Health

The best tips for healing scars naturally

The best tips for healing scars naturally

A scar is a normal part of wound repair and the body’s natural healing process. There are natural remedies that can get rid of ugly scars. Let’s look at some of these natural remedies. Aloe vera: This plant has stood the test of time and was even referred to as […]

by February 25, 2014
What is BPA?

What is BPA?

By now, most of us have heard the term “BPA-free.” But what is BPA exactly? BPA stands for bisphenol A, which is an industrial chemical that has been used in the production of some plastics and resins since the 1960s. It is found in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. Polycarbonate […]

by February 24, 2014
7 dangers of artificial sweeteners

7 dangers of artificial sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners have been the subject of controversy for years, ever since saccharin, the first no calorie sweetener was discovered. Researchers are finding new health concerns with these no calorie sweeteners. Let’s take a look at seven potential dangers of artificial sweeteners. 1. They trick your taste buds: Artificial sweeteners, even […]

by February 23, 2014
Almonds and dark chocolate stroke prevention smoothie

Almonds and dark chocolate stroke prevention smoothie

Eating organic foods and including them in smoothie recipes and drinks is key to reaching optimal health and to disease prevention. According to Mayo Clinic, “A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or severely reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and food. Within minutes, brain […]

by February 22, 2014
Smoking linked to most common type of breast cancer

Smoking linked to most common type of breast cancer

We have all heard before how detrimental smoking is to our health. Years of research have shown that cigarettes are one of the most dangerous products that humans consume, if not the most dangerous. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that every year, an estimated 443,000 people die […]

by February 21, 2014
Apple, celery and oranges bone health smoothie

Apple, celery and oranges bone health smoothie

Bones are living tissue, which are being replaced constantly. As we get older, bone conditions like osteoporosis become more common, making bones brittle and weak. Eating the right foods and drinking potent juices  and smoothies can help keep your bones strong. According to Mayo Clinic, “Osteoporosis affects men and women […]

by February 20, 2014
Health benefits of passion fruit

Health benefits of passion fruit

Passion fruit is a unique fruit hailing from the subtropical regions in South America. It is now widely available all over the world. This sweet, tart fruit is packed with nutritional value. Let’s take a look at the health benefits of passion fruit. Antioxidant rich: This fruit is an excellent […]

by February 19, 2014
Acne relief juice

Acne relief juice

Acne can be an embarrassing condition for teenagers and adults alike. According to Mayo Clinic, “Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells.” Heavy foods may cause acne. Eating fresh foods and making your own juices can help. Foods […]

by February 18, 2014