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Monthly Archives: November 2009

  1. Awaken your senses

    Let me introduce to you a quality, organic personal skin-care line, Awaken My Senses. I personally use many of their products and I greatly recommend you pamper yourself with them.

    Organic rosewater hydrates the skin:
    Awaken My Senses uses organic rosewater as the key ingredient in many of their products. This hydrates your skin and enhances the ability to retain moisture. It is completely free of artificial or chemical ingredients and only uses essential oils and specialty vegetable oils.
    The beauty line consists of shampoos, conditioners, lotions, liquid soaps, body oils, cleansers, toners, night oils, and moisturizers that cater to your own skin problems. Specialty blends have been formulated for eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis.

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  2. Spray paint is not the answer to anti-aging

    At some point in our lives, we all begin to feel the inevitable pressure that comes with aging. Thanks to mainstream media, we all think we can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in only eight days or look 30 pounds lighter in a month.

    It reminds me of a funny story my dad used to tell about some shrubs my mom bought. They were on sale because of their brown, withered condition. She planted them in the front yard, convinced they’d recover, but soon became the joke of the neighbourhood. My dad, never one to pass up an opportunity to thwart the “neighbourhood watch”, snuck out one night and gave those shrubs a thorough coating of green spray paint. There stood the shrubs the next morning miraculously restored to their green, youthful glory.

    Get to know your interiors

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  3. Evening primrose oil for healthy skin

    We all love to have healthy looking skin, but did you know that when skin looks better it also functions better? As one of our largest organs, it covers about two square meters and weighs several kilograms, making it vitally important to our everyday survival, as it:

    • Prevents water loss and controls body temperature
    • Acts a receptor, allowing us to detect heat, cold, pressure, touch and pain
    • Enables us to interact with our environment without sustaining injury Synthesizes vitamin D Skin care is therefore important not just for our outer
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  4. Enhance your skin

    Skin ages in many ways. External factors (sun damage, pollution, free radical damage, smoking) and internal factors (oxygen depletion, collagen destruction, abnormal cell formation, decreased fat content, hormone depletion, immune suppression) all effect what we define as “aged skin”. Collagen and elastin both support the structure of the skin and contribute to its suppleness. As we age, they become less elastic and harden.
    By providing the right nutrients, we can enhance our skin’s appearance even as we age. The following are crucial in one’s diet in order to maintain young, healthy looking skin:

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  5. Obesity as a silent killer

    By definition "Obesity is a label for ranges of weight that are greater than what is generally considered healthy for a given height." The term also identifies ranges of weight that have been shown to increase the likelihood of certain diseases and other health problems. For adults, these ranges are determined by using weight and height to calculate a number called body mass index (BMI), where normal BMI is in a range from 18.5-24.9.

    BMI =Weight [in pounds] x 704.5 / (Height [in inches])²
    Another important number to consider is waist circumference, where high risk is considered a waist greater than 40 inches for men and greater than 35 inches in women. Prevalence of obesity (BMI >30) in Canada for 2004 was 23.1% for those aged 18 years or older, but the prevalence of childhood obesity

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  6. Sri Lankan herbs as remedies

    The tropical island of Sri Lanka, a small country situated off the coast of India, is home to a large number of indigenous plants, many of which have been used medicinally by native healers since ancient times.It has been estimated that there are approximately 1,414 indigenous medicinal plants in Sri Lanka. This medicinal species richness is partly due to the diverse geographical zones found in the country, including rainforest, desert, monsoon scrub-jungle, and grassland.
    Alternative medicine is one of the most prevalent types of medicine practiced in the country; plant-based medicines used by Sri Lankans include cayenne, cinnamon, and turmeric.

    Cayenne (Capsicum frutescens)
    A familiar sight in many countries, Sri Lanka included, are large areas covered with long red cayenne for sun

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  7. Natural eye care

    Our eyes are the “windows to the world”. They are a reflection of our age and state of health. Our vision is very important, but the reality is that thousands of people each year are being diagnosed with macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma.

    Here are some tips to follow to help prevent excess wear and tear on your eyes:

    • Eating anti-inflammatory foods and having a diet high in antioxidants such as leafy green vegetables will help preserve eye function. Lay off the red meat and introduce healthy fats like Omega 3 fatty acids to help prevent dry eyes.
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  8. Anti-cancer agent in humans: Lactoferrin

    Naturopathic treatment of established cancer offers few predictable outcomes but there are some treatments that have potential benefits. Intravenous Vitamin C, Hyperthermia, Mistletoe, Careseng, and Insulin potentiation therapy are just a few therapies often implemented by Naturopathic Doctors as ancillary treatment or as a last resort when all mainstream therapies fail.

    Despite the possible benefit of these agents the challenge remains. Which substances or combination of substances show evidence of positive outcome for patients with cancer? There is a natural molecule with the unique ability to prolong life in those with non small cell carcinoma lung cancer (NSCLC).

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  9. There is no magic pill for weight loss

    Without a doubt, weight loss is one of the greatest challenges faced by those working in the health industry. No matter how one tackles the issue, there will always be the allure of the quick fix in a society that is accustomed to seeking simple answers to complex questions. Weight loss supplements abound on the Internet. All promise to deliver results.

    Do any of them work? The simple answer is yes and no! There are no supplements that will safely overcome lousy eating and lifestyle habits no matter how hard we want them to.

    Having said that there are few key ingredients in some of these products that will assist in directing you towards a leaner profile. The following are those which have been shown to safely

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  10. Infertility and thyroid function

    In the 1960’s general practitioners (there were no family medicine specialists then) knew that empirically that putting women on thyroid medication helped reproductive function. Interestingly, thyroid medications were sold over the counter in the 1960’s. Soon after this, the FDA recalled the non-prescriptive drugs into prescriptive drugs categories and then required a blood test before patients could be medicated. Dr. Steven Langer, a family physician that’s published several books on the topic of infertility and thyroid related illnesses suggests that the TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) levels must be assessed.

    In addition, medical databases, such as PubMed (a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health) have more and more research papers being published about “sub-clinical” hypothyroidism and infertility.

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