Orchard of Health … Natural Health Benefits from Everyday Fruit

Blueberries and Strawberries

Recent studies have indicated that the antioxidants in fruit provide a whole host of health benefits: The anti-aging power of blueberries and the joint pain relieving properties found in cherries are two.

 

Eating healthy is fast becoming a way of life. Studies show Americans are living longer and enjoying more active lifestyles. Due to advances in food technology, we are only just beginning to discover the health secrets Mother Nature placed in simple everyday fruit. In fact, in early 2005, the U.S.D.A. revealed the updated version of the food pyramid that suggests five to nine daily servings of fruit …

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How to Choose Over-the-Counter Products for Your Hair

 

Hair Products

When it comes to over-the-counter hair care products, a high price does not always equal high-quality. Sometimes the most inexpensive shampoos can be your best bet and can make your hair shiny, thick and strong.

 

By: Jenny Andrews

We all know that professional hair-care products are best, but what happens if you can’t find something that you like or can afford in professional product lines? Are there any products that you can purchase from the department store that will not cause too much damage? You bet there is, but you have to be choosy and have an eye …

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How to Easily Obtain an Elegant Style

Elegant Style

Jackie Onassis, Grace Kelly or even Gwyneth Paltrow are figures of female elegance. What all of them have in common is what sets them apart: A unique and non-transferable style. They simply add new touches to their classic and personal style.

By: Maria Llorente

With each new season, a new trend appears. The time comes when one does not know what to do to keep up with the fashions! And worst of all, everything gets so complicated and then boils down to the question, What should I wear?

Has this ever happened to you?

You have to dress up to …

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Is Anti-Aging Just About Skin Care?

Woman Staying Young
Having good health and an excellent fitness level is your best weapon to defy age. Products like diet pills, health care, skincare and other look good products are in high demand for Baby-Boomers seeking that elusive “fountain of youth”.

By: Chris Chew

We the baby boomers, that is those aged 40 and above make up about one quarter of the world’s population and are growing older rapidly. Considering that most of these baby boomers have already established their careers, have accumulated savings with disposable income, having grown up or fast growing up children and would probably owned their own homes, …

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The 12 Super Foods That Better Your Health


There are 12 foods that you should be eating on a regular basis, each with its own unique health benefits. If you mold your diet around the majority of these foods, you’ll notice an improvement in your health.

By: Ryan Cote

There are 12 foods that, if eaten on a regular basis, do wonders for your health. Do you know what they are?

If you’re reading this, then you already have some knowledge of how important good nutrition is. I’m a big advocate of “you are what you eat.” Meaning, what you put in your body largely determines what you …

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Effect of Alcohol on Women

Wine glass and bottle

Alcohol is a testosterone stimulant and the effect it has on women is based upon the fact that testosterone is not the dominant hormone in the female make-up.

By: David McCarthy

It is often quoted that females have a lower tolerance to alcohol than males and this is an indisputable fact but few people ever go on to tell exactly what the effect is and why. Hopefully this article will help shed light on exactly what happens when you drink alcohol and why you often do things that you regret later. It will also give you some insight into what …

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How to Choose a Sunscreen

Sunscreens

Most sunscreens don’t defend nearly as well against the UVA rays that penetrate deep into the skin and are more likely to cause skin cancer and wrinkles.

 

Think slathering on the highest-number sunscreen at the beach or pool will spare you skin cancer and premature wrinkles? Probably not, if you’re in the sun a lot. That’s because you don’t need a sunburn to suffer the effects that can cause various types of skin cancer. Sunscreens generally do a good job filtering out the ultraviolet rays that cause sunburn — UVB rays. But with sunburn protection, many people get a

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What is Botox?

What is Botox?

Originally used for treating nervous twitch of the eyelid muscles, it was discovered that the crow’s feet, frown lines and forehead creases can be flattened dramatically with botox.

By: Maria Llorente

Botox is a trade name for botulinum toxin A. In this way, Botox is related to botulism. Botulism is a form of food poisoning. Botulinum toxin A is one of the neurotoxins (a neurotoxin is a toxin that acts specifically on nervous tissue) produced by Clostridium botulinum.

