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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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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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Dramatic Dragon Fruit Is Filled With Delicious Goodness

Added February 5, 2019, Under: Health, Nutrition

Dragons are the mythical, magical, scaled, horned and winged creatures that frighten and thrill adults and children alike. We might even rationalize that they could have once existed - dinosaurs with wings - and we know dinosaurs were real. But if we cannot have the real dragon, we can have the very dramatic looking dragon fruit with its surprisingly subtle and gentle taste that no one could dislike. And if your children are fussy eaters, the thought of dragon fruit could well whet ...

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Fordyce Spots is the Name Given to this Common Skin Condition

Added January 29, 2019, Under: Health, Natural remedies, Skin Conditions

Fordyce spots are whitish-yellow bumps that can occur on the edge of your lips or inside your cheeks.  Sometimes they are pale red or skin-colored. Although not as frequently, they can also appear on the genitals. These spots (also known as Fordycegranules or Fordyce glands) are enlarged oil glands. Fordyce spots are harmless Although they may cause concern because of their appearance, the spots are harmless: They are not a sexually transmitted disease. They are not infectious. They only need to be checked by your doctor if they ...

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Lard Is Making A Comeback For All The Right Reasons!

Added January 23, 2019, Under: Health, Nutrition, Vitamin D

Obviously not for vegetarians, vegans or non-pork eaters, this old fashioned animal fat (known as lard) is coming back into favor. Pasture-raised lard is heat stable, heart healthy and high in Vitamin D. It was once a staple in our grandparents’ homes but has been largely absent for over fifty years. Now many are beginning to take note of its health benefits. Why is lard making a comeback? It is a good cooking oil because of its heat stability. The high amount of saturated ...

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Why You Should Let The Sunlight Into Your Home

Added January 19, 2019, Under: Diseases, Environment, Health, Vitamin D

If you have ever read any of my posts on the importance of vitamin D, you will know how much I believe in getting regular doses of sunlight as the main way to boost that "feel good" hormone. But now it seems that we need to let more sunlight into our homes too. A recent study has found that those rooms that receive lots of sunlight have: Half as many viable bacteria as dark rooms and Almost no respiratory-disease-causing bacteria How was the ...

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The Top Trio from HNO For Moles, Warts & Skin Tags

Added January 10, 2019, Under: Children's Health, Health, Skin Conditions

We thought you might like to know more about our "top trio of products" - and what they can do for you. These three natural products will help you to regain clear unblemished skin gently and effectively.   Moles are very common Everyone has at least one while some may have as many as forty or more. Most moles develop during our lifetime but some one per percent of us are born with moles. Moles are normally small and visible as brown or dark spots in ...

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Would You Like To Know More About Activated Charcoal?

Added December 21, 2018, Under: Dental Care, Health, How To, Natural remedies

Although in the past, activated charcoal was used as a powerful water cleansing product, it has been found to naturally remove toxins and chemicals from our bodies. Not to be confused with those briquettes for the BBQ Activated charcoal is actually not the same as the briquettes which are used on the barbeque for grilling foods. Instead, activated charcoal is a fine black powder made from bone char, coconut shells, peat, petroleum coke, coal, olive pits or sawdust. The charcoal is "activated" by processing ...

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Is Your Sponge Past Its Sell By Date?

Added December 18, 2018, Under: Environment, Health, How To

Old sponges lying there next to the kitchen sink in their worn out, used up, unhealthy state are not a pretty sight! Do we even need them in the first place? Most common sponges are made from plastic. They cannot be recycled or composted. And they should only be used for a week or two at the most. What can we use instead? Well, non-scratch scrub sponges are available online and made from 100% plant-based fibers including 23% recycled paper — and the ...

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Retrowalking – Try Walking Backwards For These Health Benefits

Added December 16, 2018, Under: Environment, Exercise, Health

It may sound a little crazy but soccer players do it all the time when they are playing - and they definitely include retrowalking as part of their training exercises. Could you have a go yourself? An easier and safer way to start is to add backward walking to your treadmill workouts, remembering to start with a SLOW speed -  before progressing to some outdoors strolls. Walking in reverse adds extra bouts of increased intensity, similar to brisk walking or a gentle run. What health ...

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