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How To Get Rid of Those Unwanted Blackheads

Added April 6, 2020, Under: Diseases

Blackheads are a type of acne known as a comedo, a clogged hair follicle or pore in the skin.  If oil, dead skin cells or even bacteria end up blocking our pores, blackheads or whiteheads can result. And if that blocked pore fails to close up, the oxygen in the air oxidizes the oils, turning them dark brown or black. Blackheads are the result. If that blocked pore does close up, then the top of the bump appears as white - and is called a ...

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How To Look After Your Hair & Your Beard When You Cannot Get to the Hair Salon or Barber

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There may be a number of reasons why you have to resort to looking after your hair and/or your beard yourself - so we thought we would share a few tips to help you out... Dos and don'ts when trimming your hair Look for the thinnest pair of scissors you can find so that you can control the amount of hair being cut at all times. Sectioning is very important.  After you have washed and towel dried your hair, section your hair first ...

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Our Top Ten Tips on How To De-Stress in Your Bath Tub

Added March 31, 2020, Under: Diseases

One of the most relaxing ways to de-stress when you are suffering from anxiety is to settle down in a long, warm bath. We can suggest these top ten ways to help you relax even more once you are in your bath tub! You can bathe in green tea which is rich in anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties helping to soothe away the stress. Making your own natural bubble bath for another way to relax.  Combine 4 cups of water with 4 ...

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Being a Cat Lover Can Come With Its Own Set of Benefits

Added March 28, 2020, Under: Health, Pets

Older women who love their one, two or even more cats are often ridiculed as being silly "cat ladies" and are frequently the subject of jokes. Wikipedia describes a cat lady as a cultural archetype or a stock character, often depicted as a woman, a middle-aged or elderly spinster, who owns many pet cats. The term can be considered a pejorative or may be affectionately embraced. However, cat ladies may well be on the right track as cat ownership can be very beneficial to our ...

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In Times of Anxiety or Suffering from Migraines, Raising your Magnesium Levels Can Help

Added March 27, 2020, Under: Health, Vitamin D

Magnesium is a mineral essential for many functions within the body.  We all need it and here are some of the reasons why... Magnesium is required for the healthy function of most cells, especially the heart, kidneys and muscles. When you have low magnesium levels, this can be a powerful predictor of heart disease compromising your cardiovascular health. Magnesium is a component necessary for the activation of vitamin D as well as helping to prevent migraines and depression while improving brain ...

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Grow or Buy Beets for all these Health Benefits

Added March 20, 2020, Under: Diets, Nutrition

Easy to sow, easy to grow and easy to prepare and eat, what's not to like about about the beet? Many are starting to realize that all fruits and veggies add so much more in the way of nutrition to our diets. And beets are high on the this list... All those health benefits? Top of the list is the presence of betalain.  The polyphenol betalain (which is present in beetroot) comes in two forms: betacyanins (giving the beet that deep red color) ...

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Our Suggestions on How to Stay Safe

Added March 17, 2020, Under: Diseases, Health, How To, Top 10, Vitamin D

We are all concerned about the health and safety of our family and friends. We set out below our suggestions on how to stay safe. Of course prevention is better than cure but there is still much we can all do. Frequent washing of hands thoroughly with soap and water for twenty seconds is the most important habit you can get into - every time you come home, arrive at work or someone else's home etc.  And avoid touching your face or ...

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Why an Alkaline Environment for Your Body is More Important than Ever

Added March 15, 2020, Under: Diseases, How To, Nutrition

According to the German Doctor of Chemistry and Medicine, Otto Warburg, "No disease can exist in an alkaline environment".  While many years have passed since Warburg’s publications and studies, his discoveries still hold true today. How is acidity measured? The pH scale ranges from 1 (highly acidic) to 14 (highly alkaline).  Our body's pH usually hovers between 7.35 and 7.4. Most of the foods consumed today are full of sugar, preservatives and genetically modified organisms.  These all contribute to acidity in the body. Meanwhile, the most ...

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Could Composting be the Next Choice for End of Life?

Added March 12, 2020, Under: Environment, Technology

I am an avid believer in composting as much organic waste as possible - it greatly benefits the soil - and is often number one on the list of musts for keen gardeners. But is composting bodies after death a step too far? Washington recently became the first US state to legalise human composting while here in the UK, funeral directors are reporting a surge in requests for green burials and other more sustainable alternatives to burial and cremation. We have written about different forms ...

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Blood Pressure does not have to be all about Beta Blockers

Added , Under: Diseases, Health, Natural remedies

About one in three adults in the USA have high blood pressure. More than 90% of adults who survive into their 80s will have high blood pressure (also called hypertension) while some 50% will have developed it by the age of 60. The problem is that even if you have had normal or low blood pressure when younger, it can suddenly start to rise over the age of seventy - in spite of a healthy life style.  High blood pressure is ...

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