Guest Posts

Vegan, Plant-Based, and Cruelty-Free…What’s the Difference?

  What’s the Difference Between Plant-Based, Vegan, and Cruelty-Free? If you’re keeping up with nutritional and product-purchasing trends, you may have found a lot of people these days who are becoming vegan, and others who consider their diet/lifestyle plant-based. But what’s the difference? And aside from both labels, where does cruelty-free come in? We’ve explored some knowledgeable sites on the subject to find the answers, so come on in and and decide which best describes your diet and lifestyle choices! First of all, let’s take a look at the true definitions of each from those who most closely align with them.…

The Best DIY Homemade Beauty Masks For Healthy Skin

  Do-It-Yourself Homemade Beauty Masks for Optimally Healthy Skin The best beauty masks are easily made at home with simple products you have in the refrigerator or kitchen cabinet. Some of them only require two ingredients or even just one! Follow along with each video demonstration and accompanying description to see which one would be best for you to try first! Apple Cider Vinegar Facial Toner Although this isn’t a mask, the results you get from it outperform any mask any day. This is easily the best toner you’ll ever use – and it’s made from straight apple cider vinegar right outta your…

The Best Stretches for Back Pain

The Best Stretches for Back Pain May Vary Depending Upon the Location of or the Reason for Your Pain Chronic back pain is the 2nd leading cause of disability in the United States. There are numerous reasons we may suffer from back pain, including but not limited to degenerative disc disease, pinched or compressed nerves, ligament or muscle pull/strain, and a lack of proper exercise. Regardless of the reason, however, anyone who has experienced back pain recognizes how debilitating it can be. Some of my friends have insisted the pain from their back injuries was so severe, they could not…

Our Favorite Healthy Hot Drinks and Soups for Cozy Fall Nights

Well, the first day of autumn is just around the bend and the nights will soon be getting much cooler. If you’re like us, it’s time to bust out the blankets and cozy socks and get ready for some hot bevvies and soups to warm our bellies! We’ve shared our favorite hot drinks and soups for healthy autumn nights below! Garlic Soup If you’re the least bit under the weather or just need a kick of garlic to set you straight, give Wellness Mama’s Soothing Garlic Soup a shot. (This one isn’t vegan and calls for chicken broth and butter, but you can easily…

How To Tell If You Have Worms & What To Do About It

  If you’ve ever had a pet with worms, you’re a little bit familiar with the nutrient-robbing parasites. What you may not realize is that some of the horrid little creatures can infect humans as well! Let’s take a peek at some of the signs and symptoms of worms in humans and what you can do about them. Unexplained Weight Loss If you’re eating the same amounts and types of foods you usually eat and keeping up the same amount of exercise, you shouldn’t be losing much, if any, weight. If you’re consistently losing weight in a noticeable way, keep…

Multiple Orgasms for Men: Are They Possible?

Multiple Orgasms: Yes, Men Can Have Them, Too! It’s a widely held (and erroneous) belief of modern day Western culture that only women can achieve multiple orgasms (the experience of having several non-ejaculatory orgasms in a row during one session of sex play). Turns out men can have them too, and they’ve been doing it for over four thousand years! Whether you’re a guy yourself or the partner of one, chances are exploring this skill will enhance your love life substantially! So Men Can Have Multiple Orgasms…Okay, But How? We’ve explored the topic with the experts and found some key concepts to consider.…

When Gut Yeast Becomes a Problem

What is gut yeast and how can I tell if I have an overgrowth? When the delicately balanced ecosystem of “good bugs” and “bad bugs” (bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms) that busily line our intestines gets thrown out of rhythm, the problem of yeast overgrowth may occur. A diet high in sugar (or other simple carbs) or the prolonged use of antibiotics, steroids, or birth control pills are the most common culprits of this situation, which can lead to a variety of problematic symptoms, chronic illnesses and other disorders. Take a Simple Yeast Test at Home Although it may not be considered…

The 7 Most Popular Uses of Tea Tree Oil

What are the Most Popular Uses for Tea Tree Oil? Known for its strong, unique aroma, Wikipedia describes tea tree oil as, “…also known as melaleuca oil or ti tree oil, tea tree oil is an essential oil with a fresh camphoraceous odor and a color that ranges from pale yellow to nearly colorless and clear. It is taken from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia, which is native to Southeast Queenslandand the Northeast coast of New South Wales, Australia.” Where can I get it? Sold in its purest form in health food stores and grocers throughout the United States, tea tree oil is usually suggested for use after being diluted. Interested folks can…

The Top Magnesium-Rich Foods for an Increasingly Deficient World

  A Widespread Worldwide Magnesium Deficiency is Growing in Awareness Some estimates suggest that almost 90 percent of humanity may be magnesium deficient. But how could that be true? According to Wellness Mama, only the populations closest to the oceans are likely to get enough magnesium, since the seas and surrounding land/water are usually sufficient in the nutrient. However, elsewhere, depleted soil conditions lead to magnesium-depleted plants and then the animals which eat the plants are also low on magnesium. Of course, the humans who eat the plants or animals are then, in turn, magnesium deficient as well. Stress and the…

5 Herbs for Easy Peasy Use at Home

If you’re ready to try a few herbs out to see how they work for you, we recommend starting with these. Of course, a doctor’s care is always essential to make sure you’re making the right decisions for your body and household, so consider that before using anything recommended here. Also, herbs can be quite potent (sometimes even more potent than a prescription alternative!) so make sure you consult the current research and packaging instructions (if you purchased a pre-packaged herb) before you take anything. It is possible to take too much of a good thing, so always keep that in mind too!…

Human Intestinal Worms: Symptoms and Prevention

Human Intestinal Worms: Symptoms and Prevention

There are different types of human intestinal worms, and each may have different impacts or symptoms. However, they can be treated and prevented in a similar way. If you are interested in learning more about intestinal worms and how to prevent them, continue reading below. What are human intestinal worms? Intestinal worms are also known as helminths, which is the medical term for the worms. Human intestinal worms are parasites that thrive in the intestine, hence its term. They live by eating bowel content and can suck blood from the intestinal wall. The parasites may be dangerous because they can…

What You Should Know Before Your Vaginal Steam

Ready for a V-Steam or Nay? According to Medical Daily, vaginal steaming, which is more commonly known as v-steaming (or known in other cultures as the bajo, Chai-yok, or yoni steam), is “an ancient Korean treatment that provides a “steam facial” for the vagina to tone the muscles and release toxins. Although there is no clinical evidence to support the benefits of v-steams, there is a great deal of anecdotal evidence that supports its healing abilities. But how does it work, and what are the risks or concerns? We’ve taken a look and found the biggest pros and cons on the matter. How Does it…

Healthy Tips