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How Safe Is Your Skin From UV Rays?

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As the ozone layer continues to thin, the damaging rays of the sun reach earth more easily. This has resulted in increased incidences and numbers of skin cancers. This has resulted in everything from increased research into the effects of ultraviolet light on the skin to an avalanche of products designed to protect skin from the harmful rays of the sun. As a result, most people have become very...

Sleeping With Shoulder Pain Made Easy

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While it can be difficult to sleep with any pain in your body, shoulder pain can be particularly frustrating because you may not be able to lie down in your regular sleeping position. When you can’t get into the position that you’re used to, you are left with a double problem. You are not only having to deal with shoulder pain but must also deal with the fact that you can’t get...

How to Help Someone With Bulimia

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Knowing that someone you love struggles with bulimia is deeply upsetting. For many, it is also baffling. But bulimia can be a serious condition – sometimes even a fatal one. Understanding Begin by finding out all you can about the disorder. The more you know, the more help you will be. You will also avoid saying something foolish or insensitive. As soon as someone realizes you don’t know...

Emotional Eating – How to Stop Comfort Eating

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Comfort eaters generally receive little sympathy. While most people understand anorexia or bulimia, the comfort eater merely seems greedy. In fact, comfort eating is a serious problem – for some a fatal one. The Nature of Comfort Eating What used to be called “comfort eating” is more commonly referred to today as “emotional,” or “stress” eating. Whatever words...

Tired All the Time? Is it Normal, Or an Illness?

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One of the toughest things about staying on top of your health is knowing whether or not you are ill at any given time. We tend to assume that being ill should be instantly obvious and that if it isn’t, well, then there can’t be anything all that wrong with us… right? But the problem is that many of us feel far less than optimal a lot of the time. A great number of us struggle to wake up in the...

Vitamin D for Preventing Colds

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Getting a cold is a sure-fire way to ruin a few days and quite possibly a few weeks. Unfortunately, life doesn’t stop when we get a cold. This is a level of illness that most people don’t consider to be sufficiently bad that they can take huge amounts of time off work, or get out of social commitments. Thus, you will spend the next few days dragging yourself out of bed with a headache, aching...

Is Charcoal in Coffee a Good Idea?

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There are plenty of health fads out there and lately it seems that an awful lot of them involve coffee. First, we had the whole ‘Bulletproof coffee’ fad which saw people adding whole sticks of butter to their morning beverages. That turned out to be not-such-a-good-idea. So, what about this latest idea of adding charcoal to your drink? The Idea The idea behind adding charcoal to your coffee is...

Water Hardness and Your Health

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If you want to do everything possible to ensure optimum health for you and your family, then there is a good chance that you will have considered the use of a water filter. Water filters work to remove tiny, trace amounts of toxins and heavy metals that can otherwise potentially cause us harm. This results in cleaner, clearer water which in turn should allow us to avoid any negative health...

Is Carbonated Water Good for You?

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We all know that we’re supposed to drink more water. Proper hydration is crucial for a vast number of bodily functions and many of us don’t get nearly enough fluids in a day. But all water is not made equal and if you really want to be healthy, then you need to ensure you’re getting the right kind of water. For instance: is carbonated water good for you? Or does the fizz downgrade the hydration...

Chromophobia – Fear of Colors

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Phobias can get pretty strange. Take ‘antidaephobia’. This is the fear that somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you… Then there are all those people who have phobias of buttons, balloons and other random inanimate objects. I personally have a fear of sticky labels! That’s a phobia so odd that I have yet to find a name for it… But perhaps a fear of colors might seem even stranger that all those...

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