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2 More Good Reasons To Get A Good Night’s Sleep

Added June 13, 2015, Under: Health, Inflammation

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We are often told of the importance of a good night's sleep and how we should try to avoid becoming sleep deprived for whatever reason. There are many health benefits of sleep but... Why do we need enough sleep? Too many people think of sleep as something that can be sacrificed in favor of everything else. Melatonin is vital but as it is only produced during darkness, you need to make sure your room is darkened at night. Light stimulates that part of ...

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Doing Your Bit In Your Garden For The Environment

Added June 9, 2015, Under: Environment, How To, Vitamin D

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When it is summertime in England, you definitely have to make the most of any good weather and one of those ways is to visit open gardens. My own courtyard garden was one such “open garden” and I breathed a great sigh of relief when the day dawned sunny and warm. Hundreds of people came from far and wide to visit 10 different gardens in the village – of all shapes and sizes. We have only been here a couple of ...

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Some Thoughts On Forced Vaccinations

Added June 5, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Diseases, Doctors, Health, Vaccines

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For many months now, and especially following the much publicized “Disneyland measles outbreak”, there have been endless articles and discussions on the pros and cons of vaccines. It has got to the point where the backlash against those who want the choice of whether or not they inject their children with vaccines has become really vicious. There have been calls for mandatory vaccination without the option of an exemption (medical, religious or otherwise) and some USA states have already started ...

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3 Ways To Get Rid Of Stubborn & Painful Ingrown Toenails

Added June 3, 2015, Under: Health, How To, Skin Conditions

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Ideally, it is best to visit a podiatrist to take care of your ingrown toenail, as soon as you notice it, but this is not always possible. There are ways to treat it at home to avoid all the pain and discomfort and we share 3 different methods with you... Method 1 Soak your foot in a mixture of hot water and Epsom salt for 15 to 30 minutes at least twice a day to soften the toenail and prevent the ingrown ...

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Find Out The Recipe For This Natural Botox For Wrinkles!

Added May 30, 2015, Under: How To, Skin Conditions

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Our health blog posts will always point you in the natural direction – and the treatment of wrinkles is no different. Here is our suggested recipe to use as a "natural botox" for wrinkles, courtesy of www.healthyfoodstar.com, and a safe way to tighten the skin. You will need these easy-to-obtain and natural ingredients Half a ripe banana which is rich in nutrients for the skin and for soothing wrinkles. 3 teaspoons of natural yogurt to act as a good peeling agent. 1 tablespoon of honey ...

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Our Top Tips for The Safe Use & Care Of Your Cutting Boards

Added May 26, 2015, Under: Environment, How To

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How ever much or little you prepare food in your own home, you are always going to be using cutting boards. And these cutting boards do need some TLC to keep them looking good and especially to keep them clean and hygienic for you and your family. Here are our top tips 1. Always use a clean cutting board for food preparation. And make sure after use, and before you move on to the next step in your food preparation, that you ...

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Wrinkles & The Link With Glycation

Added May 25, 2015, Under: Diets, Environment, Skin Conditions

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Glycation is a natural part of the aging process but is the chemical reaction that occurs when sugars in the body attached to the proteins in the body. The sun is not the only culprit in causing wrinkles. In fact other causes can be smoking, alcohol, sugars and grains. But part of the problem is the glucose or sugar circulating in our body. While glucose is an important fuel for our bodies, it can be damaging in the long run if ...

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Talcum Powder Can Be Hazardous But There Are Natural Alternatives

Added May 21, 2015, Under: Babies, Children's Health, Diseases, Environment, New Moms

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Talcum powder is a rather old fashioned substance that was very popular in the past to absorb moisture and reduce friction on the skin - the scented version for women and the baby version for young children. The talc in talcum powder comes from the crushing, drying and milling of mined talc rocks and contains minerals such as magnesium and silicon. I know it is hard to imagine now but, in the past, talcum powder used to include asbestos (we now ...

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How To Treat Children’s Skin Conditions In A More Natural Way

Added May 19, 2015, Under: Babies, Children's Health, New Moms, Parents, Skin Conditions

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The younger the child, the more delicate and sensitive his or her skin - and all the more reason why you should avoid harsh and toxic chemicals in any treatment you decide to use. Here are 5 skin conditions that can affect children but which can be treated safely and naturally. Eczema This will often appear during the first year of a young child’s life. The most common places are the skin folds of the arms, neck or legs but eczema can also ...

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Why Are We Advised Not To Give Babies Honey?

Added May 18, 2015, Under: Babies, Children's Health, New Moms, Parents

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I was having a chat with my son and daughter-in-law recently about the warning not to give babies under the age of one any honey – they have a seven month old. We were wondering what was the reason behind this and they asked me to do some research to find out. Well, wherever I looked – whether it was the mainstream media or alternative natural health sites - everyone was in agreement that you should not give your baby any ...

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