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The Health Benefits of Coenzyme Q10

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What is Coenzyme Q10? Coenzyme Q10, often abbreviated as CoQ10, is an antioxidant that is produced naturally by your body. In its most common forms, it is known as ubiquinone or ubiquinol for the fact that it is ubiquitous in plants, animals, people and most bacteria. Ubiquinone, sometimes called Conventional CoQ10, is produced by the body and is present…

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Why Use Organic Makeup?

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Why Use Organic Makeup? Choosing to wear makeup may help enhance one’s appearance and self-esteem, but it also exposes the wearer to a range of health concerns. So why use organic makeup? Research reveals that some ingredients in beauty and personal care products may be linked to cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, but fortunately, effective natural…

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Natural Epilepsy Supplements

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Epilepsy is a chronic disorder characterised by recurrent, unprovoked seizures. Many people with epilepsy have more than one type of seizure and may also have other neurological symptoms. The seizures associated with epilepsy can affect one’s safety, relationships, work, driving and much more. The good news is that there are treatments available that can stop or control…

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6 Ways to Avoid Asthma

6 ways to avoid asthma

How to Avoid Asthma Asthma is a respiratory condition that can significantly affect one’s quality of life. Living with asthma, one likely already knows their triggers, but there might be some you weren’t aware of. If you’re newly diagnosed and wish to keep attacks at a minimum, consider these six risk factors that can help…

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How Safe is Our Tap Water?

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This chemical is used in most countries to treat potable water, but how safe is it? We consume it daily and give it to our children, but what are the long-term effects and should we rely on the authorities to make these decisions for us? We consider these issues and more as we discuss the…

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Natural Skin Care

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Natural and organic choices make sense when choosing your food; however the same can be said for skin care products that you put on your body. Consider all of the substances and products that may come into contact with your skin. Fabric softener from clothes, moisturisers, toners, cleansers, deodorants, fragrances, chemically treated water from showering,…

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The Healthiest Cooking Oil

The Low Down on Vegetable Oils

What are Vegetable Oils? Vegetable oils are oils that have been extracted from various seeds such as rapeseed (canola oil), soybean, corn, sunflower, sesame, peanut, etc. Unlike coconut oil or olive oil that can be extracted by pressing, these oils are extracted in very unnatural ways. We examine the healthiest cooking oil by analysing each type and…

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The Proven Benefits of CBD

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CBD or cannabidiol is one of more than a hundred compounds found in cannabis that belong to a class of substances called cannabinoids. Whereas CBD is the major non-psychoactive component of cannabis, THC or tetrahydrocannabinol is the ingredient in cannabis that produces mind-altering effects in users. Let’s take a quick look at the proven benefits…

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The Benefits of Organic Washing Powder

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Certain household products might be damaging your health, and one of those may be your washing powder, as many commercial varieties contain chemicals and artificial preservatives, all toxic to human health. Simply put, the benefits of organic washing powder just cannot be underestimated. The Dirty Truth When selecting a washing powder, it’s common to ignore…

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Are Microwaves Safe?

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Cooking with Microwaves A “microwave” is an electric oven that emits microwaves, a type of electromagnetic radiation, to heat your food. Inside the appliance, a magnetron emits radio waves of a wavelength of 12cm and a frequency of around 2.45 gigahertz through a channel called a waveguide into the cooking compartment. The microwave radiation causes the…

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5 Harmful Chemicals in Sunscreen

Harmful Chemicals in Sunscreen

Your skin is the largest organ of your body, so protecting it from radiation and harsh environmental contaminants is crucial to your wellbeing. Sunscreen helps to protect the outer layer of your skin from the damaging effects of UV radiation. However, it often contains some chemical ingredients that may be harmful to your health. People…

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7 Notable Benefits of Olive Leaf Extract

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The unique molecule that its attributed to the multitude of benefits of olive leaf extract is called oleuropein, and it is a polyphenol that can protect against oxidative damage, reduce bad cholesterol, lower blood pressure, prevent cancer, slow down the effects of cognitive decline. 1. Olive Leaf Extract Reduces Cancer Risk One of the primary benefits…

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Are Cell Phones Really That Bad?

are cell phones really that bad

These days, adults aren’t the only ones with phones. In fact, many parents give their cell phones to infants to provide a portable entertainment option. So, with all those mobile devices, we ask the question: Are cell phones really that bad, and should we be concerned about the health risks? Cell Phone Hazards Smartphones emit…

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Ten Ways to Use Colloidal Silver for Healing

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What is Colloidal Silver? Colloidal silver is a liquid, gel or cream preparation that is comprised of silver atoms suspended in ion-less distilled water. The particles of silver are small enough to penetrate on a cellular level and destroy pathogens of all types, including bacteria, fungal spores, parasites, and viruses. Not only does colloidal silver get…

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Breathing Techniques to Relieve Stress and Anxiety

breathing techniques to relieve stress and anxiety

Hectic Lifestyles We often find ourselves over-worked, under-slept and in general, we live rather stressful, pressured lives. These states of stress or anxiety invoke the fight or flight mode which can be overwhelming for our mind and body. In today’s world, we are given medication to deal with the result of our lifestyles, and this…

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Top 13 Ways to Avoid Cancer

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Cancer affects one in four South Africans, through the diagnosis of family, friends, colleagues or yourself, according to Cansa, a non-profit organisation that enables research, educates the public and provides support to all people affected by cancer. An alarming statistic no doubt, and compounded further by the fact that the worldwide incidence of cancer has…

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Top 13 Chemical Hazards in Your Home

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The average person spends most of their time indoors, and while most people are aware of the health risks caused by outdoor air pollution, few may have considered that indoor air quality can also have a negative impact on their health. Indoor air pollutants are ranked among the top five chemical hazards to public health.…

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Antibiotics Increase the Risk of Bowel Cancer

antibiotics increase the risk of bowel cancer

Meet the culprit that is linked to the cause of bowel cancer – antibiotics increase the risk of bowel cancer. When taking antibiotics, there are both short and long-term risks, and most of the time this only becomes evident long after you’ve stopped taking the drug. One of their greatest risks is that they are wiping…

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Food Additives: The Hidden Dangers

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Over the years, food additives have become a significant concern. In total, there are more than 3000 food chemicals added to foods for preservation, colouring, texture, flavour and to improve shelf life. While each one is supposedly legal to use, the question is, are they safe to consume? More often than not, the answer is…

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