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Hyperpigmentation & How to Help this Condition

Added May 4, 2019, Under: How To, Inflammation, Skin Conditions

You might be asking "What is hyperpigmentation?" It is when darker or lighter areas of skin occur. These patches can vary in size and appear anywhere on the body. What causes hyperpigmentation? This condition can be caused by sun damage, inflammation or other skin injuries including those related to acne.  People with darker skin tones are more prone to hyperpigmentation, especially with excessive sun exposure. Many forms of hyperpigmentation are caused by an excess production of melanin - the  pigment that gives skin its color. Certain ...

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Valerian Root for These 5 Health Benefits

Added April 26, 2019, Under: How To, Insomnia, Natural remedies

Valerian is a perennial flowering plant native to Europe and Asia. With the Latin name of  Valeriana officinalis, the mature plant can reach a height of 1.5 meters in the summer. It bears sweetly scented pink or white flowers that attract many fly species, especially hoverflies. The root of the valerian plant has been found to have natural health benefits. 5 Valerian Root Health Benefits 1. Studies have found that the root reduces the time it takes to fall asleep and improves sleep quality.  In contrast ...

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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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How to Have a Healthier, Happier Bedroom for a Good Night’s Sleep

Added April 11, 2019, Under: Environment, How To, Insomnia, Natural remedies

Are you finding it difficult to get to sleep at night or do you get a few hours sleep at the start before waking up in the early hours, tossing and turning? It might be worth looking at your bedroom in more detail and finding out what might be causing your insomnia. Do your bedroom walls need a zero-VOC coat of paint? A VOC-free paint on your walls and woodwork will help you to breathe more easily by minimizing any chemicals.  There are ...

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Our Seven Suggestions For A Zero-Waste Lifestyle

Added March 31, 2019, Under: Environment, How To

  And they all begin with R... Refuse Are you in the habit of saying "Ooh yes please - and thank you" every time you are offered a free gift or sample?  Nine times out of ten, these get stashed away and are never used.  Learn to say "No thank you"! Reduce Don't be tempted too easily to buy items that you see in the shops and online.  We all have too much "stuff".  Avoid adding to it!  And keep up the habit of reducing ...

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Tea Tree Oil Is Great For Your Hair

Added March 26, 2019, Under: How To, Skin Conditions

One of the most popular of essential oils, the Australian Tea Tree Oil has many benefits and uses. The oil is is extracted from Melaleuca alternifolia of the Myrtaceae family. It should never be taken internally. Here are some ways to use Tea Tree Oil for your hair 1. Deep clean Use tea tree oil as a massage oil on the scalp.  Add a few drops of tea tree oil to a carrier oil such as almond, olive or coconut oil in its liquid form, and ...

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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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How Hygienic Is Your Smart Phone?

Added March 5, 2019, Under: How To, Technology

Never out of your hand, it is no wonder that today's smart phone could be a ticking "germ" time bomb. Of course, we are exposed to germs on all the every day things that we touch - money, handrails, shopping carts, gym equipment, toilet seats, washroom door handles and more. And we are encouraged to wash our hands when we get home, or to our workplace, especially before we start handling food and beverages. How smart phones are different When we touch our phones, ...

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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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The Smallest Splinter Can Cause Painful Problems

Added February 2, 2019, Under: Children's Health, How To, Natural remedies, Parents, Top 10

We've all done it! We've managed to get a tiny splinter of wood or something else into our foot or our hand - and then wondered how to get it out again. And if it is your child who has a splinter, then there can be a lot of drama involved! Instead of getting out the pair of tweezers and prodding and poking, we thought you would like some easier, more gentle ways to get rid of that splinter... Our top ten natural tips ...

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