Health

Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds

June 24, 2011 Alternative Medicine

For all vegetarians, finding a good source of protein is always a challenge. While milk and soy does provide a good amount of protein, they are either not part of a regular diet or not liked by many. In addition, they are missing on one or the other amino acids. This makes the vegetarians feel […]

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Is Skin Tanning Cancerous?

June 22, 2011 Health

Skin color has been the greatest divider in the history of mankind with wars fought, slaves tortured and communities stigmatised because of difference in skin tones. However, things have changed and we have become more acceptable to people of different appearance than others. In fact, there seems to be a reversal of trends. While in many countries […]

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The 12 Cranial Nerves and Their Functions

June 21, 2011 Biology

Cranial nerves in humans consist of twelve pairs of nerves that emerge from the ventral side of the brain. The first two pairs arise from the cerebrum while the other ten pairs emanate from the brainstem. As in the case of spinal nerves which are named based on their origin from the spinal cord, cranial […]

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Is Body Building Safe for Seniors?

June 20, 2011 Health

Body building is an intensive activity that many perceive to be only performed by the young and fit. This is not always the case as there is a small growing number of seniors engaging in this impressive activity. Although the lifting of weight can be deemed hazardous, with the proper guidance and care, these risks […]

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Benefits of Exercise for the 60-Plus Men

June 20, 2011 Health

Exercise has long been touted for its numerous health benefits. Exercise can help one enjoy a strong immune system, large reserves of energy, and the advantage of feeling and looking good. Exercise has been said to prevent aging and delay the damage it does to our body. But would exercise still have the same beneficial […]

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How To Get Rid Of Lower Back Fat

June 20, 2011 Health

There is something in our bodies that makes us store fat against our will. Scientists feel it’s because of the ‘thrifty gene’ theory according to which, early man used to face long periods of starvation before he could lay hands on a prey. The body adapted to such scarcity by saving energy as fat which […]

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Benefits and Side Effects of Castor Seed Oil

June 20, 2011 Alternative Medicine

Castor seed oil is derived from the seed of castor oil plant (Ricinus communis). Many people all over the world use castor oil for its many health benefits. Castor oil however, also has several side effects that many users should be aware of. Ricinus communis can naturally be found all over the tropics, but it […]

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Herbal Teas for Insomnia

June 19, 2011 Alternative Medicine

Sleep is one of the vital needs of our body. Sufficient sleep can boost our immune system, relax and clear our mind and reinvigorate our body to perform daily tasks. Lack of sleep can lead to health disorders, mental imbalance, and loss of energy. Insufficient sleep is caused by many factors such as stress, problems, […]

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Citronella Oil: Uses in Aromatherapy

June 19, 2011 Alternative Medicine

Aromatherapy utilizes airborne compounds and odors made by heating an oil or substance for a variety of purposes. Citronella oil is derived from plants of the genus Cymbopogan. There are two species that serve as a source of citronella oil, Cymbopogan nardus (Ceylon type) and Cymbopogan winterianus (Java type or maha pengri). They are cultivated […]

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Home Remedies For Thrush In Adults

June 19, 2011 Alternative Medicine

All of us at one point or the other come across thrush, a yeast infection which mostly causes white lesions in the inner cheek and tongue making it difficult to eat, drink and sometimes even swallow. They are painful and often bleed if accidentally hit while brushing teeth. However, sometimes the infection can also occur […]

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