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A Safer Sunscreen to Protect from the Summer Sun

Added May 28, 2018, Under: Health, How To, Vitamin D

In recent decades, we have been scared off enjoying sunlight and coerced into slathering on sunscreen for when we do go into the sun - and the manufacturers of commercial sunscreen have loved their high sales figures as a result. But the higher the SPF, the more synthetic chemicals are used in the sunscreen and the less the possibility of any vitamin D being manufactured. We might slap them on several times a day for “our time in the sun” but, ...

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Healing Natural Oils & Me!

Added May 11, 2018, Under: Arthritis, Environment, How To, Insomnia, Natural remedies, Vitamin D

Of course I am a fan of the products at Healing Natural Oils too! Here are the different ones that I use, and why... H-Arthritis Formula As I have a bit of arthritis in my hands and knees, I am a firm believer in applying a few drops of this product a couple of times a day. It helps to prevent that feeling of tenderness and aching during the night.  I also have a daily dose of turmeric in supplement form.  If inflammation and ...

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Seaweed Sunscreen, Safer for the Skin & the Sea

Added April 26, 2018, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Health, Skin Conditions, Technology, Vitamin D

More than fourteen thousand tons of toxic sunscreen are released into the sea every year - directly by swimmers and more indirectly from sinks, showers and bathtubs. It only takes about twenty minutes (of swimming in the sea) for one quarter of that sunscreen, religiously applied to your body and that of your children, to float off and join the sea water. Why is your regular sunscreen toxic to the environment - and the oceans? These are 4 of the most common sunscreen ...

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Top Ten Tips for Avoiding Knee Problems

Added March 6, 2018, Under: Arthritis, Inflammation, Top 10, Vitamin D

As our knees are the largest joints in our bodies, you can understand why they might often be the first to give us pain and discomfort - especially as we grow older. But the good news is that there is a lot you can do to lessen that wear and tear as well as any pain and discomfort. And working to strengthen your knees helps with your ability to keep moving as well as walking uphill and downhill and managing stairs and ...

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Taking Care of Your Teeth Through The Food You Eat

Added February 20, 2018, Under: Dental Care, Diseases, How To, Vitamin D

We all know about taking care of our teeth with twice daily brushing and flossing and regular visits to the dentist. But are we aware that what we eat or don't eat can be important too? Certain foods can erode teeth enamel, lead to tooth decay or even can chip or damage your teeth. The top foods to avoid for good dental care Acidic foods affect tooth enamel.  For example, the acids found in citrus fruits and juices can do damage.  If you enjoy ...

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Flu & Why You Need To Supplement With Vitamin D During The Winter Months

Added February 11, 2018, Under: How To, Vitamin D

There has been plenty of media attention on the severity of the flu season this winter. You might be wondering why the flu is so much more likely to rear its head during the cold months. Why is the flu more common in winter? One reason is that the influenza virus lives longer outside the human body when it is cold and dry. The other reason is the lack of good vitamin D levels during the winter.  With much of the western world being ...

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Is Back Acne Or Even Butt Acne a Problem for You?

Added February 1, 2018, Under: Skin Conditions, Vitamin D

We tend to think about acne being a problem on our faces but it also appears on other parts of the body. Acne on the back and acne on the bottom can cause pain and discomfort too... Why do we get "back acne"? Our backs have one of the highest concentration of sebaceous glands,  making them more susceptible to acne outbreaks. It is also difficult to reach round to our backs so giving the area a really good clean can be more of a ...

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Are Two Eggs a Day Too Many?

Added January 10, 2018, Under: Diets, Health, How To, Skin Conditions, Vitamin D

Several decades ago here in the UK, there used to be a popular TV commercial for eggs with the slogan "Go to Work on an Egg".  This was back in the 1960s when eggs were considered to be a highly nutritious food – and before the decades-long misconception that egg yolks were a contributing factor to heart disease. The thinking behind the slogan was that a substantial breakfast was essential for anyone to start the day so that they could go ...

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Why Psoriasis Sufferers Should Take This Vitamin

Added December 31, 2017, Under: Health, Skin Conditions, Vitamin D

You many have heard of the skin condition known as Psoriasis and pronounced with a silent "p". It is a chronic disease of the immune system and can be very debilitating when cells build up on the surface of the skin, leading to thick and red scaly patches.  These patches can be both itchy and painful. Psoriasis is surprisingly common with up to 7.5 million people in the USA having this condition while some 30% of these also develop a form of ...

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How Children & A Fish Supper Can Equal A Good Night’s Sleep

Added December 23, 2017, Under: Children's Health, How To, Insomnia, Vitamin D

Researchers have found that children who eat fish for supper at least once a week will sleep more soundly than those who do not. In the study, over 500 children (between the ages of 9 and 11) were asked how often they ate fish - options ranged from "never" to at least "once per week". The children also answered questions about their sleep quality, having to say how long they slept for, how frequently they woke up during the night and whether ...

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