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11 Dec 0 Comment

Skin Survival Tips for Hot Tropical Weather

Truth be told, the Skin is often at the mercy of the constant changes of the weather and seasons. This makes it rather challenging to maintain healthy, glowing skin throughout the year. Summer time can be especially difficult. The hot and humid climate can cause dry and damaged skin, discolouration, breakouts and other unfavourable skin conditions. No matter where you are in the world, the climate can affect your skin type. Thus, you must take the weather into consideration in order to ensure proper skin care. Here are some survival tips to help maintain glowing skin in harsh climatic con


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Eczema

ECZEMA is a form of Dermatitis – an inflammation of the upper skin layer. It is a skin disease that spreads if not attended to. The good thing? It is treatable. What are the Symptoms? The skin can become dry and break out in any of the following types of rashes: redness, itching and dryness, edema of the skin, flaking, crusting, cracking, blistering, bleeding or oozing. This irritation can develop into cracking or splitting of the skin. Discolouration occurs in some people, due to scarring and lesions. Types and Causes of Eczema ALLERGIC CONTACT DERMTITIS is a form of Eczema.


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Prevention Tips & Cure for Easily Contractable Skin Diseases

[caption id="attachment_144" align="alignleft" width="300"] A Cross-Section of the Skin[/caption] It is highly embarrassing to have a Skin condition that is obvious for everyone to see. These skin conditions creep up on us at a time we least expect and from sources we get in contact with everyday! Here are some insights on two of the most common Skin diseases that affect Men, Women and Children. Ringworm It is commonly thought that Ringworm is caused by worms; this is false. Ringworm is an infection caused by a fungus and is known in medical terms as TINEA. Location of ringworm o


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The Wonder-Working Tea

The first thing a lot of us reach for as we get to work or out of bed is a hot cup of coffee or tea. This we believe helps shake off the lingering morning snooze and puts us in a high gear mode for the day’s work. You can get more than just a ‘wake-up’ boost from your morning tea. Your tea experience can transform into a life and health boosting exercise with GREEN TEA. Green Tea is the Wonder tea. Properties of Green Tea Out of all teas, it is the least processed. Green tea leaves are steamed, which prevents the EGCG compound from being oxidized and provides the most anti


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How to Eliminate the threat of Colon Cancer from Your Body

[caption id="attachment_131" align="alignleft" width="232"] Colon[/caption] Colon Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S and is also becoming a leading cause of death in Africa. Diseases usually begin with a toxic bowel. Most of us fail to think about the insides of our bodies until we develop a disease or become sick, but by then it is often too late. Consequences of Poor Bowel Movement People with few bowel movements are harbouring a potentially fertile breeding ground for serious diseases. Infrequent or poor quality bowel movements over an extended period of


10 Dec 0 Comment

Shaving Bumps & Keloids II: Preventive Tips & Cure

Keloids are firm, rubbery lesions or heaped-up scars that rise quite abruptly above the rest of the skin as a result of an overgrowth of skin tissue at the site of a healed injury. It usually has a smooth top and is darker than the main skin complexion. Keloids can be considered to be ‘scars that don’t know when to stop’. In severe cases, it can affect movement of skin. Keloids should not be confused with hypertrophic scars, which are raised scars that do not grow beyond the boundaries of the original wound and may reduce over time. Characteristic Features Keloids are irregula


10 Dec 0 Comment

Shaving Bumps & Keloids I – Preventive Tips & Cure

[caption id="attachment_103" align="alignleft" width="246"] Shaving Bumps & Keloids[/caption] SHAVING BUMPS Anyone who has shaved for a while has experienced these angry-red, painful little bumps. They look awful and have an ‘ouch-factor’. Unless you shaved dry (shame on you!), you might not know why you get them. The truth is there are as many ways to get rid of these bumps as there are causes to the annoying little eye-sores. If you are not sure what causes your shaving bumps, try a remedy or two until you find one that works for you! What causes Shaving Bumps and how can I


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The Wonder Worker, called ‘Honey’

For centuries, Honey has been known to be a multi-functional wonder worker! Legendary beauties like Cleopatra and Poppea were among the ancients that used raw honey as part of their skin and hair care treatments to keep them looking youthful. Nutritional Facts Honey consists of the following: 80% natural sugar: Mostly fructose and glucose. Due to the high level of fructose, honey is sweeter than table sugar. 18% water: The less water content the honey has, the better the quality of honey. 2% minerals: vitamins, pollen and protein. The vitamins present in honey are: B6, T


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Let’s Talk About Weight

A number of pot-bellied African men refer to their fat bellies as an “evidence of good living”. This is a myth that has long been debunked. Millions of Nigerians, both men and women are carrying very big tummies and fatty livers. Also, in America, it’s been estimated that over 90 million Americans are walking around with excess fat in their livers. For some of them, this condition has been induced by alcohol abuse, but for just as many others, it’s more a result of excess carbohydrate and simple sugar intake (nutrients that your liver loves to turn into fat when taken in more quant


01 Dec 0 Comment

What is Infertility?

Infertility is a medical condition in which a woman is not able to get pregnant after six months or one year of trying to have a baby. Infertility is also when a woman can get pregnant but is unable to stay pregnant. In Men, Infertility is an inability to impregnate a woman. CAUSES OF INFERTILITY Many factors can change a woman’s ability to conceive. They include the following: Age Poor diet Stress Smoking Athletic training Excess Alcohol use Being overweight or underweight Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s) Statistics have shown that, a certain perc


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