Four Food Types to Avoid For Younger Skin

Added June 6, 2017, Under: Health, Inflammation, Nutrition, Skin Conditions

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The effects of some of the foods and drinks we enjoy can be reflected in our faces. Our skin can tell a tale. It may be that the food type does not suit us or it may be that we are having too much of it.  The four food and drink types are: Wine (or other alcoholic beverages) Sugar Gluten Dairy  More about wine and its effect on our skin There are signs that our skin will tell us when wine or any other alcoholic beverage is having ...


Cupping Therapy is an Alternative & Ancient Chinese Healing Method

Added February 26, 2017, Under: How To, Inflammation, Skin Conditions

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Relatively unknown to most people living in the West until recently, cupping therapy is an alternative therapeutic method that has been popular in China for some thousand years or even longer. There was a lot of discussion about "cupping" at the Rio Olympics in 2016 among the commentators.  It has become popular with successful sportsmen because it is said that there are a host of health benefits. According to IBT "During the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil, American Swimmer, Michael Phelps ...


Psoriasis, The Causes & The Triggers

Added December 24, 2016, Under: Arthritis, Health, Inflammation, Skin Conditions

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It is important for everyone to know that psoriasis is not contagious in any way. But why do people develop this skin condition? While scientists continue to be baffled about exactly what causes psoriasis, they confirm that it is linked to a problem with your immune system - your body's defence against germs. If you have psoriasis, your immune system mistakenly attacks healthy skin cells, as if it were fighting an infection. Your body responds by making new skin cells every few ...


Should You Be Concerned About That Daily Shave, Guys?

Added October 21, 2016, Under: Headaches & Migraines, Inflammation, Men's Health, Skin Conditions

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Shaving cream, shaving foam or shaving gel is applied to the face, or wherever else hair grows, helping to lubricate the cutting process; swell keratin; and desensitize the skin. Ingredients for these shaving aids commonly consist of an emulsion of oils, soaps or surfactants and water. But shaving cream can contain up to 10 carcinogenic chemicals And they can affect your liver too. We live in a dangerous chemical-ridden world, exposing ourselves to daily toxins. Some are known to contain cancer-causing agents, contribute to hormone imbalance, ...

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Sleep Deprivation Can Cause Problems As You Grow Older

Added August 13, 2016, Under: Doctors, Drugs, How To, Inflammation

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Apart from making you feel less alert, more irritable and perhaps even unable to function properly, being sleep deprived can have some lasting drawbacks to your health and your well being - especially as you age. Keeping your body clock on track Researchers have now found that a good night’s sleep could be the way to avoid back pain as you grow older. This is because they have discovered that those discs in our spines actually have a twenty four hour body clock. According ...


Burn a Bay Leaf For Its Instant Calming Effect

Added July 17, 2016, Under: Arthritis, Environment, Headaches & Migraines, Health, Inflammation

Bay Leaves full frame background . Also called bay laurel or Laurus nobilis. Used as a spice in cuisines and also in medicine.

One easy and instant way to bring peace and tranquillity to your home is to burn a bay leaf! Bay leaves are also known as bay laurel or Laurus nobilis. Popular in Mediterranean cuisine where thy are used as a spice, bay leaves have a long history of being used in other ways as well. The Greeks and Romans celebrated the bay leaf for its healing properties and even used the bay leaf to illustrate their art work. Bay leaves have a proven calming ...


Reversing Receding Gums With These Natural Remedies

Added April 27, 2016, Under: dental care, Diseases, How To, Inflammation

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No one wants to suffer from receding gums. They can look unattractive, they can provide a breeding ground for unwanted bacteria and they can even lead to pain and sensitivity. If you do not contain receding gums, the roots of teeth may become exposed and painful, making your teeth extremely sensitive. Not only this, due to the damage caused to the supporting tissue and bone structures of teeth, it is possible that a tooth or teeth could even be lost. The ...


Soak in an Epsom Salt Bath For Magnesium & More

Added April 20, 2016, Under: Diseases, Headaches & Migraines, Health, Inflammation

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Ever considered having regular Epsom salt baths? Epsom salt is not actually salt; it is a mineral compound - magnesium sulfate. It looks like large salt crystals and they easily dissolve in water. Epsom salt baths are very beneficial They are relaxing and therapeutic. They provide another form of treatment for skin conditions like eczema and acne. They soothe muscle soreness as well as strained or torn muscles and ligaments. Epsom salt baths will help with inflammation, bruising and swelling wherever these may occur on your ...


How To Help & Heal Your Child When They Have Eczema

Added February 8, 2016, Under: Babies, Children's Health, Inflammation, New Moms, Parents

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Unfortunately, many conditions including eczema have become more common in children and, one of the reasons for this growth, could be due to an imbalance in the gut bacteria. This chronic itchy skin condition usually starts within the first five years of life, most often in the first six months, typically lasting into childhood and even adolescence. There are times when the skin appears only mildly affected while, during other periods, it is moderately to severely affected. Gut health and the link ...


The Marshmallow Plant & What Can It Do For You?

Added December 14, 2015, Under: Arthritis, Health, Inflammation, Skin Conditions

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When we talk about the marshmallow, and what it can do for you, don't get too excited thinking that you will have free rein to eat lots of that fluffy candy treat along with health benefits! No, the marshmallow is a plant and the leaves and the root are used to make medicine.  It is actually a natural way of healing a variety of ailments and conditions.  At the same time, don’t confuse marshmallow with the mallow (Malva sylvestris) flower and ...

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