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Natural Remedy Eczema & Acne, Consumer Recall

Using Natural Oil Treatment for Baby Eczema

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a skin condition that often begins in early childhood and can last into adulthood. In infants, it is called infantile eczema and often it will resolve by age two. It can also continue into childhood and turn into childhood eczema. Ten to 20 percent of all children suffer from eczema, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

Symptoms of Baby Eczema: Infantile Eczema

Baby eczema is often noticeable on the upper portion of their body including:

  • Scalp
  • Forehead
  • Face, especially on the cheeks

The rash may be in all or only one of those locations and is often red and itchy. Continue Reading… Baby Eczema Natural Oil Treatment: Essential Oil Remedy

Health Canada Recalls Breastlight Product

November 12, 2010 – Health Canada issued a recall for the device “Breastlight”. Breastlight is manufactured by PWB Health Ltd., and Health Canada is asking pharmacies and distributors to immediately cease selling this product. Statistics show that 25 % of women who have breast cancer will die from the disease. Prevention and early detection can help lower these numbers and improve success rates.

About the Breastlight and How It Was Claimed to Detect Breast Cancer

The Breastlight was developed to shine light into the breast tissue, allowing women to perform a simple at-home test. The light was expected to show any dark mass of tissue that might indicate possible tumors and breast cancer.

However, Health Canada has come forth stating that there is no clinical evidence that this device works and fears many women have relied on this product for diagnosis. It can pose a very severe risk to women who may have breast cancer, as the Breastlight may not detect it and it will go untreated. Continue Reading… Health Canada Recall Breastlight: Breast Cancer Signs & Detection

 

Eczema Caused by Yeast Food Allergy

Over 30 million people suffer from eczema, according to the Nation Eczema Association. Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a skin disorder that commonly affects children and can continue into adulthood. Often, it will diminish with age, but not always. Certain factors do aggravate eczema and cause flare-ups. Allergies, such as a yeast allergy, are suspected to increase the chances of an eczema flare-up.

The Common Symptoms of Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis

Everyone reacts to eczema is different ways and is able to manage it differently as well. Eczema can show up anywhere one the body including:

  • Inside the elbows
  • Backs of knees
  • Face
  • Chest or Back
  • Legs or Arms
  • Hands or Feet
  • Scalp or Ears

The rash is often red or pink and can be dry in appearance. The skin may even be cracked or bleeding depending on the severity of the condition. You may even have tiny blisters and if the eczema is around your eye area, you may have bald patches on your eyelashes or eyebrows. Continue Reading… Eczema Symptoms, Causes and Treatments from Yeast Food Allergy

 

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Natural Remedies Cold & Flu, Snoring and ADHD

Natural Herbal Remedy for Cold and Flu

Every year, most people catch a couple of colds or even the flu. They are inevitable most of the time and there really aren’t any medications to prevent or help cure your cold or flu. According to the Nutrition Business Journal, $1.5 billion dollars were spent on cold and flu supplements and the market is growing at twice the rate than over-the-counter remedies are.

Echinacea Natural Herbal Remedy for Cold and Flu

Also known as Echinacea purpurea, Echinacea is widely promoted for its ability to boost your immune system and help you to fight colds and the flu. Studies have mixed results as to how effective Echinacea is, and it all depends on how it is prepared. Mixed in a juice or in powder form, Echinacea was not found to be very effective according to the National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, NCCAM. But, in a tincture form, Dr. David Leopold says it is more powerful than in pill form. Continue Reading… Natural Herbal Remedies and Treatments to Fight the Cold and Flu

Snoring: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

The National Sleep Foundation reports that about 90 million American adults suffer from a snoring disorder. 37 million of those adults snore regularly. Men who are overweight are commonly afflicted by snoring disorders, but snoring can affect non-overweight males and females as well.

Snoring affects you and, most likely, your partner. It can interfere with a good night’s sleep and increase your chances of daytime dysfunction as well as increase your risk for cardiovascular disease.

What Causes Snoring and Symptoms of Snoring

When you are sleeping, your tongue moves to the back of your throat and the throat muscles relax. A vibration results when you breathe in and out. Typically, this vibration is louder upon inhale but it is often present when exhaling as well. Continue Reading…. Snoring Sleep Disorder: Symptoms, Causes and Exercises to Help


Medicating Hyperactive Kids: Good or Bad Idea?

