If You Are a Chewer of Chewing Gum, Try to Wean Yourself of This Habit |

Added March 31, 2012, Under: Children's Health, Headaches & Migraines, Health, Nutrition

Chewing gum was first invented in 1870 and has been going strong ever since but interestingly, it was invented by mistake - almost. The substance was being researched as a substitute for rubber. According to (a well known company that manufactures and distributes chewing gum) they have their own science institute - The Wrigley Science Institute – which is the first organization of its kind committed to advancing and sharing scientific research that explores the benefits of chewing gum. Wrigleys have ...


Popping Popcorn Is Good News For Your Health |

Added March 30, 2012, Under: Children's Health, Nutrition

Popcorn is a tasty snack that you can enjoy without the slightest feelings of guilt...on two conditions! One, popcorn is organic and two, take care how you pop it This is because research scientists have recently discovered that popcorn is very high in healthy antixodants (polyphenols) and in fact, much higher even than fresh fruits and vegetables. The reason for this is that polyphenols are more concentrated in popcorn (with its average water content of just 4%) while the same antioxidants are ...


Top 10 Natural Ways To Combat The Discomfort Of Hay Fever |

Added March 29, 2012, Under: Children's Health, Drugs, Environment, Health

Certain times of the year can mean hay fever.  This is an affliction for many and, with climate change, in some places this has led to milder winters and longer pollen seasons so the numbers suffering could well rise. I used to have hay fever rather badly and found that certain triggers were the culprit although not obviously pollen. The incense used at daily mass at my convent boarding school, the overpowering scent used by some females and, when I was ...


The Kiwi Fruit Could Be The Key To Improved Health |

Added March 28, 2012, Under: Diets, Health, Nutrition

This rather flashy fruit has bright green flesh with tiny black seeds and is often available year round because the California kiwi fruit appears in stores between November and May while the New Zealand crop of kiwi fruit is on sale from June to October. A small fruit, the kiwi is  approximately 3 inches long and weighing about four ounces. The kiwi fruit comes in its own robust packaging Its green flesh is almost creamy in texture with a delicious taste reminiscent ...


7 Sensible Suggestions To Nourish The Spleen |

Added March 27, 2012, Under: Diseases, Exercise, Health, Nutrition

The spleen is yet another important organ in your body's system, serving many purposes from aiding in digestion to producing chemicals that destroy and recycle old blood cells. If you have serious blood loss, the spleen will even act as your personal blood bank In Chinese Medicine, the spleen is considered a central or key figure in the body, responsible for providing the nourishment which supports all aspects of healthy functioning as well as the mental or thinking process of the mind ...


7 Ways To Lessen The Load On Your Liver |

Added March 26, 2012, Under: Diets, Diseases, Drugs, Health

We tend to think of our livers as being affected by drinking too much alcohol but you might be surprised to read that sugar can be equally damaging. For background on this aspect, back in May 2009, Robert Lustig gave a lecture called “Sugar: The Bitter Truth” which was posted on YouTube where it has received millions of viewers. This is quite astonishing for a university-type lecture of some 90 minutes on the nuances of fructose biochemistry and human physiology when ...


Historically Known as Consumption, This Diseases Continues to Haunt us |

Added March 25, 2012, Under: Children's Health, Diseases, Doctors, Drugs, Health, Nutrition

  TB or tuberculosis is still a world wide health problem in spite of medical advances. The biggest enemy of TB is fresh air This airborne disease is spread in crowded places such as too many people living in one small home, travelling tightly packed together in public transport systems and even working in hospitals and clinics where the air supply is not constantly being changed or refreshed. So much better to be cold and draughty than warm, snug and germ infested. TB germs ...


The Dandelion is One of the Most Recognized But Unappreciated Plants |

Added March 24, 2012, Under: Environment, Health

  It is spring in the northern hemisphere and, wherever they are allowed to grow freely in meadows and grassy gardens, dandelions, buttercups and daisies are starting to appear. Where I live in the southern hemisphere, it is the start of autumn (or fall) and such flowers are not likely to be found anyway – we have other varieties instead. When I think of dandelions, buttercups and daisies it always takes me back to last May and the little old churchyard behind ...


Worried About Hair Loss? Up to the Minute Research & More |

Added March 23, 2012, Under: Diseases, Exercise, Men's Health, Nutrition

The age old problem of baldness has been the source of jokes, the subject of magazine articles and featured in TV sitcoms for decades and yet those affected still carry on searching for ways to halt or prevent baldness. Now a biological clue to male baldness has been discovered, raising the prospect of a treatment to stop or even reverse thinning hair. The BBC reports Studies of bald men and laboratory mice have got US scientists (at the University of Pennsylvania) analyzing ...


The Dangers Of Everyday Use Of Solvents & Resins |

Added March 22, 2012, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Health, Skin Conditions

When we use, or are exposed to, many different substances every day, we can forget how dangerous they can be.  Solvents and resins are two such items that are in common use in the work place or at home. What are solvents and resins? A solvent can generally be described as a liquid that is used to dissolve another substance. Although solvents can be used safely, health problems can result from skin contact with solvents or from inhalation of their vapors. In ...

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