Best Air Purifiers For Allergies

Indoor (and outdoor) allergies are no fun, and with a family – and some friends – that are suffering from various allergies – myself included – keeping the air clean is important for our health and sanity. After all, who likes to sniffle and sneeze and deal with watery eyes on a regular basis? I …

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List of Carrier Oils And Their Uses

If you are new to working with essential oils, you may have heard “Carrier Oils” mentioned, but may not be sure what that is, and which ones to use for what purpose.   This is why I wanted to take this opportunity to create a little guide so that you can use it as a …

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What In The World Is Umckaloabo And How Do You Use It?

Now that we are in the middle of winter, and are often plagued with cold and flu symptoms, alternative medicine is often the first thing we grab for, making all of our lives a little more comfortable. One of the not so commonly used plants in the US – while often used in Europe –  …

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Why Gardening Is Good For Your Mental Health And More!

Why Gardening Is Good For Your Mental Health And More!

Taking care of your mental health is something that I here at Avalon Media genuinely care about. That is why I have gotten in touch with the people at WhatShed so I can share with you this fantastic infographic. Here you can see why gardening is a great way for you look great, feel great …

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These are the Mental Health Benefits of Travel

The word stagnation almost always has negative connotations and for good reason. Staying in the same place, whether it is professionally, personally, or literally, is rarely a positive thing. Let’s take it literally, for a moment. Going to and from work, eating at the same rotation of restaurants, and generally not engaging in new sights, …

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5 Smart Ways To Use Essential Oils Around Your Home

5 Smart Ways To Use Essential Oils Around The Home

    It is no secret that I love essential oils and aromatherapy, and I am not the only one. Scents, especially those who are pure and non-synthetic can offer a range of health benefits, from increasing your ability to relax and sleep to the ability to assist with breathing problems, and much more. While …

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5 Foods That Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

High blood pressure (hypertension) is a condition that affects a large number of people. In the US alone, the condition affects over 70 million people. In states like Alabama, Mississippi and West Virginia over 40 percent of the population suffered from hypertension in 2015. That number is concerning if you take into account the dire …

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How to Disinfect a Home for Better Patient Recovery

There’s a reason why well-maintained hospitals always have an antiseptic smell to them. Hospitals are where diseases go to die, but not without a fair fight. Nurses, doctors, and other hospital staff are constantly at war with every disease or infection that’s wheeled into their facilities. And one of the best weapons for fighting this …

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My Emergency Snack Kit Essentials – My Three Favorites

I am sure you know those days, when you have more to do, then there is time, and hunger strikes you out of nowhere, pulling you toward whatever you have handy at the moment. Now, these moments can lead us either to grab something that is not optimal for our health, or – if you …

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How to Lower Your Stress with Mindfulness and Fight Insomnia

Insomnia is punishing. It not only ruins your night, it leaves you incapable of functioning at you best the following day. After enough sleep deprivation, you experience emotional and psychological problems, like anxiety, depression, worry, grief, and anger. It’s no wonder people with insomnia look so fervently for a cure. Recent research indicates mindfulness may …

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