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Coconut Oil & How It Can Care for Your Teeth

Added May 30, 2016, Under: Dental Care

Many of us will think of coconut oil as a useful good fat, and especially in baking, while others are starting to learn about the numerous health benefits when consumed. But you might not be aware that coconut oil can be a wonderful tool in caring for our teeth and gums. Time to think again! Coconut oil can actually take the place of two dental care staples – commercial toothpaste and mouthwash. And this is primarily because it has now been proven that coconut ...

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The Great Outdoors & Natural Oils for Easing the Effects of the Elements

Added May 27, 2016, Under: Environment, Exercise

It’s summer time and of course the warmer weather encourages us all to be out enjoying the outdoors - but at the same time, our skin and hair can suffer. Fortunately, essential oils can help - to protect, to rescue and to repair. Swimming You might be lucky enough to enjoy ocean swimming and all the benefits that the salty water can bring. However, the chlorine in a pool can affect both your hair and your skin, stripping the natural oils. Give your hair a special ...

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How To Make A Healthier Home For A Happier Family

Added May 23, 2016, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Health, How To

In the USA, there is no compulsory "health testing" for new carpets or construction materials so that any chemicals used could be off gassing either temporarily or even permanently – to the detriment of our health. Whether the local climate is too hot or too cold, home owners tend to create more energy-efficient houses that are tightly insulated - to keep out the heat or to protect from the cold – using synthetic building materials as well as artificial fragrances, pesticides, ...

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Should We Be Encouraging Teens to Consume Daily Fruit to Prevent Breast Cancer?

Added May 18, 2016, Under: Children's Health, Diseases, How To

Breast cancer is on the increase (in the same way that other cancers are) but what are we doing about placing the emphasis on prevention in the same way that awareness is given so much media coverage? The good news is that one such prevention has recently been in the news with the headline that “Fruit in teenage years could cut cancer risk!” A team of US scientists tracked ninety thousand nurses for over twenty years who reported their diet in early ...

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The Chance to Change to a Natural Soda for Improved Health

Added May 17, 2016, Under: Diseases

Slowly but surely the general public is coming round to realising that sodas are harmful to our health on many levels. Even the mainstream media is starting to share this information while the UK Government is introducing a special sugar tax on sodas. Whether they are regular sodas with sugar or the diet versions with artificial sweetener (such as aspartame), the result is similar and deadly. If you really find it difficult to switch to water as your main beverage of choice, how ...

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Should Packaging Deter Poor Lifestyle Choices?

Added May 9, 2016, Under: Children's Health, Dental Care, Health

On the 20 May 2016, there are to be new regulations in Europe regarding the packaging of cigarettes. This means that the appearance of all cigarettes and hand rolling packs will be standardised: including the material, size, shape and opening; the colour of packaging and cigarettes; as well as the font, colour and size.  In addition, the pictures of health warnings are required to cover the top 65% of the front and back of cigarette packages. There is a one year transitional ...

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Gardening is the Perfect Natural Remedy for Anxiety, Aging & Loss of Attention

Added May 6, 2016, Under: Arthritis, Environment, Exercise, Health, Vitamin D

Even though I am not an especially knowledgeable gardener, I have enjoyed gardening for many years - and find it really beneficial to my health in so many ways. Top of the list has to be all that bending, weeding and digging to give you great exercise workouts. There is a great feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment at a job well done and the literal “cherry on the top” could be actual cherries as well of course other fresh fruit and vegetables, flowers ...

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Keeping It Simple & Safe with Simply Face Care Skin Products

Added May 1, 2016, Under: How To, Skin Conditions

Our skin deserves safe, gentle and simple care whether we are seven or seventy. Sadly, “commercial face and other skin care cosmetics” are neither safe nor gentle. The list of their ingredients include: Parabens Phthalates Synthetic fragrances PEGs and SLSs More about these ingredients and why you should try to avoid them 1. Parabens. Hundreds of everyday products contain parabens and the main reason for this is that they are widely used as effective preservatives by the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. These paraben compounds, and their salts, are ...

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