The Best Natural Ways to Combat Stress

stressIn the modern world, stress has unfortunately found its way into everyone’s life. Whether it be stress at work or in your relationship, it can start to take its toll on your mental well being if it is not tackled quickly. When this happens, it can be easy to rely on medication as a first resort. Though this can be a lifesaver for some people, for most it is a short-term fix that can’t prepare your mind and body for future stresses. This is where natural fixes can come in handy. Unfortunately, there are lots of scams out there which promise to fix your stress, but there are a handful of tried, tested, and golden ways you can reduce your stress levels and live a longer, happier life each day.

Exercise more

When it comes to your body, exercise is always recommended as being the best thing for it; it is no different for your brain. Not only does regular exercise release endorphins into your brain that reduce stress, but a regular routine can lower your blood pressure, and be a healthy vice for working through stressful emotions. Continue reading “The Best Natural Ways to Combat Stress”

Reasons Witch Hazel Should Be Added To Your Medicine Cabinet

IrritationAlanna Ketler – Witch Hazel is an ancient Native American remedy for a wide variety of ailments and people are starting to see why. Generally, in stores, we see witch hazel available in a clear liquid form in a bottle, but prior to that, it starts off as a shrub with yellow flowers.

There are two ways of getting the extract from the witch hazel bark, one as a distillation, this is commonly found in stores and generally has alcohol added to act as a preservative, or as a decoction. Many herbalists agree that the decoction method is superior because it makes a more concentrated version which means higher levels of tannins, which is the component that gives witch hazel its superior astringent properties. The distilled version is more shelf-stable, but just be aware of the alcohol that’s added, as some are sensitive to this.

Witch hazel can typically be used in the place of alcohol for treatment of many different skin irritations. It is recognized worldwide as a natural cleanser and toner, it’s clear that this product is absolutely great for the skin, so what benefits does it provide? Continue reading “Reasons Witch Hazel Should Be Added To Your Medicine Cabinet”

The (Out)House Of Saud: The Coup, The Oil, And The Money

saudi arabiaJoseph P Farrell – Among the many articles I received this past week about the coup (and chaos) in Saudi Arabia, this one shared by Mr. V.T. is perhaps the one that gets down to the deep fissures that are beginning to show within the desert kingdom.  Certainly the Saudis are not stupid: investments have allowed them to penetrate significant portions of the media, of technology and space, and so on, but the bottom line for the kingdom is oil, money, and a form of Islam that has remained extreme, though in the latter instance, we’re seeing some (slow) signals of royally-approved change.

Here’s the article:

How Broke is the House of Saud?

The graphs, and increasing population, say it all: Continue reading “The (Out)House Of Saud: The Coup, The Oil, And The Money”

Why Big Oil Conquered the World [Audio]

James Corbett – The 20th century was the century of oil. From farm to fork, factory to freeway, there is no aspect of our modern life that has not been shaped by the oil industry. But as the “post-carbon” era of the 21st century comes into view, there are those who see this as the end of the oiligarchy. They couldn’t be more wrong. This is the remarkable true story of the world that Big Oil is creating, and how they plan to bring it about.


At the dawn of the 20th century, a new international order was emerging. One founded on oil. And by the end of the 20th century, that order was firmly established. Heating. Transportation. Industrial power. Plastic manufacturing. Pharmaceuticals. There is no facet of modern life that is not, one way or another, dependent on oil. Continue reading “Why Big Oil Conquered the World [Audio]”

The Refugee Crisis – Who Is To Blame?

Katherine Frisk – With the recent Brexit vote and the French election next week, the refugee crisis raging across Europe needs to be fully examined. In all things and in solving all problems, we have two choices. To deal with the symptoms or to deal with the cause. Without dealing with the cause as a first priority, a cure, a solution can never be found.

middle eastThe flooding of refugees from North Africa and the Middle East into western countries; the trauma, poverty and suffering; the camps which leave a lot to be desired; human trafficking and sex slavery which have resulted as byproducts; narcotics trafficking and organ trafficking; an increase in terrorist bombings as well as an increase in crime, sexual harassment and rape in Europe… the cause of this humanitarian disaster has not been addressed.  Only the symptoms of social and political upheaval for people on both sides of the Mediterranean.

“Politically correct” has blinded many as to the real cause on both sides of the argument.  Most Europeans are not racist bigots and most Muslims are not extremist Muslim Brotherhood Wahhabis. Those in the middle who are the majority have been buffeted on both ends for political and  economic advantage that is not in their own best interest and have been caught up in a whirlpool of chaos.

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