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Children, Health, Skin

The Hidden Crap In Toliet Paper and Baby Wipes

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

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Health, Skin

The “E”mazing Vitamin E: Roles, Benefits and Sources

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. (more…)

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Nutrition, Skin

Top Anti-Aging Foods for the Outside and In

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

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Health, Skin

Emu Oil and Its Amazing Health Benefits

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. (more…)

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Health, Skin

The Dangers of Being Addicted to Tanning and Tanning Beds

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

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Health, Skin

Natural Cures for Skin Disorders-Part II: Psoriasis

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

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Health, Skin

Natural Cures for Skin Disorders – Part 1: Rosacea

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. (more…)

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Health, Skin

Stress – What it Does to Our Bodies

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

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Health, Skin

20 Amazing Health Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric 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

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Health, Skin

Top Foods that Trigger Acne

Acne is caused by overproduction of sebum--an oily substance--by sebaceous glands that lie under the skin, other irritants and bacteria. Excess amounts of sebum or other irritants accumulate and block hair pores of the skin. Bacteria then infect the cells and tissues that block the pore. Foods or substances that cause irritation or inflammation, increase bacteria or boost production of sebum can trigger acne. While research results are mixed, there are many clinical reports and well-designed studies that support the contention that food can trigger acne. While it does not seem that acne is a food-related problem, oily and sugary

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