10 Reasons Why Drinking Gin is Really Good for You

Alcohol isn't exactly considered a healthy lifestyle choice; more often than not, it's associated with empty calories and bad decisions. But that doesn't mean there aren't a few benefits to drinking in moderation. In fact, gin is a liquor with a wealth of potential benefits to offer. So read on, and discover ten ways in which gin might actually be a good drink for you.Fight Off Illness Juniper berries are an incredibly healthy fruit that carry a multitude of medicinal benefits. These super

Top 5 Essential Oils for Headaches

Ranging from mild to excruciating pain, headaches’ main causes are sinusitis, migraine disorders, dieting, dehydration, lack of sleep or stress. To prevent recurring headaches, the cause must first be determined, but for immediate relief, there are ways to stop the pain. Unlike painkillers, essential oils do not numb pain, but target the triggers to help alleviate the headache pain.Essential oils are extracted from different elements of plants and are sold as highly-concentrated liquids. For
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Theanine: a 4000 Year Old Mind-Hack

Monks have been drinking tea for so many years to keep a state of “mindful alertness” during long times of meditating. But only in the last couple of years have studies shed light on why tea has this effect on the mind. The two elements in charge of this
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The Incredible Benefits of Castor Oil: A Time Tested Natural Medicine

Castor oil has been ignored by modern medicine despite a centuries old history of medicinal uses. Many regard castor oil as a toxin. But it has been used as a laxative or purging cleanse and parasite remover for years.Castor oil packs applied externally can go beyond its usual effective skin care to affect internal organs beneath epidermal applications as well. Besides being considered “old fashioned” or passe’ simply because of Big Pharma’s pushing folk and herbal remedies aside to grip the
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Here Is Why You Should Try Palo Santo To Cleanse Your Thoughts

Using Palo Santo cleanses your thoughts, making you more positive and leaving you at ease. Before you use the wood, ensure it’s authentic. Burn one end of the stick, and start cleansing yourself from your toes, slowly moving upward to your head. Once this is done, you’ll feel spiritually elevated. Palo Santo also helps you with emotional trauma, stress, and anxiety.Palo Santo is obtained from a tree that belongs to the citrus family and is closely related to Frankincense, Copal, and Myrrh
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Sciatica: Top Ten Natural Ways to Ease the Pain

This past week I've been in training: an experiential intensive on Sciatic nerve pinching, otherwise known as Sciatica.It all started on a day that consisted of seven hours of continuous driving. Three days later, another six hours of driving. But truth be told, it started before that. It's a spot that, muscularly, has given me a history of irritations. As a former dancer, my piriformis muscle has seen better days. Problem is, I'm an overly busy (stubborn?) mother of two with more
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This is Your Brain on Chili Peppers

When it comes to food, there are two types of people in this world: those who eat to live and those who live to eat. I, unapologetically, belong to the second group. I am a foodie through and through! If I hadn’t become a scientist, I would have become a
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How to Grow New Brain Cells and Make Yourself Smarter

For a long time the established dogma was that the adult brain couldn’t generate any new brain cells. That is, it was believed that you were born with a certain amount of brain cells, and that was it. And since you naturally lose brain cells as you age, after age 25 it was all downhill for your brain function.The good news is that scientists have now discovered that you can grow new brain cells throughout your entire life. The process is called neurogenesis. Specifically, new brain cells–which
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The Herb of Remembrance, Rosemary Scent Boosts Memory, Say Scientists

Tales from England talk about putting rosemary into the pocket of an unfaithful lover so that they do not forget their vows, while Ophelia says the herb is ‘for remembrance’ in Hamlet by Shakespeare.Today, research finds that rosemary is indeed connected to better memory. A study of retired people showed that just sitting in a room diffused with rosemary scent improved memory test scores by 15%. Although it might not seem much, researchers at the University of Northumbria say it could make the
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