Natural Insecticides: How to Make Safe & Homemade Bug Sprays for Vegetables

Natural Insecticides: How to Make Safe & Homemade Bug Sprays for Vegetables

In an episode of the TV show Silicon Valley, Gilfoyle, an overwhelmed software coder, rushes to debug some mission-critical software against a looming deadline. Running out of time, Gilfoyle hits upon a brilliant solution — write an artificial intelligence (AI) script to find and remove the bugs as efficiently as possible.

It works, and the script gets rid of all the software bugs in mere seconds. There’s just one “minor” issue — in its quest for efficiency, it deletes the bugs by deleting all the software. No more code, so no more bugs.

Oops.

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5 Health Benefits of Acupuncture and a Guide for Beginners

5 Health Benefits of Acupuncture and a Guide for Beginners

Does the idea of getting needles inserted all over your body make you queasy? Let your tummy rest. Acupuncture is an ancient medicinal practice with thousands of years of proven benefits — it’s worth overcoming your fear.

What can you hope to achieve? What should you expect the first time you go for treatment? Here is your beginner’s guide to acupuncture and five of its health benefits.  

A Beginner’s Guide to 5 Health Benefits of Acupuncture and a Guide for Beginners

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Alleviate Your Anxiety Using These Herbal Remedies And Supplements

Alleviate Your Anxiety Using These Herbal Remedies And Supplements

Feeling anxious when you are in an interview, meeting somebody for the first time, or visiting a new place is pretty normal. In fact, studies have shown that minor anxiety is actually beneficial. It makes you more conscious about your surroundings and protects you from threatening situations.

However, anxiety becomes a matter of grave concern if it is frequent. In such scenarios, anxious thoughts are likely to hinder your everyday tasks and lead to physical and mental exhaustion.

So, what can you do to alleviate anxiety?

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What is Reiki and Does it Really Work?

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Most people have heard of Reiki, and a great number of people and animals have experienced a session. It is so popular, there is an abundance of Reiki practitioners. It is even offered in some hospitals and clinics. With Reiki being so in demand you may wonder, what is Reiki and does it work?

My journey with Reiki began about ten years ago. I was trained in Usui Reiki 1 and 2 in Sedona, Az. I enjoyed the class, but it didn’t impress me enough to commit to the practice and offer it as a service to my clients.

One thing kept tugging at me to explore Reiki again, a teacher named William Rand. He gained my attention because of his efforts using Reiki for world peace, and he also introduced a new energy to the Reiki world.

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Coconut Products Are Highly Beneficial for Human Health- Explore How

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Apart from being widely used in manufacturing cosmetics goods including soaps, hair oils, and several skin care applications, coconut products are also increasingly being taken recourse to by the food manufacturers in making fried foods, smoothies, and sweets.

Coconut products are highly nutritious indeed. When the majority of fruits are high in carbohydrate, coconuts mainly tend to provide good fat .They also take in protein and a lot of other important vitamins and minerals. Simultaneously, the fact that coconuts are rich in manganese plays an important role in improving your bone health and controlling the metabolic function of cholesterol and carbs. The fruit is also high in iron and copper, which aid in creating red blood cells and selenium, an essential antioxidant that fortifies your cells.

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Divine Infusions

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I have straddled the worlds of western medicine and holistic health most of my life. As a child, I saw an Illinois allergist for many years who helped me with desensitization shots for my chronic multiple allergies. When I was 18, doctors in Venice, Italy, saved my life when my appendix burst on a trip with a student group. As an adult, I began to gravitate to alternative remedies like herbs, as well as acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathy, massage, and meditation. I became an organic vegetarian. I continued to see my very supportive primary care physician for yearly checkups and prescriptions for migraines, but I was aware of the shifts in prevailing consciousness (and funding) that influence what is available at any given time. Every decision I made arose from my own intuition about which path served me best.

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Know the benefit of Kratom to Achieve Your Fitness Goals

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Every fitness enthusiast out there usually needs a supplement to complement their fitness goals. In your quest for the perfect body, it is customary to want natural support to make this goal a reality. However, synthetic supplements have not proven helpful when you consider the side effects and possibility of over-dependency.

This has driven various people towards a natural substance that will present a safe approach to support users' fitness journey. Kratom is one such organic substance that athletes, bodybuilders, and fitness enthusiasts can consider to help with their fitness goals.

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How CBD Oil Can Help You With A Better Sleep

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Insomnia is widespread and affects millions across the globe. Having a regular sleep schedule has multiple benefits. Many people have been seeking new ways to overcome the condition and enjoy a good night’s sleep again. And the latest option is CBD oil, produced using a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant.

