Willow Bark: Nature’s Aspirin

What is willow bark? Willow bark, the bark of several varieties of willow tree, has been used for centuries as a pain reliever. The active ingredient in the medicine made from willow bark is called salicin. Some people use willow bark as an alternative to aspirin, particularly those that experience chronic headaches or back pain. … Continue reading Willow Bark: Nature’s Aspirin

Let’s Face It: There Is No Such Thing as Humane Meat By: Ingrid Newkirk

Looking at online menus for a restaurant to take a visiting friend, I read “humane meat” and had to do a double-take. This bizarre concept, already seen on labels in upscale grocery stores, is invading eateries so that anyone who wishes to order the chicken can feel sort of OK or even really good about … Continue reading Let’s Face It: There Is No Such Thing as Humane Meat By: Ingrid Newkirk

What are mantras, and how do they work? A Tibetan Buddhist view.

Dear Blog Readers, Among the most widespread images of Tibetan Buddhism are those showing multi-coloured prayer flags catching the wind, or Tibetans whirling prayer wheels, or monks chanting in temples. Mantras are the focus of these and other activities in our practice.  But what is a mantra, exactly?  And why the emphasis on repeating mantras?  … Continue reading What are mantras, and how do they work? A Tibetan Buddhist view.

Think You Don’t Need Houseplants? Science Says Different By: Noma Nazish

TWEET THIS spending a little green on greens can do wonders for your well-being PIXABAY Whether it's a bland living room or boring workspace, potted plants are a safe bet if you want to jazz up interiors on a budget. Interestingly, spending a little green on greens can do wonders for your well-being as well. A significant … Continue reading Think You Don’t Need Houseplants? Science Says Different By: Noma Nazish

6 reasons you must massage your breasts! Yes, you can do it on your own TNN

01/8Why you should be massaging your breasts Breast massaging is a known but neglected practice. The benefits of this are not only limited to sexual stimulation but one's overall well-being. There are various ways to go about breast massaging, the most common and effective one being Taoist Breast Massage, a technique which is easy and … Continue reading 6 reasons you must massage your breasts! Yes, you can do it on your own TNN

The Super Superfood You’re Probably Not Eating Five good reasons to add sauerkraut to your diet by Shelley Emling

Researchers also found that sauerkraut can reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Is there anything better at a summer barbecue than a hot dog with sauerkraut tucked inside the bun? Not much. And beyond the taste, there also are plenty of healthy reasons to add this fermented cabbage to your diet — not only during the … Continue reading The Super Superfood You’re Probably Not Eating Five good reasons to add sauerkraut to your diet by Shelley Emling

Is Salt As Bad As Once Thought?

Should you avoid salt? Some sources claim it isn’t as bad for your health as once thought. David Trachtenbarg, MD, UnityPoint Health, says having too much salt in your diet is entirely possible, and while you do need some salt in your body, he explains the reasons why watching your salt intake still matters. What’s Too … Continue reading Is Salt As Bad As Once Thought?