7 Ingredients for Natural Cancer Prevention – Health Tonic Recipe Included!

7 Ingredients for Natural Cancer Prevention – Health Tonic Recipe Included!

By Alex ‘Earthie Mama’ Du Toit

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

In nature, there are 7 food ingredients that, when combined together, may provide the ultimate answer to cancer prevention.

A combination of garlic, onion, hot peppers, horseradish, ginger, turmeric and apple cider vinegar, forms a nutritional, high potency tonic I call The Master Tonic. Promoting healthy immune function, digestion and longevity, the ingredients in this potent natural “cure-all” tonic support natural immunity and help with many different health conditions. Best of all, they have the scientifically proven ability to prevent and reduce cancerous cell growth, without the dangerous effects of chemotherapy.

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Turmeric Milk Recipe: a Natural Mood Enhancer and Depression Fighter

Turmeric Milk Recipe: a Natural Mood Enhancer and Depression Fighter

By Alex ‘Earthie Mama’ Du Toit

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Depression affects an estimated 121 million people worldwide [1] and as many as 20 million Americans are currently taking anti-depressant drugs. [2] However, we are finding more and more that pharmaceutical treatments are not providing an adequate solution, because they address the symptom not the cause [3], induce dependency, and often come with intense side-effects that are worse than the condition, including suicidal tendencies, sleep problems, digestive disorders, decreased sex drive, constant nausea, headaches, dry mouth and cold symptoms to name a few. [4] It becomes a constant ugly cycle of misery and dependency which, at best, only helps a depressed person to cope with life rather than to overcome their depression and thrive. And as a result, the United States has seen a 30% increase in suicides since 1999. [5]

Thankfully, nature – as always – gives us many herbs, plants and foods that can heal and help us, without the harsh side-effects and exorbitant costs of pharmaceutical drugs. And when it comes to treating depression, turmeric is one of these amazing gifts from the Earth.

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How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer – 2 Easy Recipes!

How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer – 2 Easy Recipes!

By Alex ‘Earthie Mama’ Du Toit

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Fact: Commercial hand sanitizers are chemically-scented and made with toxic ingredients. While, yes, they do kill certain bacteria and viruses, the unfortunate byproduct is that these chemicals also seep into the pores of the skin and are absorbed into the bloodstream.

The primary active ingredients in commercial sanitizers are Ethyl alcohol and Isopropyl alcohol. [1] Isopropyl alcohol is a petrochemical that is commonly used as an industrial solvent. It is a well-known neurotoxin, meaning it is toxic to the human brain and nervous system. [2] Ethyl alcohol, also known as ethanol, is both neurotoxic and psychoactive. [3] 

Thankfully there are natural sanitizer alternatives that can help keep you and your children’s hands clean and germ-free, without damaging your nervous system in the process. And today I’m going to share with you two simple recipes I came up with that are effective and very easy to make at home! The first one is a gel and the other one is a spray. They both work great, it just depends on your preference.

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Treating Anxiety Naturally

Treating Anxiety Naturally

By Alex ‘Earthie Mama’ Du Toit

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Everyone experiences anxiety every once in a while. Some people are plagued with anxiety and suffer daily from the symptoms that come along with it.

Anxiety is an overwhelming feeling of worry that effects the body both mentally and physically. Symptoms of anxiety include: cloudy thoughts, heart palpitations, sweaty palms, muscle tension, dry mouth, nausea, insomnia, an inability to concentrate, regularly not wanting to get out of bed, nagging negative thoughts that the worst is going to happen.

For many people, these symptoms can be debilitating and hard to live with. Sometimes, when a person gets to this point, they seek medical attention and are prescribed pharmaceutical drugs that block the symptoms so the anxiety can be easier to live with. However, the anxiety medication may cause awful side effects sometimes worse than the anxiety itself. Medications become addictive while causing damage to the vital organs in your body like the liver and kidneys.

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Immune Support Tonic – Delicious Natural Recipe!

Immune Support Tonic – Delicious Natural Recipe!

By Alex ‘Earthie Mama’ Du Toit

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Your immune systems is your body’s defense mechanism against viruses and infections. While it’s healthy for your immune system to flex its muscles every now and then, we live in an increasingly toxic world, so it’s important that you know how to naturally support your immunity, and your family’s. (Anyone who has children knows that keeping them healthy and vital can be a full time job!)

Thankfully, Mother Nature has provided us with many perfect ways to keep the whole family happy and healthy. And today, I’m going to share with you my all-natural Immune Support Tonic recipe! The powerful ingredients in this natural tonic combine to support and uplift the immune system. It’s easy to make at home — and it’s delicious. The primary ingredient is the pleasant tasting Elderberry, which is why children of all ages love this tonic.

Forget the pharmaceutical stuff — everyone should have a large bottle of this in the medicine cabinet.

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Natural Antibiotic Ointment Recipe!

Natural Antibiotic Ointment Recipe!

By Alex ‘Earthie Mama’ Du Toit

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Neosporin is the automatic go to for many people when they get scrapes, cuts and any other minor injuries. Although many of us have used this antibacterial topical ointment for years, one quick read over its ingredients list might make us stop and question why we are putting this on our skin!

Ingredients in Neosporin include Neomycin Sulfate Polymxin B, Bacitracin Zinc, Pramoxine and more, all mixed in petroleum jelly. There are many side effects commonly associated with these ingredients such as allergic reactions, muscle twitching, convulsions, hearing loss, fetal harm, rashes, hives, tightness in the chest, and the list goes on. And even with all of these unknown ingredients in it, Neosporin costs about $10 an ounce!

