Essential Information About Vitamin D!

Dr. Mercola hits all the points with this video series: Essential Information About Vitamin D!

I have put all the videos into one post, making it easy for you to come back and watch all the videos. This is not only interesting but important data that all must know about Vitamin D!


Essential Information About Vitamin D! (part 1 of 7)

Essential Information About Vitamin D! (part 2 of 7)

Essential Information About Vitamin D! (part 3 of 7)

Essential Information About Vitamin D! (part 4 of 7)

Essential Information About Vitamin D! (part 5 of 7)

Essential Information About Vitamin D! (part 6 of 7)

Essential Information About Vitamin D! (part 7 of 7)

Reduce Your Risk Of Cancer

Although much of cancer risk can be rooted in genetics, there are positive steps you can take to minimize your risk and help you fight back and recover faster.


If you smoke, Stop. Smoking is linked to more than just lung cancer. You may be surprised but according to the Mayo Clinic, smoking raises ones risk of cervix, bladder, esophagus and kidney cancers as well.



Eat a variety of healthy foods with cancer fighting nutrients. Most organic veggies and fruits provide nutrients that fight with oxidative damage and cellular inflammation that can lead one to tumor formation.




Exercise and do it regularly. Go on a brisk walk, bike around the neighborhood, swim daily at the local pool and activity that feels like a mini vacation and you will enjoy yourself at the same time.



Be smart about the sun. Catching a few rays is not only healthy, but it can actually help your body produce the valuable vitamin D you need to protect yourself from the various diseases, including breast cancer, ovarian, colon, pancreatic and prostate cancers. But know your skin type. About 10 to 15 minds of sun time without sunscreen or wide-brimmed hats and protective clothing is fine but don’t over do it.

Source: Good Health Lifestyles



Top Signs of Dehydration

With winter here. Dehydration is still a serious issue. The loss of too much fluid from your body, does not occur just during the hot days of summer and I think a lot of people don’t find themselves as thirsty when it’s cold outside.

Top Signs your body is Dehydrated:

  • Dry & Chapped Lips

  • Headaches

  • Dry or Cracked Skin

  • Achy Joints and Muscle Cramps

  • Fatigue and Weakness


Some other causes of dehydration:

Bad breath, fever and chills, food cravings, especially for sweets.


Some drinks that can cause dehydration:

Alcohol, energy drinks, and even caffeine as it has a slight diuretic effect.


How to Check If You’re Dehydrated:

Check your urine. If you’re well-hydrated your urine will be mostly clear with a tinge of yellow, Higgins explains. Yellow, chardonnay, and orange are the “warning” colors to watch for. When your body is about three percent dehydrated your urine will be noticeably yellow. When your body is about five percent dehydrated, your urine will appear chardonnay-colored. When your body is more than five percent dehydrated – which is considered severely dehydrated – your urine will appear orange.



Tips for Staying Hydrated:

  • Keep your water bottle handy. “If it’s right next to you, you’ll likely get into the habit of sipping it without even realizing it,” says Sakimura.
  • Spice up plain water. “If you don’t love plain water, jazz it up by adding a splash of fruit juice or chunks of fresh or frozen fruit,” says Sakimura. “Or, try naturally flavored, calorie-free seltzers (my personal favorite) — their fizz and fruit flavor makes them more appealing than plain, flat water.”
  • Try different teas. Sakimura recommends reaching for unsweetened flavored teas, which are available in lots of different flavors. “Sip fruity iced teas during the day (with lots of ice if it’s hot out) or cozy up with a mug of hot peppermint or chamomile tea at night — they all count towards your daily fluid goal.”
  • Makeover your snacks. “Swap dry, carby snacks like chips, pretzels, and crackers — which have a very low water content — with refreshing munchies like fresh or frozen fruit, yogurt, healthy smoothies, celery with peanut butter, and cut veggies with hummus,” recommends Sakimura.
  • Pile on the produce. “Aim to make half your plate produce at meals. All those vegetable and fruit servings will supply water as well as a hearty dose of vitamins, minerals, and fiber,” says Sakimura.
  • Sip more during meals. “Sipping water with meals will help you eat more slowly, pace your eating, and of course stay hydrated,” Sakimura adds.
  • Opt for room temperature or cooler water. When it comes to fluids, steer clear of extreme temperatures. When ice water comes into the stomach it constricts the arteries surrounding the stomach, which help the stomach function properly and help with water absorption, explains Higgins. “Ice water will just sit in your stomach until it warms up. If you hear water swishing around in your stomach, it means the water is not getting absorbed,” says Higgins. Fluids that are cooler or room temperature are better options.

