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Getting The Most From The Part Of This Fruit That Usually Goes To Waste!

Added September 30, 2014, Under: Health, How To, Nutrition, Skin Conditions, Top 10

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Most of us know how healthy avocados are, and many will include them in their diet as often as possible, but did you know that the seed of the avocado is perhaps even more nutritious? I certainly did not and have always popped them straight into the garden compost or occasionally decided to grow one, especially when living in Africa. The avocado seed or pip is now considered to be yet another super food. And this is why... Top ten health benefits of ...

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This Turmeric Face Mask Can Help Your Acne & Other Skin Conditions

Added September 29, 2014, Under: How To, Inflammation, Skin Conditions

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I have written about both acne and turmeric in the past but now I am combining the two to bring you a turmeric face mask that can help reduce the symptoms of skin acne and other skin conditions. Turmeric Turmeric has been used for over two thousand years in India and the active ingredient in this spice is curcumin but recent research has revealed that turmeric is a natural wonder, providing health benefits in the treatment of many different health conditions - ...

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The Dilemma of Vitamin K Shots & Your Newborn

Added September 22, 2014, Under: Babies, Children's Health, New Moms, Parents, Pregnancy, Vaccines

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In the UK, parents of new babies are routinely asked if they would like their baby to have supplementary vitamin K. They are told that this is needed to make blood clot and prevent excessive internal bleeding. In 1961, after nearly 2 decades of research had been published, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended giving Vitamin K shots after birth. This practice has been the standard of care in the USA ever since. As with any vaccine schedule today, there are ...

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Your Dishwasher Is Not Just For Dishes!

Added September 17, 2014, Under: Environment, How To, Top 10

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Today, many people own a dishwasher and it is certainly a worthwhile investment especially when you have friends and family swelling the numbers. But owning a dishwasher comes with certain responsibilities and its use is not just confined to washing dishes. We have written before about the possibility of mold in your dishwasher and how, because it uses water, it can provide the perfect home for this undesirable visitor. Not only is your machine warm and damp, but the continuous use ...

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Migraines, Meditation & More…

Added September 15, 2014, Under: Drugs, Headaches & Migraines

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Nobody wants to suffer from migraines but a recent small study published in the journal Headache suggests that meditation may help relieve the intensity and duration of migraines. The study was conducted at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center where researchers assigned 19 people with migraines either to standard medical care or to an eight week program called “mindfulness-based stress reduction”. This is also known as MBSR and the migraine sufferers undertook the program for some 30 minutes a day. What is ...

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Are “Thread Veins” A Threat To Your Health?

Added September 9, 2014, Under: New Moms, Pregnancy, Skin Conditions

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Thread veins are tiny blood vessels which have become dilated so that they run close to the skin's surface. They look like fine purple or red wiggly lines. Thread veins are also known as “Spider Veins” or “Broken Veins”. Many who develop thread veins find them embarrassing or unsightly and really wish they could do something about them. They are normally found on the legs but can also appear on the breasts, arms and even the face. They are more likely ...

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Mulberries & Their Multiple Health Benefits

Added September 6, 2014, Under: Diseases

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It would seem that "silkworms" have had the right idea on healthy eating for many centuries. They have been living on mulberry leaves but as well as the leaves, it is the fruit of the mulberry tree that has so many health benefits to offer humans. This fruit is enjoyed by people all over the world. Mulberries grow on the Morus Alba tree and are a naturally sweet fruit, similar to blackberries, with a taste like grapefruit. Although, they are generally ...

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Shh! What Is The Secret To Treating Nail Fungus?

Added September 4, 2014, Under: Men's Health, Skin Conditions, Women's Health

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Nail fungus can often be a bit of a turn-off with sufferers and onlookers alike commenting “yuk” or “disgusting”. But there is really nothing to be ashamed of because nail fungus is rarely caused by poor hygiene habits. Instead, just a tiny scratch close to the nail bed is all that the fungus needs to gain its entrance and the start of big problems for that toe's owner. You could have picked up the fungus through such a tiny scratch when ...

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