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Natural Eczema Treatment: 13 Home Remedies (Plus Symptoms & Causes)

Is your skin red, dry, scaly and extremely itchy? These are common eczema symptoms, a skin condition believed to affect more than 31 million Americans, leaving many to search for the best eczema treatment options. What is eczema? It actually isn’t a single condition — it's a group of skin conditions that includes: atopic dermatitis…

Almond Oil Benefits for Dry Skin, Eczema, Stretch Marks & More

Your skin needs it. Your heart needs it. Even your colon needs it! Almond oil takes the mighty, nutrition-rich almonds and transforms it into a powerful oil with incredible benefits. Though there are two main kinds of almonds that create almond oil, the one used for most homeopathic and cosmetic purposes is sweet almond oil. Don’t…

What Are Eczema Symptoms? Plus 5 Natural Treatments

Eczema symptoms, which commonly include skin dryness and itchiness, affect about 20 percent of children (roughly one in five) and up to 4 percent of adults. Eczema, along with related skin conditions like dermatitis and allergies, tends to develop most often among people who already have very dry, sensitive skin or a rundown immune system. In…

Make Your Own Eczema Cream

The word eczema itself just doesn't sound good. It comes from a Greek word that means to effervesce, bubble or boil over. And for the 30 million (!), according to the Eczema Foundation, people who suffer from it, they know it doesn't look or feel good, either. There's got to be some effective home remedies for eczema rather…

Colloidal Oatmeal Benefits for Skin

Colloidal oatmeal is a finely ground form of oats that has been used for centuries to boost skin health. It can be used topically as a protectant, soothing moisturizer, cleanser and itch-reliever. It's also amazing for health, particularly skin health, because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory abilities. For these reasons, it's no surprise that you…

Top 20 Anti-Inflammatory Herbs and Their Top Benefits

We know that inflammation is at the root of most diseases, and the average American adult is dealing with some sort of systemic inflammation issue. It's a common denominator that can be addressed naturally and, really, quite easily with dietary and lifestyle changes — like adding more anti-inflammatory herbs to your diet. The inflammation issue…

Neem Oil for Skin Health, Plants & Fighting Insects

With its bitter taste and garlic-like smell, neem oil has the ability to act like an all-natural pesticide that deters both insects and diseases. Loaded with nutrients, neem oil is also used in natural skin care products because it contains high levels of antioxidants, including carotenoids that help protect the skin from oxidative stress and free…

8 Benefits of Oats, a True Superfood

Oats and oatmeal are often praised as one of the healthiest breakfast options around. Oats have been eaten for thousands of years. In addition to providing important nutrients to growing populations, they’ve also historically been important for feeding livestock. Evidence shows that wild oats first grew in the Fertile Crescent of the Near East centuries…

Best 101 Herbs and Spices for Healing

Did you know that there are over a hundred herbs and spices that can be consumed or used topically for healing? These natural foods possess a number of beneficial properties and work to reduce inflammation, improve the health of your heart, boost your immune system, and even prevent and fight cancer. With so many natural…

Kimchi: Learn How to Make This Benefit-Rich Fermented Food

What is kimchi? Also called gimchi or kimchee, it is a traditional, fermented, probiotic food that is a staple Korean side dish. Dating back hundreds of years, there are dozens of different recipes for making kimchi, but nearly all have several vegetables and seasonings in common that give it its signature taste. Some of the main…