Ecology | Insect numbers plummet 75%, putting the world on the edge of ‘ecological Armageddon’

The number of flying insects has plummeted by 75 per cent in the last 25 years, according to a study that suggests we are approaching an “ecological Armageddon”.  The implications for humanity are  […]

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This Anxiety-Fighting Oil Primes Your Brain to Better Deal with Stress

Vetiver oil is a popular remedy in South Asia, Southeast Asia and West Africa. It has been used for thousand years, and research has shown that its leaves and roots provide great benefits. Vetiver is a sacred herb, and ancient civilizations praised it for its uplifting, soothing, healing and protective effect. It cools the body […]

Source: This Anxiety-Fighting Oil Primes Your Brain to Better Deal with Stress – Healthy Food House

La’au Lapa’au | How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies to Control Blood Sugar and Weight Loss

Apple cider vinegar has been used since ancient times. It works well when used as a remedy and household product. Research has shown that apple cider vinegar contains healthy components that optimize your health. However, some people don’t like its taste. We have some good news for you – try these apple cider vinegar gummies! […]

Source: How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies to Control Blood Sugar and Weight Loss – Healthy Food House

Lāʻau Lāpaʻau | Damiana

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Botanical Name: Turnera diffusa.

Other Common Names: Damiane, oreganillo, the bourrique, Mexican damiana, Mexican holly, damiana de Guerrero, damina.


TCM Name:Da Mi A

Also Known As: Yang Jin Hua (Damiana Flower)

Meridians: Kidney, Liver

Key Actions: Lifts the Spirit, Calms Shen, Tonifies Kidney Yang, Strengthens Jing (Essence), Harmonizes Menses

Medicinal Uses: Insomnia, anxiety, depression, low energy, low back pain, copious clear urine, cold limbs, edema, poor appetite, nocturnal emission, bed-wetting, dribbling, impotence, premature ejaculation, improves sexual stamina and desire, nervous exhaustion, depression, re-balances hormonal shifts associated with menopause, irregular menses, cramping, PMS.

Habitat: Damiana is a small shrub with aromatic leaves that grows in Mexico, Central and South America, and the West Indies. Although it is still found in the wild in certain areas, most of the damiana used in herbal remedies today comes from Mexican and Latin American herb ranches.

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Blue Java Banana: The Banana That Tastes ‘Just Like Vanilla Ice Cream’ 

Blue Java bananas are probably the most delicious treat you will ever have. These bananas taste like vanilla ice cream, and even have a similar consistency. This fruit has sweet aroma, and the name comes from the color of the peel of unripe Blue Java bananas. When ripe, the peel is pale yellow or greenish. […]

Source: Blue Java Banana: The Banana That Tastes ‘Just Like Vanilla Ice Cream’ – Healthy Food House

285 Hz 》Big Tibetan Singing Bowls 》Body Damage Care 》heal damaged organs 》Deep Meditation.

This sound is the Singing Bowls meditation music tuned to 285 Hz. Tibetan Singing Bowls have been used for centuries for healing and meditation purposes. They create a range of sounds to restore the normal vibratory frequencies of diseased and out-of-harmony parts of the body, mind and soul.


◈ Benefits of Tibetan Singing Bowls.

  • Reduce stress and anxiety significantly.
  • Improve circulation and increases blood flow.
  • Deep relaxation and pain relief.
  • Promote stillness, happiness and well being.

◈ Benefits of 285 Hz Solfeggio Frequency.

  • 285 Hz is known to help repair damaged organs.
  • 285 Hz works on energy fields that are responsible for the perfection of human organs. This frequency influences mentioned fields by sending them a message to heal damaged organs.

This tone is useful when healing wounds, burn, cuts, or other form of damages. It also heals your energy and leaves your body energized. 285 Hz Solfeggio Frequency is directly connected to the inner blueprint for the perfect health and physical well being, because it has an ability to remember the original form of the cell.

Lāʻau Lāpaʻau | Cocoa’s Superb Healing Properties Can Surpass Even Blueberries And Acai Berries

One of nature’s miracle, cocoa is packed with healing qualities that is unknown to most people.  In fact, cocoa is the healthiest known substance you can put into your body after water. Regular consumption of cocoa could give your body a life-saving medication of all time.


Health | Scientists Found that Fluoride Causes Hypothyroidism, Depression & Weight Gain

In recent years, there was a lot of talk on the subject of fluoridation of public water supplies and the large amount of fluoride in the foods we eat and dental products we use on the daily. This is a result of more and more people becoming aware that fluoridation does more harm than good.  […]

Source: Scientists Found that Fluoride Causes Hypothyroidism, Depression & Weight Gain

Lāʻau Lāpaʻau | Black Cohosh

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Black Cohosh

Botanical Name: Cimicifuga racemosa L, Actaea racemosa L

Black cohosh was once classified with the Genus name Cimicifuga but today the Genus name Actaea is considered the correct scientific name. The old Latin genus name Cimicifuga derives from Cimex, the genus name of the bedbug and the Latin verb “fugare” meaning to repel indicating that the unpleasant smell of the plant was used as an insect repellent.

