The Economics of a Local Business
I came across this article today while doing some research on independent grocery stores. I think it’s a thorough explanation of how important independent businesses are for communities. It’s no joke competing against the corporate grocery stores.
Lemon Balm: A Balm for Anxiety & Depression
A meta-analysis of 6 controlled studies has found that lemon balm can help anxiety and depression. Lemon balm significantly reduced anxiety scores compared to a placebo. It seems to work better for acute anxiety than chronic anxiety.
Astaxanthin for Blood Pressure & Cholesterol
Still little known, the carotene astaxanthin is 54 times more powerful as an antioxidant than its more famous cousin, beta-carotene. Metabolic syndrome is the dangerous combination of 3 or more of high blood pressure, cholesterol problems, obesity and high blood sugar. It increases the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and sudden cardiac death.
SPOTLIGHT: Saw Palmetto for Men
Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or enlarged prostate, increases the frequency and urgency of urination. It also causes a weak stream, straining and retention. Remarkably, it will affect the quality of life of more than half of all men in their lifetime and 90% of men over 85.
Toothpaste – Go Green
Here’s a new reason to get your toothpaste at your health food store. Fluoride from your toothpaste and your water makes its way into the soil. Animals eating plants grown in the contaminated soil are adversely affected, causing illness and even species vulnerability. Even the current emergency of bees dying off has been linked to flouride.
Mosquitos and Ticks
Natural citronella has gone mainstream: you can find citronella mosquito repellents everywhere. But the best natural insect repellent may be yarrow extract (Phytomed 1998;5(4):311-23).
Enjoy the Summer Fun!
It’s summer, and the sun is out! Here are some natural tips on how to enjoy it. UV light from the sun can harm your skin. Commercial sunscreens, though, are a frequent cause of skin toxicity and contact allergy.
Gut Health Event
March 23, 2019 4:30 - 6:30 PM Mark McAfee of Organic Pastures and Farmer Over Pharmacies and local Microbiologist Holly Frazier are dedicated to educating our global community about the importance of gut health. This is a not-to-miss discussion about creating a...
Ramona VFW Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
Saturday, March 23, 2019 8 am - 11 am Join us for a very special pancake breakfast and support your local VFW Post 3783 of Ramona, CA. The Ramona VFW maintains a Veteran's Relief Fund to assist those in need. As a congressionally chartered charitable organization,...