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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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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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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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Summer Sun To Combat Seasonal Depression

Added February 26, 2019, Under: Environment, Health, Natural remedies, Vitamin D

Over recent years, much has been written about the importance of vitamin D - and maintaining sufficient levels. There are so many good reasons why everyone needs to ensure they are not deficient. In a new study from Finland (with researchers from the University of Helsinki's National Public Health Institute) has found that soaking up sufficient summer sun can help us to store enough vitamin D to get us through the grey winter days - and Finland (being so far North) will ...

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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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Fordyce Spots is the Name Given to this Common Skin Condition

Added January 29, 2019, Under: Health, Natural remedies, Skin Conditions

Fordyce spots are whitish-yellow bumps that can occur on the edge of your lips or inside your cheeks.  Sometimes they are pale red or skin-colored. Although not as frequently, they can also appear on the genitals. These spots (also known as Fordycegranules or Fordyce glands) are enlarged oil glands. Fordyce spots are harmless Although they may cause concern because of their appearance, the spots are harmless: They are not a sexually transmitted disease. They are not infectious. They only need to be checked by your doctor if they ...

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Do You Suffer From Strawberry Legs?

Added January 4, 2019, Under: How To, Natural remedies, Skin Conditions

Have you ever come across “strawberry legs”? The skin condition gets its name from the appearance of small black dots on the legs – similar to the dotted skin found on strawberries. While the condition is not harmful, it can make some sufferers self conscious about the appearance of their less-than-perfect legs.  The medical term is keratosis pilaris and it is more common in those with dry skin. What causes strawberry legs? Dry skin affects the skin barrier which is in place to ...

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Would You Like To Know More About Activated Charcoal?

Added December 21, 2018, Under: Dental Care, Health, How To, Natural remedies

Although in the past, activated charcoal was used as a powerful water cleansing product, it has been found to naturally remove toxins and chemicals from our bodies. Not to be confused with those briquettes for the BBQ Activated charcoal is actually not the same as the briquettes which are used on the barbeque for grilling foods. Instead, activated charcoal is a fine black powder made from bone char, coconut shells, peat, petroleum coke, coal, olive pits or sawdust. The charcoal is "activated" by processing ...

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Mindfulness, Meditation & Their Link With ADHD

Added September 25, 2018, Under: Children's Health, Diseases, Drugs, Health, Natural remedies

Do you have someone in your family who has been diagnosed with ADHD? ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder while ADD covers attention deficit disorder. Have they resorted to medication to treat the symptoms or are you interested in finding out about other ways? Do you suspect that you or someone close to you might have some of the symptoms of ADHD? It is possible to go online to find and complete various tests to give you more of an idea before you ...

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