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Face Oil For Optimum Skin Moisturization

Added July 27, 2015, Under: Environment, Health, How To, Skin Conditions

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Moisturization is the key to keeping the skin on the face soft and young looking - but there is no need to resort to chemicals for such a sensitive skin area. Even if you have problem skin, you can safely and gently use a natural essential oils product to give back a youthful glow and avoid acne breakouts. And the bonus is the wonderful natural smell that comes from using essential oils. Why should you avoid commercial face products? If you check out ...

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Allotment Gardens Can Be A Labor Of Love For Fresh Organic Fruit & Vegetables

Added July 23, 2015, Under: Environment, Exercise, How To, Nutrition

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  Last month, I shared my “open garden” with you. Now it is July and time to tell you about the Open Day we had at the allotment gardens.  An allotment garden in England is usually simply called “an allotment”. North Americans might know it better as a community garden. It is a plot of land made available for individual, non-commercial gardening or growing food plants. Sometimes it is farmers who rent out a portion of their land but often it ...

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The Horrors of Being A Hoarder

Added July 17, 2015, Under: Environment, Health, How To

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Nearly everyone will know of someone who has a severely cluttered home – often to the extent of being a hoarder. While there is a huge difference between regular clutter and excessive hoarding, the problem of hoarding is now so widespread that it has become known as a definite disorder or a condition. Compulsive hoarding is often a symptom of a psychiatric disorder, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention-deficit disorder or depression. The estimates of the number of hoarders in the USA ...

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Essential Oils & Other Tips For Optimum Hair Care

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If you have a good head of hair, you will want to have it looking as clean, healthy and shiny as possible. Clean hair Our hair is affected by sebaceous glands (which we all have in our skin) and which is an oily and waxy substance called sebum whose job it is to lubricate our skin and hair. Those same glands can play their part in the appearance of acne too. The glands are connected to each individual hair follicle, secreting their natural oils ...

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The Importance of Sharks To Our Ocean & Our Own Environment

Added July 7, 2015, Under: Environment, How To

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Again and again, the media manage to feed the fear of sharks to their readers, their listeners and their viewers. I have written about "Feeding the Fears" in an earlier guest post but the subject of sharks was not one of the fears I cited – well there are so many other examples of course. Why we need to move away from being anti-shark Oliver Duff and editor of “The i Newspaper” in the UK, has written an editorial on why we want ...

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Gout & The Good Choices To Make To Combat This Condition

Added July 6, 2015, Under: Arthritis, Health, Inflammation

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Gout is becoming more and more common with up to five million American sufferers. While men in their forties and fifties are more likely to have gout, the numbers in women (after the age of sixty) do rise to almost equal those of men. This is because once a woman reaches menopause, her body drastically cuts its production of the hormone estrogen – the hormone that helps the kidneys to excrete uric acid. Of course gout has been found to be ...

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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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