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How the Menopause Can Affect & Age Our Skin

Added December 1, 2019, Under: Vitamin D, Women's Health

As we age, our skin can change. It can be because of aging or it can also be because of going through the menopause. And sometimes, we may notice that any changes in our skin are being accelerated. While wrinkles, dryness and dullness can all be part of the changes, they are not going to make us feel better about ourselves. There are two types of skin aging - extrinsic and intrinsic Extrinsic skin aging is caused by external factors - ones such as damage ...

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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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Do Gel Manicures Pose A Risk To Your Nails?

Added November 5, 2018, Under: Technology, Women's Health

Gel manicures have been growing in popularity in recent years - mainly because they are long lasting. A gel manicure can continue to look good two to three times longer than a regular one (up to four weeks), with your nails keeping their color and a chip-free finish until removed. What could look more appealing on your Instagram image than your freshly applied gel manicure? But are they a harmless and routine beauty aid - or something more sinister? We find out more When ...

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How To Handle The Stooping That Can Come With Age

Added October 30, 2018, Under: Exercise, How To, Nutrition, Women's Health

Many people (and especially women) experience that hump at the back of the neck as they age - and it can be more prominent the older they become, even leading to an obvious stoop. If this is something that is affecting you, don't despair as there are simple exercises and lifestyle changes you can do to lessen the effects of this condition (often known as dowager’s hump).  It is also known as a buffalo hump. A word of caution But be aware that ...

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The Chemicals in Fire Retardants could be Affecting Fertility

Added August 31, 2017, Under: Men's Health, Technology, Women's Health

Flame retardant material was first developed decades ago for space clothing for NASA and then became popular in the Vietnam War for flammable materials in the USA helicopters. Unfortunately, the invention went on to being used for many fabrics for items such as sleepwear, undergarments, pillows, bedding, mattresses, upholstery and more. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) pushed for its inclusion in virtually anything that could burn. But at what cost to the people using them? What are flame retardants made with? Some flame retardants ...

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Avoid These Eating Habits That Can Lead To Bloating & Indigestion

Added August 26, 2017, Under: Health, Nutrition, Women's Health

That bloated feeling has become a common problem especially among women. You might consider that you are eating healthily - and not too much - and yet, the bloating can still occur. Often the discomfort can be accompanied by lower back pain.  An extreme form of bloating is known as irritable bowel syndrome or IBS. The answer could be all about digestion and these three reasons could help you. Number 1 could be drinking lots of water with your meal We know it is very ...

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You CAN Get Back To Sleep Again With These Natural Remedies

Added August 15, 2017, Under: Insomnia, Women's Health

It is a well known phenomenon that men find it easier to fall asleep - and to stay asleep - than women do. And the difference becomes more marked as we grow older. We also know that sleep is vital to allow the body to rest and get ready for the next day. Sleep also helps us to recover from illnesses and deal with mental health, stress and problem solving. Why do men sleep more easily than women? Research is ongoing so we don't ...

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The Pitfalls of Hormone Changes in All Age Groups of Women

Added March 15, 2017, Under: Exercise, Headaches & Migraines, How To, Insomnia, Skin Conditions, Women's Health

  The hormonal changes that lead to hot flushes and night sweats in menopause are often treated, by those who don't have them, as a subject for jokes but, if you do suffer from them, they can be far from funny. Hormones have always been an unpredictable force in many women's lives, impacting on their happiness. But there is no need to just grin and bear it as we are going to share some of the natural ways in which you can ...

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Is There a Link Between Lack of Sleep & Lack of Libido?

Added February 6, 2017, Under: How To, Women's Health

This post is especially for older women who often suffer from sleeping problems. But they might not realise that sleeping problems can lead to sex problems too. If she can have the benefit of uninterrupted sleep night after night, an older woman is much more likely to have an increased sexual appetite and increased satisfaction too. Why is this? According to the Director of the North American Menopause Society, Dr JoAnn Pinkerton, she says: "Women and health care providers need to recognize the ...

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How To Keep The Toilet Safely Sparkling!

Added June 29, 2016, Under: How To, Men's Health, Women's Health

Everything we use needs a deep clean from time to time and that includes our toilets. There is probably nothing worse in a neglected home than a filthy, stained water closet. But there is really no need to use toxic, hard-on-the-environment, chemicals to keep yours in pristine condition. Essential oils can save the day! Here is a recipe to make your own natural toilet cleaner To make a good supply of 24 toilet bombs, you will need 1 third cup baking soda – with so ...

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