Tag Health

Fall Treat: Caramel Apples with Graham Cracker Crust

Although we have been blessed with a beautiful late and hot summer this year, I’m, personally, so excited for fall. There is something magical that surrounds this time of year. The sun is still out, the leaves are changing color and the stressful Christmas season is still far away. Let us cherish these chilled few weeks and get cozy at home. One of my favorite treats to make is caramel

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How to turn Camping into Glamping

When it came to planning our summer vacation, I envisioned something that would include sand, cocktails, and a tan. My other half, however, yearned for nature, a crackling fire and hiking boots. As you might know, being in a relationship means that you have to compromise. So, we ended up going camping at the Baltic sea for a week. As luck would have it, we chose the coldest and rainiest

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How to Get Rid of Cellulite

Known to the medical world as gynoid lipodystrophy, on the street, cellulite runs with a more colorful, yet no less flattering description: orange peel syndrome or cottage cheese. While cellulite is not deemed a disease, it’s still problematic, causing social anxiety to many. In former times, like the voluptuous shape of a woman, the appearance of cellulite was seen as a status symbol, of high wealth and attractiveness. It marked

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Silica Gel Packets—Why You Should Reuse Them Instead of Refuse Them

You know those little sachets of silica gel found mysteriously accompanying many purchases? I’m sure you’re familiar, as you can find them enclosed with dried food or leather shoes or headache medicine. It comes with the warning “Do Not Eat” and “Throw Away”. I’ve always complied with these cautions without dwelling too much on the purpose of their presence. However, once I found out what silica gel is capable of,

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How to get rid of a bloated belly

Do you ever wonder why you wake up in the morning with a flat belly, only to finish the day looking, well, a bit inflated? Rest assured, the body doesn’t gain instant weight over the course of one day. It’s more likely you are full of air, the air produced by fermenting food. The good news is that there is a solution. By listening to your body and aligning what

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Benefits of colloidal silver on the skin

The use of silver has been known for its medicinal properties since antiquity. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, first described its use as an antimicrobial agent in 400BC. These days, the use of the nanoparticles of silver, also called colloidal silver, is known to have the exceptional ability to kill germs and is being promoted as a treatment for some skin conditions. What is colloidal silver? Colloidal silver is

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Bye Bye Cold: How to stay healthy this winter

My Dad always used to say: “A cold, left untreated, usually lasts for seven days and when treated it lasts for a week.” He would then gulp down his cough syrup and go to work. At the end of the winter, his cough was usually so bad that he would have to get some codeine prescribed.  Whether you’ve gotten sick already, or are trying to avoid catching whatever bug is

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Boost your spirit during the darker winter months

Wintertime is just around the corner and the thought of the long, cold, dark passage is enough to inspire dread in any of us. But that’s nothing we can’t handle, right? There are plenty of things you can do to counteract the snowy sadness, or, as Lana del Ray likes to call it “wintertime, wintertime sadness.” It’s important to acknowledge that the mood dip most of us experience in the

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Go local with your superfoods

Superfood is a buzzword that is trending in the health, fitness and beauty realms. What’s not to love about a super food? It’s like a one stop shop for your food nutrition needs. But just what is it that makes these superfoods so super? What is a superfood? According to The Oxford Dictionary definition a super food is a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being. It’s

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The Surprising Benefits of Filtered Water

Humans, as everyone knows, are primarily composed of water. At birth, we’re made up of around 80% water, and even in our adulthood, we’re still more than 50% of that good ol’ H2O. I drink two liters per day: for me, it’s the most important food. So it makes sense for me to seek out — as I do with food and cosmetics — the healthiest option for me and

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Superhero Sleep: a guide to sleep onset and maintenance

A good night’s sleep means something different for everyone and it depends on a variety of personal and lifestyle habits. But when your rest is disturbed, it affects everyday life. In this way, it could be said that your sleep reflects what’s happening in your life at the time. Sleep patterns have evolved and changed to keep up with changes in our work habits and life in a fast-paced society.

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Lead in lipsticks, and the better alternatives

No one wants to give up a good lipstick, though they might think twice if they knew it was exposing them to dangerous heavy metals. Recent studies detected lead in 61 percent of 33 lipsticks tested. What the beauty industry puts into its products pertains to more than just consumer safety. Indeed, amongst environmentalists, manufacturers, and government agencies alike, there is a concerted push to promote safer cosmetics. While lipsticks

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Anti-inflammatory foods: What they are, and why you should be eating more

Modern dietary changes coincide with the rise in inflammatory conditions in our society. The shift towards highly processed foods and increased saturated fat and trans fat consumption has seen the diet playing a significant role in chronic inflammation and disease. What is inflammation? Inflammation is the one of the leading causes of chronic bodily pain. Not an illness in and of itself, inflammation is rather a protective mechanism of the

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Boost your immune system for the cold season

With summer’s abrupt end this year, the sound of sniffles and sneezing in the office should come as no surprise. I, too, was caught off guard by the sudden change in weather: yet another victim of the common cold. Seeing as I was definitely not alone in this, I thought it would be a good idea to write up some helpful tips to help protect yourself from catching a cold,

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The depression confusion

Millions are troubled by mysterious sets of symptoms that seem to resist diagnosis and fall into a grey zone of unexplained mood ailments. While everyone has their good and bad days and their ups and downs, how we live on a day to day basis has a big influence on our overall sense of well being. However, if our bodies become rundown, exhausted, or fall ill, we can slip into

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