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Soy – why we need to know more about this food

Added September 29, 2010, Under: Babies, Health, Nutrition

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The whole question of soy has become very controversial over the past few years. There are those who are for and those who are against. Soy is a plant that is a member of the pea family and has been used in Asia (particularly China) for thousands of years for food, such as tofu, tempeh and edamame beans, as well as for medicinal purposes. It is now popular in the USA as a food or food additive such ...

Is Tattooing Your Legs The Solution For This Problem? | Amoils.com

Added , Under: New Moms, Pregnancy, Women's Health

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I went for a lovely walk along the beach today and I passed a woman who was heavily tattooed including some tattoos up and down her legs - and it got me thinking. What a novel way to cover up varicose veins... You and the tattoo artist could be very innovative in designing tattoos especially for that purpose depending on where the varicose veins were situated and how much they showed up in the first place. There could be a serpent or ...

Here is the Low Down on an All Natural “Petroleum Jelly” | Amoils.com

Added September 28, 2010, Under: Skin Conditions

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Many consider petroleum jelly to be an unsafe product.  So I have found a recipe to make your own home made and all natural non-petroleum jelly. The ingredients are easy to get hold of and the actual method of making it is not too difficult. The recipe comes from Annie Berthold-Bond from her book printed in 1999 by Three Rivers Press and called Better Basics for the Home. For the ingredients you need 2 oz olive oil ½ oz grated beeswax 12 drops grapefruit seed ...

Night, Night, Sleep Tight, Don’t Let The Bugs Bite!

Added September 26, 2010, Under: Environment, Health

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The recent and extensive media coverage about the plague of bed bugs may well have got you worried. How do you know if you have bed bugs in your home? Bedbugs are small, oval, brownish insects that live on the animal or human blood. While the adults have flat bodies the size of an apple seed, once they have fed, their bodies swell and they become a reddish color. Although they cannot fly, they can move quickly. The concern is that female ...

Is there a new baby in the house?

Added September 25, 2010, Under: Babies, New Moms, Parents

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The safe arrival of my new baby granddaughter has brought home only too vividly the upheaval that a new baby in the house can cause! While having a baby can be one of the most exciting, exhilarating and frightening experiences parents (and moms in particular) can face, the arrival of a new baby affects the whole family. Whether or not the new baby is the first in the family, the anticipation surrounding this new arrival can affect everyone. The existing family's life ...

Foods and other helpful ways to boost your sex drive

Added September 23, 2010, Under: Men's Health, Nutrition, Women's Health

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Did you know that there are some direct connections between the food we eat and our sexual responses both male and female? Certain foods can increase hormone production and improve the function of the sexual organs so that if we eat these foods beforehand, we could experience a more stimulating and erotic experience. Here are some of those foods to try: For men - Muesli makes a good breakfast for men as l-argine is one of the ingredients which improves circulation and penile ...

Is Maple Syrup the Healthier Alternative to Sugar?

Added September 21, 2010, Under: Diets, Health, Nutrition

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According to some sources, maple syrup is a very healthy food with these positives 100% natural, pure organic food which cannot be altered Three times as sweet as cane sugar, with fewer calories 100% pure with no reduction, processing or removal of anything Contains manganese and zinc, natural antioxidents which are good for your immune system, male reproductive systems and helps prevent damage to the heart So the big plus is that when you want to satisfy your sweet tooth, you can consider using maple ...

How Long Does Your Store-Bought Bread Stay Fresh? | Amoils.com

Added September 20, 2010, Under: Children's Health, Diets, Health, Nutrition

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Whatever we feel about bread, it is still an important part of many people's daily diet - rich or poor. In recent years, I have lived in 3 different countries – South Africa, the UK and the US – and I was interested to compare how the local bread differed in taste and texture as well as how fresh it kept. Without a doubt, the bread stays freshest longest in the US That is store bought sliced bread kept in its original ...

Progesterone – do you have high enough levels of this vital substance in your body?

Added , Under: Pregnancy, Women's Health

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While most of us have heard of the hormone progesterone, we might not know that it is arguably the most important, and usually most overlooked, substance in the human body. The bad news may be that you are not producing enough progesterone but the good news is there are natural progesterone creams you can use to boost your levels. Progesterone is the material from which all other hormones are made. Primarily produced by the ovaries, it is also ...

A Startup Guide to being a Vegetarian – Part 2

Added September 15, 2010, Under: Environment, Health, Nutrition

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A few months ago (April 2010) I wrote a blog called “A Starter's Guide to being a Vegetarian” - see http://www.amoils.com/health-blog/a-starters-guide-to-becoming-a-vegetarian/ I though it was now about time to take this further so that you can find out more about the diet, lifestyle as well as its impact on your and the planet's health. Vegetarianism is the common term used to describe a diet which omits certain or all types of meat and/or animal derived products. As there are different vegetarian ...

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