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New Clothes or Linens? Wash First, Use Second & Why

Added January 29, 2016, Under: Children's Health, Health, New Moms, Parents, Skin Conditions

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You have bought a brand new top or pair of jeans on your shopping trip and just in time to wear for a special event the same day. But do you rip off the labels and get dressed immediately or do you stop to wash and dry your new purchases first? You can put yourself at risk if you do not wash them first And it is not only your personal clothing but actually anything you buy made of fabric. Top of the list ...

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Pamper Your Feet & Gain Their Protection In Return

Added January 25, 2016, Under: Diseases, Health, How To, Skin Conditions

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Our feet work so very hard for us, day in and day out, that it really pays to give them some TLC - and regularly. There are many conditions affecting our feet and if we look after those feet, follow some simple guidelines and reward them with some pampering sessions, we  might just keep our feet free of such conditions. What are some of these conditions that affect our feet? These include athlete's foot, plantar warts, nail fungus, bunions, cracked heels, gout and ...

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Ask Your Doctor If…

Added January 20, 2016, Under: Diseases, Doctors, Drugs, Health, Vitamin D

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How often do we see a TV ad when you are instructed to "Ask your doctor if this medication is right for you?” The USA and New Zealand are apparently unique in allowing such pharmaceutical medication advertising on their TV screens. And how clever are the advertising agencies when they weave a delightful visual story while the voice-over runs through the litany of possible (and often horrendous) side effects, hoping you won’t notice. A friend of mine has pointed out that the current ...

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Making Your Bed & Are You Setting the Tone for the Day?

Added January 18, 2016, Under: Environment

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Whether you religiously make you bed every morning or you don’t care, or don’t find the time, to do the necessary, you will find good reasons to support your stance. When it comes to the morning routine, we could not be more divided. But does your decision affect your mental or physical health? It could be your upbringing, your training or just how you feel naturally that forms your decision. Two sides of the coin Former US Navy Admiral William H McRaven has been ...

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Going Gray? Acceptance Or Avoidance!

Added January 13, 2016, Under: Environment, How To, Women's Health

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There are several reasons why we go gray and, apart from covering up the gray, we might feel there is not a lot we can do about it. While going gray is expected as we grow older, premature graying of hair is often a great concern for younger adults in their 20s or 30s. I think we will agree that it is mostly women who are affected by the thought of going gray and many will have some gray hair as ...

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Three Tips To Help You Absorb Turmeric

Added January 7, 2016, Under: Health, How To

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The knowledge of the medicinal properties of turmeric keeps on growing with the amount of research activity into curcumin (the active ingredient in turmeric) exploding.  At least 256 curcumin research papers were published in the year according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. The health benefits of taking a daily dose of turmeric are highly significant but, even if you are a great believer in this habit, you might not be aware of these 3 absorption tips… Our three important absorption tips 1. ...

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How To Use Salt In Your Home & For Your Health

Added January 3, 2016, Under: Environment, How To, Nutrition

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Natural sea salt has been invaluable to man since time began. But then more recently, man started to interfere with natural salt - resulting in a refined, chemically altered, processed product. Fortunately, many are going back to using natural salt once more and benefiting from its health properties. But there are still some non edible, helpful uses for processed salt Top 5 tips for using that bag of processed salt in your cupboard. 1. Cleaning the flat of your electric iron when it gets ...

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