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How to Avoid Health Hazards at Cosmetic Counters

Added November 26, 2017, Under: How To, Skin Conditions

Many of us will spend time at the cosmetics counter in the local department store.  Unfortunately, the ingredients in many cosmetics today can be toxic while microbiologist have known about the link between many beauty products and pathogens for decades. We can avoid such toxic ingredients by switching to a more natural type of cosmetic and beauty product. While the cosmetics themselves also contain preservatives to help slow down the growth of microbes, they can become contaminated if people use less-than-clean brushes, ...

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Wounds Sustained During the Day are Said to Heal More Quickly

Added November 25, 2017, Under: How To, Skin Conditions

Of course you cannot choose whether it is day or night when you receive an unexpected injury - but you might be able to have a say in what time of the day you undergo surgery. Researchers have now found that wounds such as cuts and burns (suffered during daylight hours) have a 60% better chance of speedy healing than similar injuries that occur during the night. Why does this happen? In the study (published in the journal Science Translational Medicine), the researchers ...

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Are You Enjoying a Regular Handful of Raw Nuts?

Added November 22, 2017, Under: Diseases, Doctors, Health, Nutrition

If you can manage to eat different types of raw nuts (at least twice a week) and by the handful, researchers have found that you can cut the risk of heart disease by almost a quarter. The study (published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology) concluded that if you can regularly consume a handful of different types of nuts, it can provide significant protection against this killer disease. The hazelnuts pictured on the right were grown this year on ...

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Loving Your Hair To Be At Its Best? Eat These Foods

Added November 18, 2017, Under: How To, Nutrition, Vitamin D

One of the most important ways to look good is to have healthy, shiny hair. And what you eat can play a big part in helping your hair to be at its best... Foods that are rich in protein Did you know that our hair is made up of protein?  Choose plenty of fresh, organic proteins to include in your diet and to top up your hair's protein levels. Suggestions are organic free-range eggs, grass fed meats, cheeses, quinoa and beans, nuts and seeds. A ...

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Ever Had That Gut Feeling About Something?

Added November 14, 2017, Under: Health, Nutrition

Your gut is not called your "second brain" for nothing. More and more experts are learning and understanding how important gut health is to our general well being. Want to avoid winter or seasonal flu? Then eating with your "gut health" in mind is the best way to go. Research has shown that having a healthy microbiome will help to regulate your metabolism, break down food during the digestive process, protect your body from harmful infections and even produce certain vitamins. Ideally, you should be ...

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Coffee Is Always In The News But Now It Is The Turn Of The Coffee Cup

Added November 11, 2017, Under: Environment, How To

There are 2.6 billion disposable coffee cups used in the UK every year while the USA can boast a massive turnover of 16 billion. Adding to the problem are all the millions of trees that are cut down to provide the raw material for these cups and the billions of gallons of water used in their manufacture. Where will it all end? Well, if they cannot be recycled, then they will end up in landfill sites or burnt... Why can coffee cups not be ...

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Isn’t It Time For Some TLC For Your Feet?

Added November 8, 2017, Under: Health, How To, Natural remedies, Skin Conditions

Perhaps the hardest working part of our body,  our feet don't always get the tender loving care they deserve! Whether it is summer or winter where you live, consider giving your feet a special treat or two. Start by clearing up any possible problem areas and follow up with some natural nourishment. And here our some suggestions... Epsom salts foot bath Here is the recipe for a salt detox foot bath where you will need: 1 cup of Epsom salts 2 cups of baking soda A ...

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How Do You Clean Your Fruit & Veggies Before Eating?

Added November 7, 2017, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Health, How To, Nutrition

Many of us just give fruit a quick rinse under the faucet before eating - even if we are going to consume the skins as well. Others will use this method where they place their fruits and veggies in a freshly cleaned kitchen sink (or a large bowl), fill with water, and add 1 cup of white vinegar before soaking for up to an hour, scrubbing gently and then rinsing. But in this age of pesticides, are we putting ourselves and our children at ...

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Pets Can Be Harmed By Passive Smoking Too

Added November 3, 2017, Under: Environment, How To

It is well known that many family members, children and work colleagues of smokers have suffered in the past from passive smoking. Legislation and common sense has helped to alleviate this problem in many work places, restaurants and public places in recent years. However, what people do in their own homes is of course their own business.  While parents might be be more cautious about smoking in homes and vehicles if there are children at risk, are they as considerate when it ...

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