22 Good Health Reasons to Keep Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar in the Home |

Added February 29, 2012, Under: Diets, Health

  Apple cider vinegar is so useful around the home for household and health benefits. But if you are going to be taking it by mouth, then the raw organic version is the one to go for with its earthy brown color and its sediment at the bottom of the bottle. It has been used for its medicinal properties for hundreds of years and is made from organic apples using two fermentation processes to produce enzymes and nutrients, leaving with you ...


8 Tips to Avoid the Problem of Dry Eyes |

Added February 28, 2012, Under: Diseases, Environment, Exercise, Health

I have recently written a post about the importance of tears to your eye health. What to do if your eyes are tired, scratchy and dry? 1. First and foremost you need to make your surroundings less dry and more humid as dry air can be the cause of dry eyes. Try running a portable humidifier in your home and if necessary, move from room to room with you, making sure it is next to your bed at night. This should help ...


Ten Tips To Help Win “The Battle Of The Vegetables” With Your Children |

Added , Under: Children's Health, Nutrition, Parents, Top 10

It seems that for many years now, children have been adverse to eating their vegetables, especially from the age of two.  Apparently there is a reason in nature for this... There are children who are supertasters (that's actually a scientific term). Certain foods can be incredibly bitter and foul-tasting if you're a supertaster. Many children won't touch broccoli (or other strong-flavored veggies such cauliflower, spinach and kale) because their taste buds (from toddler age) can be hypersensitive to bitter undertones. Supertasters date ...


Tears Are Very Much A Necessary Part Of Our Eye Health |

Added , Under: Environment, Health

  Unlike others in the animal kingdom, humans are alone in crying tears of emotion as well as using tears to communicate feelings of distress and to eliminate unwanted hormones and other proteins that have been produced during a time of stress. A “good cry” serves more than one purpose. What are tears? Tears are secretions that clean and lubricate the eyes. Lacrimation or lachrymation (from the Latinlacrima, meaning "tear") is the production or shedding of tears. When we cry tears of emotion, this ...


Taking A Stand On Animal Testing |

Added February 27, 2012, Under: Environment, How To, Technology

  According to this site, three of some of the best known cosmetic companies have done an about-turn on their animal testing policies. After claiming for the past two decades that they did not test on animals, they have now reverted to their former bad habits and all because China has insisted they do so if they wish to sell their products in that fastest growing economy. Originally, Avon, Estee Lauder and Mary Kay showed the way They banned such tests on animals ...


Gluten Intolerance & The Secret Source Of So Many Other Conditions |

Added February 25, 2012, Under: Diets, Diseases, Headaches & Migraines, Health, Nutrition

It is estimated that 1 in 133 people in the USA may be sensitive to gluten and, although the condition is hereditary, it often appears later in life particularly after extreme stress or some form of life changing event. This could be a physical injury, undergoing surgery or some other trauma. Even the stress of pregnancy can be a trigger. The condition of GI is more likely in those whose ancestors originated in Northern and Eastern Europe with people of Irish ...


Forget Any Culinary Prejudices & Include This Brassica In Your Weekly Menu |

Added February 24, 2012, Under: Diets, Diseases, Headaches & Migraines, Health, Nutrition, Skin Conditions

Cancer does not like cabbage but you should! They can be the most beautiful and tastiest of the brassica family and yet all too often they are overlooked in favor of more glamorous veggies. The important thing about cabbages is not to overcook them otherwise you will end up with soggy cabbage and that institutional aroma. You can enjoy cabbages by Eating raw in a coleslaw salad along with grated carrot, grated apples and some raisins and chopped walnuts. Toss in a ...


Have You Ever Wondered About Homeopathy & Homeopathic Remedies? |

Added February 23, 2012, Under: Children's Health, Diseases, Health

According to the principle of homeopathy, the symptoms that a body shows are its way of fighting disease. So in effect, homeopathy teaches that such symptoms should be encouraged and it does this by prescribing a homeopathic "remedy" in minuscule doses that in large doses would produce the same symptoms seen in the patient. This is done to kick start the immune system so that in turn it helps to cure the original illness The example often given to illustrate this principle ...


Prevention Before Cure With 25 Tips To Avoid Breast Cancer |

Added , Under: Diseases, Environment, Exercise, New Moms, Women's Health

Women have a one-in-eight chance of developing breast cancer during their lifetime, with an approximately 200 000 new cases every year of which some 40 000 will die. And yet, researchers estimate that about 40% of all USA breast cancer cases could be prevented by making lifestyle changes. What changes can you make? 1. Mammograms - one of the first (and many will throw up their hands in horror and disbelief) tips to avoid breast cancer is not to undergo mammograms. It ...


Acne Can Be An Annoying Part of Life for Teens & Adults Alike |

Added February 22, 2012, Under: Health, Skin Conditions

While every teen almost expects to have a few pimples or even full blown acne along the way, when it continues into adulthood, then it can become more of a nightmare. Why does acne arise? Our skin has thousands of tiny hair follicles, each with its own sebaceous gland that produces an oily substance known as sebum. Sometimes there is an abnormal reaction by the sebaceous gland in the skin to the male hormone testosterone that causes them to make more sebum. ...

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