Tuesday, April 13

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13 Natural Remedies for Eczema (and 5 to Skip)
Remedies

13 Natural Remedies for Eczema (and 5 to Skip)

More than 31 million people in the U.S. live with some type of eczema, according to the National Eczema Foundation. Otherwise known as atopic dermatitis, eczema affects all ages and races. There is no cure for eczema, so treatment focuses on managing the symptoms of the disorder, which include inflammation, itchiness and cracking of the skin. Along with working with your doctor to manage your condition, here are 13 natural remedies for eczema that may help soothe your skin and ease symptoms. Plus, keep scrolling for five supposed home remedies for eczema that you should probably avoid. 1. Apply Moisturizers With Glycerin   ​People with eczema are missing key agents in their skin's barrier that keep it intact and well-moisturized, which means that tre...
10 common food myths about everyday diets and nutrition
Diet

10 common food myths about everyday diets and nutrition

There's no shortage out there of information to answer any diet- or nutrition-related queries we may have. In fact, there are countless different sources telling us what we should, and should not, be eating. The issue is some of the material we come across via social media, or family and friends, is not always accurate. Worse, some of these ideas become beliefs that perpetuate false notions related to diet, nutrition and weight loss. Here are some common nutrition myths we should put to rest, once and for all. Eggs increase cholesterol Possibly the most common question that is asked in relation to nutrition is about egg consumption, and whether eggs increase blood cholesterol levels. More at Good Food.
Botanical infusions are natural blends for your health
Botanicals

Botanical infusions are natural blends for your health

Botanical infusions are often referred to as tea –which isn’t surprising since it’s what most of us are familiar with. Technically speaking though, true teas are made from the leaves of a specific plant, Camellia sinensis, and only include black, green, white, oolong, and pu-erh in its roster. Using other plants and plant parts then takes us to the domain of botanical or herbal infusions. Containing leaves, barks, roots, seeds, flowers, and fruits of different plants that are valued for their therapeutic properties, botanical infusions have a long history that dates back to ancient China and Egypt where they were served as drinks for both enjoyment and medicinal purposes. Popular for its signature Botanic Infusions, Filipino plant-based brand Sekaya, helps breakdown what botanical in...
Wellness

8 Women Shaking It Up in Health and Wellness in 2021

These women are shaking up the health & wellness norms and empowering their clients. Check out these health experts to know from Pagne PR. Dr. Laurence Agénor, PT, DPT, CSCS Dr. Agénor helps individuals recover from injuries using techniques built around dance medicine, pilates, and performance training at Cynergy Physical Therapy. "Movement is for everybody and every BODY. I hope to increase visibility of clinicians and movement experts of color while fostering an inclusive environment for all of my clients." Lisa Bodenburg Lisa is a U.S. Marine, Elite Athlete, BodyBuilding Champion, USA Boxer and Motivational Fitness and Nutrition Coach. "I love being able to tangibly provide others their dreams. I'm lucky enough to see a person's future abilities and body when I meet them and gi...
11 Natural Remedies for a Sore Throat, According to a Doctor
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11 Natural Remedies for a Sore Throat, According to a Doctor

Having a sore throat may bring on more anxiety these days, but it doesn't always warrant a trip to the doctor's office. Sore throats can accompany a lot of different non-emergency conditions, including the common cold, seasonal allergies, acid reflux or simply dry air. Regardless, sore throats can be painful and uncomfortable. Fortunately, there are several things you can do right at home that can help ease the ache without medication or antibiotics. Here are 11 natural remedies for a sore throat you can try the next time you get that unpleasant tickle. 1. Gargle With Salt Water   A salt water gargle should always be your first go-to for a sore throat, Omid Mehdizadeh, MD, otolaryngologist (ENT) and laryngologist at Providence Saint John's Health Cen...
Wellness And The Future Of Work: Some Of The Best Companies Share Their New Solutions
Wellness

Wellness And The Future Of Work: Some Of The Best Companies Share Their New Solutions

Wellness and wellbeing have been on the radar screen for a long time and it’s a rare business leader who couldn’t recite why they are important. But a year later—after the beginning of the pandemic—there have been big changes to the work we do and how we do it. As a result, leaders and companies must think in new ways and implement expanded and creative solutions to support wellbeing for the future of work. Key companies in a variety of industries are making great strides in wellness, and their approaches can inspire us to take a deeper, broader approach to a familiar topic. I spoke with senior leaders from Wiley, KPMG, ServiceNow and Monster, and they shared plenty of new ideas—helpful for consideration across all kinds of organizations, industries and business­­es. Wellbeing is importa...
Parkinson’s disease could be treated with natural food ingredients – study
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Parkinson’s disease could be treated with natural food ingredients – study

Researchers have found that sesaminol, "purified from industrial sesame seed by-product," can be used to prevent the onset of Parkinson's disease, Osaka City University (OCU) announced late last month. The Japan-based research group said that while there is no cure-all for Parkinson's, the preventative treatment could be used to prevent neuronal damage that would decrease the production of dopamine. In vitro studies have already shown that sesaminol has a number of beneficial factors when it comes to handling oxidative stress, and in vivo experiments have shown that a steady portion of the sesame by-product in a person's diet increase the production of dopamine and motor function capabilities, according to the university. “Currently there is no preventive medicine for Parkinson's ...
Appetites growing for intermittent fasting
Wellness

Appetites growing for intermittent fasting

I haven't seen one in a while. I'm doing intermittent fasting. I've always thought that sounded a bit random. Like "accidental hero" or "scattered showers". There's nothing random about not eating for 16 hours a day. It takes solid willpower. Just ask Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Aniston and many, many more who swear by the 16:8 eating plan. Jennifer Aniston says she doesn't eat in the mornings - just coffee and celery juice. But haven't we been taught that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Well, you can now step away from the cereal. Recent studies contradict the traditional advice to "kickstart your metabolism" in the morning with a hearty feed. There's no solid evidence that skipping breakfast ...
Natural Food Ingredient May Treat Parkinson’s Disease
Diet

Natural Food Ingredient May Treat Parkinson’s Disease

Sesaminol - a chemical abundantly found in empty and waste-thrown shells of sesame, reveals protective effects against Parkinson's disease, as per a study at Osaka City University. Sesame seed oil (known for its nutty aroma and high burn-point) is made by extracting the fatty oils from sesame seeds with the empty shells thrown out as waste. The findings fit the age old saying - "one man's trash is another man's treasure". Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that primarily affects movement due to loss of nerve cells - neurons that produce a chemical messenger (neurotransmitter) in the brain called dopamine (black substance). It is mostly caused due to oxidative stress i.e., neurons in the brain come under extreme pressure from an imbalance between antioxidants ...
Cabbage leaves in your bra DO work! As Paloma Faith reveals she’s trying the DIY treatment to ease engorgement, experts reveal the best natural hacks for new mothers
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Cabbage leaves in your bra DO work! As Paloma Faith reveals she’s trying the DIY treatment to ease engorgement, experts reveal the best natural hacks for new mothers

Singer Paloma Faith struck a chord with new mothers when she revealed she is using cabbage leaves to soothe her painful engorged breasts in a recent Instagram post. The mother-of-two, who gave birth three days ago, said she is experiencing 'next level pain' after being diagnosed with acute engorgement, a condition that makes breastfeeding extremely difficult, and shared a photo of cabbage leaves in her bra. The leaves are recommended as a DIY treatment because they possess anti-inflammatory properties and draw out excess liquid, according to experts. Speaking to FEMAIL, midwives and doctors from across the UK explained cabbage is just one of many natural remedies that can be used to treat post-partum health issues. Continue reading at dailymail.co.uk