Other Common Names: Black snake root, bugbane, rattleroot, rattletop, rattleweed, snakeroot, black bugbane, squaw root, serpentaria (Spanish), Traubiges Wanzenkraut, Schwarzes Wanzenkraut (German), herbe aux punaises (French), silfurkerti (Icelandic), sølvlys (Danish), läkesilverax (Swedish), klaseormedrue (Norwegian).


Habitat: Black cohosh is native to the United States and Canada and is particularly found in northern Oregon, Washington state, and Ontario. It is now cultivated in many European Mediterranean countries due to commercial demand.

Description: Black cohosh is a perennial…

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Health and Wellness | Keep Your Sciatic Back And Hip Pain Under Control With 6 Stretches

Stretching improves your flexibility and strengthens muscles. Do it regularly to prevent and fix discomfort, injuries and sciatica. Do you know what sciatica is? Sciatic nerve pain may be caused by the following triggers: 1. Lumbar herniated disc 2. Degenerative disc disease 3. Isthmic spondylolisthesis 4. Lumbar spinal stenosis 5. Piriformis syndrome 6. Sacroiliac joint […]

Source: Keep Your Sciatic Back And Hip Pain Under Control With 6 Stretches – Healthy Food House

Lāʻau Lāpaʻau | Periwinkle

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Botanical Name: Vinca minor.

The closely related species greater periwinkle (Vinca major), a much larger plant, is used in a similar manner in herbal medicine and has the same medicinal properties as lesser periwinkle.

Other Common Names: Common and dwarf periwinkle, vinca, running-myrtle, blue buttons, devil’s eye, joy on the ground, sorcerer’s violet, pervinca minore (Spanish), Immergrün (German), petite pervenche (French), gravmyrt (Norwegian), vintergröna (Swedish), vintergrøn (Danish), pikkutalvio (Finnish).

TCM Name: Zhang Chun Hua

Meridians: Kidney, Liver, Heart

Key TCM Actions & Medicinal Uses: Clears Damp Heat: malaria, phelgmy coughs, respiratory infections, headaches, anticancer, yellow oozing wounds and skin sores, diarrhoea, constipation. Regulates Blood: diabetes, lower blood sugar levels, menses, Alzheimer’s disease, improves circulation.  Stops Bleeding/Relieves pain: excessive menstrual flow, wounds, mouth sores. Calms Shen: anxiety, nervous tension, chronic stress.

Habitat: Periwinkle is originally native to Central and Southern Europe, from Denmark to…

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Lāʻau Lāpaʻau | Milk Thistle

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milk-thistle-herb-imgBotanical Name: Silybum marianum.

Other Common Names: Bull thistle, emetic root, frauendistel, fruit de chardon marie, heal thistle, holy thistle, lady’s thistle, Marian thistle, mariendistel, Mary thistle, Mediterranean thistle, mild thistle, milk ipecac, our lady’s thistle, pig leaves, royal thistle, snake milk, sow thistle, St. Mary’s thistle, thisylin, venue thistle, variegated thistle, wild artichoke.

Family: ASTERACEAE or COMPOSITAE ~ Sunflower family

TCM Name: Da Ji

Also Known As: “Big Thistle” or Japanese Thistle, Shui Fei Ji (milk thistle seeds)

Meridians:Silybum Adans (marianum) – Liver, Heart. Cirsii Japonici – Liver, Spleen.

Key TCM Actions & Medicinal Uses: Western Silybum marianum. Removes Stagnation/Promotes Urination: constipation, liver and gallstones, headache, jaundice. Drains Yin/Dispels Cold/Stimulates Qi: heavy limbs, depression, dizzy, edema, menstrual cramps, amenorrhea. Removes Blood Stasis/Stops Bleeding: hemorrhage, heavy menses, and urogenital discharge due to damp cold. Benefits the Skin: rashes, varicose veins, ulcers. Cirsii Japonici: Stops Bleeding/Cools Blood:…

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Lāʻau Lāpaʻau | Horse Chestnut

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Horse Chestnut

Botanical Name: Aesculus hippocastanum.

Other Common Names: Conker, buckeye, Spanish chestnut, yleinen hevoskastanja (Finnish), almindelig hestekastanie (Danish), hästkastanj (Swedish), hrossakastanía (Icelandic), hestekastanje (Norwegian), Rosskastanie (German), marronnier (French), castaño de India (Spanish).

Family: Hippocastanaceae

TCM Name: Qi Ye Shu

Meridians: Liver, Bladder

Key TCM Actions & Medicinal Uses: Moves and Tonifies Blood/Removes Stasis: thrombosis, hemorrhoids, moderates menses, abdominal pain. Resolves Fever/ Promotes Urination: edema, bloating, fevers, aids weight loss due to water retention. Stops Bleeding: used internally and externally, stops excess uterine bleeding.

