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Category Archives: Body

Exercise and Depression

A recent article in Time magazine expounds upon the benefits of exercise on depression. In a business which costs Americans approximately $10million each year, a new solution is more than needed. Why such a demand for antidepressants? We, as human beings (and more so as inhabitants of the “Western world”) are meant to have reached…

Coffee Enemas and Detoxing

This is a guest post by Alexis Bonari. We usually hear about enemas and think, “…that’s gross!” or “…isn’t that what my grandparents used to do?” It’s amazing to think that we don’t grasp how important it is to keep our insides clean. We maintain our cars better than our bodies. We take the car…

Digestive Enzymes for a Baby

I’ve been searching everywhere for information! On what you ask? Well you probably guessed by the title, I’ve been trying to find information about administering a baby with digestive enzymes. Unfortunately we have had to put our little man on formula (at 5 weeks of age) as a result of his silent reflux. I read…

Cure for Hay fever

At the beginning of every spring (or summer for some), you start hearing a lot of sniffling and sneezing. This is usually as a result of people suffering from hay fever also known as seasonal allergic rhinitis. A condition which is caused by an allergy to grass or hay pollens. Common symptoms are a runny…

Green Tea and Resistance Training

  source: flikr   Study Info. You’ve guessed it, yet another study expounding the great benefits of green tea. So what was the study about and what did it show? The study investigated the effects of the consumption of green tea for 7 days on biomarkers (i.e. indicators) of oxidative stress in young men undergoing…

Acid and Alkaline Food Diet, Part 2

source: flikr   So what did I mean when I said I shall provide two lists for the Acid and Alkaline Food diet in Part 1? Confused? Well, whenever I have scowered the internet for a list identifying the state (i.e. acidic or alkaline) of foods, I always come across some discrepancies in relation to…

Acid and Alkaline Food Diet, Part 1

source: flikr Many of us have heard things about our diets being too acidic or that we have to eat more raw foods to counter-balance the acidity of modern day diets. So how true is this you ask?

Acne – My Story, Part 3: Vitamins, Antibiotics and Herbs

Read: Acne – Part 1: Introduction, Acne – Part 2: Skincare After having tried the myriad of products for my skin and not getting the results I wanted – i.e. clear skin – I was told by a friend that she had known someone who had really bad acne and had been prescribed some tablets…

Osteoporosis: Eight tips

Here are eight ways women can strengthen their bones and reduce the incidence of damage and fractures: Get vital nutrients: Maintain a healthy diet that provides bone-building nutrients, including potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, and vitamin D. Exercise: Get at least 30 minutes of bone-strengthening activity most days. Include both weight-bearing activities, like running or brisk…

What is in your Lipstick?

Lipstick manufactured in the United States contains “surprisingly high” levels of lead, according to a new study by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. More than half (61 percent) of 33 name-brand lipsticks tested in September 2007 contained lead levels ranging from 0.03 to 0.65 parts per million (ppm). One-third of the lipsticks had more lead…

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