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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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There Is a New Way to Beat the Smoking Habit

Added April 25, 2019, Under: Health, How To

We have written about the pitfalls of the smoking habit before and have added suggestions on how to beat it. Hypnosis was one of those suggestions. But now researchers have come up with something new... And that is sniffing chocolate Smokers who want to ditch the habit have been advised to forget about nicotine patches and instead, breath in pleasant aromas (such as vanilla, coffee or chocolate). A recent study involving 232 smokers (who weren't actually trying to quit) found that their intensity of cravings ...

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There is a Need to Nap!

Added April 15, 2019, Under: Health, Insomnia

I always think that the secret of success when napping is NOT to nap for too long!  But there are studies out there that disagree with this. Taking a timeout to sleep during the day will give you a quick energy boost but the habit also has other health benefits too. Humans are unlike other mammals in that they usually just sleep once a day but with so many in this modern world being sleep-deprived, regular napping could be a sensible solution.  ...

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Are You Choosing to Eat Butter From Grass Fed Cows?

Added April 8, 2019, Under: Health, Nutrition

One such brand (from grass fed cows) is Kerrygold butter from Ireland - and it has been around for over five decades. Now with margarine quickly going out of favor, Kerrygold has become more popular than ever. I always buy Kerrygold here every week in the UK from my local village shop and, when I was recently in the USA, it was easily available there. What makes this brand of butter so special? Top of the list is that the milk that goes ...

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Why You Should Avoid Drinking Diet Sodas

Added March 31, 2019, Under: Headaches & Migraines, Health, Weight Loss

When mainstream media start to highlight a subject of concern, you know that something (that natural news sites have been saying for years) is really having an impact on our health. Drinking diet soda is popular with many - particularly those who are watching their weight. Yes, diet soda has zero calories.  And yet, it can also become an addictive habit. A large and recent study (reported in mainstream media) has concluded that two or more diet drinks per day increase the ...

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Why You Might Need An Humidifier In Your Home

Added March 17, 2019, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Health, Top 10

Humidifiers are renowned as a useful helping hand in the home, preventing the flu, alleviating asthma symptoms as well as allergies and dry coughs while reducing snoring, healing dry skin - and rejuvenating less than healthy house plants. Modern homes are often warm and cosy in winter thanks to central heating or kept cool in hot summer months with the help of air conditioning. Workplaces have similar circumstances. But the air produced in these environments can be too dry.  Whether heat is removed ...

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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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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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Summer Sun To Combat Seasonal Depression

Added February 26, 2019, Under: Environment, Health, Natural remedies, Vitamin D

Over recent years, much has been written about the importance of vitamin D - and maintaining sufficient levels. There are so many good reasons why everyone needs to ensure they are not deficient. In a new study from Finland (with researchers from the University of Helsinki's National Public Health Institute) has found that soaking up sufficient summer sun can help us to store enough vitamin D to get us through the grey winter days - and Finland (being so far North) will ...

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