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Our Top Ten Tips to Get You Moving In Spite of Arthritis

Added March 31, 2018, Under: Arthritis, Exercise, Top 10

No one is happy when they suffer from those aches and pain symptoms of arthritis and they may worry about the level of exercise (if any) that they can safely carry out. To this end, we are sharing ten ways to help you decide what you can do to get moving. Squatting This exercise can help to strengthen the core and legs, making sure your knees are not affected.  The method is to keep your heels firmly on the ground while you squat with ...

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Top Ten Foods & Beverages To Help Your Skin Achieve A Healthy Glow

Added March 26, 2018, Under: Nutrition, Skin Conditions, Top 10

To achieve a glowing complexion can take some effort - but what you eat and drink can be key. Try changing to these top ten foods and beverages to give your own skin an extra advantage. Top of the list has to be... Water Drinking several glasses a day will help rid the body and the skin of toxins. Many people often report that, by increasing their water intake, their skin has a more radiant glow. Of course, our bodies consist largely of water so every function inside our ...

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Epsom Salt Can Give Relief To Hemorrhoids Sufferers

Added March 20, 2018, Under: Health, How To

We love Epsom salt as a natural treatment but it can also be helpful in reducing the discomfort that hemorrhoids can bring. What are hemorrhoids?  Half the population in the US suffer from hemorrhoids at some time in their lives but when hemorrhoids are mild and in their early stages, they are easy to treat at home.  If they are not treated, and become severe or chronic, then more drastic measures are needed. Hemorrhoids are also known as “piles” because of their appearance.  ...

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Gardeners Can Use Less Plastic Too!

Added March 18, 2018, Under: Environment, How To

Every gardener will be the first to admit that they have a hoard of plastic pots in their yard, garage or garden shed. And of course the longer they can go on using and re-using those plastic pots, the better.  It prevents plastic filling up landfills or breaking down to add to the horrendous plastic problem in our waterways and oceans. Many plastic plant pots are black - and black is apparently impossible to recycle. With all the current concern about single use ...

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Include the Leaves and Flowers of the Red Clover in your Diet for Many Good Reasons

Added March 14, 2018, Under: Health, How To, Nutrition

Red clover (official name Trifolium pratense) is a wild plant that many will grow in their gardens too. Not always red in color - they also come in magenta/purple shades. In North America this edible plant has  traditionally been considered as fodder for livestock and poultry when in other parts of the world, different cultures have used this plant as food and a natural remedy too. Red clover has a great history... Ancient Druids believed that red clover could ward off evil spells ...

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Diluted Natural Apple Juice for Re-Hydrating Young Children?

Added March 8, 2018, Under: Children's Health, Doctors, Natural remedies

New research has found that, if young children with a mild "stomach bug" drink diluted apple juice, it may be just as effective as more expensive electrolyte drinks for preventing dehydration. More about this study The study involved nearly 650 children in Toronto (aged 6 months to 5 years) who attended the ER with diarrhea and vomiting but were only mildly dehydrated and who were randomly assigned to receive either diluted apple juice or an apple-flavored drink with electrolytes while being cared for ...

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Top Ten Tips for Avoiding Knee Problems

Added March 6, 2018, Under: Arthritis, Inflammation, Top 10, Vitamin D

As our knees are the largest joints in our bodies, you can understand why they might often be the first to give us pain and discomfort - especially as we grow older. But the good news is that there is a lot you can do to lessen that wear and tear as well as any pain and discomfort. And working to strengthen your knees helps with your ability to keep moving as well as walking uphill and downhill and managing stairs and ...

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Change to a Natural Homemade Fabric Softener for Safer Laundry

Added March 3, 2018, Under: Environment, Headaches & Migraines, Health, How To, Natural remedies

Removing all products with fragrance (as an ingredient) will immediately improve air quality in your home. Headaches, allergies and stomach problems?  Many such symptoms may be as a reaction to all those chemicals in your home. And one of those products on the list of chemicals is the commercial fabric softener where the ingredients include: Benzyl acetate (linked to pancreatic cancer) Benzyl alcohol (an upper respiratory tract irritant) Ethanol (linked to central nervous system disorders) Limonene (a known carcinogen) and Chloroform (a neurotoxin ...

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