When it comes to total water intake, which includes water gained from foods and other beverages like tea and milk, the Institute of Medicine recommends that most women get about 2.7 liters of water a day (or about 12 cups), and most men get about 3.7 liters a day (or about 15 cups).


The Good and The Bad Foods for your Skin

Keeping a nutritious diet supports your immune system and it helps support your skin defenses too.



Fatty acids, whole grains, vitamin B and lots of fruits. These foods and nutrients can help your skin fight bacteria that causes acne.

The good foods for clear skin:

  • Fatty Acids: wild salmon, cod, flaxseeds, almonds

  • Whole grains: brown rice, wild rice, barley, whole-wheat bread

  • Vitamin B6: cauliflower, sunflower seeds, walnuts, avocado

  • Fruits: kiwi, pomegranate, papaya, peach, lemon, berries, apples and bananas


These nutrient-poor foods contain bad substances that can cause skin reactions that lead to acne. Cut out these foods or reduce.

The bad foods that bother your skin:

  • Caffeine: coffee, tea, colas and energy drinks

  • Sugar: candy, soda, desserts and syrups

  • Processed Foods: hot dogs, canned soup, tv dinners, instant noodles

  • Greasy foods: chips. fried foods, fast food, margarine


Dr. Mercola Discusses Root Canals

Safer and Healthier Alternatives to Root Canals and Other Common, Yet Harmful, Tooth Restoration Techniques

Story at-a-glance

  • Root canal treated teeth tend to harbor harmful microbes. Their toxic metabolic waste products can attack your immune system and contribute to many chronic diseases
  • If you suffer from any chronic disease, a “dental revision” may help in your recovery
  • Dental revision involves removing toxic stressors of oral origin, such as dead teeth, dead jawbone, metal tooth restorations, and meridian-blocking implants
  • Dental implants slow energy flow along meridians. As with root canals, your associated organs, glands, or anatomical structures may functionally decline as a result
  • Pro’s and con’s of alternative restoration options are discussed, including safer materials and the ramifications of various bridge options



A Beginner’s Guide to Essential Oils



Essential Oils are a wonderful help with many things in our everyday lives.


You may be surprised at the list I have for you today!

Essential Oils can be used for Air fresheners, Hay fever, Bug bites, Hair Growth and Dandruff, Healing Cuts and Wounds but I can’t stop there.

Read on and be amazed. 😉


  • They are great for use in Meditation diffuse while praying, meditating, practicing yoga to calm the body, mind and spirit.

  • Kids having a tantrum? Dilute and apply to back of neck and feet to calm over activity and to put a stop to tantrums.

  • Teeth Grinding? Apply along the jawline and diffuse while sleeping to alleviate teeth grinding.

  • Pets can get some great use out of some essential oils to. Apply behind the ears of overactive pets to promote calm behavior and there are some essential oils that help with fleas or skin irritation.

  • Insomnia? Apply to feet before bed, diffuse a combination to promote a good nights rest.

  • Relaxing bath water by applying some drops of lavender with epsom salt and warm water.

  • Anxiety? Apply lavender oil behind the ears and rub on feet to release tension and anxiety.

  • A massage wouldn’t be a massage without essential oils.

  • Restless leg syndrome? Apply some Relax synergy essential oil to your feet and on tops of thighs and back of calves.

  • Make your own natural cleaners and bath products by adding some lemon or orange essential oil.

  • Eucalyptus oil relieves cold and congestion. Add some to a warm bath to help with arthritis and pain relief. Don’t use near the face of infants and children.

  • Essential oils are great for pain relievers, hot flashes, boosts immunity and beautifies the skin.


Who needs modern medicine…right? (I kid!) I’m not against all modern medicine but I am all for natural medicine!


A quick Essential oils guide:

Ginger: Helps with gas, indigestion, morning sickness, motion sickness and more

Chamomile: Great for bee stings, restless legs

Peppermint: Keeps ants away, headache management

Grapefruit: Addictions, Cellulite, Stress

Tea Tree: Helps boils, tooth aches,  acne, sore throats and more

Clove Bud: Helps sensitive teeth and babies teething

Ylang Ylang: Anxiety, High blood pressure, restlessness

Cinnamon: Helps control diabetes and natural energy booster

Sandalwood: ADD/ADHD, Coma, Polio, Tumor

Rosemary: Migraine relief, Helps stomach aches and hair loss

Thyme: Helps bruises, Helps aches and pains






The Don’ts to know of essential oil use:


  • Don’t expose oils to sunlight.

  • Don’t place near cellphones and gadgets with high electromagnetic interference.

  • Make sure to read bottles and labels and use topical oils for topical uses only and make sure it’s okay to ingest oils before doing so.

  • Avoid contact with eyes and don’t drop in ears.

