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The Use Of Castor Oil For Your Facial Skin

Added March 31, 2015, Under: How To, Skin Conditions, Women's Health

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Just a few days ago I wrote about some of the health benefits of castor oil. Now I want to tell you how you can use this oil for the benefit of your skin too. Most of us want our skin to look its best and our own products (made from essential oils) are ideal for treating many conditions such as the appearance of acne, getting rid of age spots and of course for reducing the appearance of wrinkles. What about ...

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Changing The Chorus On Cholesterol, At Last!

Added March 29, 2015, Under: Doctors, Drugs, Health, Nutrition

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Exactly a year ago, I was saying on this blog that cholesterol has been the so called “big baddy” on the health scene for several decades, with the mainstream media and the medical profession alike urging you to cut back on animal fat and switch to low fat products in order to lower your cholesterol – while at the same time taking prescription statins. We also pointed out that, in fact, the exact opposite was the way to go as one ...

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Castor Oil & Could This Old Fashioned Natural Remedy Make A Comeback?

Added March 28, 2015, Under: Arthritis, Headaches & Migraines, Health, How To

Castor oil plant with red prickly fruits and colorful leaves

To many of us, the thought of being given a daily spoonful or castor oil or cod liver oil is enough to make us want to throw up.  And yet, castor oil (derived from the castor seed) has been used for thousands of years to treat a wide variety of health conditions.  The castor oil plant has red prickly fruits and colorful leaves and is indigenous to North Africa, East Africa and India although now found throughout tropical regions of ...

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Greek Yogurt & Its Ups and Downs

Added March 24, 2015, Under: Environment, Nutrition, Technology

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Are you a fan of Greek yogurt? The spelling is yogurt in the USA and yoghurt in the UK (and elsewhere) but the information on this popular health product is the same everywhere. Or is it? Greek yogurt's nutritional superiority has helped elevate this dairy product to super food status in the USA. Its sales have doubled in 5 years but of course with popularity come the less than healthy impostors. What makes Greek yogurt so special? The difference between Greek yogurt and ...

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Pregnancy & New Evidence on the Many Benefits of Breastfeeding

Added March 22, 2015, Under: Babies, Children's Health, New Moms, Pregnancy

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In the past, we have shared the nutritional benefits to a baby of being breastfed. For example, previous research shows breast milk protects babies against stomach bugs, chest infections, asthma and allergies while conferring other health advantages in later life. Breastfeeding cuts the risk of asthma by 37% in those under the age of three and 17% in those children of seven and older. With one in eleven children now having asthma, any help in bringing down those numbers is to ...

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Pregnancy & The Popular Ultrasound

Added March 19, 2015, Under: Babies, Children's Health, Parents, Pregnancy, Technology

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During recent years, the ultrasound scans have become commonplace during pregnancy. But how important are they to your health and that of your unborn child? Ultrasound is an electronic technology. It uses the reflection of pulses of high frequency sound to produce an image and may be used in a variety of circumstances during pregnancy. Most will assume that the routine use of ultrasound in early pregnancy will result in the earlier detection of problems and improved management of pregnancy complications. ...

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What Is Jin Shin Jyutsu or JSJ?

Added March 13, 2015, Under: Exercise, Headaches & Migraines, Health, How To

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JIN SHIN JYUTSU is the ancient art of releasing tensions which can be the cause of various symptoms in the body. Our bodies contain several energy pathways that feed life into all of our cells. When one or more of these paths become blocked, this damming effect may lead to discomfort or even pain. You can carry out Jin Shin Jyutsu yourself, helping to balance the energy and emotions through stimulating those meridians in your hands by holding different fingers ...

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Is Painting On Nail Polish A Harmless Beauty Aid?

Added March 6, 2015, Under: Environment, Headaches & Migraines, Health

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The beauty habit of applying nail polish to long, well shaped nails has been highly popular for decades. But using nail polish, remover and other artificial nail products comes at a price because all these commercial products contain a host of toxic chemicals. Best known are the “toxic trio” of dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde and toluene. While some nail polish manufacturers have now reformulated their products to remove the “toxic trio” of ingredients, this is certainly not across the board. These are the ...

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Eczema & Is There A Link To That Daily Bath?

Added March 3, 2015, Under: Babies, Children's Health, Environment, How To, New Moms, Parents, Skin Conditions

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In the distant past, people (however wealthy) did not make a habit of having regular baths or showers. It was only in the middle of the twentieth century that bathrooms and shower rooms started to become so popular and now, over sixty years later, most in the Western world would not dream of going without their daily shower. In the same way, babies and children are bathed just about every day of their young lives - often for the sake ...

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Whether Commercial or Homemade & Natural, Vapor Rub Is Helpful In Many Ways

Added February 28, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Headaches & Migraines, How To, Parents

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We have all heard of the long standing remedy known as Vicks VapoRub and we all recognize its aroma! Although mostly known for rubbing on the chest at bedtime, to relieve coughs and congestion during the night, I wonder if you knew that Vicks has many other uses? Most people are able to use Vicks VaporRub without experiencing any negative side effects, although mild skin irritation is sometimes reported.  Vicks VapoRub has been around for over a hundred years and is ...

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