Skin Care

Coconut oil is truly amazing.

People have put together hundreds of different uses for this beneficial oil and it’s found its way into pantries, medicine cupboards, and even first aid kits. Some of the uses may seem bizarre at first, but coconut oil has garnered this newfound fame for good reason. It works. For years, coconut oil has had a bad name, lumped in with unhealthy saturated fats. People steered away from it and other high fat foods. The problem with throwing coconut oil in the same category as butter, margarine, and shortening is this oil is far healthier than it appears. The saturated fats

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Coconut Oil – Miracle Medicine and Diet Pill

Throughout this article, “coconut oil” means virgin coconut oil — oil that “has not” been refined, bleached, or deodorized. Although none of that processing is necessary, some manufacturers do it anyway, which produces the same problems as those associated with hydrogenated oils. (The 8% of unsaturated fats that coconut oil contains can be damaged by such high-heat processing.) So when you shop, look for virgin coconut oil — oil that isn’t bleached, refined, or deodorized. Coconut oil [unrefined only] can replace most of your medicine cabinet, energize you, and make you slimmer in the bargain. Introduction Coconut oil and, to

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Homemade Coconut Oil Cleanser For Acne

It shouldn’t be a surprise that coconut oil is becoming more and more popular and widely used in skincare products. One of the reasons for this is that it’s rich in essential fatty and amino acids that moisturize skin and regulate cell function. Essential fatty acids maintain the integrity of cellular skin walls and enable the transference of waste and water, a function that is important for skin health and a clear acne free complexion. Maintaining healthy cell membranes through the regular topical application of essential fatty acid rich oils and serums, means plump moist hydrated cells. Not enough essential

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Sweet And Tasty: The Health Enhancing Effects Of Eating Blueberries

It’s the summer blues season, and it is the perfect time to enjoy nature’s bountiful blueberry harvest in full swing. Prime blueberry season runs from mid June to mid August. In fact, New England hiking enthusiasts may happen to find a patch of smaller, wild blueberries on their off trail hiking treks. Blueberries are a nutritional bonanza of health enhancing compounds ranging from antioxidants, anthocyanins, ellagic acid, to phenolic acids. Researchers at Tufts University recently conducted an analysis of 60 fruits and vegetables, and rated the brightly colored blueberry with the highest antioxidant capacity to destroy free radicals. Concerned about

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The Benefit of Water for your Skin and Health

Lack of water in the body tends to give rise to dehydration, thereby posing hurdles for the blood to circulate. The gravity of problem increases, as it causes the brain to become less active and your body feels tired and fatigued. Well, the reservoir encompassing the advantages of drinking water is very large, so, read further to explore other health benefits of drinking water… What really do we get from water, that our body must have, and can’t live without? It’s the benefit of the fluidity of water, and what it does for our bodies that is the most important

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Flavorful Basil Has Amazing Heart Healthy Benefits

Known as one of the main ingredients in pesto sauce and used often for its fragrant flavor, basil is one highly nutritious herb. Belonging to the mint family of Lamiaceae, basil first originated in India. Grown in India for more than 5,000 years, basil or sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum) is called as Saint Joseph’s Wort in few English-speaking countries. It is a culinary herb that is prominently used in Italian cuisine for making pesto sauce. It is also widely used in Thai cuisine, Indonesian, Vietnamese and many Southeast Asian cuisines. In India, basil leaves (tulsi) are used in making tea

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What Can Vitamin B Do For Your Health?

Vitamin B is found in whole grains and beans and green leafy vegetables. Possibly for this reason most people may well benefit from an increased intake of vitamin B because whole grains and greens are rarely consumed except by health nuts like me. In addition Vitamin B is water soluble and what this means for us is that we need a new supply of the vitamin every day. What we call vitamin B actually consists of many separate vitamins which when they were discovered were called Vitamins B1, B2, B3 and so on. In addition there are what we call

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40 Reasons Wheat Grass is amazing!

1- Wheatgrass Juice is one of the best sources of living chlorophyll available. 2- Chlorophyll is the first product of light and, therefore, contains more light energy than any other element. 3- Wheatgrass juice is a crude chlorophyll and can be taken orally and as a colon implant without toxic side effects. 4- Chlorophyll is the basis of all plant life. 5- Wheatgrass is high in oxygen like all green plants that contain chlorophyll.  The brain and all body tissues function at an optimal level in a highly-oxygenated environment. 6- Chlorophyll is anti-bacterial and can be used inside and outside the

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Pomegranate Power: Beyond the Juice

By Linda Roxanne Bryer The word is already out: Pomegranate juice is an excellent antioxidant. But … did you also know that the ENTIRE pomegranate plant is filled to the brim with naturally-occurring healthful compounds? It’s true. The amazing pomegranate fruit is naturally endowed with polyphenols, tannins, anthocyanins and other compounds, as well as a complete spectrum of amino acids. The seeds (arils), the juice (especially in its fermented form), its flowers, leaves, rind, bark, and roots ALL have specific health benefits! Furthermore, these benefits are not only helpful for a wide variety of women’s health issues, but also for

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Vitamin C – Deficiency, Benefits and Functions

Vitamin C – Deficiency, Benefits and Functions Author: Dr John Anne Vitamin C is known as ascorbic acid as well. It offers a whole slew of benefits to our health. Vitamin C helps in maintaining the balance in ligaments, tendons and other adjacent tissues. It is commonly found in fruits and vegetables such as potatoes. Vitamin C has anti-oxidant property, so it helps us fighting with the symptoms of ageing. Not only that, due to its anti-oxidant property it helps us to preserve healthy blood cells from becoming collapsed from the toxic substances in the air that may even lead

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