  • Don’t use plastic or Styrofoam cups if you plan on drinking water with essential oils. It will melt them.

  • Don’t touch your keyboards if you have oils on your fingers the print will rub off.

  • Use a ceramic spoon to stir your oils in water.


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Conquer Cold Season with Garlic


Garlic may not be able to ward off vampires, but it might keep the common cold at bay. British researchers found that people who took a garlic supplement suffered about 65 percent fewer colds compared to those taking a placebo. Plus, those in the garlic group who did come down with the sniffles recovered faster. One reason for these benefits, say the researchers, may be a compound in garlic called allicin that blocks the enzyme that plays a key role in bacterial and viral infections. Look for an enterically coated garlic supplement standardized to contain 4% allicin to ensure the herb’s beneficial compounds reach the bloodstream. Another bonus? The enteric coating also prevents the dreaded garlic breath that keeps many people from reaping this pungent herb’s health benefits.

Source: Good Health Lifestyles

Lavender Oil and ways you can use it

Lavender oil smells lovely doesn’t it? It’s calming for the body, both physically and emotionally. Believe it or not but lavender essential oil that is very versatile. You can use it for so many things:  relax before you sleep, use it for your next message or foot rub, disinfect cuts and scrapes.

  1.  Calm your mind:  Having a stressful day?  Simply inhale the scent to calm your mind.  You may choose to place a few drops in your hands and inhale, or you can actually rub lavender oil right onto your temples for an immediate feeling of calm.
  2. Get some sleep:  If you have trouble sleeping, sprinkling a few drops of lavender oil directly onto your pillow will have you drifting off in no time.
  3. Bee stings and bug bites:  Put one drop of lavender oil right onto the sting or bug bite. This will combat itching and will reduce the swelling.
  4. Minor burn pain:  If you have a light burn, add a few drops of lavender oil.  This will ease the pain and will get rid of the redness.
  5. Disinfects: Lavender oil is an antiseptic, so it is perfect for cleaning wounds. Got a cut?  Immediately put a little lavender oil on it. Not only will it disinfect, it will also help stop the bleeding.  In fact, it is so good a stopping bleeding, you can also use it for a nose bleed.  Just put a few drops on a tissue, wrap the tissue around a chip of ice, and then put this at the base of your nose until the bleeding stops.
  6. Motion sickness, morning sickness, nausea:  Lavender oil really is good for what ails you! No matter what is causing your nausea, be it motion sickness, morning sickness or a good old upset stomach, this works.   To cure nausea, just put some lavender oil behind your ears, or one drop on the end of your tongue.
  7. Dry skin and chapped lips: Just rub a few drops of this essential oil on dry skin or chapped lips and feel immediate relief!  This goes for sunburned lips, too.  Ahhh! Relief.
  8. Dandruff: Dandruff can be ‘cured’ with lavender oil. Really!  You just need to add a few drops to your shampoo and/or conditioner.  Or you can choose to rub several drops directly onto your scalp. This works because it helps to alleviate the dry skin of the scalp, which is all that dandruff really is.
  9. Hay fever: If you have hay fever, inhaling lavender oil right from the bottle, or from the palm of your hands, will get rid of symptoms.  Or you can add a few drops to boiling water, place a towel over your head, and lean over the pan. Inhale the steam and breathe freely again.
  10. Get rid of cold sores:  Yes, that is right! A drop of lavender oil will actually make your cold sore disappear.
  11. Enhance flavor: If you add a few drops of lavender oil to baked goods, chocolate desserts or even salad dressings you will really notice the flavors pop!

10 Uses for Coconut Oil

First of all What is Coconut Oil?

Coconut oil is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of matured coconuts harvested from the coconut palm. It has various applications in food, medicine, and industry. Wikipedia



There are so many amazing things you can do with Coconut Oil. Cooking yes, but so much more!

10 Uses for Coconut Oil you may not know about-


  1. Soothe Bug Bites

  2. Boost Your Energy

  3. Soften and Hydrate Skin and Cuticles

  4. As an Eye-Makeup Remover

  5. Deep Condition Your Hair

  6. Rub on Babys bottom for a safe Diaper cream

  7. Massage Oil

  8. Speed up Weight Loss when consumed daily

  9. Deep Fry your organic Chicken dinner

  10. Natural Deodorant


Have you used coconut oil in any of these ways?


Avoid and Remove Teeth Stains Naturally

Avoid and Remove Teeth Stains Naturally

Everyone wants pearly whites and lets not forget dental hygiene is an important part of keeping healthy.

Want your chompers whiter?


Try these tips and see if you see an improvement:

  • Drink water in between coffee and tea drinks

  • Baking Soda and Lemon Juice Paste

  • Eat More Strawberries

  • Drink with a straw