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Alternative Medicine, Alternative Therapies and Treatments

Alternative Medicine, Alternative Therapies and Treatments
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An Anti-Aging Guide to Retinol: Why It Works, Where to Find and How to Use this Revolutionary Ingredient When browsing the beauty aisle, you’re faced with all sorts of “miracle” solutions that promise to turn back the clock on aging. Unfortunately, many of these pricey products fall short when it comes to delivering visible results. Improving your ingredient IQ can help you see through the hype to pick the most effective anti-aging products available. To get started, learn about one of skincare’s best-kept secrets: retinol. Learn about this revolutionary ingredient – including how it works and where to find it. Despite the overwhelming consensus among dermatologists that retinol is an effective solution for visibly reversing the signs of aging, many women still don’t know about this transformative ingredient. What is retinol? Retinol belongs to a group of chemicals called retinoids, a type of compound that’s derived from vitamin A. How does retinol help skin? Inside retinol research Few skincare ingredients are supported with such convincing scientific research as retinol. Turn back time

7 Picturesque Healing Spices You Should Have in Your Pantry Our bodies are complex, sensitive systems that are affected to a greater or lesser extent by a whole hose of external forces—air quality, the clothing we wear, where we live, the diets we eat. It all has an impact on our health. Even things as small and seemingly inconsequential herbs and spices can really benefit us physically, and we’re not just talking about our taste buds, either. Read on to find out how your eating habits may help to heal you. 1. Garlic Whether you like Asian, Italian, or Latin American cuisine, your love of garlic likely has something to do with it. And perhaps your wise pallet likes it for its beneficial effects on your cholesterol, among other things. Eating a lot of garlic can lower rates of some cancers as well (ovarian, colorectal, etc) and colon polyps, too. 2. It is recommended that you get supplements with at least 95 percent curcuminoids in order to receive the most benefit. 3. Others have studied basil for its possible benefits in inhibiting breast cancer.

Earth Clinic The below is a list of all the home remedies on Earth Clinic dating back to 1999, when Earth Clinic first came into existence on the internet! What you discover on these pages might surprise you! Ever heard of Oil Pulling or Blue Glass and Sunlight Therapy? How about banana peels for warts? Read on! Check out newest, still growing section! Discover how the legume alfalfa, alfalfa sprouts, and alfalfa powder health supplements can improve your health! Interested in balancing your pH, but don't know which formula to try? Used for burns, constipation, acid reflux, cancer, celiac disease. Used around the world for centuries, this old folk remedy cures everything: allergies, acid reflux, gout, arthritis, headaches, yeast infections, psoriasis, depression. Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss Spanish version - (partial translation only, sorry!) From our Bangkok contributor, Ted, this combination balances pH, cures acid reflux, and takes care of dental enamel erosion caused by drinking ACV.

Anti-Aging Handbook Aging is an inevitable process, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have stunning, healthy, radiant skin. Whether you’re just beginning to notice fine lines or looking for more intensive measures to improve your skin, start with our thorough guide to anti-aging skin care. These top 35 articles address the ins and outs of aging and offer tips for younger-looking skin, from the inside out. Anti-Aging Products for Every Age. It’s never too late — or too early — to begin an anti-aging regimen. Since exposure to the elements, especially UV rays, is to blame for 80 percent of aging skin, the most important factor in any skincare routine is sun protection. Aging is a fact of life, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy healthy, vibrant skin, nonetheless. See also: Complete Acne Handbook Top 10 Anti-Aging Tips Lactic Acid Questions and Answers about Caffeine

Tom Bagshaw Interview with Tom Bagshaw by Coates and Scarry Q: Tell us a little bit about your childhood?I tended to be the tallest in class which was good and bad in equal measure. We moved around quite a lot, mainly the South of England so I think I ended up going to about 11 schools. Q: Where do you live?I’ve lived in the Georgian city of Bath in South West England for the last 12 years or so, the longest I’ve lived in any one place.Q: What made you want to be a professional artist? Q: Are you self-taught or did you go to college? Read More at Coates and Scarry and Scarry 10 Spices That Heal By Vicky Uhland, Natural Solutions There’s good reason to season: Doctors and dietitians agree that your spice rack can be just as essential as your medicine cabinet when it comes to preventing and treating disease. Research consistently shows that many spices and herbs have medicinal qualities and can help prevent everything from cancer to the common cold. We asked two experts–Glen Aukerman, MD, medical director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at Ohio State University Medical Center, and Ruth Knill, PhD, LAc, a Chinese herbalist–about the spices and herbs that best improve overall health. Here are their picks, plus easy ways to work them into your diet. Cumin: Prevents Cancer HOW IT WORKS: It’s no surprise to many spice researchers that cancer rates are lower in India, where cumin is a diet staple. Basil: Combats Colds HOW IT WORKS: Basil is rich in antioxidants, which help boost immunity. Next: Diabetes, Memory, Cholersterol and Blood Pressure

