There are many different types of people with many different types of opinions when it comes to the type of water we choose to drink, cook, bathe and clean with in our homes. Mixed reports about the benefits of hard water as compared to soft water intertwine with personal preferences of how water should clean and how it should feel on our face and skin, complicate the definitive question of which is better. As confusing as it may seem, there is no definitive answer, as both sides of the water fences have pros and cons. Let’s look into the differences of both hard and soft water and then you can decide which type best is suits you and your family.Take a Tour
I never really paid attention to the amazing luxury of toilet paper until I traveled abroad to Asia for a few years and realized that to most of the Chinese people, if you are out in public and need to use the restroom, you better be prepared and equipped with (1) money to use public restrooms and (2) your own toilet paper. In Japan and other parts of the world, they have bidets and wash cloths to hygienically clean yourself after bowel movements. I think it is very important to bring attention to the topic of toilet paper because it not only may be a cause of skin rashes and inflammation (as a symptom of an allergic reaction to the dyes, fragrances and preservatives used in the manufacturing of the toilet paper), the soft, white and plush tissues are a detriment to our environment, as well.Take a Tour
According to the National Institutes of Health, Vitamin E is a “fat soluble vitamin that acts as an antioxidant.” Vitamin E has many beneficial roles, but its main six are to protect the brain, blood, skeletal, muscular, skin and bodily organs from the harmful effects of free radicals which are known for causing a variety of health concerns. The term vitamin E encompasses a group of eight compounds, called tocopherols and tocotrienols, that comprise the vitamin complex as it is found in nature.Take a Tour
New research has identified specific nutrients that help people be better protected from harmful environmental factors and stress, hydrate their complexion and skin cells, keep their organs functioning more efficiently and properly, boost energy, lose weight, and look and feel younger. Nutrition plays an extremely important part in limiting the aging process in people (and all living beings, for that matter).
Why not better prepare yourself against the risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes by incorporating these Anti-Aging foods as necessary staples in your diet and food plan? As a simple rule, fresh fruits and vegetables are almost always high in flavonoids and carotenoids, 2 powerful plant-based antioxidants, which help aid in removing free radicals from the skin and body that cause people to age prematurely.Take a Tour
There is a bird that is native to the continent of Australia which has been used by the Aborigines for centuries to help them overcome many different types of health conditions. It is called the Emu (Dromaius Novaehollandiae), and its oil is known to possess many magnificent healing properties. The native Australians use its oil to treat the following symptoms coughs, arthritic joints, bruises, cuts, sunburns, pain, itching, swelling caused by insect bites, sores, and fevers.Take a Tour
It should come as no shock that people who use artificial tanning beds are putting their bodies at some degree of risk. In fact, indoor ultraviolet (UV) tanning users are 74 percent more likely to develop melanoma than those who have never tanned indoors. For quite some time, expert scientists have suspected that frequent exposure to ultraviolet radiation has the potential to become addictive, but new research actually confirms what is going on inside the brains of people as they lay in tanning beds.
Despite public warnings about skin cancer, tanning remains as popular as ever, with nearly 30 million Americans tanning indoors every year, and more than a million visiting tanning salons on an average day. Frequent users say they simply enjoy the way they look with darker skin.Take a Tour
An estimated 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis, and approximately one-half of that number will have an outbreak of scalp psoriasis at some point Psoriasis is a non-contagious, chronic disease, with flare-ups typically interspersed with periods of remission or times when the condition is less active. The name comes from the Greek word for “itch.” Once a person has psoriasis, it is very likely that he/she will have it forever. Symptoms may go away, and come back. It might respond to various treatments, and it may not. In a nutshell, psoriasis is the body over producing skin cells. People may have too many skin cells in one location which is why it often swells up, becomes dry and even flaky. It can often be very itchy, red, sore, cracked and very tender. Psoriasis usually affects the scalp, hands, stomach, knees, feet and elbows. It is linked to dandruff and unfortunately to some forms of arthritis.Take a Tour
Do you find yourself with an embarrassing skin affliction and are reluctant to go out in public because of it? You are not alone. There are many natural ways to combat skin problems which all start from educating yourself and nutrition! This is a three part skin condition series that will help to clear up those uncomfortable and irritating skin complications and questions.Take a Tour
Stress is the body’s reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response. The body reacts to these changes with physical, mental, and emotional responses.
Stress is a normal part of life. Many events that happen to you and around you — and many things that you do yourself — put stress on your body. You can experience stress from your environment, your body, and your thoughts. The human body is designed to experience stress and react to it. Stress can be positive, keeping us alert and ready to avoid danger. Stress becomes negative when a person faces continuous challenges without relief or relaxation between challenges. As a result, the person becomes overworked and stress-related tension builds.Take a Tour
Tumeric has been used for over 2500 years in India, and was traditionally called “Indian saffron” because of its deep yellow-orange color. It has been used as a condiment, healing remedy and textile dye. The medicinal properties of this spice have been slowly revealing themselves over the centuries. Long known for its anti-inflammatory properties, recent research has revealed that turmeric is a natural wonder, proving beneficial in the treatment of many different health conditions from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease. The most popular uses include (in no particular order), flatulence, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, bloody urine, hemorrhage, toothache, bruises, chest pain, and colic.Take a Tour