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Two Homemade Remedies For Eczema & Psoriasis

Added June 24, 2015, Under: Children's Health, How To, Skin Conditions

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Eczema can be such an itching, irritating and incredibly uncomfortable condition. Children can really suffer when you have to try to prevent them from scratching at their eczema rash.  With psoriasis, identifying and avoiding your triggers, keeping your immune system healthy by reducing stress, avoiding illness and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, are paramount in keeping this skin condition under control. Eczema Too much heat and sweat can make the skin even more irritated and itchy. When the body sweats, valuable water and moisture ...

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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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3 Ways To Get Rid Of Stubborn & Painful Ingrown Toenails

Added June 3, 2015, Under: Health, How To, Skin Conditions

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Ideally, it is best to visit a podiatrist to take care of your ingrown toenail, as soon as you notice it, but this is not always possible. There are ways to treat it at home to avoid all the pain and discomfort and we share 3 different methods with you... Method 1 Soak your foot in a mixture of hot water and Epsom salt for 15 to 30 minutes at least twice a day to soften the toenail and prevent the ingrown ...

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Find Out The Recipe For This Natural Botox For Wrinkles!

Added May 30, 2015, Under: How To, Skin Conditions

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Our health blog posts will always point you in the natural direction – and the treatment of wrinkles is no different. Here is our suggested recipe to use as a "natural botox" for wrinkles, courtesy of www.healthyfoodstar.com, and a safe way to tighten the skin. You will need these easy-to-obtain and natural ingredients Half a ripe banana which is rich in nutrients for the skin and for soothing wrinkles. 3 teaspoons of natural yogurt to act as a good peeling agent. 1 tablespoon of honey ...

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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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Those 5 Skin Conditions That Are Sent To Try Us

Added May 13, 2015, Under: How To, Skin Conditions

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Our skin is our biggest organ and our first line of defence. The skin of the average adult weighs over 8 lbs, serving many purposes including protecting the body from germs, microbes and infectious organisms (such as parasites, bacteria or viruses) that cause disease. But that is not all, your skin also alerts the immune system to the presence of harmful organisms; produces and excretes antibacterial substances; while supporting the growth of "healthy" bacteria and providing a protection from the ...

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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 Face Wipes Giving You Wrinkles?

Added April 25, 2015, Under: How To, Skin Conditions

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Well they could be... Lots of you will love the convenience of using cleansing wipes once or twice a day on your skin - but could they be causing you harm? Sales of these quick and easy solutions for face care have doubled in the past year but why are they not a good idea? Here are some of the drawbacks of face wipes The wipes do not actually clean the skin but rather just smear any dirt and make up across the ...

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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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