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Improve Bone Density, Strength & Balance with Weight Lifting

Added September 9, 2019, Under: Diseases, Exercise, How To

The slow and controlled lifting of weights will increase bone density and make your muscles stronger. Studies have shown that strength training over a period of time can prevent bone loss - and even help to build new bone. Yes, weight training for osteoporosis, not just walking or doing aerobics, but lifting weights can help protect the bones and prevent osteoporosis-related fractures. The advice is to try and do regular weight training on three days a week but not on consecutive days - obviously to give your body a chance to rest ...

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How to Use Coconut Oil & Essential Oils to Deter Bugs from Biting

Added August 6, 2019, Under: Children's Health, Diseases, Environment, Health, How To

No one enjoys being bombarded by unwanted insects during the hot summer months. But what can you do about this situation without resorting to standard commercial bug repellents that contain the controversial chemical DEET as well as other neurotoxic ingredients - fragrance, Dimethicone, Sodium benzoate, butane and propane? There is a solution if you use natural insect repellents such as coconut oil plus essential oil. Why you should avoid DEET? DEET (officially known as N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide) is the most widely used insect repellent pesticide in the ...

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Hearing Aids Could Have An Additional Benefit, Protecting Against Dementia

Added July 28, 2019, Under: Diseases, Technology, Vitamin D

With more and more of the aging population having their hearing tested and then opting to wear hearing aids, there is apparently an added advantage - apart from improved hearing. What did researchers discover? Researchers have found that those who wear a hearing aid for age-related hearing problem can benefit from better short-term memories and improved concentration. They came to the conclusion that, after two years of wearing a hearing aid, a person's ability to concentrate was approximately eight years younger than if ...

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Ways to Help Those With Dementia

Added July 9, 2019, Under: Diseases, Health

The growing epidemic of Alzheimer's - and other forms of dementia - means that more and more families are having to face caring for a family member. As the world’s population ages, a dementia crisis looms large. The syndrome, for which there is currently no cure, affects some 50 million people globally. That figure is projected to triple by 2050.Dementia affects memory, thinking, orientation and comprehension while deteriorating a patient’s ability to perform everyday activities. Its most common form is Alzheimer’s disease. In new recommendations, the ...

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The Symptoms of Psoriatic Arthritis in the Hands and Feet

Added July 3, 2019, Under: Diseases, Natural remedies, Skin Conditions

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic and progressive form of inflammatory arthritis, causing joint pain, stiffness and swelling. These symptoms can come and go - depending on how severe the condition is in a particular case. Once you have psoriasis, you are at risk of psoriatic arthritis with an estimated 30% of those with psoriasis developing the condition. The good news is that an early diagnosis helps reduce the risk of any permanent bone or joint damage. What are the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis ...

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Still Having That Spoonful of Sugar (in your Cup of Tea or Coffee)?

Added May 6, 2019, Under: Diseases

In recent years, I have noticed (when serving friends or family a cup of tea or coffee) how many people no longer take any sugar in their beverage of choice. And of course that is a good thing Although we have cut down, both my husband and I have found it difficult to give up sugar in our tea completely. Now researchers have also found that it is hard for people to cut out sugar - with those who do finding that drinking ...

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Why You Need to Raise and Maintain Your Vitamin D Levels

Added April 30, 2019, Under: Diseases, Health, Skin Conditions, Vitamin D

We may well need to be reminded about how many of us are Vitamin D deficient. And such a common deficiency is association with many health issues - including osteoporosis, depression, Alzheimer's and more. We have written about several of these health issues in the past. A reminder includes these points The best way to raise your vitamin D levels is through sunlight with just 15 minutes of sun in the middle of the day (to as much bare skin as possible) in ...

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What is OCT & its Link with your Eye Health?

Added April 29, 2019, Under: Diseases, Health, Technology

When attending a recent eye exam at my opticians, I was interested to see that there was a new procedure available for all patients.  It is known as OCT. OCT stands for Ocular Coherence Tomography and is an advanced eye scan for people of all ages. Similar to the ultrasound, which we are all familiar with, OCT uses light rather than sound waves to illustrate the different layers that make up the back of your eye. The OCT machine captures both a fundus ...

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Why You Should Never Re-Use Plastic Bottles!

Added March 23, 2019, Under: Diseases, Environment, Technology

Single use plastic bottles have become a huge environmental problem, making many consumers feel very guilty if they have to go out and buy them - and with good reason. But don't think you will be helping the environment by re-using those single use plastic bottles. We need to get them completely out of the system. We know the numbers of single use plastic bottles are high but you might not realize that, although a million plastic bottles are purchased EVERY MINUTE worldwide, ...

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How To Battle Those Bronchitis Coughing Fits

Added March 13, 2019, Under: Diseases, Drugs, Health, How To, Top 10

If you have bronchitis, you will be prescribed a course of antibiotics which of course you should complete in full. At the same time it is important to take a course of probiotics to avoid any damage to your gut health. But there are other ways to speed up your recovery and these include: Drinking plenty of fluids while avoiding alcohol. Getting plenty of rest. Taking pain relievers if necessary to ease pain and lower any fever. Increasing the humidity in your ...

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