Is this Condition Causing Muscle Pain & Stiffness in your Neck, Shoulders, Hips or Upper Arms? |

Added October 31, 2012, Under: Diseases, How To

Yet another autoimmune disease where inflammation plays a big part, it is the small blood vessels that supply the muscles supporting the body – namely the neck, shoulders, hips or thighs – that become inflamed in this condition. Known as polymyalgia rheumatica or PMR, this disease has only been recognised since 1969. The symptoms of PMR usually start at any age after 50 but mainly affect women over the age of 60 who are two to three times more likely than ...


Pregnancy & The Importance of this Less Promoted Vitamin |

Added October 29, 2012, Under: Babies, New Moms, Pregnancy

Modern moms-to-be are usually aware of the importance of folic acid, iron, calcium and vitamins in those months leading up to the birth of their baby. But just as important but perhaps less well known is a water-soluble nutrient in the B vitamin stable. Recent research has put choline right up there with the others at the top of the nutrients status Choline is a critical nutrient. It is a key molecule in your brain (a neurotransmitter) and it’s crucial in your ...


This Condition with its Strange Name Could be the Cause of Your Health Problems |

Added October 28, 2012, Under: Diseases, Health

Research points to the majority of those, suffering from many autoimmune conditions, as experiencing this problem in the digestive tract where the intestinal wall becomes more easily penetrated so that toxins pass into the bloodstream, often triggering an inflammatory response and compromising the immune system. The first line of defence when autoimmune diseases occur, is to mend the gut and reduce permeability Leaky gut syndrome is the name of this condition and it has been shown to lead to long term damage to ...


How to Ensure Your Child is Not Deficient in this Vital Vitamin |

Added October 26, 2012, Under: Children's Health, How To

  As anyone who reads my post regularly will know, I am a great believer in the importance of maintaining above average vitamin D levels. Vitamin D is not called the “feel good vitamin” for nothing – it is a great health and wellbeing booster and just as much so in children as in adults. And yet some 70% of children in the US are deficient in vitamin D In the past this deficiency used to be linked with a bone disease in ...


California’s Prop 37 & The Right to Know What is in Your Food…An Opinion by a Concerned Citizen |

Added October 22, 2012, Under: Technology

A friend of Healing Natural Oils called Katee has agreed that I can share her "Long Opinion Piece on California's Prop 37".  She has obviously put a lot of thought and research into this subject and I think we can all learn from what she has to say... Most of the country is aware that California will be voting on Proposition 37 in the coming election. It is a little unusual for other states to be so aware of a proposition ...


No Longer Able to Tolerate This in Your Tea or Coffee? Here are 7 Alternatives |

Added October 19, 2012, Under: Nutrition

Are you one of the many who can no longer tolerate dairy? All is not lost because you can still enjoy milk in your coffee or with your oatmeal – just milk of a different kind. Many people consume dairy products all their lives without even realizing that they have such an intolerance. The problem is that we can lack the necessary enzymes to break down dairy and the intolerance can creep up on you gradually as you age, often starting ...


Top 10 Reasons Why You Can Now Add Chia Seeds to the Growing List of Super Foods |

Added October 17, 2012, Under: Nutrition, Top 10

Top of the list for health benefits of chia seeds is their richness in omega-3 fatty acids.  30% of chia seed oil is omega-3 oil, while 10% is omega-6, making the perfect balance of essential fatty acids. In fact they are so bursting with them that the chia seeds stay fresh and can be stored almost indefinitely without going rancid. Keep chia seeds in a dark-colored, well-sealed container Chia seeds can be eaten raw as a dietary fiber and omega-3 supplement all ...


Vaccines & Why are People being Pushed to Participate? |

Added October 16, 2012, Under: Diseases

The question of whether or not to vaccinate has become a big talking point in recent decades and with the USA schedule of vaccines promoted for children having risen from just a handful in years gone by to many multiple shots spread out from birth to 6 years, it is not really surprising. My own opinion is that,  just like we have the right to know what is in our food, we also have the right to know what is being ...


This Facial Condition Could be Linked to Tiny Bugs Living in the Skin |

Added October 14, 2012, Under: Skin Conditions

I am not sure whether those who suffer from rosacea are going to be pleased or horrified to hear of a theory about what might be behind rosacea outbreaks and which has recently been put forward by researchers at the National University of Ireland. The cause could be tiny mites living, copulating, reproducing and dying in the skin Many of us have these tiny bugs known as demodex mites (closely related to spiders) living in the pores of our faces but those ...


A Regular Handful of these Colorful Vegetables will Give You Optimum Nutrition |

Added October 11, 2012, Under: Diseases, Nutrition, Top 10

When you realize all the health and nutritious benefits of this salad crop, you will wonder why you are not eating it much more often. Nearly always available and easy to grow in your own garden or back yard, the radish can be white, red, purple or black in color and long, cylindrical or round in shape. See how many different shapes and colors you can buy or grow.  The radish is the perfect crop for your children to grow with ...

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