The most serious symptom of botulism is paralysis, which in some cases has proven to be fatal. The botulinum toxins (there …

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Habits are Highly Effective

Gambling

Technically, all regular routines are habits, since after awhile, all routines by their very nature become habitual. Some have a complicated addictive quality to them such as overindulgence in eating, drinking and gambling.

By: Regenia G. Butcher

You’re waiting at a red light and the woman in the car in front of you absentmindedly continues to twist and twirl strands of hair with her fingers — her therapy curl.

You’ve just filled out an order form and the guy who is waiting for someone from the warehouse to get back to him impatiently taps his pencil on the side of …

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Understanding Menopause


Hormone Drug

A woman might experience irregular menstrual cycles that include skipped periods, light or heavy menstrual flow or random bleeding. There are no common symptoms as every woman’s body will react in a unique way.

By: Michael Jason

Menopause refers to a stage in woman’s life characterized by a permanent cessation of her menstrual activities. It implies that a woman stops having her monthly menstrual periods for the rest of her life, after she achieves the menopause. A normal healthy woman reaches the menopause between the ages of 40-50. Menopause marks the end of a woman’s fertility and reproductive years. During …

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Menopause and Bioidentical Hormones

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bioidentical refers to the hormone molecule in the product, therefore progesterone cream, acts exactly like the molecules produced by the female body.

By: Cathy Taylor

Can menopause symptoms be safely comforted with bioidentical hormones?

Recent research suggests that menopause can be treated with bioidentical hormones, a natural replacement for a woman’s body, with no reported side effects.

In the past, menopause has been treated like a disease – primarily with Hormone Replacement Therapy or HRT (including Premarin, which is made from pregnant mare’s urine, Prempro and Provera), which meant ingesting synthetic chemicals on a regular basis. Now we know that …

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Fashionable Over 40

Fashionable Over 40

The key to looking great after forty is to make subtle changes in your clothing, hair and makeup. Don’t head straight for the baggy rack and try to conceal your body with shapeless clothing.

By: Sheila Dicks

If we didn’t have enough to think about as we get older – aging parents, empty nests, new jobs, etc. we also have to deal with changing bodies and how to clothe them. Don’t despair all is not lost, you can look great after forty and not have to sneak into your daughter’s closet to do it.

Many women who are not sure …

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Brighten up Dull and Tired Skin

Beautiful Skin

Our make-up and foundation is actually being absorbed into the accumulated dead skin cells, which gives a very tired and unhealthy look to the skin.

By: Danielle Sims

As we grow older and are constantly exposed to the UV rays of the sun our skin starts to appear dry and dull. This is the result of the outside layer of the skin getting excessive build up and is not exfoliated on a regular basis. Build-up is especially noticed after we have spent the summer in the sun. It’s more apparent to women since we realize that our make-up doesn’t look …

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Ten Tips for a Safe Hospital Stay

Tips for a Safe Hospital Stay

Patients and their loved ones often feel that there are too many doctors and too few nurses. They rotate in shifts that are shorter than they used to be; your daytime doctor is unlikely to be your nighttime doctor.


By: Laura Nathanson, MD, FAAP
Author of What You Don’t Know Can Kill You

We’re going through a sticky patch in hospital care. Patients and their loved ones often feel that there are too many doctors (and you rarely see the same one twice) and too few nurses (and it’s hard to get their attention). Worse: it’s hard to figure out …

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Too Many Decades in One Closet

Woman's Clothes ClosetI was sorting through the past trends that once represented me, modern, artsy, bohemian, provocative, freewheeling, outrageous, elegant and sometimes classic; they were all happening here in my walk in closet.

By: Gabrielle Ruvolo

I consider spring clean up season, a part of my new year resolution to organize my life. Today my chore is cleaning up my image, well at least facing my closet head on.

After a strong cup of coffee I open the louver doors of my walk-in closet with a sense of ceremony that turns quickly into a sense of hopelessness. My closet is a mish …

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