Natural Remedies for Water Retention

Natural Remedies for Water Retention

Nearly every woman on the planet suffers from monthly water retention. Minor edema, or bloating, in men can be caused by heat, exercise, exertion, and the occasional sodium-saturated meal. (Note that severe swelling in the ankles and other extremities could be signs of a serious health issue, and you should contact your doctor immediately.) For women, however, the […]

lavender oil

10 Uses for Lavender Oil

ref=”//” rel=”attachment wp-att-673″> Lavender oil is amongst the most common essential oils people tend to keep around the house. Not only does is it a power aromatherapy agent, it is so versatile you soon keep in on the short list of basic household necessities. Most of us here at Real Self Sufficiency proudly admit to having at […]

Natural Acid Reflux Remedies

10 Best Natural Acid Reflux Remedies

ref=”” rel=”attachment wp-att-652″> While occasional heartburn, or acid reflux, is normal after indulging in rich food, it doesn’t have to be a part of daily life. If you’re regularly popping antacids, it’s time to change up your game. Antacids aren’t discriminatory enough and shouldn’t be relied on to cure your problem. You need a balance […]

Off the Grid Solar

Using Off The Grid Solar Energy

ref=”” rel=”attachment wp-att-633″> Most people thinking about adding solar to the home are  curious about how to convert and store solar electricity so you can completely take your home’s electrical source off the grid. While this isn’t entirely feasible (more on that below) the alternative energy movement is relatively dynamic and there are some technologies and players […]

Keep New Year's Resolutions

How To Make Sustainable New Year’s Resolutions

ref=”” rel=”attachment wp-att-597″> When the New Year rings in, many of us are tempted to make New Year’s resolutions that will completely overhaul our lifestyles. Whether you’ve vowed to lose some weight or learn a new language, the problem is that most of us break these resolutions almost as soon as we make them. Why? Many […]

Natural Acne Treatment

ref=”//” rel=”attachment wp-att-499″> Whether you’re a teen hit with puberty, or have late-stage acne, everyone wants clear skin, and no one wants to suffer through pimples and blemishes that hang around forever. These natural acne treatments help balance your skin’s pH and clear up troublesome skin problems. Follow the Basic Steps of Skincare We were astounded when […]

High Fiber Foods

Our Five Favorite High Fiber Treats

ref=””>Getting 25-30 grams of fiber per day in your diet is harder than it sounds. If you’re not already checking online nutrient charts to keep a basic food journal, it’s time to start making regular online searches to get an idea of how much fiber the foods you eat regularly include. (Hint: kale? Not as […]

Natural Sinus Treatment

Five Natural Treatments for Chronic Sinus Pain

Allergy sufferers take note: there is relief in sight for your seasonal sinus headaches. Some of us are afflicted with irritated, inflamed sinuses on a regular basis, while many others just get impacted when the seasons change or when we’re in new surroundings. Whether it’s the dry air of the winter months or the hay fever of spring […]

Low Carp Recipes

Low Carb Comfort Food Recipes

We all love our rich, heavy comfort food especially when the weather starts to turn. But if you’re watching your weight or trying to stay slim during the holidays, it’s hard to find dishes that are both healthy and satisfying. We have taken to making noodles out of zucchini for the ultimate indulgence. You get the silky, […]

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The Latest on Residential Solar 2015

ref=””> As the last U.S. Federal tax subsidies dry up at the end of 2016, the question exists as to how solar power will continue to remain affordable. Even as the last tax incentives expire, the costs for solar installation continue to drop steadily. There are several reasons for this, but mostly, it’s the wider adoption […]

A Thanksgiving Yam Recipe That Will Leave Them Wanting Thirds

ref=””> Don’t do it. Do not buy that bag of marshmallows. Okay, it’s fine if you promise to put them in hot cocoa and leave them as far away from your Thanksgiving yams as possible. This year, try something different. Try our Thanksgiving yam recipe that adds some Cuban flavors for something they will all […]

Yoga Poses for Back Pain

8 Yoga Poses for Back Pain

If you have chronic back pain, yoga strengthens abdominal and lumbar muscles to help alleviate discomfort. We’ve put together a yoga for back pain series you can do right at home every day to make you stronger and more comfortable. DISCLAIMER: we hope it goes without saying (but we’re saying it anyway), but please consult a […]

THE Thanksgiving Vegetarian Recipe for Your Main Course

Vegetarian Thanksgiving White Bean Cassoulet If the time has come to decide what you’re going to prepare as a main dish this Turkey Day, and if you do not partake in actual turkey, let’s get creative. What comes to mind when you think of a vegetarian Thanksgiving recipe? Tofurkey and veggie sides. Well, forego the […]