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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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This Ancient Drink Shares Its History with the Honey Bee

Added July 20, 2019, Under: Environment, Natural remedies

Many consider the alcoholic drink known as 'mead' to be one of the oldest in the world. Made with fermented honey and water, it has a long and glorious history. It is referenced in the ancient cultures of all these countries - China, India, Greece and Egypt. The earliest documentary evidence suggest that a fermented honey beverage was drunk in India some 4000 years ago. The ancient Greeks called mead 'ambrosia' or 'nectar' and it was believed to be the drink of the gods, ...

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The Symptoms of Psoriatic Arthritis in the Hands and Feet

Added July 3, 2019, Under: Diseases, Natural remedies, Skin Conditions

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic and progressive form of inflammatory arthritis, causing joint pain, stiffness and swelling. These symptoms can come and go - depending on how severe the condition is in a particular case. Once you have psoriasis, you are at risk of psoriatic arthritis with an estimated 30% of those with psoriasis developing the condition. The good news is that an early diagnosis helps reduce the risk of any permanent bone or joint damage. What are the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis ...

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Are You Making the Effort to Do Your Pelvic Floor Exercises?

Added June 21, 2019, Under: Exercise, How To, Natural remedies

We all tend to know how important it is to be doing our pelvic or Kegel's exercises whether we are young, middle aged or older as well as before and after childbirth - but how many of us actually make the effort? Your pelvic floor muscles are located deep inside your core.  They run from your vagina to your anus and they support your urethra, which is the tube that empties urine - and your bladder. When your floor muscles are weak, ...

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What is Granuloma Annulare and How Can This Condition Be Helped?

Added June 11, 2019, Under: Drugs, Inflammation, Natural remedies, Skin Conditions, Vitamin D

  Granuloma annulare is a chronic skin condition that causes raised reddish or skin-colored bumps in a ring pattern, usually on the hands and feet. The condition is not contagious. What are the symptoms of Granuloma Annulare? These depend of the type of this condition: The localized variant is the most common form. It occurs most commonly on the hands, feet, wrist and ankles of young adults. Skin colored bumps generally occur on the joints. The generalized variant is predominantly found in adults. The rashes ...

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How to Harness Help when you have Hemorrhoids

Added May 20, 2019, Under: Exercise, How To, Inflammation, Natural remedies, Nutrition

Hemorrhoids are a very common anorectal condition, affecting millions. While hemorrhoids are frequently seen in clinics, emergency wards, gastroenterology units and surgical clinics, many wonder how you know when hemorrhoids have developed, when you should seek medical help and how to cope with the pain? What are hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids are cushions of tissue filled with blood vessels and found at the end of the rectum (that is just inside the anus).  Along with the muscle known as the anal sphincter, hemorrhoids help control ...

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