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Psoriatic Arthritis, The Early Signs & Treatment Options

Added February 16, 2019, Under: Arthritis, Skin Conditions

If you have been diagnosed with the skin condition known as psoriasis (where itchy and inflamed red patches of skin appear on small or large areas of the body), you have a ten to thirty percent chance of developing psoriatic arthritis. PsA is more likely to affect men and women equally between the ages of twenty and fifty years of age. Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis occur when your body’s immune system attacks healthy cells and tissues. While it is not known exactly what ...

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MTHFR Is Not Short For A Swearword!

Added February 13, 2019, Under: Diseases, Headaches & Migraines, Health, Insomnia

Instead, it is an abbreviation  for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. Yes, a big mouthful! MTHFR produces an essential enzyme. The acronym for the enzyme is also MTHFR. It’s worth knowing about this gene because it is said to play a key role in regard to many aspects of emotional and physical health. You can find out all about the background to this gene here. It is is said to provide the key for Methylation to occur, a metabolic process that switches genes on and off, repairs DNA and ...

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Dramatic Dragon Fruit Is Filled With Delicious Goodness

Added February 5, 2019, Under: Health, Nutrition

Dragons are the mythical, magical, scaled, horned and winged creatures that frighten and thrill adults and children alike. We might even rationalize that they could have once existed - dinosaurs with wings - and we know dinosaurs were real. But if we cannot have the real dragon, we can have the very dramatic looking dragon fruit with its surprisingly subtle and gentle taste that no one could dislike. And if your children are fussy eaters, the thought of dragon fruit could well whet ...

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The Smallest Splinter Can Cause Painful Problems

Added February 2, 2019, Under: Children's Health, How To, Natural remedies, Parents, Top 10

We've all done it! We've managed to get a tiny splinter of wood or something else into our foot or our hand - and then wondered how to get it out again. And if it is your child who has a splinter, then there can be a lot of drama involved! Instead of getting out the pair of tweezers and prodding and poking, we thought you would like some easier, more gentle ways to get rid of that splinter... Our top ten natural tips ...

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Nude Shopping Is Right On Trend!

Added January 31, 2019, Under: Environment, Nutrition, Technology

But this is not about shopping in the nude! It is about looking for, supporting and then buying fresh fruit and vegetables that are being sold nude... Ditch the plastic The plan is for "food in the nude"  to mean the beginning of the end for plastic wrapping and packaging in supermarkets and other stores. A group of New World supermarkets in New Zealand have abandoned the use of plastic wrapping for virtually all of their fruit and vegetables in a project labelled - ...

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Fordyce Spots is the Name Given to this Common Skin Condition

Added January 29, 2019, Under: Health, Natural remedies, Skin Conditions

Fordyce spots are whitish-yellow bumps that can occur on the edge of your lips or inside your cheeks.  Sometimes they are pale red or skin-colored. Although not as frequently, they can also appear on the genitals. These spots (also known as Fordycegranules or Fordyce glands) are enlarged oil glands. Fordyce spots are harmless Although they may cause concern because of their appearance, the spots are harmless: They are not a sexually transmitted disease. They are not infectious. They only need to be checked by your doctor if they ...

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Why You Should Beg, Borrow or Steal that Baby Tooth Back from the Tooth Fairy!

Added January 25, 2019, Under: Children's Health, Dental Care, Diseases, Technology

Our children's baby teeth (like umbilical cords although less controversial) contain stem cells that can cure diseases and grow replacement tissue and bones in the body. If you can collect and store them, those baby teeth can potentially be used to treat diseases that might arise when your child gets older - or even for close family members with serious illness. Scientists and doctors alike are now suggesting parents keep their children’s baby teeth. If your child is diagnosed with certain types of cancer, the ...

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Lard Is Making A Comeback For All The Right Reasons!

Added January 23, 2019, Under: Health, Nutrition, Vitamin D

Obviously not for vegetarians, vegans or non-pork eaters, this old fashioned animal fat (known as lard) is coming back into favor. Pasture-raised lard is heat stable, heart healthy and high in Vitamin D. It was once a staple in our grandparents’ homes but has been largely absent for over fifty years. Now many are beginning to take note of its health benefits. Why is lard making a comeback? It is a good cooking oil because of its heat stability. The high amount of saturated ...

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Why You Should Let The Sunlight Into Your Home

Added January 19, 2019, Under: Diseases, Environment, Health, Vitamin D

If you have ever read any of my posts on the importance of vitamin D, you will know how much I believe in getting regular doses of sunlight as the main way to boost that "feel good" hormone. But now it seems that we need to let more sunlight into our homes too. A recent study has found that those rooms that receive lots of sunlight have: Half as many viable bacteria as dark rooms and Almost no respiratory-disease-causing bacteria How was the ...

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The Benefits of a Foot Massage for Arthritis

Added January 17, 2019, Under: Diseases

  There are lots of different ways in which help is available to alleviate the pain and discomfort cause by arthritis. And massaging the feet is just one of them According to arthritis.org research shows that regular massage can help with arthritis symptoms by easing stiff muscles, increasing the range of movement and reducing pain.  A good massage can lower how much of the neurotransmitter substance P (which can increase sensations of pain) our bodies produce. Our feet have more nerve endings (per square inch) than any other part of the ...

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