Hyperactivity is a condition that affects most children at some point in their lives. Defined as “a higher than normal level of activity”, hyperactivity will often be treated when it begins interfering with a child’s ability to perform daily tasks. A diagnosis is done by a medical professional and will often be termed as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.

How Hyperactivity in Kids is Diagnosed and When to Treat it

The Diagnostics and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM, is a guideline that medical professionals use to diagnose many mental illnesses and disorders. It has undergone four revisions in its 50-year history, with the last update being in 1994.

Taken from the latest DSM-IV manual, diagnosing hyperactivity is done when:

Six (or more) of the following symptoms of hyperactivity-impulsivity have persisted for at least six months to a degree that is maladaptive and inconsistent with developmental level;    Continue Reading…Medications for Hyperactive Kids: A Good or Bad Solution?

Flaxseed Oil as Anti-Wrinkle Agent?

A normal part of aging is developing wrinkled skin. Not everyone develops it as quickly and other factors play a role in how quickly and how much your skin wrinkles. Over-the-counter products claim to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, though very little proof exists to back up these claims. The Mayo Clinic indicates that some factors that cause wrinkles are uncontrollable.

In the cosmetic industry, flaxseed oil is considered to be able to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It may help your skin to look younger, according to Dr. Benabio, owner of the Dermatology Blog. Flaxseed oil is high in essential fatty acids, which are beneficial for healthy skin appearance.

Properties of Flaxseed Oil and How it Can Minimize Appearance of Wrinkles

Flaxseed is one of the best natural sources of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), according to Drugs.com. It comes from the plant Linum usitatissimum and the ALA is an omega-3 fatty acid. Omega-3 fatty acids play a vital role in maintaining skin and body functions. Continue Reading… Using Flaxseed Oil to Minimize the Appearance of Wrinkles

 

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Diet, Skin Health, Food Guides

Alkaline Diet to Help With Weight Loss

2008 statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 73 million adults were obese in that year. This trend appears to be slowing down but the high numbers are still a concern.

Diets rich in alkaline foods and low in acidic foods require consuming whole foods that are unprocessed. You must also reduce sugary and fatty foods from your diet. Alkaline-rich diets contain fewer calories than acidic diets and will allow your body to burn off more of the calories you consume. Alkaline diets can help you attain your weight loss goals.

The power of hydrogen, otherwise known as pH, is your body’s internal scale of measurement. The scale measures how much hydrogen is in your body and will range from acidic to alkaline. A neutral pH is 7.0, but Peter Shepherd, author of Transforming the Mind, indicates you should keep pH slightly higher at 7.35 – 7.45. Read full article here: How an Alkaline Diet Can Help You With Your Weight Loss Goals http://www.suite101.com/content/how-an-alkaline-diet-can-help-you-with-your-weight-loss-goals-a301270#ixzz149Y0YtPZ

Coconut Oil For Healthier Skin

Your body needs essential fatty acids for optimal health and healthy skin. Your skin has plump, water-filled cells that give your skin a healthy and full appearance. As you age, those cells hold less water and your skin will begin showing wrinkles and sunken features. Essential fatty acids help bring that moisture back into the cells and provide healthier skin. Among other properties, coconut oil contains essential fatty acids that can be easily absorbed into your skin.

Coconut was called “coco” by early Spanish explorers due to it’s appearance. “Coco” means “monkey-face” and the coconut resembled a monkey-face because of the three holes in its face. The scientific name for coconut is Cocos nucifera.

The oil of coconut is moisturizing and is also an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent. It can penetrate your skin deeply and provides protection from ultraviolet light, according to the Coconut Research Center. Read full article here: Using Coconut Oil As Natural Treatment For Skin Care Benefits http://www.suite101.com/content/using-coconut-oil-as-natural-treatment-for-skin-care-benefits-a301288#ixzz149YDBoNW

Health Canada and New Food Labeling Initiative

When you go to the grocery store you have the ability to read the labels to determine the nutritional value of the product you are buying. Many consumers do not understand how to read the labels and take that information to make healthy and informed choices.

