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Lemon Essential Oil

You'll find essential oil compounds in a plant's seeds, flowers, bark, roots, leaves, stems, rinds, fruit, and resin. Essential oils are found inside the peel of citrus fruits. You may have noticed that when you use lemon-scented products for cleaning your home, you feel more relaxed or uplifted...

Lavender Essential Oil

The US Food and Drug Administration generally recognizes lavender as safe for human consumption. The essential oil was used in hospitals during World War One. Lavender is best known for its fragrant purple blossoms and is a perennial plant that grows yearly. It's best known for its health benefits....

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus oil is prepared from its dried leaves. The leaves are dried, crushed, and steam-distilled to extract the oil. The extracted oil is colorless, with a strong, woody, sweet smell. The main compound of eucalyptus oil is cineole, also known as eucalyptol. The oil contains flavonoids and tannins, which...

Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tea tree oil, also known as melaleuca oil, is an essential oil distilled from the leaves of the native Australian plant Melaleuca alternifolia. In recent decades, its popularity has grown in other areas of the world as an alternative and complementary treatment. Today, tea tree oil is commonly found in...

Physical Health

In the past two weeks, I discussed mental and spiritual health. These topics are all very important, and it is even more important that they work together. When spiritual, mental, and emotional health work together, it creates a positive and happy life for us. This is the best way...

Spiritual Health

Good mental, spiritual, and physical health are three essential things that help us live healthy and happy lives. Believe it or not, many think our health depends only on physical and body function. However, new approaches like psychoneuroendocrinology (PNEC) have proven how emotions and thoughts affect our gut, immune...

What is Mental Health?

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Good mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Our...

Myths and Realities of Homeopathy

Remember that homeopathy is the world's second most widely used medical system behind allopathy. Homeopathy is the science and art of healing using infinitesimal doses, the principles of similarity according to the set of symptoms minimum but maximum value in each patient. That is why we say that...

DMSO, Part Two

Last week, I wrote about DMSO and how the FDA will only allow DMSO to be used to treat interstitial cystitis. Dr. Stanley Jacob spent much of his medical career studying the health benefits of DMSO, and he has multiple documents and studies showing that DMSO has a...

DMSO, Part One

I learned about Dimethyl Sulfoxide, commonly called DMSO, a year ago. I took a weekend class in Guadalajara and learned everything I could about DMSO. I was surprised about its history and powerful health benefits. I now use DMSO in my medical practice, and I’m still amazed at how...

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