyone seems to be publishing another book or designing another diet. So where is a consumer to turn? The best place to start is to learn about your body and its needs, and that is where this monthly column comes in.
THE NECESSITY OF BODYWORK
A word we could use for the basis of every disease in the human body is the word “STOPPAGE”. We could have a stopped flow to any area whether it’s the blood stream, the lymphatic flow, even the nerve supply. Stoppage is the BASIC, on why any area of the body gets diseased. This is a case where the body can’t get nutrition in, and also can’t get the wastes out.
Many people think of nutrition as “Food IN through the mouth and Waste OUT through the bowel”. But every cell in your body needs to be fed. You can drink the most nutritious juices and take the greatest most potent herbs in the world, and even assimilate them into your blood, BUT unless that nourished blood gets to the exact cell that needs it, that cell won’t get fed and IT WON’T GET WELL!!!
The power of bodywork is amazing. MASSAGE and EXERCISE can get more blood circulating through the body and nourishment delivered to the organs, increasing the amount of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and enzymes from your juices and herbs to that organ. It also gets wastes such as Carbon Dioxide, Toxins and Poisons out of those cells. This all has to happen through your blood and your lymphatic systems.
What’s all the Buzz about Adaptogens?
Why are doctors, nutritionist and athletic trainers clamoring to get it to their clients and friends? I’ve been taking vitamins minerals and eating healthy for years and I had not heard of adaptogens until now...