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Pregnancy & the Natural Ways to Avoid or Fade Stretch Marks

Added February 28, 2017, Under: Diets, Exercise, How To, Skin Conditions

Being pregnant can bring the discomfort of unsightly stretch marks caused by the sudden stretching of the dermal layer of the skin. The areas most affected are usually the thighs, stomach, buttocks and breasts. Why do stretch marks appear during pregnancy? This can be because too much weight is gained and too quickly.  It can be a fine line between "eating for two" and dieting too much - leading to nutritional deficiencies that can endanger both the mother and her unborn child. It can also ...

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Cupping Therapy is an Alternative & Ancient Chinese Healing Method

Added February 26, 2017, Under: How To, Inflammation, Skin Conditions

Relatively unknown to most people living in the West until recently, cupping therapy is an alternative therapeutic method that has been popular in China for some thousand years or even longer. There was a lot of discussion about "cupping" at the Rio Olympics in 2016 among the commentators.  It has become popular with successful sportsmen because it is said that there are a host of health benefits. According to IBT "During the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil, American Swimmer, Michael Phelps ...

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What is the Condition Known as Varicose Eczema?

Added February 23, 2017, Under: Diseases

Varicose eczema is a skin condition caused by increased pressure in the veins of the legs.  It is a chronic inflammation of the outer layers of the skin - but it is not contagious. This condition usually affects older women and can take some time to heal. It is the skin on or near the varicose veins in the legs, and on the ankles, that is most affected.  Being overweight puts you more at risk. While moisturisers, steroid ointments and compression stockings are ...

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Combine Epsom Salts & Lavender Essential Oil for a Comforting Bathtime

Added February 18, 2017, Under: Health, How To

We have written about the health benefits of Epsom Salts before and of course we are very fond of essentials oils. Now you can combine the two and gain even more benefits. Combining Epsom Salts with Lavender Essential Oil and other ingredients makes an ideal restoration and relaxation soaking experience - for both mind and body - reducing stress, preventing colds and flu and topping up your mineral levels Of course, Lavender Essential Oil is well known for helping to promote a good ...

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How To Achieve That Healthy Glow!

Added February 15, 2017, Under: How To, Skin Conditions, Vitamin D

Researchers have come to the conclusion that a healthy glow does not necessarily mean you are actually healthy. The researchers say that, while a diet rich in fruit and vegetables is of course good for you and the natural result of beta-carotenes (the same substance that produces the orange color found in carrots) could be a healthy glow to the skin, taking beta-carotene supplements were not likely to have the same healthy benefits in spite of adding color to the skin. Is ...

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Feeding the Fear with These Future Diseases

Added February 11, 2017, Under: Diseases

You may have noticed that over the past years, and even decades, there has been a very regular trend to highlight an "emerging disease". While the disease itself might well have been worthy of concern and action, the ensuing hype and panic (generated by governments and media alike) would often throw the seriousness and extent of such an outbreak completely out of all proportion. While we all have an inbuilt biological fear to keep us alive when we sense danger, there is ...

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Is There a Link Between Lack of Sleep & Lack of Libido?

Added February 6, 2017, Under: How To, Women's Health

This post is especially for older women who often suffer from sleeping problems. But they might not realise that sleeping problems can lead to sex problems too. If she can have the benefit of uninterrupted sleep night after night, an older woman is much more likely to have an increased sexual appetite and increased satisfaction too. Why is this? According to the Director of the North American Menopause Society, Dr JoAnn Pinkerton, she says: "Women and health care providers need to recognize the ...

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Would You Like to be Able to Wash Your Phone Along With Your Hands?

Added February 3, 2017, Under: Health, How To, Technology, Top 10

Many are very concerned about picking up germs from everything they touch and use - and we have written before about the many public places that can be teeming with these nasties. The almost indispensable cell phone is one such place with a 2012 study claiming that the average phone can have up to ten times more germs than a regular toilet seat. Now the "washable" smart phone has been invented by a Japanese company - Kyocera. The washable smart phone The Kyocera Rafre ...

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