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Fracking & Will It All End Badly? | Amoils.com

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 ...

8 Simple Painkillers Found In Your Kitchen | Amoils.com

Added March 18, 2014, Under: Inflammation, Men's Health, Women's Health

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What could be easier than raiding your own kitchen to find a natural remedy to treat your pain? Here are 8 suggestions Cloves I am sure most of you will have heard of curing a toothache with cloves. Well it may not provide a cure but, at the very least, temporary relief from severe tooth pain before you can consult a dentist. You simply place a whole clove into your mouth on or near the tooth that hurts, bite down while grinding to release ...

Cat’s Claw Is An Ancient & Valuable Herb | Amoils.com

Added March 16, 2014, Under: Diseases, Inflammation

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Cat's claw originates from Central and South America and has been used for hundreds of years as a natural remedy to treat a variety of health complaints. The Amazon rainforest has long been considered  a cornucopia of undiscovered medicinal plants where its indigenous peoples have for centuries used cat’s claw to treat inflammation, arthritis, stomach ulcers and infections. The two known species of cat’s claw are Uncaria guianensis (traditionally used for wound healing) and Uncaria tomentosa (with its numerous medicinal ...

Our Feet Deserve Some Extra TLC | Amoils.com

Added March 15, 2014, Under: Exercise, Skin Conditions

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How hard do your feet have to work for you and do you ever think about how you can make life a little easier for them? If we neglect them, there is a lot that can go wrong with our feet. Blisters on your feet These are small pockets of fluid that form. While the fluid is usually clear, it can be red if the blister is filled with blood or an ugly yellowish/green if filled with pus and indicative of an ...

How About Reducing Your Carbon Footprint For Lent? | Amoils.com

Added March 8, 2014, Under: Environment, How To, Top 10

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Even those who are not particularly religious will often give up something for Lent and, this week, the call here in the UK has been not to give up beer or chocolates but to make it a carbon themed sacrifice instead. We are only a couple of days into Lent so there is still plenty of time to make that decision and to keep it up for the next 40 plus days until Easter. It is said that a habit can ...

Age Spots & Should You Just Accept Them As Inevitable? | Amoils.com

Added , Under: Skin Conditions, Vitamin D

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The words age spots are really not the kind of description you want to hear about a condition that usually affects visible areas of your skin (particularly the hands) as you grow older. Their other common name of liver spots is also a bit off putting. Sun spots would definitely sound more attractive, and not without justification either as too much exposure to the sun is the main reason for their appearance anyway. But please don't let that reason put you ...

Looking After Your Hair & How Often Should You Wash It? | Amoils.com

Added March 6, 2014, Under: Environment, Skin Conditions

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We all have hair whether long, short or almost non existent so we all have to look after it. But perhaps there is more to looking after your hair than you realized. How to know when your hair is less than clean Our hair is affected by sebaceous glands. We all have these glands in our skin and they secrete an oily and waxy substance called sebum whose job it is to lubricate our skin and hair. Those same glands ...

Are You Open to Okra? | Amoils.com

Added March 1, 2014, Under: Environment, Nutrition

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I am not familiar with this vegetable so all the more reason to write about it, especially as there would appear to be very important anti-cancer compounds in okra. What are these anti-cancer compounds? A newly discovered lectin in common okra has been shown to kill 72% of human breast cancer cells (MCF7) in vitro, mostly by inducing programmed cell death. The okra extract has also been shown to slow the growth of breast cancer cells by 63%. While the research on okra ...

Are you Anxious for a Healthy Chocolate Treat? | Amoils.com

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 www.natureinsider.com) According to Nadia, it has a wonderful rich flavor, it’s all raw, vegan, gluten-free and most important of all it is easy ...

How Do You Contract Lyme Disease? | Amoils.com

Added February 15, 2014, Under: Diseases, Drugs, Environment, Skin Conditions

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  For many years it has been understood that Lyme disease is an infection caused by being bitten by an infected tick. It is called Lyme disease after the name of the town in the USA where it was first described back in 1975. Since then, thousands of cases have been reported both in the USA and elsewhere.  However, in the summer of 2013, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that Lyme disease was much more prevalent than previously ...

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