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How To Keep Your Teeth White, Naturally

Added January 11, 2020, Under: Dental Care, Diseases, How To, Natural remedies, Top 10

We all want our teeth to look fresh and white without any discoloration or stains. But what can we do to achieve this without causing harm to our teeth and our mouths? While we might be tempted to use those whitening strips which are easily available, recent research has indicated that such teeth whitening methods can damage the tooth layer known as the dentin. This is the protein rich area that ensures the roots of our teeth stay bound to the gums. There ...

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Dry Eyes & How to Cope With This Common Problem

Added December 22, 2019, Under: Environment, How To, Inflammation, Insomnia, Natural remedies

Do your eyes sting and burn? Do they look red? Do they feel gritty as if there is some sand lurking there? Then you may well be suffering from Dry Eye. Why do we get Dry Eye? The tears that appear in our eyes help to keep the surface of the eye smooth, comfortable and hydrated while washing away dust and debris - and protecting them from infection. When our eyes are healthy, they make tears all day long.  They stay moist.  They do not suffer ...

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The Link Between Menopause & Migraines

Added December 19, 2019, Under: Headaches & Migraines, Natural remedies

Some time ago, when I turned fifty, I suddenly developed painful migraines and they continued regularly for ten years when they stopped as quickly as they started. I really did not know the reason for this but discovered that triggers seemed to include suffering from stress and working under fluorescent lighting. It was only recently that I have found out that migraines and headaches are one of the symptoms of the menopause. Why do migraines and headaches appear during the menopause? These can occur ...

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How Safe Are Your Make-Up Products from Superbugs?

Added December 9, 2019, Under: Diseases, Health, Natural remedies, Skin Conditions

The press have been feeding the fear once more! And what must  we all be fearful of now?  Well, the make-up products lying around in our bathrooms, our bedrooms and of course at the bottom of our handbags! According to a new study, our make-up bags are packed full of super bugs, posing a major threat to our health. We are at risk of skin infections, blood poisoning and potentially even death from these make-up products. And top of the list are beauty blenders. Why ...

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Cooling Solutions for the Heat & Other Symptoms of Menopause

Added November 19, 2019, Under: Natural remedies, Women's Health

Those symptoms can start some four years before the final period, lasting up to ten years. But of course not everyone suffers from severe symptoms, they can vary greatly from woman to woman. Menopause is the name given to an "absence of periods for a year".  The average age when this happens with women is fifty one. What are the most common of these symptoms? Hot flashes Mood swings, depression, or anxiety Vaginal dryness or atrophy Irritability Headaches Insomnia or poor sleep But that ...

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Plant-Based Treatment for Migraines

Added November 14, 2019, Under: Headaches & Migraines, Natural remedies

We hear much these days about the benefits of changing to a plant-based diet for a healthy eating habit. But of course plants have many other uses as well. And one of these uses is as a treatment - and even a prevention - for those throbbing, debilitating migraines. Research has shown several plants to be highly effective in relieving the symptoms of migraine headaches. Migraines are known for their symptoms, which are often severe and sometimes disabling. These migraine headaches can come with ...

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Battling the Blackheads!

Added November 8, 2019, Under: Natural remedies, Skin Conditions

Blackheads are extremely common and they affect all skin types. They are a type of acne known as a comedo, basically a clogged hair folicle in the skin. When oil, dead skin cells or bacteria block our pores, a small comedone can be the result.  And if that blocked pore stays open, oxygen in the air then oxidizes the oils, turning them dark brown or black -  yes, blackheads.    The process is similar to that when a peeled apple can turn brown ...

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Rose Hips are a Great Source of Vitamin C

Added October 15, 2019, Under: How To, Natural remedies

At the end of the summer, and into the fall, roses left to their own devices will often develop rose hips. Rose hips have long been valued for their vitamin C and vitamin A content - they are also rich in antioxidants. Below you will find some natural remedies for the snuffles and sneezes that often come with the colder weather of the winter, using rose hips. Rose hip vinegar You can use this vinegar as a regular vinegar or to make a soothing ...

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How to Prevent & Relieve Heartburn or Acid Reflux Without Using Medication

Added September 30, 2019, Under: Diets, Drugs, Health, How To, Natural remedies

Millions of Americans have been taking a popular heartburn drug for years.  Known as Zantac, it has now been pulled off the market. Available without a prescription and over-the-counter, this medication was used to prevent and treat heartburn and other symptoms caused by too much acid in the stomach (also known as acid indigestion or acid reflux). What are the causes and symptoms? Acid reflux is when stomach acid gets pushed up into the esophagus, which is the tube that carries food and ...

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What is a Tussie Mussie?

Added August 21, 2019, Under: Environment, How To, Natural remedies

You would probably never guess - but a tussie mussie is a small bouquet of leaves and flowers from different herbs. The idea dates back to medieval times but became very fashionable in the Victorian era. Another name for a tussie mussie is a nosegay - and they were often given as gifts to be held or worn attached to clothes. Why nosegays were used Nosegays were originally intended to be put to the nose either for the the pleasant sensation of sniffing something ...

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