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Vitamin Supplements, What Do We Need & How Should We Store Them?

Added April 15, 2014, Under: Health, Vitamin D

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One of the great dilemmas facing those who care about their health is whether or not to take vitamin supplements and if so, what? Detractors will always say that those who supplement just pee it out again. But if that is so, then you could say whenever you drink water, the same thing happens. But in the meantime, the water has (with the help of your kidneys) filtered waste from the blood and produced urine to get rid of ...

5 Bits of Food Advice Not To Take |

Added April 11, 2014, Under: Diets, Environment, Health, Nutrition

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Over the past few decades, we have been inundated with “advice” on what to eat and what not to eat (mostly by the mainstream media) and there is a strong probability that this is why, today, the general public is more obese and less healthy. Unfortunately, this advice is actually downright harmful. Are you aware of what this advice might be?  Here are five of them... Eating only the whites of eggs Whites are higher in protein, magnesium, potassium, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, ...

It is Asbestos Awareness Week – April 1 to 7 2014 |

Added April 4, 2014, Under: Diseases, Environment, Health, Technology

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How much do you know about asbestos? We would like to share some information during this special week of awareness. A few facts of interest Every year around three thousand people are diagnosed with mesothelioma, a deadly cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. On average, they are given ten months to live. Put it another way, three hundred days or  seven thousand and two hundred hours. Asbestos is still not banned in the USA with roughly thirty million pounds still being used every year. Even though it is thirty ...

Celeriac Is The Ugly Duckling Of The Vegetable World

Added April 2, 2014, Under: Environment, Health, How To

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Recently we were given some celeriac by a friend who had grown it in her veggie garden. We peeled and cooked it before mashing with some butter and soy sauce and serving. With its hint of celery and subtle nutty taste, it was delicious. It was the first time we had ever tasted it but certainly won't be the last. What is celeriac? Celeriac, also called turnip-rooted celery or knob celery, is a variety of celery cultivated mainly for its edible round ...

The Healing Powers of Salt Water |

Added March 29, 2014, Under: Health, Inflammation, Skin Conditions, Vitamin D

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For some years I have used a spoonful of natural salt in a glass of water as a gargle for the beginnings of a scratchy, sore throat - and it works every time. But there are many other health benefits from salt water. In fact, life itself is thought to have originated in the sea as single-celled creatures. Salt water in the past Sea water has a history of therapeutic use. Thalassotherapy (originating from the Greek word thalassa) involves warm sea water ...

Is It Time to Hand Out Statins to the Middle Aged & Older Like Candy? |

Added March 28, 2014, Under: Diseases, Doctors, Drugs, Health

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Cholesterol has been the so called "big baddy" on the health scene for several decades, with the mainstream media and the medical profession alike urging you to cut back on animal fat and switch to low fat products in order to lower your cholesterol - while at the same time taking prescription statins. In fact, the exact opposite is the way to go as one of the best ways to raise your HDL cholesterol is to consume more dietary fats, ...

Fracking & Will It All End Badly? |

Added March 21, 2014, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Health, Technology

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 Wherever I have lived in the past two or three years, the emotive subject of fracking has been hitting the local headlines. Yes, the USA, South Africa and the UK. And there are many reasons why fracking is so disliked and protest groups worldwide so vocal. Several countries have banned its use including Bulgaria, France, Germany and Ireland while the Czech government is seriously considering a ban. Many other countries have partial bans or moratoriums in place. What is fracking? Shale gas ...

Are you Anxious for a Healthy Chocolate Treat? |

Added February 22, 2014, Under: Health, How To, Nutrition

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Who can resist chocolate, including me? But of course when we are trying to keep to the straight and narrow on our road to healthier living, our sweet tooth is always lurking there ready to jump in with temptation. But I have found the perfect solution... It is a recipe for a raw chocolate cake (courtesy of Nadia Petrova of According to Nadia, it has a wonderful rich flavor, it’s all raw, vegan, gluten-free and most important of all it is easy ...

The Electronic Cigarette & Is It A Safer Alternative? |

Added February 1, 2014, Under: Diseases, Environment, Health, Technology

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Even the most hardened smoker knows that it is dangerous to their health and yet cigarette smoking is so addictive that it is one of the most difficult habits to kick. If a smoker wants to quit, he or she deserves all the help and support we can give. And one of the most recent and popular ways is by using an electronic cigarette. The term “vaping” has taken the place of “smoking” for those who have embraced this new lifestyle. How ...

How to Avoid the Dangers of Being PinPointed By Criminals as a Suitable Victim |

Added January 9, 2014, Under: Health, How To, Top 10, Women's Health

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I found some of this information floating around the internet and, although there is no source, I think it has enough value to make it worth sharing with you. Apparently, a group of rapists and date rapists (who were doing time in prison) were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim. Here is what they had to say Someone with long hair - they are most likely to go after a woman with a ponytail or other hairstyle that can ...

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