Posts by Vicki Batts:


    6 herbal treatments for cold and flu symptoms,

    The flu and cold season is upon us, and soon, everyone around you will be sneezing and coughing. Before you know it, you’re the one rushing to the nearest drugstore to treat your symptoms! If you’re yearning for a more natural way to treat your cold symptoms and prevent yourself from even getting a cold, you’re Read More


    5 amazing benefits of turmeric,

    Turmeric has long been heralded for its health benefits. Curcumin, the principal compound found in turmeric, gives it its healing qualities. There are dozens of other compounds in turmeric that have yet to be identified and studied, but in the meantime, here are five of turmeric’s many extraordinary benefits: Ends inflammation: Curcumin is as effective at fighting Read More


    5 foods to fight fatigue,

    If you’re feeling fatigued, foggy or just generally unable to focus midday, it might not be another cup of coffee that you need. Real, whole foods are what give us energy and boost our ability to focus, not caffeine and sugar. If you find yourself relying on a constant stream of soda and candy to Read More


    Top five advantages of probiotics,

    Probiotics are gaining popularity, and for good reason. These little miracle microbes can have outstanding health benefits, and not just for your gut. Probiotics can be beneficial to the entire body. Here are the top five advantages of probiotics: Reduce cancer risks: Studies show that taking a daily probiotic and maintaining healthy gut flora reduces the risk of Read More


    How to use essential oils for a healthier mouth,

    Essential oils are used to relieve a wide variety of ailments, including stress, insomnia and even the common cold. What most people don’t know is that essential oils can do more than that. In fact, if you’re suffering from teeth and gum problems, essential oils might just be the solution you’re looking for. Essential oil rinses have been found to Read More


    Study shows chocolate enhances weight loss,

    New research suggests that one of your favorite treats might actually help boost your weight loss efforts. That’s right, chocolate can actually help you slim down! The main ingredient in chocolate is cacao powder. Cacao is rich in theobromine, a seldom-acknowledged compound with amazing benefits. Theobromine boosts your mood, staves off hunger and helps keep you Read More


    New treatment fights breast cancer with oxygen,

    Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women, afflicting an estimated 231,000 a year. Roughly 40,000 women will have their lives cut short by this horrible disease. A statistic that is rarely discussed though, is how many of those 40,000 women succumb not the cancer itself, but to the harsh and debilitating Read More


    Fight the flu with elderberries,

    If you’re thinking about skipping out on getting another ineffective flu shot this season, you might be keen on adding elderberry to your pantry. Studies show elderberry is a powerful flu-fighter. In fact, a number of scientific studies have been confirming what folk remedies have known for quite some time now. Elderberries, whether in tea, Read More


    How to improve digestion and fight disease with spirulina,

    Spirulina is one of the most potent superfoods you can find. This nutrient-dense, blue-green algae is rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, protein and a variety of amino acids. Spirulina is known to boost the immune system, fight cancer and help prevent degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. With its incredible combination of antioxidants, it can help Read More


    How to halt the signs of aging, naturally,

    If you’re already in your 20s or 30s, you may be approaching that time in your life where you’re starting to realize you aren’t going to be young forever. And if you’re like most people, you probably freaked out the first time you thought you had a wrinkle or a gray hair. If you listen Read More