Taking Good Care Of Your Ears

Added July 30, 2015, Under: Diseases, Doctors, Headaches & Migraines, Health

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Compared with other parts of our bodies, our ears do not require a lot of care and attention. For the most part, they just need to be washed regularly when in the bath tub or the shower. However there are certain things we need to be aware of in case various symptoms arise. Hearing loss It is easy to forget about having our hearing tested regularly. This is in spite of having regular check ups for our eyes and our teeth. And ...


Castor Oil & Could This Old Fashioned Natural Remedy Make A Comeback?

Added March 28, 2015, Under: Arthritis, Headaches & Migraines, Health, How To

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To many of us, the thought of being given a daily spoonful or castor oil or cod liver oil is enough to make us want to throw up.  And yet, castor oil (derived from the castor seed) has been used for thousands of years to treat a wide variety of health conditions.  The castor oil plant has red prickly fruits and colorful leaves and is indigenous to North Africa, East Africa and India although now found throughout tropical regions of ...


What Is Jin Shin Jyutsu or JSJ?

Added March 13, 2015, Under: Exercise, Headaches & Migraines, Health, How To

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JIN SHIN JYUTSU is the ancient art of releasing tensions which can be the cause of various symptoms in the body. Our bodies contain several energy pathways that feed life into all of our cells. When one or more of these paths become blocked, this damming effect may lead to discomfort or even pain. You can carry out Jin Shin Jyutsu yourself, helping to balance the energy and emotions through stimulating those meridians in your hands by holding different fingers ...


Is Painting On Nail Polish A Harmless Beauty Aid?

Added March 6, 2015, Under: Environment, Headaches & Migraines, Health

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The beauty habit of applying nail polish to long, well shaped nails has been highly popular for decades. But using nail polish, remover and other artificial nail products comes at a price because all these commercial products contain a host of toxic chemicals. Best known are the “toxic trio” of dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde and toluene. While some nail polish manufacturers have now reformulated their products to remove the “toxic trio” of ingredients, this is certainly not across the board. These are the ...


Whether Commercial or Homemade & Natural, Vapor Rub Is Helpful In Many Ways

Added February 28, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Headaches & Migraines, How To, Parents

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We have all heard of the long standing remedy known as Vicks VapoRub and we all recognize its aroma! Although mostly known for rubbing on the chest at bedtime, to relieve coughs and congestion during the night, I wonder if you knew that Vicks has many other uses? Most people are able to use Vicks VaporRub without experiencing any negative side effects, although mild skin irritation is sometimes reported.  Vicks VapoRub has been around for over a hundred years and is ...


Migraines, Meditation & More…

Added September 15, 2014, Under: Drugs, Headaches & Migraines

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Nobody wants to suffer from migraines but a recent small study published in the journal Headache suggests that meditation may help relieve the intensity and duration of migraines. The study was conducted at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center where researchers assigned 19 people with migraines either to standard medical care or to an eight week program called “mindfulness-based stress reduction”. This is also known as MBSR and the migraine sufferers undertook the program for some 30 minutes a day. What ...


Healing Natural Oils & Two Ingredients For These Natural Beauty Products

Added May 20, 2014, Under: Headaches & Migraines, Women's Health

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  We loved these two natural beauty products made with innovation and care using two of our own Healing Natural Oils products – H-Insomnia Formula and H-Headaches Formula. The first is “Layered DIY Sugar Body Scrub” by Pam It is featured in her blog Simply Southern Mom. Amazingly, Pam tells us that her body scrub only takes ten minutes to prepare. Treat yourself or make as a special gift for someone near and dear to you. If you need to store it, the scrub ...


Epsom Salts in the Tub for a Total Spa Treatment |

Added March 23, 2014, Under: Headaches & Migraines, How To, Inflammation, Skin Conditions

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Most would hardly give Epsom salts a second thought but they are surprisingly full of health benefits. The salt is named for a salty spring at Epsom in Surrey (in the UK), and not too far from where I now live. In fact Epsom salts are not a salt at all but a 100% natural pure mineral, comprising magnesium and sulfate. Why do we need magnesium and sulfates? It is now known that both magnesium and sulfate are readily absorbed through the ...


Stress Headaches |

Added December 13, 2013, Under: Headaches & Migraines, How To, Vitamin D

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While there are different types of headaches and migraines, the presence of stress in our modern lifestyles can lead to stress or tension headaches – a condition experienced by over 30% of adults at some stage. We may think of stress as being all bad but it has enabled man to adapt, to evolve and even to master all types of challenges. It is certainly not a recent phenomena with early man living under considerable stress when you consider all he ...


What Are Cluster Migraines? |

Added December 6, 2013, Under: Environment, Headaches & Migraines, How To

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Cluster migraines usually form a pattern where the same symptoms will return at the same time each day for several days or even weeks. Every sufferer will have a different pattern and there can be a break of weeks or months before that same pattern resumes once more, affecting more men than women and in the younger to middle age groups. Along with cluster migraines, headaches cost the USA economy an estimated $17 billion a year in lost work, disability payments ...

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