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Nutrition & Fitness Archives - In Balance

Category Nutrition & Fitness

Natural Healing Remedies Straight from the Garden

These natural healing remedies were listed in the 2010 Spencer New Leader article titled “Garden helps and healers.” We are grateful for the amazing natural healing remedies highlighted in this article, and we hope you can enjoy the healing powers of nature too!

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6 Simple Ways to Relieve Muscle Soreness

6 Simple Ways to Relieve Muscle SorenessWhen you push your body a little harder than usual, you will likely feel two things: (1) a sense of accomplishment and (2) sore, aching muscles. Sometimes it doesn’t take much to end up with sore muscles. It doesn’t have to be a challenge to relieve muscle soreness and stiffness, either.

To decrease and relieve muscle soreness you need to do things that will:

  1. Increase the blood flow and oxygen to the area (to facilitate the breakdown of metabolic by-products and the removal of debris, and to speed up nutrients to the cells for healing).
  2. Relax the muscles.

Each of the following activities acts in both of these ways, helping to reduce or relieve muscle soreness. The sooner you initiate these simple techniques after your strenuous activity, the better:

  1. Static stretching. Lengthening overwo...
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4 Natural Tea Remedies and Recipes

If you love gardening, you know how rewarding it can be to watch your plants grow and thrive. You may not be aware of the powerful health benefits that an herb garden can provide, however.

Herb gardens render so many wonderful natural tea remedies.

An herb garden can support our health in many ways, but this article addresses a few natural tea remedies that you can recreate right at home – straight from the garden.


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