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Consider Extra Care For Contact Lenses Wearing

Added June 22, 2015, Under: Doctors, Environment, Technology

Close-up of a woman inserting comfortable soft contact lenses.

  Do you wear contact lenses and have you ever suffered from infections? Recent research has concluded that wearing contact lenses may interfere with the delicate balance of micro-organisms living naturally on the eye's surface. This could explain infections among some users. How this study was carried out Although the study was small – just a sample of 9 contact users compared with 11 non wearers, the researchers carried out a detailed genetic analysis to identify the micro-organisms living on the eye and ...

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Doing Your Bit In Your Garden For The Environment

Added June 9, 2015, Under: Environment, How To, Vitamin D

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When it is summertime in England, you definitely have to make the most of any good weather and one of those ways is to visit open gardens. My own courtyard garden was one such “open garden” and I breathed a great sigh of relief when the day dawned sunny and warm. Hundreds of people came from far and wide to visit 10 different gardens in the village – of all shapes and sizes. We have only been here a couple of ...

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Our Top Tips for The Safe Use & Care Of Your Cutting Boards

Added May 26, 2015, Under: Environment, How To

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How ever much or little you prepare food in your own home, you are always going to be using cutting boards. And these cutting boards do need some TLC to keep them looking good and especially to keep them clean and hygienic for you and your family. Here are our top tips 1. Always use a clean cutting board for food preparation. And make sure after use, and before you move on to the next step in your food preparation, that you ...

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Wrinkles & The Link With Glycation

Added May 25, 2015, Under: Diets, Environment, Skin Conditions

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Glycation is a natural part of the aging process but is the chemical reaction that occurs when sugars in the body attached to the proteins in the body. The sun is not the only culprit in causing wrinkles. In fact other causes can be smoking, alcohol, sugars and grains. But part of the problem is the glucose or sugar circulating in our body. While glucose is an important fuel for our bodies, it can be damaging in the long run if ...

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Talcum Powder Can Be Hazardous But There Are Natural Alternatives

Added May 21, 2015, Under: Babies, Children's Health, Diseases, Environment, New Moms

Crying Baby talcum powder container.

Talcum powder is a rather old fashioned substance that was very popular in the past to absorb moisture and reduce friction on the skin - the scented version for women and the baby version for young children. The talc in talcum powder comes from the crushing, drying and milling of mined talc rocks and contains minerals such as magnesium and silicon. I know it is hard to imagine now but, in the past, talcum powder used to include asbestos (we now ...

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Do You & Your Young Children Or Grandchildren Love To Feed The Ducks?

Added May 9, 2015, Under: Environment, Parents

Little Girl at the Duck Pond

For years and years, young children in the family have thoroughly enjoyed outings to ponds, rivers and lakes with their parents or grandparents to “feed the ducks”. And of course what do you take along as food but some left over bread from the bread bin. For many people, feeding ducks and geese with bread at the local lake are some of their earliest and happy memories, connecting with nature, water and wild life. There was just one drawback... Unfortunately bread was ...

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Back Problems? Time To Take A Stand

Added May 4, 2015, Under: Drugs, Environment, Exercise, How To, Inflammation

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Suffering from back pain is such a common occurrence and, while for the millions who suffer from chronic low back pain there is no one certain cure, help is at hand by finding what works for them often through trial and error.  We have written an earlier post here on alternative pain solutions. Here are our suggestions 1. Release those healing endorphins which are hormones made naturally in the body that can be as strong as any pain meds because, when released, ...

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How To Clear Sinus Infections With Natural Treatments

Added April 29, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Health, How To

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A sinus infection can be very painful but also very common, affecting some 37 million Americans a year. A stuffy and congested nose, pain between the eyes or in the forehead, as well as upper teeth ache, are just some of the irritating and painful symptoms of a sinus infection. Sinus infections are an inflammation of the lining in the sinus cavities caused by colds, flu, bacteria or allergies (including dry nose, swollen nasal membranes, allergies and seasonal hay fever). ...

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Are You A Magnet For Mosquitoes?

Added April 24, 2015, Under: Environment, How To, Skin Conditions, Top 10

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Forget the lions, the sharks or the crocodiles! The most dangerous predator to humans has to be the not-so-humble mosquito. In fact, according to the World Health Organization or WHO, mosquitoes cause the deaths of more than a million people every year. The majority of these deaths are due to malaria. As I was born in and spent many years in different parts of Africa, I am well aware of the dangers. Apart from malaria, there are other mosquito-borne illnesses, ...

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Is The Use of Bleach In The Home Leading To Increased Infections In Children?

Added April 10, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Diseases, Environment, Parents, Vaccines, Vitamin D

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Advertisers have greatly aided and abbetted a household trend in recent years to free our homes of the slightest possibility of any germs being allowed to lurk - undetected. The sales of disinfecting cleaning products has rocketed as a result. New research from Europe Now researchers from the University of Leuven in Belgium have raised health concerns about the use of bleach, saying: “The frequent use of disinfecting cleaning products – caused by an erroneous belief, reinforced by advertising, that our home ...

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