Health Canada has launched an initiative to aid consumers in better understanding what the Nutrition Facts table is and how the % of Daily Value works. This initiative is designed to allow you to make better food choices for you and your family.

Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, indicates that consumers do use the nutrition facts tables on labels to make their purchasing decisions. By helping Canadians to understand how the nutrition table works, Canadians can make better and informed choices for themselves and their families. Read full article here:Health Canada Launches New Food Nutrition Labeling Initiative http://www.suite101.com/content/health-canada-launches-new-food-nutrition-labeling-initiative-a299788#ixzz149YY6zu1

Fire and Water Damage

Fire and water damage can be emotionally hard to deal with, as well a financially and physically. If you are affected by this damage, understand the process and how you can let the professional assist you in making this difficult time a little easier. By understanding the risk factors, you can also help to prevent fire and water damage in the future.

Fire and water damage to your home, office space or vehicle are often the result of a fire being put out by firemen or automatic sprinklers. The combination of the fire damage mixed in with the large amounts of water may make your home unlivable and dangerous to be in. Fires can be set on purpose, be the result of faulty electrical wiring or be accidental. Some accidental causes for fires are improper use of cigarettes, lighters or matches, not monitoring activities like cooking or baking, combustible liquids not stored properly and use of candles.

Water damage may occur when a fire is being put out. It can also occur due to flooding. Flooding may occur when sewers back up, from natural disasters including too much rain or ice melting and even from leaving a tap running and sinks or bathtubs overflowing. Read full article here: Fire Water Damage: Assessing, Cleaning and Preventing More Damage http://www.suite101.com/content/fire-water-damage-assessing-cleaning-and-preventing-more-damage-a302307#ixzz149YmF0wm

 

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Natural Acne and Eczema Treatments

Acne Natural Treatment: Camphor

Each year, over 85 percent of U.S teenagers will suffer from acne, indicates the American Academy of Dermatology. This skin condition is quite common, and affects anywhere between 40 million and 50 million people. Acne often affects teenagers but it can also affect adults. Camphor is said to be able to treat acne and pain. Some over-the-counter acne products contain camphor as an ingredient.

Over 85 percent of U.S teenagers will have acne each year, reports the American Academy of Dermatology. Roughly 40 million to 50 million Americans are afflicted with acne, a skin condition that is quite common.

Camphor comes from the cinnamomum camphora tree that is native to Vietnam, Japan and China. The tree also appears throughout the world. It has been used for a long time in treating many disorders ranging from skin problems to internal congestion. It also has disinfectant properties and acts as an anti-inflammatory.

If products do not exceed a camphor concentration of 11 percent, they are legally allowed, according to the U.S Food and Drug Administration. Read full article here: Natural Acne Treatment: Camphor http://www.suite101.com/content/natural-acne-treatment-uses-camphor-to-treat-acne-naturally-a301284#ixzz149B4oE6v

Eczema Natural Treatment: Camphor

Eczema affects over 30 million people, as indicated by the National Eczema Association. Eczema is also referred to as atopic dermatitis and usually appears in early childhood. It often fades as you get older, though some people suffer from it all of their lives.

Camphor reduces inflammation and pain and is found in many eczema lotions and ointment treatments. It claims to be able to treat eczema symptoms, though clinical data on this claim is lacking.

Symptoms of eczema vary but common symptoms are red rashes that are dry and itchy. The rash may even flake off and form tiny bumps that blister.

The cinnamomum camphora tree is where camphor originates from. This tree is native to Vietnam, Japan and China, but is also found in other countries. For generations, camphor has been used to treat many skin problems that caused itching, like eczema and psoriasis.

The U.S Food and Drug Administration (the FDA) allows camphor in products as long as a product does not have a concentration of camphor higher than 11 percent. Read full article here: Camphor Remedy as a Natural Treatment for Eczema Skin Problems http://www.suite101.com/content/camphor-remedy-as-a-natural-treatment-for-eczema-skin-problems-a301280#ixzz149Blx9iE

Acne Natural Treatment: Borage Oil

Between 40 million and 50 million people have acne, as reported by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). Teenagers are most often affected by acne, though adults can get it as well. Over 85 percent of all teenagers suffer from acne. Medical intervention is not always necessary and often, a good hygiene routine will help clear up acne problems. Natural products like borage oil claim to be able to treat acne, though there is not enough medical evidence to prove this theory.