CBD oil represents a new solution for the frustrating symptoms of the condition like lethargy, irritability, and fatigue. Though sleeping pills (both prescription and over-the-counter) are widely available, they have potentially harmful side effects, from addiction to daytime drowsiness. Therefore, the benefits of CBD oil outweigh the risks of sleeping pills. It can be a non-narcotic option and is an attractive alternative.

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Stress At Bedtime- How To Declutter For Better Sleep

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After an exhausting day, it is vital to relax your body and mind for a night of restful sleep. Good bedding and a soft pillow are what you need at night time, but they are seldom enough. At times, it becomes difficult to sleep, and you only end up tossing in the bed. It may be a medical problem, but most times, mental clutter deprives you of the rest you deserve. Are you aware of the ways to relax and declutter for better sleep? Do not worry because there are many ways to experience sound sleep, provided you can eliminate the clutter from your mind. Let us share a few with you.

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Reading is one of the best ways to unwind before sleeping. Many people have a habit of reading before going to bed. You can choose magazines, read some short stories, and explore motivational books to reduce stress. Avoid reading work-related emails, assignments, and messages. When you feel that it is time to rest, turn out the lights soon and catch up on your sleep.

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What is Wellness and Do We Really Need Healing?

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Our modern-day world blasts heaps of chatter on TV, radio and personal electronic devices urging us to improve our health and wellness. We are encouraged to join a gym, take a supplement, drink a detox tea and even take a little pill. These messages imply we are not vibrant beings, healthy and whole.

How often do we pause and contemplate what wellness is; and do we really need healing?

If I have a catalyst for stress, it is my relationship with westernized medicine. I schedule my yearly exams every three years. My motto is if I feel great why seek medical advice. This plan is perfect, until I don’t feel great and need to seek care.

Extreme weather is a trigger for a condition I have. The Arizona heat takes me off the dirt trails and into our pool. I am living, but not full throttle. I know that when September returns, I will experience vibrancy again.

I have to ask myself, what part of me is calling out for love?

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Cannabis and THC; 4 surprising benefits you might not know about

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With the increase of legal use of hemp along with other cannabis products, more and more consumers are now quite curious about this psychoactive plant. In 2018, it was removed from the classification of Schedule 1 drugs through the Farm Bill, and its legalization status has been growing ever since. There are two main components in marijuana; THC and CBD. CBD or cannabidiol is responsible for many benefits without producing a psychoactive effect, while THC provides benefits along with a ‘high’. Both of these have the ability to interact with the human body’s endocannabinoid system. THC offers quite a few benefits, out of which we will talk about the 4 most prominent ones.

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When Therapy's Not Enough, Why Energy Work May Be The Answer

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Phillip walked into my office with his wife, his head down.

“Hi,” he said in a muffled voice.

“He’s shy,” his wife said apologetically.

“That’s okay,” I said. “It’s nice to meet you both. Have a seat.”

Phillip continued his reclusive demeanor, hunching down in the chair, his arm and legs crossed. He darted a glance in my direction and then hugged himself a little tighter. He was nervous and ashamed of being there. Another therapist. Please, not another one.

His wife patted him on the leg. “This is hard for him. He doesn’t like to talk about what happened. But it affects him every day. It’s affecting us. He’s not the same since he’s been back.”

I sat for a moment and just smiled at Phillip while his wife opened her purse and pulled out a Ziplock bag of medication. “This is everything they have him on. I don’t think any of it really helps.” I could hear the desperation in her voice.

“Okay,” I said. “Thanks for letting me know.”

This only made Phillip sink deeper into his chair.

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Holistic Health and Wellness Tips for Seasonal Allergies

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Summer is almost here, and with warmer weather and blooming plants, many people are suffering from the sniffling, sneezing, and congestion that comes from seasonal allergies.

When pollen from flowers, grass, and trees enters the body through the respiratory system, it can cause a reaction from the immune system. Our bodies respond to these unfamiliar particles by producing histamine. This is a naturally produced chemical that’s meant to protect the body from foreign invaders, but it can cause inflammation, coughing, sneezing, a runny nose, and more.

There is also a connection between allergens and liver function. The liver filters the blood. When the liver is overloaded and unable to completely detoxify the body, the result may be an immune system that overreacts to potential allergens, resulting in allergic symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing and congestion.

There are things you can do to avoid allergens that aggravate your symptoms. If you know grass irritates you, try to avoid direct contact with it. If the pollen count is high, try to stay indoors a bit more that day. Other prevention strategies include using air filters to remove pollen and dust from indoor air, changing and washing your clothes, and showering or bathing after spending time outdoors. Regularly cleaning and wiping down surfaces in your home can also help.

Holistic health practices can provide natural ways to help prevent and recover from seasonal allergies. Here are some to try:

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How Can Cannabis Promote Mindfulness?

