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Can Cash Receipts Pose A Hazard To Our Health?

Added February 11, 2015, Under: Environment, Health, How To, Technology

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Sometimes toxicity comes from the most unlikely places. I have been aware of the drawbacks of hand sanitizers for some years and we have published a post on this subject. But did you know that those cash receipts, which we might have to handle on a daily basis, have their own set of dangers? A recent study found that when the researchers combined the three actions of using hand sanitizer (stripping the skin of the fingers and allowing for greater permeation); ...

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Micro Beads, Their Harm To Our Health & The Environment

Added February 7, 2015, Under: dental care, Environment, Technology

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Micro beads are tiny balls made from a material called polyethylene (and the most common plastic in the world) and is being used to make products such as bottles, grocery bags and trash cans. But they are not only used for packaging They are also included in items we put in our mouths and on our skin. Toothpastes, such as those manufactured by Crest and including Pro-Health and 3D White, contain these minute pieces of plastic and have done so for some years. ...

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Care For Your Body Naturally With Lavender Oil Body Scrub

Added January 29, 2015, Under: Environment, How To, Skin Conditions

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The winter months can be especially harsh on our skin with dry cold winds and heating in the home so what better time than now for some self pampering. One way is with this homemade lavender body scrub courtesy of Healthy Living. Here is the recipe for lavender oil body scrub You will need 1 cup of organic sugar 1/2 cup of Epsom salt 2/3 cup of coconut oil 1 tablespoon of raw honey 40 drops H-Lavender Oil What you need to do in 3 easy steps 1. Put ...

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How To Keep Your Skin Wrinkle-Free From The Inside Out

Added January 7, 2015, Under: Environment, Exercise, Nutrition, Skin Conditions

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Most of us want to have smooth, blemish free skin to keep us looking younger but it is not just about adding lotions and potions to our faces. We need to keep our skin wrinkle-free from the inside too. Our skin comprises two layers and wrinkles can start in either layer. It is usually the outer epidermis where fine lines appear while frown and smile lines start their journey in the dermis. So we have to feed both layers Top of the ...

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How Clean Is Your Mattress & What Can You Do About It?

Added January 3, 2015, Under: Environment, Health, How To, Skin Conditions, Top 10

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We are likely to spend at least a third of our lives in bed asleep. This makes it rather important that both your bed and your mattress are comfortable, environmentally friendly and above all clean! Sadly, mattresses can end up as tips for dead skin cells, sweat, stains, dust mites and more and so they do need a deep good clean from time to time to avoid the "yucky" tag. Here are our top ten tips for a really clean mattress Summertime ...

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How Important is it to Choose the Right Type of Hen Egg?

Added December 19, 2014, Under: Environment, Health, How To, Nutrition

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Long considered less than healthy by mainstream media, “going to work on an egg” is one of the best ways to start your day. Eggs are one of the most economical ways to increase the nutrients in your family’s diet. They are full of vitamin D, vitamin A, vitamin E, omega 3 fatty acids, beta carotene, good cholesterol, and the now back in favor saturated fat. But with all the different labels that come with your box of eggs, how ...

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Cherries or Cherry Juice to Combat Those Insomnia Blues

Added December 15, 2014, Under: Drugs, Environment, Health, How To

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Isn't it great when you can drink a delicious beverage and it turns out to be healthy and good for you too? One such drink is pure, natural cherry juice which is the perfect alternative to fresh cherries when the latter are not in season – basically for ten months of the year. During the other two months, treat yourself to some fresh cherries as these are a great source of melatonin, making the perfect bedtime snack. In fact studies ...

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Is It Time That Hand Shaking Was Outlawed?

Added October 28, 2014, Under: Diseases, Environment

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The time honored tradition of shaking hands is under pressure. Are there better ways to greet others without spreading germs? For example bumping fists is one suggestion Researchers at Aberystwth University in Wales, United Kingdom, have been conducting studies on hand hygiene. Using rubber gloves and a thick layer of potentially deadly bacteria (E.coli), they exchanged handshakes, high fives and fist bumps to test which form of greeting put you least at risk. The study concluded that high doses of germs were ...

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Are You Cooking On Gas & What You Might Need To Know About This Choice

Added October 23, 2014, Under: Environment, Health, Technology

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Over a third of all Americans cook on a gas stove while the rest prefer to use electricity. But if you are a fan of gas and you just love the instant heat and control, you might need to know that there are drawbacks to this popular method of cooking. Use that exhaust fan! Whether you have gas or electric for cooking, you should turn on that exhaust fan above your stove whenever you cook and not just when you burn something ...

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Arthritis Does Not Just Affect Humans But Our Pets Too

Added October 20, 2014, Under: Arthritis, Diseases, Environment, Exercise

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With World Arthritis Day having been marked this month (October 12), it is not only humans who suffer from the debilitating effects of arthritis but pets and of course animals at large. They too can live with this same disease that causes swelling and pain in the joints. A senior veterinary surgeon in the UK, Elaine Pendlebury, explains: “In healthy pets a smooth protective layer of cartilage covers the joint surfaces, which are bathed in a fluid that acts like a ...

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