Integrative Health Blog

8 Unusual Methods to Boost Your Mental Well-Being

Posted by on Fri, Jan 27, 2023

If your mental health isn’t 100%, you must take action to improve it now. The first thing to remember is that you’re never alone; many people are struggling like you. One in five young American adults said the pandemic had a significant impact on their mental health, 3.8 million young Americans have had deep suicidal thoughts, and one in six young people has suffered a major depressive episode. Read on for eight unusual ways to address common mental health issues. 


1. Make Social Connections with Others 

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Tags: natural options, mental health, holistic health, emotional wellbeing

Gearing Up for School Days with a Natural Option

Posted by on Thu, Aug 30, 2018

How do you plan to keep your children healthy this year?

School is starting back up, and our children are in close quarters, touching every surface, wiping their noses on their hands and sneezing everywhere. It seems regardless of how many times you show them how to properly sneeze into their elbow so as not to spread the storm of bacteria here-there-and-everywhere- they are children, and learning takes time! No matter how hard we try, we know that this daily contact with other children increases the chance that they will contract colds or flu and may lower their immunity to fight illness. 

How can we keep them healthy? A great home remedy that you can make for yourself and loved ones that may help keep illnesses at bay is Four Thieves’ Vinegar.

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Tags: natural options, recipe, pediatrics

Easy Ways to Detox Your Body and Your Home

Posted by on Tue, Aug 11, 2015

We can’t always see and smell them, but our bodies are effected by the thousands of chemicals we are exposed to in our homes.

Maybe you have done a some detoxification in order to eliminate internal toxins and chemicals from your body, but have you done anything for your home? Ultimately, the air you breathe and the environment you are in most, affects your health. It doesn’t make sense to only concentrate on your body and not your environment, they go hand in hand. Common household items and body care products are being found to have negative health effects on our nervous, immune, reproductive, endocrine, cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

Indoor air is typically 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air. Home insulation is so wonderful when it comes to keeping our homes nice and warm in the winter and cool in the summer, but it doesn’t allow fresh air in and the bad air out. We’re constantly breathing in the same musty air. Wall-to-wall carpet keeps are feet warm, but it can also trap a countless number of toxins, dirt, dust, fleas and lead.

You don’t have to give up a beautiful, cozy home in order to reduce exposure to external toxins. By detoxing our bodies and our environment we allow our body’s own detoxification system to function better.

External Detox Tips:

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Tags: natural options, detoxification

5 Quick Ways to Slim and Detoxify Your Body Now

Posted by on Wed, May 13, 2015

With bathing suit season quickly approaching, many people are searching for painless ways to shed a few pounds quickly. Adding any or a combination of the ideas listed below may help to get your body ready for the beach in less than a month.

1. Drink Bojenmi Tea.

Bojenmi tea is used mainly for assisting weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight. This traditional Chinese medicinal tea is known as Baojianmei Jianfei Cha in Chinese and means "slim and beautiful". It is one of the most popular products of China for slimming and promotion of beauty and health.

The formulation is provided as loose tea or tea bags. Several ingredients are used for this herb formulation, but the main ingredient is the tea leaf from Fujian Province. Reports have revealed that 50 percent of this product contains tea leaf which has been shown to help lower blood lipids. An extract of other herbs, however, are sprayed onto the tea leaf to make the finished beverage product, which is then prepared by steeping in boiled water for 3 to 4 minutes. Up to 6 cups of the tea per day can be consumed to help increase metabolism.

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Tags: belly fat, natural options, weight loss, detoxification, integrative health, i-lipo

Naturally Beautiful Skin with Skincando Products

Posted by on Thu, Mar 21, 2013

Guest blogger Sara Damelio, Owner and Creator of Skincando

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Tags: natural remedies, natural options, integrative health

Finally! Better Choices in Personal Care Products

Posted by on Tue, Aug 28, 2012

Have you heard the welcome news?

Last week Johnson & Johnson reiterated it’s pledge to slowly phase out the toxic ingredients used in their baby product line by the end of 2013 and announced that it will also reformulate their adult personal care products which include Lubriderm, Aveeno and Neutrogena products, by 2015.

A large coalition of health and environmental groups, called The Campaign For Safe Cosmetics started calling for the removal of several dangerous and possibly carcinogenic chemicals from personal care products in 2009. Formaldehyde, 1,4 dioxan, triclosan, phthalates and parabens are just a few of the “chemicals of concern” according to the Environmental Working Group who is part of that coalition. Their website, contains a database of 75,000 personal care products that they have rated from 0-10 for toxicity levels.

The FDA does not test personal care products for safety - they rely on the individual companies to do that.

Personal care products fall under the “cosmetics” label, which includes deodorant, lotions, make-up, oral hygiene products and more.

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Tags: natural options, plastics, integrative health, toxins