1. Herbal Antibiotics

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    Herbal AntibioticsHerbal antibiotics have long been used by herbal healers to ward off colds and flu, clear infections and speed wound healing. Now, they may be moving back into the mainstream as an alternative for bacteria that have become resistant to synthetic antibiotics. This post is based on the book...
  2. Water safety tips

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    “Water is a magnet for kids,” says Elizabeth Bennett, the drowning prevention expert with Seattle Children’s Hospital. “The 1- to 4-year-old age group is at very high risk around the water.”Swimming is a fun and great way to get exercise. Knowing how to swim is a skill that can help...
  3. What to Say When People Undermine Your Healthy Choices

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    BY ANISHA JHAVERISticking to healthy habits can be hard, so it definitely doesn’t help when your commitment is met with jabs. Responding to negativity with negativity is not the smartest tactic.It’s important to remember that most of these critiques are a result of people who are misinformed but well intentioned. First, pause...
  4. We’re All Putting on Deodorant Wrong

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    by Rachel Nussbauma Boston-based dermatologist, Jeffrey Dover, M.D., advises the following.Antiperspirants actually work much better if they’re applied at night.Antiperspirants target sweat production with aluminum compounds, temporarily plugging your sweat ducts to keep things dry.         Yasmine Kirkorian, M.D., a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at George Washington...
  5. EGGS. – TO EAT OR NOT TO EAT?

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    by Dr Alison KamfferUnfortunately the poor egg has received a great deal of bad press over the years, with claims that it increases cholesterol, and in the UK scares that raw eggs would infect you with salmonella. What is the truth? Should we all be suffering the dreaded egg white...
  6. Sureslim – Body image stress and weight loss

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    By Zelda BuitendagDo you feel pressure to be thin? Do you obsess about different ways to achieve a thigh gap, a flat stomach or skinnier calves?  If so, you’re not alone. Countless teens and adults suffer from body image stress and that stress can interfere with your ability to achieve...
  7. Calm Your Mind, Relax Your Body and Lose Weight

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    By Zelda BuitendagIf you’re stressed about your weight, here’s a good reason to relax: stress is often a major cause of weight gain and relaxation can ease your path to healthy weight loss.Take a look at how stress can affect body weight.One way stress impacts body weight is behavioral. You just...
  8. Boost your motivation levels

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    By Zelda BuitendagEvery now and again we all lose a bit of momentum when we try to lose weight. If it is holiday time, chances are even more this might happen. Here are a few tips to boost your motivation levels:Acknowledge your achievements:It is time you give yourself the acknowledgement...
  9. How to Eat Less at Restaurants

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    By Zelda BuitendagHow often do you eat out?  We often go out to celebrate birthdays or other special occasions at restaurants. Research show most people eat a third of their calories away from home.  For dieters, restaurants can be a minefield of temptation. We often think of eating out as...
  10. Stress and Emotional Eating

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    By Zelda BuitendagWhile new research on nutrition seems to come out every day, and low carb diet books top the bestseller lists, many people continue to struggle with maintaining a healthy diet and staying fit. This is because, even if we know what we’re supposed to be eating, there are additional factors...
  11. Low carb for kids, is it safe?

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    By  Dr Alison KamfferRecently there has been some controversy about whether or not children should be included in the low carb fad, with the president of the ASDA Association for dietetics in South Africa even reporting Prof Noakes to the Medical Council!Is this justified? Is it safe for children to...
  12. Hypertension

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    HypertensionWritten by Dr Alison KamfferWHAT IS IT?The blood pressure is the pressure of the blood against the walls of the arteries, generated by the pumping of the heart. The top reading, called the systolic, is the highest pressure generated by the pump, while the lower reading,...
  13. 7 Antibacterial and Antiviral Herbs (and How to Use Them)

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    There are so many herbs used in cooking, and used to wonderful effect, but these same herbs also have important antibacterial and antiviral properties.  Just adding a few of the following herbs to your pantry will have it doubling as a medicine cabinet!Antibacterial Herbs1. CalendulaCalendula is an herb that is...
  14. 6 Steps to Get Your Kids Eating Healthy

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    By: Austin Perlmutter, Medical Student, Miller School of Medicine So you’ve finally decided to eat healthier. Congratulations! This is a major step towards a longer and happier life, and likely you’re already feeling better. The question remains though: now that you’ve made this healthful change, how do you get your kids...

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