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Multi purpose basil bug repellent

Keeping your house bug-free is challenging and even more so during the summer. Mosquito bites can be irritating and sometimes even painful. Mosquitoes can also carry diseases like the West Nile Virus. Other insects like ticks and fleas can be pests as well. Commercial repellents and bug sprays can be harmful to everyone in your household, so it is important to find natural and safe ways to get rid of pests in your home. Using basil as a natural repellent is a great way to do that, as most bugs hate it. Remedies: 1. Take a bunch of basil leaves and add to a 4 ounce cup of water until it is packed. Let the basil infuse for 2 to 3 hours. Pour the liquid into a spray bottle along with 4 ounces of water. Note: Instead of fresh basil you can also use basil...

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Bug Bam wristband bug repellent

An essential thing to get for your kids this summer: Bug Bam Mosquito-Repelling Wristbands: Recyclable and made from 100% natural and non-toxic ingredients, scientifically proven to repel mosquitoes and other flying, biting insects. Used by the U.S. Navy and the Boy Scouts of America. The bug bam Mosquito-repelling wristband ($3.95) is available at Whole Foods and online, where you can also find Bug Bam’s Mosquito, Flea, and Tick Pet Tags for dogs and its Mosquito Repelling Area Grid. Take a healthy step: your bug bite-free kids and pets will thank you!  For more on the Bug Bam....

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Friendly bugs can help fight your cold

The flu season is almost here and just in time comes a new interesting study linking the benefits of friendly bacteria “probiotics” and warding off colds. Probiotics are often called “friendly bugs.” Probiotic comes from the Greek word pro, meaning “promoting” and biotic, meaning “life.” There is some debate about how to define probiotics. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) defines probiotics as “live microorganisms, which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.” Bacteria usually cause disease, so the idea of taking a few billion a day for our health may seem literally hard to swallow. New study suggests that you can treat and even prevent colds by taking probiotics. They may give our body the boost it needs to fight off colds and flu. The trial involved 198 students from Massachusetts’ Framingham State University, and...

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How to stay healthy on airplanes

The holidays are just around the corner, which means more traveling on airplanes to see our loved ones. Healthy living still applies when you are thousands of feet in the air. That being said, let’s take a look at some tips to stay healthy on airplanes, as outlined by Dr. Mercola. 1. Eat real and nutritious foods and avoid junk foods, processed foods, sugars, and grains, which can compromise the immune system. 2. Get plenty of good sleep before traveling. Mayo Clinic recommends the following: Infants: 9-10 hours at night, plus 3 or more hours of naps Toddlers: 9-10 hours at night, plus 2-3 hours of naps School-age children: 9-11 hours Adults: 7-8 hours 3. Exercise regularly and effectively. “When on a long flight, walk around frequently to prevent the risk of pulmonary embolism,” Dr. Mercola says. 4. Get adequate sunlight exposure to maintain your...

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Why normal bacteria is essential for the intestinal lining

Fresh organic foods are packed with antioxidants and unique nutrients that can keep your immune system in top shape. The nutrients in these organic foods can also help prevent and treat disease. Probiotics are good bacteria that are famous for being a healthy ingredient in yogurt. Probiotics and other good bacteria are essential to our digestive health, and more. “When gut bacteria is out of balance not only is your digestion and feeling of well-being compromised, so is your immune system — and therefore your ability to defend against serious illness and disease,” says Dr. Joseph Mercola, a leading physician and nutrition expert. A team of scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has found that bacteria that aids in digestion also keeps the intestinal lining healthy. These findings, published in the journal Immunity may lead to a break through in the...

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