How Ethical Is It To Consume Palm Oil?

Added November 28, 2018, Under: Environment

You will find palm oil in approximately half of all processed and packaged products in your local store. Just a few examples are instant noodles, pizza dough, lipsticks, toothpastes, soaps and shampoos, chocolates, breads and biscuits. So it is difficult to avoid palm oil. No wonder global production has boomed in recent years It has risen from 4.5 million metric tonnes in 1980 to 70 million today, But at what cost? Many conservation experts cite the destruction of the tropical forests of Indonesia and Malaysia as ...


It’s Time For Children To Start Climbing Trees Again!

Added , Under: Children's Health, Diseases, Environment, Parents

There is great concern in the UK about the increasing number of obese and overweight children.  And of course it is no different in the USA. Type 2 diabetes in children and young people (which is a more aggressive form of the condition than in adults) has also risen sharply.  All the children diagnosed with type 2 diabetes were found to be overweight or obese. "In recent decades, countries such as the USA and UK have seen large increases in the number ...


Does Your Child Have A Zinc Deficiency? You Might Be Surprised At The Signs!

Added November 27, 2018, Under: Children's Health, Nutrition, Parents

You may never have given a thought to whether your child gets enough zinc in his or her diet but a zinc deficiency is surprisingly common. Check out these "top ten" signs! Your child is frequently sick. He or she is a fussy eater. They have a poor appetite. Your child suffers from dry skin or the symptoms of eczema. White spots appear on their nails. Your child becomes upset at loud sounds - for example, the vacuum cleaner or garbage ...


Your Skin Needs Help To Combat Extreme Dryness or Cold

Added November 24, 2018, Under: Skin Conditions

The low humidity in California contributed to the outbreak of the recent disastrous fires. That same low humidity is the reason why so many have been suffering from extra dry skin. The dry cold weather in other parts of the USA can also mean damage to skin while the need for central heating in homes and work places, during very cold weather, is yet another cause of low humidity. Fortunately, we can suggest some healing help for your skin with a variety of our ...


Good News About The Ozone Layer!

Added November 20, 2018, Under: Environment, Technology

A UN report has given the good news that the ozone level is finally healing. Several decades ago, we were warned that the Earth's protective layer was getting thinner and had been since the 1970s - and we all became very alarmed at the harm we were doing with our aerosol sprays and coolants from our refrigerators. We were told how the use of man-made chemicals (which we came to know as CFS or chlorofluorocarbons and which release chlorine and bromine), were ...


Ironing & Is It Just A Task From The Past?

Added November 16, 2018, Under: Environment, Technology

Would you believe that some of us have found that the task of ironing is perfect for stress relief and even therapeutic! And yes, I know that the whole concept has become a bit outdated. But even so, with the return of many other areas of nostalgia, could ironing become more popular again? Why did ironing fall out of favor? The advent of synthetic materials, the arrival of the tumble dryer and a generally busier lifestyle. Why could ironing make a return? The trend to more ...


Is “Recycling” Plastic The Wrong Choice To Make?

Added November 12, 2018, Under: Environment, Technology

Unless we are very careful or very fortunate, we all have to put up with unnecessary plastic in our lives. Even though we may do our best to cut down on its use, it is a constant battle all the time when supermarkets, and other suppliers insist on packaging their products in this commodity. Of course, we firmly believe that we are doing the right thing by recycling. But is that really so? Recently, recycling has become unsustainable In many areas, recycling for households means ...


Are You A Nail Biter? It Can Be A Dangerous Habit

Added November 10, 2018, Under: Diseases, Health, How To

Many of us get into the habit of chewing on our fingernails as children. But is it a bad thing? One man who had been a nail biter all his life, ended up with life-threatening sepsis. 57 year old grandfather, Ricky Kennedy of Scotland, had a close call with sepsis after a life-long habit of nail-biting suddenly caught up with him. Ricky had accidentally damaged his nail bed with nail-biting - and noticed a blister starting to form on his thumb. What at first ...


Be Honest! Could You Fall Asleep At the Wheel?

Added November 7, 2018, Under: Insomnia, Technology

  Our faster pace of life means we are more sleep-deprived than ever. One of the worries is that many drivers have confessed to falling asleep as they drive. In the United States for example, 250,000 drivers fall asleep at the wheel every day, according to the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School - and, in a national poll by the National Sleep Foundation, 54% of adult drivers said they had driven while drowsy during the past year with 28% saying they had actually ...


Do Gel Manicures Pose A Risk To Your Nails?

Added November 5, 2018, Under: Technology, Women's Health

Gel manicures have been growing in popularity in recent years - mainly because they are long lasting. A gel manicure can continue to look good two to three times longer than a regular one (up to four weeks), with your nails keeping their color and a chip-free finish until removed. What could look more appealing on your Instagram image than your freshly applied gel manicure? But are they a harmless and routine beauty aid - or something more sinister? We find out more When ...

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