Food Allergies

I can’t believe how much better I am feeling since having a food allergy test done. I can now cut out the little things like Brazil nuts which are inherently healthy but react with my system. I was eating those by the bag full recently because of their mineral value, not knowing I was allergic to them.

Economically speaking, having food allergy tests provided for free to everyone seems like such a logical step. With more and more crap in our food these days, allergies are becoming much more prevalent.

Does it not seem like a smart move for countries to pay $300 or $400 a person to have this test done. A handful of foods might be responsible for causing someone’s hives, diabetes, headaches etc etc. Things that over a lifetime are going to cost so much more than $300 to treat, let alone the suffering and time off work for the individual.

 

The Health Benefits of Lemongrass Essential Oil

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Lemongrass has a great scent and is used in a lot of beautiful cooking around the world. It also has many healing properties when used as an essential oil.

Perhaps the most interesting property of lemongrass is that it is a sedative of the central nervous system. This makes it particularily great for dealing with headaches, nervous exhaustion and stress related conditions.

Lemongrass is also thought to be beneficial for the immune system and may aid the body fight infectious disease and fevers. It is also believed to aid muscular pain, poor circulation and poor muscle tone. As well, lemongrass is an antidepressant, antiseptic and overall body tonic. What a great package of benefits!

Certain individuals may experience irritation and/or sensitization to this oil. Try a small patch test before using more extensively.