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Is A “Daily Fresh Lemon Drink” A Habit For You?

Added June 29, 2015, Under: Arthritis, Diseases, Health, Inflammation

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Fresh lemons have so many wonderful health benefits that it seems a real waste of an inexpensive resource not to make the most of them as often as possible. One way to get a regular intake of fresh lemon is to squeeze half a lemon into some hot water and drink it down first thing in the morning. I have mine straight after my morning “oil pulling” session which is another invaluable habit to get into. And the good news is ...

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Two Homemade Remedies For Eczema & Psoriasis

Added June 24, 2015, Under: Children's Health, How To, Skin Conditions

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Eczema can be such an itching, irritating and incredibly uncomfortable condition. Children can really suffer when you have to try to prevent them from scratching at their eczema rash.  With psoriasis, identifying and avoiding your triggers, keeping your immune system healthy by reducing stress, avoiding illness and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, are paramount in keeping this skin condition under control. Eczema Too much heat and sweat can make the skin even more irritated and itchy. When the body sweats, valuable water and moisture ...

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Consider Extra Care For Contact Lenses Wearing

Added June 22, 2015, Under: Doctors, Environment, Technology

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  Do you wear contact lenses and have you ever suffered from infections? Recent research has concluded that wearing contact lenses may interfere with the delicate balance of micro-organisms living naturally on the eye's surface. This could explain infections among some users. How this study was carried out Although the study was small – just a sample of 9 contact users compared with 11 non wearers, the researchers carried out a detailed genetic analysis to identify the micro-organisms living on the eye and ...

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2 More Good Reasons To Get A Good Night’s Sleep

Added June 13, 2015, Under: Health, Inflammation

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We are often told of the importance of a good night's sleep and how we should try to avoid becoming sleep deprived for whatever reason. There are many health benefits of sleep but... Why do we need enough sleep? Too many people think of sleep as something that can be sacrificed in favor of everything else. Melatonin is vital but as it is only produced during darkness, you need to make sure your room is darkened at night. Light stimulates that part of ...

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Doing Your Bit In Your Garden For The Environment

Added June 9, 2015, Under: Environment, How To, Vitamin D

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When it is summertime in England, you definitely have to make the most of any good weather and one of those ways is to visit open gardens. My own courtyard garden was one such “open garden” and I breathed a great sigh of relief when the day dawned sunny and warm. Hundreds of people came from far and wide to visit 10 different gardens in the village – of all shapes and sizes. We have only been here a couple of ...

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Some Thoughts On Forced Vaccinations

Added June 5, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Diseases, Doctors, Health, Vaccines

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For many months now, and especially following the much publicized “Disneyland measles outbreak”, there have been endless articles and discussions on the pros and cons of vaccines. It has got to the point where the backlash against those who want the choice of whether or not they inject their children with vaccines has become really vicious. There have been calls for mandatory vaccination without the option of an exemption (medical, religious or otherwise) and some USA states have already started ...

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3 Ways To Get Rid Of Stubborn & Painful Ingrown Toenails

Added June 3, 2015, Under: Health, How To, Skin Conditions

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Ideally, it is best to visit a podiatrist to take care of your ingrown toenail, as soon as you notice it, but this is not always possible. There are ways to treat it at home to avoid all the pain and discomfort and we share 3 different methods with you... Method 1 Soak your foot in a mixture of hot water and Epsom salt for 15 to 30 minutes at least twice a day to soften the toenail and prevent the ingrown ...

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Find Out The Recipe For This Natural Botox For Wrinkles!

Added May 30, 2015, Under: How To, Skin Conditions

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Our health blog posts will always point you in the natural direction – and the treatment of wrinkles is no different. Here is our suggested recipe to use as a "natural botox" for wrinkles, courtesy of www.healthyfoodstar.com, and a safe way to tighten the skin. You will need these easy-to-obtain and natural ingredients Half a ripe banana which is rich in nutrients for the skin and for soothing wrinkles. 3 teaspoons of natural yogurt to act as a good peeling agent. 1 tablespoon of honey ...

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Our Top Tips for The Safe Use & Care Of Your Cutting Boards

Added May 26, 2015, Under: Environment, How To

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How ever much or little you prepare food in your own home, you are always going to be using cutting boards. And these cutting boards do need some TLC to keep them looking good and especially to keep them clean and hygienic for you and your family. Here are our top tips 1. Always use a clean cutting board for food preparation. And make sure after use, and before you move on to the next step in your food preparation, that you ...

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Wrinkles & The Link With Glycation

Added May 25, 2015, Under: Diets, Environment, Skin Conditions

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Glycation is a natural part of the aging process but is the chemical reaction that occurs when sugars in the body attached to the proteins in the body. The sun is not the only culprit in causing wrinkles. In fact other causes can be smoking, alcohol, sugars and grains. But part of the problem is the glucose or sugar circulating in our body. While glucose is an important fuel for our bodies, it can be damaging in the long run if ...

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