Ten Home Remedies for Hair Loss

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It’s perfectly natural 50-100 strands of hair every day. However, if larger clumps of hair begin to come out, it’s wise to consult your doctor in case you have an underlying health problem (such as a malfunctioning thyroid gland, or an iron deficiency). Regardless of the cause of hair loss, there are plenty of popular

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8 Common Myths About Skincare

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While you may think you have a pretty good idea of how to take care of your skin, most of us believe at least some falsehoods that can take a real toll on the complexion. Here are eight of the most common skincare myths, along with advice that dermatologists wish you would follow. 1. Coconut

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14 Home Remedies with Petroleum Jelly

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Petroleum jelly is often advertised as a treatment for chapped lips, but it is actually an impressively versatile substance that you can use to tackle a huge range of household problems. For example, it can treat specific types of stains, deter certain pests, and make decorating so much easier. Here are 14 of the most

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11 Ways to Make Less Trash This Year

11 Ways to Make Less Trash This Year

While it’s great if you have a reusable water bottle or make a habit of recycling your cardboard packaging, the truth is that there’s so much more you can do for the environment. From the kitchen to the bathroom and beyond, there are loads of creative ways to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle. If you

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20 Things You Should Clean With Lemon

20 Things Clean With Lemon

While you might keep a few lemons around for making drinks and marinades, are you aware that using lemon is a cheap, powerful and natural way to make your home look as good as new? Their high citric acid content gives them a low pH, and their innate antibacterial properties make them perfect for cleaning.

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11 Home Remedies for Cystic Acne

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While most people get the occasional zit, some are unlucky enough to be plagued by more severe cystic acne. This involves a deeper infection that extends below the top surface of your skin, causing intense pain and noticeable swelling. If you’re consistently suffering from cystic acne, your doctor may suggest a course of antibiotics, anti-acne

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10 Home Remedies for Nosebleeds

10 Home Remedies for Nosebleeds

While some nosebleeds have serious causes, the vast majority are merely irritating rather than harmful. As you probably already know, many can be stopped by gently pinching the top part of your nose and titling your head slightly forward. However, there are also other smart ways to treat nosebleeds. If you have already consulted with

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10 Home Remedies for Water Retention

Edema—the excessive accumulation of fluid—can occur for dozens of reasons. Whether you have an unhealthily high sodium intake, a circulatory disorder, cardiovascular problems or are just dealing with the normal hormonal fluctuations associated with your menstrual cycle, fluid retention can cause unpleasant, unsightly swelling. The feet, legs, stomach and hands are most commonly affected, but

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9 Home Remedies for Styes

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If you’ve ever had a stye, you’ll know just how unpleasant these eye infections can be. A stye presents with a sore red lump on the eyelid, making it painful to blink or move your eye. Thankfully, most stye infections heal on their own after a few days of discomfort, coming to a head and

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10 Home Remedies for Plaque and Tartar

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Plaque contains bacteria that feed on the food you eat, producing an acidic byproduct that can cause cavities. Meanwhile, tartar is the white substance that your dentist often wants to scrape off during a routine checkup—it contains bacterial debris and can sometimes encourage plaque buildup, but it impacts on your appearance more than your well-being.

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11 Home Remedies for Cold Sores

11 Home Remedies for Cold Sores

Cold sores are little blisters that are filled with fluid and are caused by a particular strain of the herpes simplex virus. They crop up on or around the lips, and they typically run their course within 7-10 days (starting with tingling or itching before the sores appear). Cold sores may clear up more quickly

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11 Herbs That Increase Life Expectancy

11 Herbs That Increase Life Expectancy

Most people are eager to learn new ways to boost their health and increase their lifespan. Of course, evidence suggests that eating a well-rounded, nutritious diet and engaging in regular exercise are two of the most important things you can do to maximize your chances of a long and healthy life. However, you may not

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10 Home Remedies for Oily Hair

10 Home Remedies for Oily Hair

Healthy hair needs oil, as it limits breakages, promotes sheen and maintains scalp condition. However, having excessively oily hair can be extremely frustrating—it quickly starts to look dirty and lank, undermining an otherwise polished appearance. Unfortunately, you can’t change some of the factors that predispose you to oily hair, such as having parents with oily

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9 Signs of Vitamin A Deficiency

9 Signs of Vitamin A Deficiency

Vitamin A got its name because it was the first vitamin ever discovered. The pre-formed type—retinol—can be found in milk, liver, fortified cereals and eggs. Meanwhile, your body can convert beta-carotene into vitamin A after consumption, and excellent sources of beta-carotene include plant sources like carrots, peas, tomatoes, bell peppers and spinach. Since you need

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10 Natural Ways to Combat Dandruff

10 Natural Ways to Combat Dandruff

Dandruff is an extremely common skin condition that leaves you with white flakes of dry skin on your scalp or in your hair. Although it isn’t dangerous or infectious, it can undermine self-confidence to know that others can see dead skin in your hair or on your clothes. In addition, some people experience persistent and

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10 Home Remedies for Boils

10 Home Remedies for Boils

Sometimes called furuncles, boils are red, swollen lumps that develop on the skin. Although they’re typically harmless, they can be incredibly painful and may also be a serious source of embarrassment if they appear on the face. If left alone, most boils will burst and drain within a few weeks. However, it’s always worth asking

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10 Home Remedies for Hives

10 Home Remedies for Hives

Hives—sometimes known as “urticaria”—consists in an itchy rash that is raised in appearance and can appear anywhere on the skin. It is caused by the production of high levels of histamine, often in response to an allergen, an infection or a drug. Most cases resolves within just a few days (though some take closer to

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11 Amazing Kitchen Hacks

10 Amazing Kitchen Hacks

Even if you think of yourself as a pretty efficient kitchen user, it’s likely that you still have a few tricks to learn. From adjusting the way you cook to changing how you clean your equipment and thinking outside the box about storage, there are plenty of smart measures you can take to minimize your

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11 Home Remedies for Asthma Symptoms

11 Home Remedies for Asthma Symptoms

Asthma is a common, long-term respiratory problem that results from inflammation and sensitivity in the small tubes of the lungs. If you have asthma, you probably have inhalers or oral medications that you use on a daily basis to prevent or ease symptoms like chest tightness, wheezing and breathlessness. While you should never change your

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Signs of Potassium Deficiency

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  While potassium does not always get as much attention as some of the other key minerals and vitamins, the truth is that it’s incredibly important for proper function of the human body. For example, you need potassium in order to maintain a healthy heart muscle, appropriate muscle function and stable blood pressure. When your

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