As the name suggests, stretch marks (striae) can appear when there is rapid stretching of the skin, appearing as parallel streaks of red, thinned glossy skin that over time become whitish and scar like in appearance. Find out more about the causes and what you can do to get rid of those stretch marks.
We have written on this subject before but now new research published in the British Journal of Dermatology has found that babies had a lower risk of developing atopic eczema in their first year IF their mothers take a Vitamin D supplement.
When you are pregnant, there can be a whole list of unwanted discomforts that you might have to endure. In addition, pregnancy can trigger a lot of different changes in the skin for women. These can include eczema outbreaks.
It is gradually becoming well known how many health reasons there are for ensuring good levels of vitamin D in our systems but perhaps we are less aware of its importance during pregnancy and even in up to conception.
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...
We share the very recent story of the birth of baby Isobel to Erin and her husband who live in New Zealand. Mom is an apothocare of natural health and was determined to give her baby as natural a birth as possible.
Recent research has highlighted a wonderful component of breast milk which perhaps no one suspected in the past. A mother's milk can change its make-up to suit the baby's requirements at a specific time of need.
Having a jar of coconut oil in your bathroom or medicine cupboard provides the perfect arsenal for treating both everyday problems as well as more unusual conditions. We list 1 to 50 uses for coconut oil...