Archive for the ‘Holistic Healing with Everyday Foods’ Category

Delicious Yellow Tomato Sorbet

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Like my mother, I have always had a bountiful crop of tomatoes. More so than our surrounding neighbours.
This year, I experimented with planting some heritage tomato varieties, including a beautiful yellow-orange one that tastes remarkably like the blood-red beefsteak tomatoes that my mother used to grow in the 1950’s.
Extremely tasty! And low acid, too! I [...]

Refreshing Green Facial Recipe

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

The healing effects of the aloe vera combined with the cooling of the cucumber and the avocado make this Refreshing Green Facial Recipe a very effective sunscreen, or after the fact as a sunburn-soother and healer. The ingredients in this version of Refreshing Green Facial are perfect for improving your overall skin health by deep [...]

Top 10 New Powerhouse Foods

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

These 10 nutrient-rich foods will help give you more energy, glowing skin, boost brain power, a stronger immunity, faster metabolism, enhance your mood…..in short, including these powerhouse foods in your diet will help change your life for the better! It’s easy to sneak them into your diet, so that the whole family will benefit. Recipes [...]

Flu or Cold: Know the Difference

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Know the Difference between a Cold and the H1N1 Flu:Symptoms
Symptoms are easily spelled out here to help you differenciate between a common cold and the flu. More identifications and cold home-remedies are available on this betweenclosefriends.com blog in Herbal Teas, Holistic Healing and Natural Herbal Remedies. The most important [...]

Natural Cancer Cure—with proven history!

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Hello everyone, this email was sent to me today by a very reliable friend. I have often heard of and seen natural remedies for several different maladies throughout the years, and obviously promote them here. This one is too good not to share with you, immediately. I am reminded of my mother (and [...]

Calming Herbal Baths

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Whether it is the middle of summer or the middle of winter, we can all benefit from an undisturbed soak in a relaxing and calming bath. Especially in these uncertain times.
Let our thoughts drift as we unwind, with cares and troubles following and dissipating. A bubble bath is wonderful, such as Lavender Bubble Bath [...]

Soothing Lavender Body Butter

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Either with winter’s drying winds or summers chaffing heat, dry skin is universal. We have all suffered the ill effects that the seasons have caused our sensitive skin.
This wonderful healing and Soothing Lavender Body Butter is so very easy and inexpensive to make, that you will want to prepare a large batch for yourself, friends [...]

Herbed Buttermilk Dressing

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

This is my favourite salad dressing for a spinach salad! This Buttermilk Herb Dressing reminds me so much of the delectable dressing that Cultures uses. The parsley and wine vinegar are so healthy!
Sometimes I will add a few cut up strawberries to my salad as well, just for a little variation. Or, sprinkle a few [...]

Anti-aging Foods for Healthy Skin

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Below are listed some foods that play an important role in the anti-aging skin saga. Being aware of these powerhouse foods, and more importantly, making them a part of your daily diet and consuming them on a regular basis, will help you to have young radiant skin and optimal health. (For herbal recipes; all natural [...]

Revive Dull Hair with Avocado

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Avocados are great on salads, but did you know that avocado oil has superior powers when it comes to slowing skin problems such as dermatitis and eczema, which can be aggravated by dry conditions? Applied directly to any itchy, red or irritated areas of skin provides almost instant relief which can last for several days.
But [...]