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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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How Natural Sunlight Can Help Those With Psoriasis

Added March 4, 2019, Under: Diseases, Inflammation, Skin Conditions, Vitamin D

Psoriasis can be a very uncomfortable skin condition, involving lots of itching and the appearance of unwanted scabs on the skin. This autoimmune disease is one where your immune system produces too many skin cells which accumulate on the surface of the skin.  As these skin cells shed, they form red and painful welts that are thick and raised, sometimes having silvery scales. The goal for treating the condition is to stop the skin cells from growing rapidly; to reduce inflammation and ...

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A Daily Glass Of Lemon Water Can Give You All These Health Benefits

Added February 28, 2019, Under: Dental Care, Diseases, Health, How To

Probably the most inexpensive drink you can make that comes with many health benefits. We are talking about lemon water. Lemons are available year-round with three main types on sale in the USA unless you are lucky enough to have lemon trees growing in your back yard.  Those three main types are Eureka, Lisbon and Meyer. Meyer lemons are a sweeter variety.  When buying lemons, choose those that are yellow and organic, remembering that lemons with thinner skins are juicier. Making lemon water is ...

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How To Fight Those Sugar Cravings

Added February 21, 2019, Under: Diseases

We all know that having sugar in our diet does not do our health any favors. And yet, in spite of that knowledge, many of us still love sugar - and find it hard to give it up. Sugar is obviously very addictive. Cravings are driven by your brain's need for a "reward" — not your body's need for food. If you can have only one bite and stop there, indulging a little when you get a craving is absolutely fine. But if you tend ...

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MTHFR Is Not Short For A Swearword!

Added February 13, 2019, Under: Diseases, Headaches & Migraines, Health, Insomnia

Instead, it is an abbreviation  for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. Yes, a big mouthful! MTHFR produces an essential enzyme. The acronym for the enzyme is also MTHFR. It’s worth knowing about this gene because it is said to play a key role in regard to many aspects of emotional and physical health. You can find out all about the background to this gene here. It is is said to provide the key for Methylation to occur, a metabolic process that switches genes on and off, repairs DNA and ...

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Why You Should Beg, Borrow or Steal that Baby Tooth Back from the Tooth Fairy!

Added January 25, 2019, Under: Children's Health, Dental Care, Diseases, Technology

Our children's baby teeth (like umbilical cords although less controversial) contain stem cells that can cure diseases and grow replacement tissue and bones in the body. If you can collect and store them, those baby teeth can potentially be used to treat diseases that might arise when your child gets older - or even for close family members with serious illness. Scientists and doctors alike are now suggesting parents keep their children’s baby teeth. If your child is diagnosed with certain types of cancer, the ...

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