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How To Get Rid Of Lingering Smelly Cigarette Smoke

Added June 10, 2014, Under: Children's Health, Environment, How To

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What could be worse (especially when you are a non smoker) than to take over an apartment, house or a vehicle where the previous owner or tenant was a smoker and the evidence is all too obvious. But don't despair, there are many solutions Preferably, these should be carried out before you even move in but I realize that this is not always practical. The ideal scenario is warm sunny weather and an empty property. Do not be tempted to use ...

Broad Beans for Bigger Health Benefits

Added June 5, 2014, Under: Health, How To, Nutrition

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  Whether you call them fava beans (USA) or broad beans (UK) these large, flattened light green pods are usually eaten shelled for their delicious flavor and considerable health benefits. Evidence has been found of their cultivation since at least 4500 BC while today they are grown all over the world with China being top of the list. Although usually just the shelled beans are eaten, if harvested when still really young, the pods may also be eaten as well as the ...

“Roundup” Is A Swear Word To Those Who Care About Health

Added May 28, 2014, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Health, Technology

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Swear words have been around for a very long time but I would like to suggest a new one for these modern times. Roundup has got to be one of the most lethal products ever put together and sold to a previously unsuspecting public and yet, in spite of all the bad publicity Roundup has generated and the untold damage it has caused, people are still buying and using it. But Roundup (manufactured by Monsanto)  is not alone – here is a ...

Licorice Root Is Not Just A Sweet Treat

Added May 27, 2014, Under: Health, Inflammation

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  You might think of licorice as a popular ingredient of confectionery or candy but pure licorice root is actually an effective herbal medicine that has been used for centuries. Glycyrrhizin, one of the active components in licorice root, is fifty times sweeter than sugar and gives licorice its characteristic taste. Effective - but licorice should be taken with caution in some cases.  Licorice is sometimes known as liquorice. Often overlooked, this natural treatment has a long list of conditions for which ...

Jicama Could Be A New Veggie For You To Try

Added May 22, 2014, Under: Nutrition

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This could well be a vegetable you have never experienced before – I know I haven't!  As we are such keen vegetable eaters in our home, I am going to have to find a source. The texture and taste of jicama Jicama has a crisp, white, solid flesh with a texture similar to a turnip but here is the surprise, a taste like an apple. The flesh may be tasty but the thick, tough skin is inedible (and even toxic) but all ...

Healing Natural Oils & Two Ingredients For These Natural Beauty Products

Added May 20, 2014, Under: Headaches & Migraines, Women's Health

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  We loved these two natural beauty products made with innovation and care using two of our own Healing Natural Oils products – H-Insomnia Formula and H-Headaches Formula. The first is “Layered DIY Sugar Body Scrub” by Pam It is featured in her blog Simply Southern Mom. Amazingly, Pam tells us that her body scrub only takes ten minutes to prepare. Treat yourself or make as a special gift for someone near and dear to you. If you need to store it, the scrub ...

Bowel Cancer & What Can You Do To Prevent It?

Added May 15, 2014, Under: Diets, Diseases, Doctors, Health, Nutrition

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Two things happened today that made me decide to write this post. First was the death of Stephen Sutton from bowel cancer - whose inspirational story went viral on social media and touched the hearts of people around the world. For those who do not know his story, this 19 year old teenager with incurable bowel cancer tried to enjoy life as much as possible, while raising funds for a charity to support teenagers with cancer. He started a facebook page called ...

Breastfeeding Can Help To Prevent This Chronic Lifelong Condition

Added May 12, 2014, Under: Diseases

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Many articles are written about how good breastfeeding is for your baby (and for you).  Perhaps too many are written, often making those who cannot breastfeed (for whatever reason) feel guilty. The bottom line is that if you possibly can, then great. If you really cannot, then don't beat yourself up about it. We have written about breastfeeding before here, here and more. But here in black and white are listed all the known advantages of breastfeeding plus a second list of what ...

Are You Changing To Safer Cooking Utensils?

Added May 9, 2014, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Health, Technology

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In the past, it was not something we gave much thought to but now that we can find out so much more about our cooking utensils, and what harm they could cause, we can make a safer environment in our home. Teflon non stick pans Top of the list has to be Teflon non stick pans. This cookware is a major source of PFCs, (and in particular perflurorooctanoic acid or PFOA). It is when these pans reach high temperatures (680 degrees ...

Parkinson’s Disease & Is This Condition Becoming More Common?

Added May 7, 2014, Under: Diseases, Doctors, Drugs, Environment, How To, Vitamin D

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Named after the doctor who first described the condition, Parkinson's disease (or PD) is a chronic disorder affecting how the brain co-ordinates the movements of the muscles in various parts of the body.   The disease is caused by the slow deterioration of those nerve cells in the brain which create dopamine. Dopamine is a natural substance.  It is found in the brain and helps control muscle movement throughout the body. In recent years, at least 3 friends have been diagnosed with ...

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