Thankfully, Mother Nature provides us with a bounty of beneficial ingredients that promote healing, without the side effects associated with pharmaceutical alternatives. So, today I’m going to show you how to make an all natural – yet potent – topical antibacterial solution.

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Nature’s Most Powerful Antibiotics (Recipe Included!)

Nature’s Most Powerful Antibiotics (Recipe Included!)

By Alex ‘Earthie Mama’ Du Toit

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Your first line of defense against any virus or infection is your own immune system, and there has never been a better time than right now to learn how to support your immune system naturally.

Combining 7 antibacterial and antiviral ingredients, the basic formula of this ‘Master Tonic’ dates back to medieval Europe. It is a super cleansing natural antibiotic, destroying both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. It is a potent anti-viral and anti-fungal/yeast formula, and can increase blood and lymph circulation in the body. It is also known to be effective for treating colds and the flu, as well as Candida.

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Make Your Own Bug-Away Spray (Easy Recipe)

Make Your Own Bug-Away Spray (Easy Recipe)

By Alex ‘Earthie Mama’ Du Toit

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Commercial insect repellents are so incredibly toxic with dangerous chemicals such as DEET (diethyltoluamide). As an Earthie Mama I want to make sure that my children only have the most natural ingredients on their skin. While living in Costa Rica, I had to figure out how to protect my family naturally from the overwhelming amounts of bugs.

Today I will share with you how simply you can make your own bug-away spray.

This recipe can be made very simply with your choice of essential oil/s and a ‘carrier’ oil or alcohol. Rub or spray the natural insect repellent onto skin or clothing, using care to avoid the sensitive eye area. You’ll need to re-apply after a few hours or when you feel like the bugs are biting. Unused natural insect repellent may be stored in a dark bottle, away from heat or sunlight. If you wish, you may combine the oil with aloe vera gel to change the consistency to more of a spreadable lotion.

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Homemade Ginger Ale Recipe

Homemade Ginger Ale Recipe

By Alex ‘Earthie Mama’ Du Toit

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Do you love ginger ale? I do! My children do too. Whenever their tummies are sore they crave ginger ale. Ginger has been used for thousands of years to help relieve nausea and stomach issues as well as other inflammatory discomforts to name a few of the amazing benefits of ginger.

Most of the popular store bought Ginger Ales have very little ginger and loads of sugar and corn syrup. Some are even artificially flavored and actually have no ginger! Besides, they are also stored in aluminum cans or toxic plastic bottles.

SO… Back to my children and their sore tummies! It makes no sense to give them a drink full of artificial flavorings and loads of sugar when they want to feel better. One day I thought to myself… I can make a probiotic ginger ale that is good for my family, from all natural ingredients. This recipe is so exciting to me and I want to share it with you so you can also make your own!

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10 Health Benefits of Cucumbers

10 Health Benefits of Cucumbers

By Alex ‘Earthie Mama’ Du Toit

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Cucumbers are the fourth most cultivated vegetable in the world. They are known to be one of the best foods for your body’s overall health, and are often referred to as a superfood. Cucumbers are often sprayed with pesticides so it is important to buy organic or even better, grow them yourself.

Here are 10 proven health benefits of cucumbers.

1. A quick pick-me-up

Cucumbers are a good source of B vitamins, which are vital for brain function and mood. Need a pick-me-up? Put down your sodas and coffee and eat a cucumber slice.

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Natural Body Care… In Your Kitchen

Natural Body Care… In Your Kitchen

By Alex ‘Earthie Mama’ Du Toit

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Most body care products that you buy from the store are full of harmful chemicals and toxins, and the products that are natural and organic that actually work I find to be expensive.

Thankfully I have found the perfect combination of inexpensive ingredients that will give you the cleanest teeth, hair and skin you could imagine, and you can find it all in your kitchen cupboard: Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut Oil, Baking Soda, Himalayan Pink Salt, Hydrogen Peroxide, Honey, Sugar, and Soap (I recommend Dr. Bronner’s).

Coconut Oil should be a staple at home. It is so incredible for you with its anti-biotic, anti-inflammatory and anti viral properties. It can be used all over the body, for cooking, for oil pulling, deep hair conditioning, or even a tablespoon for constipation. Apple Cider Vinegar is another staple in the home. It can be used on the hair and skin but also, when ingested, helps to balance the body’s systems so less dis-ease results.

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How to Make Kombucha

How to Make Kombucha

By Alexandra ‘Earthie Mama’ Du Toit

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

I am a huge fan of Kombucha. It has been brewed and enjoyed for over 2000 years all over the world. Many cultures have studied this amazing concoction and applied it to their health regiments, from Russia to China, and early Europe.

I have been brewing Kombucha at my own home for many years now. During it’s brewing, it naturally carbonates and creates a refreshing and fizzy healthy drink! I attribute drinking this fermented tea on a daily basis to many health benefits I have experienced. And it’s easy to make it at home!

Benefits of Kombucha

Kombucha is an all round natural, healthy fermented beverage full of amazing amino acids, probiotics and essential minerals. Probiotic literally means “for life”. Antibiotics kill ALL of the bacteria in your body, even the good stuff, but probiotics re-establish the natural ecology and order of the intestinal system. Probiotics are believed to boost immunity, mood enhancer, fight allergies, detoxify the body and rid the body of disease.

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