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Is maple syrup the next great ‘superbug’ killer?

Is maple syrup the next great ‘superbug’ killer? New research from the American Chemical Society shows it may enhance effectiveness of antibiotics. When you think of maple syrup, you probably think of a big stack of pancakes. But actually, maple syrup has shown some health benefits in the past few […]

by April 4, 2017
Dangerous superbug was found on an American pig farm

Dangerous superbug was found on an American pig farm

A dangerous superbug was found on an American pig farm, according to an investigation from an Ohio State University team. The overuse of antibiotics is now an epidemic in the United States and it is creating antibiotic resistance. They are prescribed for almost everything. The issue with taking too many […]

by January 22, 2017
Multi purpose basil bug repellent

Multi purpose basil bug repellent

Keeping your house bug-free is challenging and even more so during the summer. Mosquito bites can be irritating and sometimes even painful. Mosquitoes can also carry diseases like the West Nile Virus. Other insects like ticks and fleas can be pests as well. Commercial repellents and bug sprays can be […]

by July 25, 2013
Bug Bam wristband bug repellent

Bug Bam wristband bug repellent

An essential thing to get for your kids this summer: Bug Bam Mosquito-Repelling Wristbands: Recyclable and made from 100% natural and non-toxic ingredients, scientifically proven to repel mosquitoes and other flying, biting insects. Used by the U.S. Navy and the Boy Scouts of America. The bug bam Mosquito-repelling wristband ($3.95) […]

by April 21, 2013
Friendly bugs can help fight your cold

Friendly bugs can help fight your cold

The flu season is almost here and just in time comes a new interesting study linking the benefits of friendly bacteria “probiotics” and warding off colds. Probiotics are often called “friendly bugs.” Probiotic comes from the Greek word pro, meaning “promoting” and biotic, meaning “life.” There is some debate about […]

by October 9, 2012
DIY natural snail repellents

DIY natural snail repellents

Snails and slugs can be pests in our gardens, and can destroy plants if their population is not controlled. The way you can tell if your garden is infested with snails besides seeing them is checking for holes in leaves. There are pesticides that can get rid of snails, but […]

by August 13, 2017
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5 easy and natural ways to get rid of silverfish

It is safer for your family to use natural solutions to take care of pests in your home and garden. Let’s look at 5 easy and natural ways to get rid of silverfish from Rodale’s Organic Life. According to Orkin, Silverfish are teardrop shaped insects about 12-19mm in length, and […]

by March 26, 2017
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Manuka honey fights deadly C. Difficile infections

Manuka honey fights deadly C. Difficile infections, according to new research from Elisabeth-TweeSteden Hospital in the Netherlands. Antibiotic resistance has become one of the world’s biggest epidemics. Antibiotics are being way overprescribed and overused, which causes superbugs, or bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. Clostridicum difficile (C. Difficile) infections are […]

by March 17, 2017