Archive | August, 2009

DIY Solar Powered Gate Openers

Most home gates are relatively far from the main house, and are usually powered via a long wire. It’s a good thing there is a way to get rid of the unsightly wire. You can use a small solar installation to power your gate opener.

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Two Hydrotherapy Techniques

Here’s a video by DrBenjaminLau, showing the use of two hydrotherapy techniques that can be used on people of all ages, though in the video, the patient is an adorable two-year-old. The techniques are useful for colds, coughs, congestion, sinus infections, migraine or other headaches, and indeed any condition where a better circulation of blood […]

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Wild Edibles

Image via Wikipedia There are over 20,000 wild edible plants growing in the United States and Canada. They vary by geographical area, habitat, harvest season, ease of harvest, type of food provided, preparation procedures, whether eaten raw, cooked, or as an ingredient in recipes, whether they are eaten when young or mature, taste, ease of […]

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12 Common Labels: What do they mean?

Image by nikoretro via Flickr There are many ways in which one product can be more healthy than another product, for human or animal bodies or for the planet. However, some labeling can be misleading. Here are ten common labels and what they do and don’t say. All-Natural What it says: Made only from substances […]

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Aromatherapy Essential Oils

Image via Wikipedia Essential oils are used in the aromatherapy branch of alternative medicine. They are very concentrated, non-water-soluble liquids obtained from plants, usually through a distillation process. Parts of herbs; such as leaves, seeds, flowers, bark, and/or roots; are placed into a distillation apparatus over water. The water is heated to become steam, which […]

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Acupressure Helps Before and During Childbirth

Here’s a slide show from MaternityAcupressure about the benefits of acupressure for labor and childbirth.

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Natural Medicine for Yeast Infections

This video, by Dr. Ney, a Naturopathic Doctor, explains the cause of vaginal yeast infections, why mainstream medicine treatments may not work, and naturopathic alternative treatments.

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Aloe Vera

Aloe has hundreds of uses including the ability to ease the pain of burns (including sunburn) and insect bites, and to speed the healing process. The polysaccharides in aloe are responsible for stimulating skin repair and growth.  In addition to the external skin, it aids all the mucous membranes inside the body. It is one […]

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