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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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We All Know About Yoga For Our Bodies, But How About Yoga For Our Eyes?

Added April 17, 2015, Under: Exercise, How To, Nutrition, Top 10

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We have posted blogs on all types of yoga including: yoga for beginners; yoga for arthritis sufferers; yoga for those who want to get rid of cellulite; and yoga during pregnancy. But now it is time for our eyes to have a turn – yes, yoga for our eyes. I have a natural-health-conscious friend who turned to this method when she found her eyes were deteriorating - and she is thrilled with the result. Now she finds that she only needs to do the exercises ...

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Stretch Marks & The Natural Route To Follow

Added April 13, 2015, Under: Babies, How To, New Moms, Pregnancy, Skin Conditions

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There is a social media campaign doing the rounds which was created by two moms. Their #Loveyourlines Instagram account is devoted to "celebrating real women, real bodies, and real self-love." It has over one hundred thousand followers embracing their imperfections. And we certainly salute them. Along with many other new mothers, they have stretch marks on their bodies from giving birth and are proudly showing them off as their “battle scars”. Why does being pregnant lead to stretch marks? Inside, you are busy creating ...

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Is Jock Itch A Condition That Only Affects Men?

Added April 7, 2015, Under: Exercise, Health, How To, Skin Conditions

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Even though jock itch is more common in men, it can certainly affect women too. When moisture or sweat becomes trapped in skin folds, fungus can start to grow. The most common fungus that causes jock itch (known as Trichophyton rubrum) is the same one that causes athlete’s foot and the infection can sometimes be spread from your own feet to the groin area. While roughly half the cases of jock itch are due to fungus, the remainder are caused by sweating, ...

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