Mindfulness, although an old age concept, has quite become mainstream lately. The University of Massachusetts was the first to introduce a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), ever since mindfulness has been a point of interest for many researchers. Over the years, many pieces of research and anecdotal studies have documented the benefits of mindfulness on our physical and mental health.

While practicing mindfulness techniques is relatively straightforward, it may not be as easy to incorporate as they may seem. It requires you to maintain awareness of the internal and external environment by keeping your thoughts still. For beginners, it may be pretty overwhelming to preserve the stability of feelings and emotions. Hence an external aid like cannabis can be quite beneficial. If you wish to explore how cannabis can help with your mindfulness practice, here is a brief of everything it does for you.

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5 Ways Cannabis Helps Improve Your Health

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For ages, humans have been taking various substances to keep themselves healthy. What’s shocking is that many of these substances only give placebo effects. In addition to that, some of them can even give you adverse side effects. That said, one of the most beneficial substances to improve your health is cannabis.

When you hear cannabis, you would most likely think about the misconceptions surrounding this substance. Sadly, many people take these misconceptions to be true. Luckily, scientists have conducted many studies to prove these misconceptions wrong. Although many governments banned the use and production of this substance, they have since begun to reverse their bans. For example, medical cannabis has been legal in California since 1996.

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How to Create a Zen Home & Office Space

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Each year, enlightenment seekers embark on pilgrimages to Buddist temples or remote villages in China, Japan, Korea and other zen-centric locales. They’re searching for a way to find themselves, create balance in their lives and understand how the forces of the universe can bring them peace, enhanced intuition and prosperity. 

But what if I told you that you can achieve the same benefits of zen without leaving your front door? Today, I want to share with you how to create a zen space in your home. 

This is a special space in your home or office that is strictly dedicated to meditation, deep contemplation or prayer. It’s where you’ll be able to pause from the pressures and stressors of your daily life and where you can unplug, meditate and reflect in peace and quiet.

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The Top 10 Benefits of Burning Incense

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What are Incense Sticks?

Incense sticks have been used for centuries on temples and altars to create wonderful fragrances as well as blessing a room with their wonderful aromatic biotic properties.

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How to Heal Your Body With Your Mind

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First let's use the example of addiction. It’s not a physical, organic thing. The addiction is a consequence of learned experience and repetitions of patterns. So is alcoholism in the genes?

The answer is no. In the 
science of epigenetics it’s been found that it’s the perception of your environment that controls your genes. You’re not a victim of your genes because you’re the one who can change your environment—or, more importantly, change your perception of your environment—and thus change your response to it.

Let me tell you some fundamentals of how the mind works so this will be more clear to you. The cells of your body are merely following instructions given by the nervous system, by the brain. The nervous system does the interpretation. You can easily see this when you see two people reacting to the same stimulus with very different reactions, one positive and one negative. As your perception changes, you change the message that your nervous system communicates to the cells of your body. Your mind controls your biology. That’s what the placebo effect is about; the mind believes the pill will work and so it does.

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Why Your Crystals and Stones May Not Be Working For You

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There is not a metaphysical store that is without a nice supply of stones for healing. They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, and they all profess to do to help people with different issues.

If you’re energetically sensitive, you probably have several different mala bracelets or other types of jewelry. This is in the hopes of it helping your energetic frequency to improve or to help your life in some way. 

To the people who are more worldly grounded, this ritual seems like a hoax or something that makes no sense at all. I’m going to shed light on why this seems to be true.

I’m going to start by saying that I’m a lover of gemstones and I have several bracelets and earrings that I wear regularly. I find them really beautiful. I love them! 

The first fact is that gemstones do have a particular frequency. This frequency is usually much higher than the average human being’s frequency. They also have unique properties that could help a person rebalance or raise their frequency and possibly experience a new reality.

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Energy Healing Comes into the Light

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When faced with traditional healing systems outside the Western tradition, science looks askance. That was true when traditional Chinese medicine, including acupuncture, and Ayurveda from India began to be known a generation ago. Popular acceptance doesn’t budge these prejudices, but if there’s a crossover with accepted Western concepts, the chances improve.

 

This is currently happening with energy healing, because it has a crossover with a proven phenomenon, the human body’s faint electrical field, known as the biofield.  This field is composed of the emission of electricity and biophotons, which are the light naturally emitted by all living things, and yet no one has scientifically established the use of the biofield. Into this gap steps energy healing, which looks to the body’s subtle energy field as something both crucial and vital for balanced health and wellbeing. At its most basic, the notion behind energy healing is that the biofield of a sick person is out of balance, and balance can be restored by directly treating the biofield.

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