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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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Talcum Powder Can Be Hazardous But There Are Natural Alternatives

Added May 21, 2015, Under: Babies, Children's Health, Diseases, Environment, New Moms

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Talcum powder is a rather old fashioned substance that was very popular in the past to absorb moisture and reduce friction on the skin - the scented version for women and the baby version for young children. The talc in talcum powder comes from the crushing, drying and milling of mined talc rocks and contains minerals such as magnesium and silicon. I know it is hard to imagine now but, in the past, talcum powder used to include asbestos (we now ...

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How To Treat Children’s Skin Conditions In A More Natural Way

Added May 19, 2015, Under: Babies, Children's Health, New Moms, Parents, Skin Conditions

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The younger the child, the more delicate and sensitive his or her skin - and all the more reason why you should avoid harsh and toxic chemicals in any treatment you decide to use. Here are 5 skin conditions that can affect children but which can be treated safely and naturally. Eczema This will often appear during the first year of a young child’s life. The most common places are the skin folds of the arms, neck or legs but eczema can also ...

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Why Are We Advised Not To Give Babies Honey?

Added May 18, 2015, Under: Babies, Children's Health, New Moms, Parents

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I was having a chat with my son and daughter-in-law recently about the warning not to give babies under the age of one any honey – they have a seven month old. We were wondering what was the reason behind this and they asked me to do some research to find out. Well, wherever I looked – whether it was the mainstream media or alternative natural health sites - everyone was in agreement that you should not give your baby any ...

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Those 5 Skin Conditions That Are Sent To Try Us

Added May 13, 2015, Under: How To, Skin Conditions

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Our skin is our biggest organ and our first line of defence. The skin of the average adult weighs over 8 lbs, serving many purposes including protecting the body from germs, microbes and infectious organisms (such as parasites, bacteria or viruses) that cause disease. But that is not all, your skin also alerts the immune system to the presence of harmful organisms; produces and excretes antibacterial substances; while supporting the growth of "healthy" bacteria and providing a protection from the ...

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Do You & Your Young Children Or Grandchildren Love To Feed The Ducks?

Added May 9, 2015, Under: Environment, Parents

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For years and years, young children in the family have thoroughly enjoyed outings to ponds, rivers and lakes with their parents or grandparents to “feed the ducks”. And of course what do you take along as food but some left over bread from the bread bin. For many people, feeding ducks and geese with bread at the local lake are some of their earliest and happy memories, connecting with nature, water and wild life. There was just one drawback... Unfortunately bread was ...

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A Timely Reminder On The Importance Of Vitamin D

Added May 5, 2015, Under: Vitamin D

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We have often written about the importance of high vitamin D levels to ensure optimum health benefits for one and all. In fact, vitamin D could be the most vital vitamin of all and it really is not difficult to raise your levels.  You just need to have an idea of whether or not you are deficient and take it from there. Although natural health practitioners have been harping on about its importance for some years, very few doctors ever considered ...

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Back Problems? Time To Take A Stand

Added May 4, 2015, Under: Drugs, Environment, Exercise, How To, Inflammation

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Suffering from back pain is such a common occurrence and, while for the millions who suffer from chronic low back pain there is no one certain cure, help is at hand by finding what works for them often through trial and error.  We have written an earlier post here on alternative pain solutions. Here are our suggestions 1. Release those healing endorphins which are hormones made naturally in the body that can be as strong as any pain meds because, when released, ...

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How To Clear Sinus Infections With Natural Treatments

Added April 29, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Health, How To

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A sinus infection can be very painful but also very common, affecting some 37 million Americans a year. A stuffy and congested nose, pain between the eyes or in the forehead, as well as upper teeth ache, are just some of the irritating and painful symptoms of a sinus infection. Sinus infections are an inflammation of the lining in the sinus cavities caused by colds, flu, bacteria or allergies (including dry nose, swollen nasal membranes, allergies and seasonal hay fever). ...

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