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Can Cash Receipts Pose A Hazard To Our Health?

Added February 11, 2015, Under: Environment, Health, How To, Technology

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Sometimes toxicity comes from the most unlikely places. I have been aware of the drawbacks of hand sanitizers for some years and we have published a post on this subject. But did you know that those cash receipts, which we might have to handle on a daily basis, have their own set of dangers? A recent study found that when the researchers combined the three actions of using hand sanitizer (stripping the skin of the fingers and allowing for greater permeation); ...

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Our Sensitive Feet Can Mask Nail Fungus Infections

Added February 9, 2015, Under: Health, How To, Skin Conditions

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Did you know that our feet are one of the most sensitive parts of our bodies and yet, when we develop a fungal infection in the toenail, it is often minus any pain making it less likely that we notice it. Get into the habit of inspecting your toenails regularly You should be looking out for: The nails turning yellow or white The nails developing white spots The nails getting thicker or crumbling and splitting The separation of the nail from the nail bed Any unpleasant odor Just ...

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Care For Your Body Naturally With Lavender Oil Body Scrub

Added January 29, 2015, Under: Environment, How To, Skin Conditions

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The winter months can be especially harsh on our skin with dry cold winds and heating in the home so what better time than now for some self pampering. One way is with this homemade lavender body scrub courtesy of Healthy Living. Here is the recipe for lavender oil body scrub You will need 1 cup of organic sugar 1/2 cup of Epsom salt 2/3 cup of coconut oil 1 tablespoon of raw honey 40 drops H-Lavender Oil What you need to do in 3 easy steps 1. Put ...

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Helping You To Fall Asleep Quickly

Added January 27, 2015, Under: Health, How To

young woman in bed in the morning, not enough sleep.

Do you toss and turn when it is time to get into bed, finding it impossible to drop off or do you wake up in the early hours of the morning to find you just cannot get back to sleep again? Of course the main culprit is often stress. One of the most outwardly visible signs of stress is shallow breathing, which can cause a build-up of toxins in your body, leading to tiredness and even reduced brain function. Well, according ...

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How Clean Is Your Mattress & What Can You Do About It?

Added January 3, 2015, Under: Environment, Health, How To, Skin Conditions, Top 10

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We are likely to spend at least a third of our lives in bed asleep. This makes it rather important that both your bed and your mattress are comfortable, environmentally friendly and above all clean! Sadly, mattresses can end up as tips for dead skin cells, sweat, stains, dust mites and more and so they do need a deep good clean from time to time to avoid the "yucky" tag. Here are our top ten tips for a really clean mattress Summertime ...

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How Important is it to Choose the Right Type of Hen Egg?

Added December 19, 2014, Under: Environment, Health, How To, Nutrition

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Long considered less than healthy by mainstream media, “going to work on an egg” is one of the best ways to start your day. Eggs are one of the most economical ways to increase the nutrients in your family’s diet. They are full of vitamin D, vitamin A, vitamin E, omega 3 fatty acids, beta carotene, good cholesterol, and the now back in favor saturated fat. But with all the different labels that come with your box of eggs, how ...

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Cherries or Cherry Juice to Combat Those Insomnia Blues

Added December 15, 2014, Under: Drugs, Environment, Health, How To

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Isn't it great when you can drink a delicious beverage and it turns out to be healthy and good for you too? One such drink is pure, natural cherry juice which is the perfect alternative to fresh cherries when the latter are not in season – basically for ten months of the year. During the other two months, treat yourself to some fresh cherries as these are a great source of melatonin, making the perfect bedtime snack. In fact studies ...

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Why Squatting Over Sitting Is Better For Every One, Every Time

Added December 4, 2014, Under: Children's Health, Health, How To

Fit man doing squats

Ever since the water closet (or WC) was invented in the western world in the nineteenth century, it would seem that we have been going about doing something natural in completely the wrong way. But what did we do wrong? We changed from squatting to sitting And although you might think that is a more civilized way to behave so that you are sitting comfortably and able to even read your newspaper, book or magazine in peace, it is not the method ...

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How to Make Your Own Honey & Lemon Throat Lozenges

Added December 2, 2014, Under: Health, How To, Parents

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Yes it is that time of the year again, in the Northern hemisphere, when scratchy throats, runny noses and just an all “round bunged up” feeling is the order of the day. But instead of rushing off to get over-the-counter medications (which are full of chemicals), you can turn to more natural remedies. Here is one such remedy whatever your age... Homemade honey and lemon throat lozenges This is a special recipe you can make yourself with honey and lemon to suck (for ...

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B.R.A.T. & How To Handle Vomiting

Added November 18, 2014, Under: Diets, Doctors, Health, How To, Pregnancy, Sickness

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We have written about the use of acronyms before in our posts. Examples include STROKE, ICE and more. They can be very useful to help people remember what to do in certain circumstances. Even so, it is still a good idea to refresh the memory from time to time. BRAT is yet another acronym and it helps you to decide what you can safely eat when you have been ill when symptoms include vomiting and/or diarrhea. This bland-food diet is suitable ...

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