Beauty Tricks from Your Kitchen

There are many natural beauty tips, tricks, and recipes that you can make at home, and your kitchen contains all the ingredients you’ll need.   Oil Cleansing Use olive, coconut, or almond oil with Castor oil to clean your skin instead of a harsh soap. This will cleanse your skin naturally and keep from pulling…

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Arnica Benefits

Arnica is native to Europe and had been used for centuries. This is not an herb that can be taken internally, but can be used topically to help with bruises, sprains, strains, remove shock and speed up healing. Arnica should not be applied to broken or burned skin.   Arnica is a natural anti-inflammatory readily…

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Antidepressant side effects

For better or worse, one of the primary treatments of clinical depression is antidepressants and they come with a group of negative side effects. For some people, these side effects will be temporary and will go away on their own. For others, the side effects may not go away and, in fact, may become intolerable….

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Food Addiction

Experiments show that, for some people, the same reward and pleasure centers of the brain that are triggered by addictive drugs like cocaine and heroin are also activated by food, especially highly palatable foods. Highly palatable foods are foods rich in fat, sugar or salt.   Like addictive drugs, highly palatable foods trigger feel-good brain chemicals such as dopamine. Once people…

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Glycemic Index

Good carbohydrates, bad carbohydrates. Low glycemic index, high glycemic index. A great tool to help you manage diabetes or lose weight. You might have heard all these statements associated with the glycemic index. What is this glycemic index all about? Is it worth considering as a way to help you control your blood sugar levels?  …

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Asperger’s Syndrome

Asperger’s syndrome is a developmental disorder that affects a person’s ability to socialize and communicate effectively with others. Children with Asperger’s syndrome typically exhibit social awkwardness and an all-absorbing interest in specific topics.   Doctors group Asperger’s syndrome with other conditions that are called autistic spectrum disorders or pervasive developmental disorders. These disorders all involve…

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Pyloric stenosis (forceful vomiting)

All babies spit up – in that bubbly, wet-burp way. But forceful vomiting in a newborn is the hallmark symptom of pyloric stenosis. When a baby has pyloric stenosis, the muscle in the lower part of the stomach, called the pylorus, builds up and blocks the flow of food into the small intestine. Babies who can’t keep…

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Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is a disease in which cancerous cells form in the tissues of the pancreas. The pancreas is a gland located behind the stomach and in front of the spine. The pancreas produces digestive juices and hormones that regulate blood sugar. Cells called exocrine pancreas cells produce the digestive juices, while cells called endocrine pancreas cells produce…

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Avoidant Personality Disorder

Avoidant personality disorder is characterized by feelings of extreme social shyness, inadequacy, and sensitivity to negative criticism and rejection. Yet the symptoms involve more than simply being shy or socially awkward. Avoidant personality disorder causes significant problems that affect the ability to interact with others and maintain relationships in day-to-day life.   Avoidant personality disorder symptoms…

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Uses for coconut oil

You might have heard about coconut oil and the benefits it contains for your overall health. People use it in food, as lotions or in smoothies. But what are these many benefits people are raving about and what could coconut oil possibly offer you in terms of health?   We have listed only a few…

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