Habitat: Horse chestnut is native to the Balkans, West Asia, and the Himalayas. Today, the tree is grown for ornamental purposes in parks and gardens in temperate areas throughout the world, especially in northern and western Europe.

Plant Description: Horse chestnut is a large deciduous tree that can grow up to 40 meters (131 ft) in height and reach an…

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Research | Fasting for 72 Hours Can Reboot The Entire Immune System

Fasting is an ancient practice of abstaining from eating for a day, or sometimes even a week or more, and requires discipline. This practice has been used to treat various health issues, and even a brief fast can completely re-boot the immune system. Yet, while some nutritionists criticize it, researchers have found that hunger in […]

Source: Research: Fasting for 72 Hours Can Reboot The Entire Immune System – Healthy Food House

Artificial Meat WARNING: Here’s what you’re not being told about lab-grown meat

Here’s what you’re not being told about artificial meat: It’s mostly made out of GMOs, MSG and toxic chemicals. It’s all based on GMO agriculture and herbicide poisoning of the food supply. Don’t be fooled into thinking that artificial meat is a “clean” alternative to real meat. It’s not!

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Lāʻau Lāpaʻau | Marjoram

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Botanical Name: (Origanum majorana)

Common Names: Sweet Marjoram, Knotted Marjoram, Pot Marjoram

Marjoram synonyms are: majorana hortensis, moench and majorana.

Family Name: Lamiaceae

TCM Name: Mo Jiao Lan

Meridians: Lung, Spleen

Key Actions: Eliminates Phlegm/Drains Damp/Clears Heat. Moves Blood/Calms Shen. Promotes Digestion/Moves Qi. Relieves Pain. Promotes lactation.

Medicinal Uses: Headaches, colds, runny nose, diabetes, stress, lowers blood pressure, eases menstrual cramps and mood swings, insomnia, poor appetite, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, constipation, arthritis, nerve pain, muscle pain, joint pain.Parts Used: Leaves

Habitat: Marjoram is an aromatic herb in the mint family which originated in Egypt and Arabia. It is also widely referred to as Oregano. Today, it is commonly found in the Mediterranean region or grown in gardens around the world. Marjoram is often treated as an annual (even though it is a perennial) because it is so sensitive to freezing temperatures that can cause death or…

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New Study: Women Live Longer If They Live Surrounded By Nature

According to a new study, when women live in nature they live longer. The confirmed hypothesis of a research is that natural environments help reduce the stress and increase physical and social activity, which keeps people healthier. The main purpose of this study was to get insights on the relationship between “residential greenness and mortality.

The research was conducted on 108,630 women between 2000 and 2008. Of those women, 8,604 died during the study. Factors such as age, race, smoking, and socioeconomic status were taking into consideration during this study, and they found that women living with the most greenery in the 250m area near their homes “had a 12% lower rate of all-cause-non-accidental mortality”.

The conclusion of the research was that high levels of green vegetation have a contribution in decreasing mortality rates for women. These results are quite important in modern times since more and more people are living in urban areas. However, there is a question that still arises: why less greenery means less social activity?

One answer would be that nowadays people spend a lot of time in their car or behind a computer monitor. Less physical and social activity could potentially lead to depression. From now on, just think about this: how much time do you spend outside every day? If you wish to live a healthy and happy life, try to surround yourself with nature every day.


Lāʻau Lāpaʻau | Chickweed

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Herb: Chickweed

Botanical Name: Stellaria Media.

Common Name Adder’s Mouth, Alsine, Chick Wittles, Chickenmeat, Clucken Wort, Common Chickweed, Hashishat Al Qazzaz, Passerina, Satinflower, Sercedili, Skirt Buttons, Star Chickweed, Starweed, Starwort, Stitchwort, Tongue Grass, Vogelmuur, White Bird’s Wye And Winterweed.

Family name Caryophyllaceae

Ayurvedic/ TCM Name N/A

PARTS USED: Aerial Parts & Roots

NATIVE REGION: Chickweed is native to europe and asia, and is now found throughout the world. It is a common hardy plant that easily grows in cropland and fallow fields, lawns and gardens, areas adjacent to buildings, and in waste areas. It prefers partial to full sun, moist to mesic conditions, and moderately fertile loam or clay loam soils. It tolerates light shade and temporary flooding, and while it can be found to some extent in natural areas, it prefers areas that have been disturbed.

BOTANICAL DESCRIPTION: Chickweed is low growing, with matted and trailing green stems from six to fifteen…

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Lāʻau Lāpaʻau | Cannabis Alleviates Anxiety, Depression and Pain in Patients Newly Diagnosed with Head and Neck Cancer

In October 2018, Canada became the third nation, and the world’s largest to date, to legalize adult (“recreational”) use of cannabis (marijuana; Cannabis sativa, Cannabaceae). Whi […]

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