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Try Aromatherapy to Ease the Symptoms of Childhood Eczema

Childhood eczema is increasing and is becoming a common problem to school age children. It is estimated that around 20% of children are affected by eczema. This skin disease can take many forms and have long-lasting effect on a child’s health and self-image. In its initial forms the skin is hot,...
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The Truth About Staph Infection: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

You may have heard people talk about it, but what do you really know? What are staph infections? Staph is short for staphylococcus, this is the bacteria that causes a staph infection. This bacteria is carried by at least 1 in 4 persons in either their mouth, nose, anal, or genital areas. Usually a cut...
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Diabetic Diet: Prevent or Manage Diabetes with Better Eating Habits

When watching our health, what we eat is just as important as how much we eat. Too many of the wrong tasty treats can be an invitation to diabetes. Obesity is one risk factor for diabetes that is easily eliminated by developing good eating habits. For those who have already developed diabetes, dietary...
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The Effects of Stress on Blood Sugar Levels

Diabetes Type 2 hinges on levels of blood sugar in the body. Stress can have something to do with that. Are you stressed? More importantly, are you handling your stress properly? It could be a bigger problem than you think. Everyone knows what stress feels like. However, there are two types of stress....
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5 Aging Exercise Myths That are Old and Tired!

Getting older doesn’t have to rob you of your independence or your carefree lifestyle. If you’re a baby boomer then— like it or not—you’re approaching “senior” status. As we age, it is important to know that the negative stereotypes about age and physical activity are...
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SAD: Identify and Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder

Statistical data has shown that there is a rise in the rate of suicides in the winter months, especially around the holidays. But is the rise a direct correlating to the holidays, or could these cases of the “winter blues” be caused by something more? For some, this winter depression is actually...
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10 Simple Natural Weight Loss Tips That Actually Work

There are many ways to lose weight naturally and if you follow just a few of the following tips you will see the number on your scale move down while your energy moves up. While none of these tips guarantee weight loss they can definitely help you along and they can give you ideas of what may work best...
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Everyday Activities that Count as Exercise

If you’re like me, then you’re exhausted by the time you get home from running around all day. Chances are you’re not thinking about hitting the gym to squeeze in a workout. Life is busy and for many of us it’s hard to find time for a trip to the gym. Unfortunately, being busy...
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High Blood Pressure and Diabetes Risk

Is your pressure at the boiling point? We don’t mean because the kids have stuffed toilet paper in the toilet or made mud pies in your microwave. No, we’re talking about a condition that you may not be aware of, but could do a lot of damage to your body. There is a correlation between high...
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Beyond Sex: Performance Anxiety Has Many Causes and Effects

When we hear the words “performance anxiety” we often think of men first. After all, one of the most common types of performance anxiety occurs in men, but in reality the fear of being able to perform can affect men and women in a variety of situations. The most familiar type of performance...
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