The scientific term for paraben is alkyl hydroxyl benxoate. Parabens are a commonly used inexpensive preservative that increases shelf life. They are found in a wide variety of body care products and cosmetics. Parabens are even found in food.
Learn about some healthy ways to manage your stress.
Stress is a state of considerable mental or emotional strain and tension. Managing stress is important to every part of your health because some stress is inevitable in everyday life.
The kitchen is calling, and delicious ingredients are waiting, but this time, you're not making snacks or meals. Rather, by mixing together common kitchen ingredients, you can prepare all-natural beauty treatments. Not only is this a cost-effective approach to taking care of your skin and hair, but it also allows you to control every ingredient that goes into your beauty products.
What if in the treatment of depression, physicians quit relying on manipulating brain chemistry with drugs and focused instead on supporting brain chemistry? Based upon the results of a new study with fish oil supplementation conducted at the University of Pittsburgh, it seems that fewer college students would be depressed or need to be on antidepressant drugs.
The consumption of flavonoid sources such as strawberries, blueberries, apples, dark chocolate, and red wine have all been shown in population studies to be associated with a significantly reduced risk for heart attacks and strokes. For example, data from the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS) II of 93,600 women showed that a combined intake of >3 servings a week of blueberries and strawberries was associated with a 34% decreased risk of having a heart attack compared to those consuming the berries once a month or less.
Most Americans are overfed, but undernourished. It is entirely possible that one of the contributing factors to the obesity epidemic is actually a shortage of the various phytochemicals our body utilizes to promote health. Our bodies may have some internal mechanism that senses the lack of the critical nutrition that we humans are designed to receive from plant foods.
Propolis is the resinous substance collected by bees from the leaf buds and barks of trees - especially poplar and conifer trees. The bees utilize the propolis along with beeswax to construct the hive. Propolis has antibiotic activities that help the hive block out viruses, bacteria, and other organisms. Commercial preparations appear to retain these antibiotic properties. In addition, according to test tube and animal studies, propolis exerts some antioxidant, liver protecting, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer properties.
Runny nose, watery eyes, the itchy tongue—many of us have the familiar symptoms of histamine intolerance. The classic reaction is to grab a Benadryl or over-the-counter antihistamine to find immediate relief. Unfortunately, this is often a short-lived and temporary solution.
Most of us feel tired from time to time, especially after a bout with the flu or on a Monday morning. But what about the kind of tiredness that doesn’t go away, day after day, no matter how much coffee you drink or how many naps you take? If you find yourself in a constant state of fatigue with a severe lack of energy, you may want to ask your doctor about chronic fatigue syndrome.
Berberine is an alkaloid found in many plants, but most notably in goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis), barberry (Berberis vulgaris), Oregon grape (Berberis aquifolium), and goldthread (Coptis chinensis). These plants have a long history of use in a long list of health conditions. Many double-blind clinical studies with isolated berberine have shown significant success in the treatment of acute diarrhea, the irritable bowel syndrome, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, elevated blood lipids, Alzheimer’s disease, and cancer.
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