BL: Bee Stings for Health

B E E • V E N O M

(It’s way more awesome than you think.)

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5 Powerful Foods to Lower Blood Pressure

A lot of people have high blood pressure, especially in the United States. When blood pressure medication stops working or causes horrible side effects, there are alternatives. However, getting off your blood pressure medication and onto a healthier diet or supplement regimen requires the supervision of a reputable health professional and gradual change. That said, here are 5 foods that can help you lower your blood pressure without nasty side effects:

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4 Reasons Why You Should Drink Bone Broth + How to Make It

It’s all over Instagram and Pinterest and whatever health blogs you follow (hey, that’s me). What the heck is bone broth and why is it “supposedly” so healthy?

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Fluoride Detox

Whether you have neurotoxicity, fluorosis (teeth stains from excessive fluoride), or you want to avoid these things, you can eliminate fluoride from your life (with difficulty). In case you do not have the means to rid your world of fluoride, unfortunately you cannot filter it out of your water.

According to ThoughtCo, you can use reverse osmosis, activated alumina, and distillation to filter your water of fluoride. In that case, it may be easier to purchase bottled water (I know it’s bad for the environment), move, or detox. Here’s how to do the last thing.

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Your “Second Brain” and Why It’s So Important

I have a crazy relationship with my stomach and I have had weird issues with my gut health since I was a little kid. When I was in high school, my stomach problems seemed to get worse and worse to the point that I was getting sick every day, I could barely hold anything down, and I was at a very unhealthy weight. Fast forward to about seven years later and I feel like I’m somewhat of an expert on stomach issues. Here’s what I learned.

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How to Live Without Advil: Alternative Pain Management

Since I nearly died, I haven’t been able to take ibuprofen. Taking the drug (or any NSAIDs/steroids) could bring back my illness, so I’ve needed to manage without it. I used to take ibuprofen like it was candy for headaches and period cramps. However, since changing my diet, I’ve had barely any headaches at all. Still, here’s a quick and dirty guide to living without ibuprofen (for all you junkies out there).

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10 Things You Learn When You Think You’re Going to Die

A few months ago (and I’m still not really sure how this whole Mystery Illness is going to turn out), I admit it, I thought I was going to straight up die. I thought I was going to die slowly, in a hospital somewhere, with no diagnosis, probably alone in Los Angeles. I never really thought enough about dying alone to be afraid of it. It didn’t make much sense to me. Who cares? No one really knows what dying is like anyway – what’s the difference if you’re with someone or alone? Feeling deep inside that you may be dying brings about certain truths

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