The skin is our largest organ and is responsible for detoxifying our body just like the liver, kidneys and colon (you can read my article about the 6 ways your body detoxifies itself). Dry brushing is an ancient technique which is part of the Indian Ayurveda and holds numerous health benefits. Not only this, but it’s easy and simple to do, takes only few minutes a day and is very cheap.
Somebody’s eye color can often be a subject of a conversation. People notice all sorts of things about their own and other people’s eyes. Some observe the changes in color over time; others are intrigued if their color doesn’t match that of their immediate family. The inquisitive types wonder about genetic traits and the mechanism of it all.
Public pools have often been criticized for being a health hazard. Excessive use of chemicals, lack of hygiene and some swimmers’ peculiar habits have put them on the list of things that can harm your health. Recently, articles on the web suggested that peeing in the pool was especially dangerous. The word ‘chemical warfare’ was used to describe the risk. Are public pools really that unsafe? And is peeing in the pool as deadly as some suggest? Read on to find out the truth.
Stackable potato chips, such as Pringles, are an all-time favorite snack. There are, however, many concerns regarding their health implications. First, they could hardly be called potato chips, as their potato content is minimal. Second, they are infused with toxic substances, some of them recognized carcinogens (and this is why potato chips are one of the top 5 cancer causing foods to avoid). Pringles are so hazardous they should carry a cancer warning label.
It’s not much fun to have a blocked nose. You can’t breathe properly and sleeping can become a painful experience. A runny nose can be just as annoying, even embarrassing, especially when you’re surrounded by people and all your attention is put on constantly blowing your nose and cleaning your face.
Japanese water therapy is well established in the Land of the Rising Sun. Japanese people have known this simple practice for a long time and have used it to cure different conditions, ranging from headache to cancer.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, every year about 16 million Americans use a prescription drug for non-medical reasons. Medicines are widely accessible and are becoming a part of many people’s lifestyle. One in five Americans report misusing a prescription drug at least once in their lifetime. Just because drugs were approved for use and are prescribed by a doctor, it doesn’t mean they are safe.
Tea of all varieties is delicious, and as most of us already know it’s also filled with health benefits (read my article about 6 tea types for great health). But did you know that there are benefits to utilizing your tea bag beyond the first cup? Even after you’ve enjoyed your drinking tea, there are plenty of additional uses to be steeped from the tea bag you would normally throw in the trash. After reading this article you will never want to throw out a used tea bag again.
Sleep apnea is a potentially serious disorder. During sleep, you repeatedly stop breathing for short periods of time, which can lead to heart problems and other complications. Up to 7% of the population suffers from this unusual condition, and it is more common in men. In America, 18 million people are affected by it.
Many women get used to wearing heels higher than two inches. The bigger the better is often the norm. But did you know that high heels are the leading factor of foot problems in women? Prolonged wear can result in permanent damage to your muscles, tendons and nerves. With one in ten women wearing high heels three or more times a week, that adds up to a lot of injuries and pain.