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Could Your Spice Rack Replace Your Medicine Cupboard?

Added February 28, 2018, Under: Health, How To, Natural remedies, Nutrition

The spice rack is common in most kitchens - but are you making the most of the contents of those little glass jars? While they can offer many health benefits, lots of the spices might well be past their best with little or no nutritional value left when they have been sitting on that spice rack indefinitely. If you cannot grow your own spices, then make sure to purchase high quality organic versions. All spices originate from plants: flowers, fruits, seeds, barks, leaves ...

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How Household Chemicals Pose A Threat To Your Health Indoors And Outdoors

Added February 24, 2018, Under: Environment, Health, Natural remedies

One thing you can be sure of is that "natural news" sites will always be ahead of the mainstream media when it comes to giving out warnings on what can harm your health - and what to avoid for a safer lifestyle. By the time mainstream media starts to publicize and warn you, many months or even years could have passed. The latest such example is this "big reveal" - the health risk from household chemicals. We are now being told that ...

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Taking Care of Your Teeth Through The Food You Eat

Added February 20, 2018, Under: Dental Care, Diseases, How To, Vitamin D

We all know about taking care of our teeth with twice daily brushing and flossing and regular visits to the dentist. But are we aware that what we eat or don't eat can be important too? Certain foods can erode teeth enamel, lead to tooth decay or even can chip or damage your teeth. The top foods to avoid for good dental care Acidic foods affect tooth enamel.  For example, the acids found in citrus fruits and juices can do damage.  If you enjoy ...

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Pregnancy & That Glucose Test Drink

Added February 17, 2018, Under: Diseases, Pregnancy

There is a test that is routinely carried out during pregnancy for gestational diabetes or GDM.  This condition arises when there is an excessive increase in glucose intolerance in pregnancy - and figures have shown a rise in the numbers affected. Current estimates say that 5 to 7 percent of pregnant women in the USA develop GDM, putting mother and baby at risk of  medical problems. Elevated blood sugar creates a condition in the body called "oxidative stress" which in pregnancy can ...

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How To Give Daily TLC For Your Feet Through Massage

Added February 15, 2018, Under: Exercise, How To, Skin Conditions

Our feet are so often the work horses for our bodies, carrying us through the day without a word of complaint! Have you ever thought of giving your feet a daily massage? There are lots of health benefits if you do... A regular massage on your feet will help to strengthen your immunity. Will provide energy and rejuvenation while providing relaxation. Reflexology tells you that you can unlock sectors in your organism, in which the energy is not flowing in the proper ...

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Flu & Why You Need To Supplement With Vitamin D During The Winter Months

Added February 11, 2018, Under: How To, Vitamin D

There has been plenty of media attention on the severity of the flu season this winter. You might be wondering why the flu is so much more likely to rear its head during the cold months. Why is the flu more common in winter? One reason is that the influenza virus lives longer outside the human body when it is cold and dry. The other reason is the lack of good vitamin D levels during the winter.  With much of the western world being ...

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A Bedtime Routine To Get You Relaxed & Asleep

Added February 6, 2018, Under: Health, How To, Insomnia

Thanks to extended working hours, longer commutes to and from work and the whole 24/7 connectedness of modern day life, sleep can often come off second best. The business world in the UK is starting to realize the downside of sleep deprivation.  One employers' organization (Business in the Community) is partnering with Public Health England to produce a "sleep toolkit" which offers advice on how to ensure that staff are getting enough rest. The cost to the UK economy of sleep deprivation ...

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Do You Feed The Birds In Your Garden?

Added February 4, 2018, Under: Environment, Health

Many of us enjoy feeding and watching the birds that fly into our gardens. We help the birds to survive (especially during the harder times during winter and spring) but might not be aware that, as well as helping the birds, we are helping ourselves too. Yes, this relaxing pastime has health benefits too! Studies have found there are many health benefits from watching birds. For example, when officer workers watch birds from their office window, they can become less anxious and depressed.  And ...

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Is Back Acne Or Even Butt Acne a Problem for You?

Added February 1, 2018, Under: Skin Conditions, Vitamin D

We tend to think about acne being a problem on our faces but it also appears on other parts of the body. Acne on the back and acne on the bottom can cause pain and discomfort too... Why do we get "back acne"? Our backs have one of the highest concentration of sebaceous glands,  making them more susceptible to acne outbreaks. It is also difficult to reach round to our backs so giving the area a really good clean can be more of a ...

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