Cholesterol Myths Debunked

All we ever hear is “Cholesterol is bad.” But what is it, and why does it have such a bad reputation? The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute defines cholesterol as “a waxy, fat-like substance found in all cells of the body.” That’s right—it’s already in every cell in your body. It doesn’t just come

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10 Home Remedies for Water Retention

Water retention can make you feel uncomfortable and self-conscious. It typically involves excess fluid accumulating around the abdomen, ankles, hands or feet. If you don’t understand why you seem to be retaining water, it’s smart to talk to your doctor about the possibility of an underlying medical conditions. However, if you already know that (for

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10 Remedies to Get Better Sleep

Adequate, restful sleep is essential for health and well-being. Insufficient shut-eye can leave you feeling tired, irritable and unable to concentrate during the day. Persistent sleep deprivation increases the risk for many diseases. Here are ten natural ways you can improve the quality and quantity of sleep you get every night. 1. Take valerian supplements

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10 Hunger-Fighting Foods to Help You Lose Weight

When it comes to choosing a diet plan, the options are nearly limitless. Low-carb, low-fat, low-calorie, and elimination diets are all touted by various experts and celebrities as being the “number one” way to lose weight. While the merits of each are debatable, most experts agree that no diet is one-size-fits-all. In fact, the diet

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10 Natural Remedies for Arthritis Relief

Arthritis is the term used to describe a condition that causes inflammation in joints, producing pain, swelling, and stiffness. Arthritis can be the result of an injury, aging, infection, gout, or autoimmunity, and can generally be split into two categories: degenerative and inflammatory. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis, and all of

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What’s the Difference Between “Natural” and “Organic” Beauty Products?

From soap and shampoo to concealer and perfume, there are a lot of products out there for you to put on your body every day. If you’re a health-conscious, eco-conscious consumer, you probably spend a fair amount of time trying to decide which products are safe for use. However, there are a lot of labels

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Natural Treatments for Lice

If you have children in school, you probably dread hearing the news that someone has passed lice onto your kids. Now you have to figure out how to get rid of them! There are dozens of commercial treatments for lice available, most of which use a mild pesticide as their active ingredient. However, studies have

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Skin Tag Home Remedies

Skin tags (acrochordons) are small growths that hang off the skin. They’re typically found in places where folds of skin meet such as on the neck, under the armpits and around the groin. While skin tags are completely harmless, they can be unsightly. Here are ten home remedies for skin tags that can help you

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5 Remedies That Can Be Made from Common Flowers

Some of the most well-known (and unfamiliar) weeds have impressive healing qualities. Flowers offer a unique way to utilize the natural world in order to improve health. In addition, flower remedies are not limited to treating the common cold or other physical ailments—many flowers have psychological healing properties. Flowers are easily harvested through the sun

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Natural Homemade Remedies to Common Ailments

Common minor illnesses can be a real pain, for both your body and for your wallet. But rather than bombarding your system with harsh, expensive treatments, you can try many different natural remedies that are equally effective, for a fraction of the price. Immunity-boosting teas One of the best ways to avoid getting sick is

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10 Home Remedies for Ear Pain

Whether caused by an infection, an injury or a chronic inflammatory problem, ear pain can be debilitating. It can stop you from sleeping, make things awkward in the shower and ruin your concentration. While most causes of ear pain can be addressed by your doctor, many will advise avoiding antibiotic treatment for infections (since most

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10 Home Remedies for Joint Pain

Whether suffered in the aftermath of an injury or experienced in the context of a chronic health problem, joint pain is physically and emotionally exhausting. It can make the simplest tasks arduous, disrupt your sleep and stop you from taking part in activities you used to love. While it’s important to discuss physical therapy and

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