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How To Make Homemade Ice Packs

Ice packs are used on injuries where swelling has occurred, because the ice packs numb the pain while bringing the swelling down. They are used for 20 minutes at a time. If you don’t have the time to run to the store to purchase an ice pack, you can make one at home. Homemade ice […]

Preparing For a Pandemic Influenza Outbreak

The Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918,lasted over a period of three years occurring in waves, one in 50 people died. A total of 50 Million people perished from it, more than had died in the World War that had just ended. The current flu that shows pandemic potential, the H7N9 strain, has a death rate […]

Edible Wild Plants: Wild Carrot (Daucus Carota)

Wild carrots, also called Queen Anne’s Lace, is Daucus Carota, which you may recognize is the exact species of cultivated carrot. They are exactly the same plant, differentiated only in the subspecies. By the time the carrots are wild, they are white rather than orange and are much smaller (though the greens are still full […]

Android Phone Apps For the Outdoors

In this day and age of technological advancement, we recognize that while certain situations can occur where your smartphone battery dies or you drop it and gets destroyed, it is best to have a few quality apps on your phone in case you need them during your outings! Below are just a few quality apps […]

10 Holistic Cold & Flu Remedies

1.  Garlic Tea  Garlic tea might not sound that tasty but I assure you it’s not that bad and it is definitely worth it. Garlic has been found to have antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal activity which is very helpful when trying to fight something off. Eating a whole clove of garlic would also help but its […]

Health Benefits of Turmeric

The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. Turmeric has been used for over 2500 years in India, where it was most likely first used as a dye. The medicinal properties of this spice have been slowly revealing themselves over the centuries. Long known for its anti-inflammatory properties, recent research has revealed that turmeric is a […]

First Aid: Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS)

The Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) is an excellent treatment for all causes of dehydration. It is just what the thirsty body needs to restore the lost fluid. The water, salt, and sugar in the formula team up to speed the patient’s recovery. The quantity of sugar in the ORS can be varied depending on patient […]

Hurricane Sandy 2012: Preparing For An East Coast US Hurricane

With all the talk about a deja vu super storm heading towards the East Coast of the United States it is time to talk about how we all should be prepared for unusual, freak storms; such as an East Coast Hurricane mixed with a blast of cold arctic air from the north. Twitter was a […]

The Many Uses For Pumpkin Seeds

Over a century ago, American farmers noted that when their livestock munched on pumpkin seeds, they seemed to urinate more often. They weren’t the first to notice the seeds’ effects. The Iroquois had long used pumpkin seed as a diuretic, and the Cherokee gave it to children to control bed-wetting, since it seemed to help […]

160 Uses for Coconut Oil

Offering a myriad of health benefits, coconut oil is affordable, readily available and completely natural. Coconut Oil Is Anti-bacterial (kills bacteria that cause ulcers, throat infections, urinary tract infections, gum diseases, and other bacterial infections) Anti-carcinogenic (coconut oil has antimicrobial properties so it effectively prevents the spread of cancer cells and enhances the immune system) […]

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