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Suffering from Pain? How Quality Sleep and Vitamin D Can Help

Added June 30, 2017, Under: Arthritis, Inflammation, Vitamin D

Suffering from pain can be relentless and debilitating, particularly if you suffer from a chronic condition such as arthritis, fibromyalgia or menstrual cramps. Back pain is another one. Now researchers have found a link between vitamin D, sleep - and pain.  The research was carried out by the Department of Psychobiology at the Federal University of São Paulo in Brazil and published in the Journal of Endocrinology. What conclusions did the researchers reach? They said that while the role of vitamin D in bone metabolism ...

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Is Chafing Causing You Pain and Discomfort?

Added June 28, 2017, Under: Exercise, How To, Skin Conditions

When your skin repeatedly rubs against other skin or clothing, it may become red, irritated and downright painful. Chafing is  skin irritation caused by repetitive friction.  It happens when our skin is in constant contact with  our clothing or our skin.  The areas high on the list are the inner thighs followed by the armpits and the nipples. If the problem is severe, it is known as friction burn. Why do we get chafing? There are different reasons... Obesity is considered to be the leading cause ...

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Those Top Ten Fruits & Vegetables To Grow In Your Back Yard

Added June 22, 2017, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Exercise, How To, Top 10

The fashionable movement to grow your own food is constantly on the increase. But it is not just a fashion or a fad, it makes such good health sense too. Here are the top ten that you might find easier and satisfying to grow for yourself Carrots are rich in vitamin A and an excellent source of beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, luteolin, falcarinol and other flavanoids that prevent chronic inflammation. Children love to grow them too. Drill a hole in the soil around half an inch ...

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Why Do Those Dark Circles Appear Under Our Eyes?

Added June 19, 2017, Under: Environment, How To, Insomnia, Natural remedies, Top 10

No one wants to suffer from dark circles under their eyes. Although they can be treated, or at the very least camouflaged, wouldn't it be better to try to find the actual cause instead? While there can be several reasons for dark circles, they all start with the difference in thickness of the skin around your eyes. This is called the periorbital area. The skin in most areas of your body is between  2 and 3 mm thick (approximately .10 of an ...

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Other Ways That Your Feet Can Work For You

Added June 15, 2017, Under: Health, How To, Natural remedies

You might not know that your feet can help you detox your body. It is all thanks to an ancient Chinese medicine where the Chinese system of reflexology teaches us that our feet have natural energy zones that are linked to those organ systems in our body. Here are some of the ways your feet can work for you... Here is the recipe for a salt detox foot bath Ingredients are: 1 cup of Epsom salts 2 cups of baking soda A few drops of essential oils ...

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What are Warts & How Can You Get Rid of Them?

Added June 13, 2017, Under: Diseases

There are lots of different types of warts and many ways to get rid of them. One of these is by concentrating on boosting the immune system by including plenty of vitamin C  and zinc-rich and probiotic foods in your diet. What are warts and how many different types are there? A wart is a small, hard, benign growth on the skin. Common warts are most often seen on the hands and and you will notice skin-colored papules with a rough surface. Flat warts are usually occur ...

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Lemon Balm is Easy to Grow With a Long List of Health Benefits

Added June 8, 2017, Under: Environment, Health, How To

Lemon balm must be one of the most satisfying herbs to grow.  It looks pretty, it smells good and it has a whole host of uses and health benefits. Mine is growing very happily in a large terracotta pot in the herb corner of my courtyard garden - as you can see from the photo! If you rub the leaves, which look like mint leaves and range from yellowish green to dark green in color, your hands will smell fresh and lemony. Some ...

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Four Food Types to Avoid For Younger Skin

Added June 6, 2017, Under: Health, Inflammation, Nutrition, Skin Conditions

The effects of some of the foods and drinks we enjoy can be reflected in our faces. Our skin can tell a tale. It may be that the food type does not suit us or it may be that we are having too much of it.  The four food and drink types are: Wine (or other alcoholic beverages) Sugar Gluten Dairy  More about wine and its effect on our skin There are signs that our skin will tell us when wine or any other alcoholic beverage is having ...

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