Healthy Living Tips and Resources from Linden Botanicals

Our site includes hundreds of science-based resources. Our healthy living tips will help you optimize your health! Health Articles and Valuable Resources Linden Botanicals’ online tea store sells a selection of herbs curated with extreme care for their ability to optimize health. Let’s just say we’re passionate about our customers’ health and well being, and we believe that when it comes to health, education is key. (If you agree, we’re going to get along great.) Our blog includes lots of valuable resources on better sleep,…
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Stop Using DEET and Start Drinking Cistus Tea

Why risk using DEET when you can repel mosquitoes, ticks, and other pests with Cistus incanus tea? What Is DEET, and Is It Dangerous? Many people have reservations about using DEET. DEET is the common name for N,N-Diethyl-m-toluamide. It has been used as an insect repellent since it was developed by the U.S. Army in 1946. DEET repels not by killing mosquitoes or other insects but by preventing them from landing on skin or clothing in the first place. No one is exactly sure how…
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New Year Cleanse Brings a Whole New You!

Optimize your health with a New Year cleanse. Best of all, you don’t need to starve yourself! A glass of water first thing in the morning along with intentional, smart eating and at least one big mug of Phyllanthus niruri herbal tea a day are an excellent start for any New Year cleanse. Read on … Is Starving Myself Part of the New Year Cleanse? No. Let me repeat that. No. A cleanse doesn’t have to involve total deprivation. First thing’s first. Drink your water.…
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3 Zen-Inducing, All-Natural Stress Relief Teas

Feeling stressed? Ocimum (Tulsi), Polygala, and Terminalia (Haritaki) stress relief teas may help you back on track! Feeling Stressed? Is your to do list growing by the day? Are you continually behind schedule? We all have days where we feel overwhelmed. Some days, it feels as if there’s so much to do that we’ll never catch up. Over time, feeling stressed can become the new normal. And that’s a problem because stress is serious business. Depression, anxiety, heart attacks, stroke, hypertension, susceptibility to infections, and…
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Improving Skin Health: 7 Tips for Keeping Your Skin Healthy

If you’re committed to good skin health, you can fortify your body’s natural protection inside and out. How Healthy Is Your Skin? Looking at your complexion in the mirror can tell you a lot about your skin health on the outside. But if improving skin health is really a priority for you, you need to focus on more than great-looking skin. Keeping your skin healthy below the surface is also an essential part of overall health. Here, I’ll discuss how the three layers of skin…
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Increasing Dopamine Levels by Setting Micro-Goals

How can you stay on task? Try using a little Jedi mind trick for increasing dopamine levels. Sometimes it’s hard to stay focused and motivated long enough to check things off your to-do list. I have trouble with it too. What if I told you that you could get more done while simultaneously increasing dopamine levels and forming habits faster? The fact is that there’s a fairly simple way to use your body’s own reward system to stay on task and be more productive. The…
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Nature Reduces Stress, So Get Outside Now!

Drinking Tulsi tea and spending time in the great outdoors — it’s a winning (and relaxing) combination. You work hard to manage your stress. You’re already using your powers of perception to turn the naturally occurring stress in your life into a productive tool. You’re taking time to regenerate by slowing down and adding poetry to your days. But something might still be getting under your skin. Perhaps it’s not what’s inside you but what’s outside you. Your environment can play a large role in…
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Stop Chasing Sickness and Start Pursuing Health

Stop chasing sickness and start pursuing health. Do it now. Here, I’ll share my Lyme disease story. Why do so many of us chase sickness instead of pursuing health? It’s an important (and complex) question, one that’s often overlooked. Here, I’d like to discuss why so many people chase sickness by sharing my own story. My aim is to provide insights that may enable you (or someone you care about) stop chasing sickness and start pursuing health. What Does It Mean to “Stop Chasing Sickness”?…
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Need a Vacation from Your Vacation? 5 Ways to Rejuvenate.

Are you taking advantage of every opportunity to recharge your batteries? These five tips will show you how. “No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.” Elbert Hubbard You’ve got a vacation coming up. You want to take a break from the day to day. You’re desperate for some relaxation time. However, there’s plenty of effort involved in making all the plans, finding and timing flights and car rentals, picking the perfect lodging, and paying for everything in advance.…
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You Are Not Your Illness (Final Lesson from the Darkness)

Final Lesson from the Darkness: You are not your illness. Your challenges don’t have to define you. One Last Truth – Your Illness Does Not Define You We’ve covered seven lessons from the darkness. I shared these lessons and observations to help you avoid or steer your way through chronic illness. Underlying each of these lessons is a truth that is critically important to remember: Your illness does not define who you are. You Are Not Your Illness Yes, your condition is part of your…
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