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic: Aging I recently started my First Aid Beauty skin care routine, and while I've shared more information about First Aid Beauty's philosophy, I have been slacking a bit on doing my full post with what I'm using, what is in each product and why it works. Finally, I'm spilling the beans! What sets Dual Repair apart from other anti-aging skin care lines is that in addition to providing ingredients to help fight and prevent aging, First Aid Beauty also supports the skin's barrier function. There are a lot of ingredients to soothe skin, support barrier function (aka- moisturize with emollients and ceramides), and as I said in my intro post to this series, Good Barrier Function = Happy Skin = Glowy Skin and I like Glowy Skin. Dual Repair Eye Cream This eye cream is very lightweight like a lotion, but it seems to provide more moisture. While the Eye Cream has the same active ingredients that I mentioned above, it has some additional ingredients just for the under eye area and its special problems.

16251843 Merkabah Star Tetrahedron Meditation Cayenne Pepper Cures 07/07/2011: John Garber from Twin Falls, Idaho, Id Usa : "Dear Sirs: Can you tell us where we can buy 10 pounds of whole African Bird Peppers? And for how much? Thank you, John Garber" Replies 03/10/2012: Andy from London, Uk replies: "I make Cocoa which has a lot of health properties. 10/05/2012: Saydieauntie from Greenville, Sc replies: "I have recently come across this website and am very excited to begin a cayenne tea as I have a family history or bad heart health. 10/06/2012: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Sadieauntie, start small, with very little." [ YEA ] 06/21/2009: Geri from Dothan, Alabama : "Cayenne pepper effects on heart racing and arrythmia... I have been using cayenne pepper for several months for racing heart and arrythmia. [ YEA ] 02/13/2011: Kolin from Nottingham, England replies: "Yesterday I had, unusually while awake, a strong episode of atrial flutter, my chest felt like a washine machine full of golf balls! [ WARNING! [ WARNING! advertisement

Bioactive oligopeptides in dermatology: Part II - Reddy - 2012 - Experimental Dermatology Abstract Peptides are central to the regulation and modulation of the chemical reactions and biological responses that occur in nature. Many physiological processes are affected by the interactions of these peptides, including cell proliferation and migration, inflammation, melanogenesis, angiogenesis and innate immunity. Thus, biologically active peptides offer a great potential medically and therapeutically. Moreover, the ability to generate synthetic peptides with attention to specifically modulating their pharmacokinetics and properties for increased potency, delivery and stability has spurred much interest in this rapidly growing field of research. In this review, we focus on the therapeutic uses of bioactive peptides as antimicrobials and effectors of neurotransmitter release. Introduction Bioactive peptides offer a promising approach for many medical and pharmaceutical applications. Overview of antimicrobial peptides The skin represents an important barrier to pathogenic microbes.

Ask Nature - the Biomimicry Design Portal: biomimetics, architecture, biology, innovation inspired by nature, industrial design - Ask Nature - the Biomimicry Design Portal: biomimetics, architecture, biology, innovation inspired by nature, industrial desi Daily Calorie Needs (FD) <div class="alert">Hey! You have JavaScript disabled on your browser. The calculator will not work. How Many Calories Should I Eat? One-size-fits-all calorie recommendations do not work. They must be customized to each individual. To accurately determine your daily calorie amount: Enter your current weight, age, height, and gender into the calculator. The results will show how many calories you may eat in order to maintain or lose weight. As you lose weight you will need to recalculate based on your new weight. Calories for Fat Loss Science tells us that 1 pound of fat is equal to 3500 calories, so a daily calorie deficit of 500 should result in 1 pound per week fat loss. In reality things don't quite work that efficiently! Generally, a person's energy expenditure becomes less as they get lighter - meaning that you will inevitably plateau. Need help with the basics of weight loss? Warning! Always try to aim for the "Fat Loss" daily calorie level. The Weight Loss Plateau When reducing calories:

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