When pores become blocked with excess oil and dirt, acne can develop. Sometimes the acne is small and flat, and other times it can form tiny to large bumps that may be filled with pus. The deeper the inflammation, the more intense the acne is.

You can get acne anywhere on your body, but it most often appears on the face.

Coming from the borage plant, borage oil is also known as borago officinalis. It also goes by the names of:

  • bee bread
  • borage seed oil
  • bee plant
  • ox’s tongue
  • starflower oil

There isn’t much clinical data to prove borage oil has health benefits, but it does contain gamma-linoleic acid, GLA. GLA is known to have health benefits. Read full article here: Using Borage Oil as a Natural Treatment Remedy for Acne Problems http://www.suite101.com/content/using-borage-oil-as-a-natural-treatment-remedy-for-acne-problems-a301277#ixzz149Bha4db

Eczema Natural Treatment: Borage Oil

Over 30 million American suffer from eczema, according to the National Eczema Association. Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a condition of the skin that often shows up in early childhood. While eczema tends to go away as you get older, you may have eczema all of your life. Treating eczema with borage oil, was considered a possible eczema treatment. A study done at the George Eliot Hospital, in the United Kingdom, concluded that borage oil does not treat atopic dermatitis.

Eczema often appears as a red rash with dry patches of skin that may or may not be itchy. You may see eczema on the inside of your elbows, on the backside of your knees and on your face and neck. The rash may also produce small bumps that blister.

You may suffer from eczema all the time or experience flare-ups occasionally. Heat and excess moisture often trigger eczema rashes, as can allergies. Read full article here: Treat Eczema Problems Naturally With Borage Oil Remedy – Possibly http://www.suite101.com/content/treat-eczema-problems-naturally-with-borage-oil-remedy-possibly-a301278#ixzz149C8wp12

 

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Tea Tree for Head Lice, Aerobic Energy, Psoriasis, Diet Pills

Treating Head Lice With Melaleuca (Tea Tree) Oil
Head lice is frustrating and difficult to treat. Most commonly affecting children, head lice are small, tiny insects that feed on the blood of the scalp. Treatment usually involved weeks of shampooing with specialized shampoos and careful removal of dead lice. Melaleuca can be used to treat head lice, though medical evidence has not yet been provided to prove effectiveness or safety of using melaleuca for treating head lice. Continue Reading……
Get More Energy for Aerobic Workouts & Bodybuilding
Aerobic workouts help individuals keep their bodies healthy, lose weight and tone muscles. There are many levels of aerobic workouts ranging from beginner to expert. All exercise requires energy and keeping the needed amount of required energy helps to perform the aerobic exercise and reduce feeling sore the next day. Read more….
Psoriasis on the Body: Chronic and Painful
7.5 million Americans suffer from psoriasis according to the National Institute of Health. Psoriasis is a severe and chronic skin disorder that affects various parts of the body. Psoriasis is also connected with other serious health conditions. While no cure for psoriasis has yet been discovered, various treatments do exist to manage the condition. Continue Reading….
The Dangers of Herbal Diet Pills – What  You Should Know First
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires all manufacturers of herbal products to not make false or misleading claims about their products. Manufacturers must have evidence backing up all claims but they are not required to submit that evidence to the FDA. Consumers must research and determine the safety and effectiveness of herbal products. Read more….

Are Microwaveable Baby Bottle Sterilizers Safe?
During the first year of life, babies are most at risk for contracting viruses and infections. The Baby Center network recommends sterilizing bottles if they are being used to feed infants. If safety instructions are followed, microwave sterilizers are a quick, safe and effective method of sterilizing baby bottles. Continue Reading….


 

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Salicylic Acid and Eczema, Potassium and Salt and Curing Ear Pain with Home Remedy

Eczema & Salicylic Acid

The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Imunocology states that eczema typically affects between ten and 20 percent of children and roughly between one and three percent of adults. Eczema is also known as atopic dermatitis and is a common childhood skin disorder. Often it disappears before adulthood but can sometimes affect adults too. Read full article here: What is Salicylic Acid and How It Can Treat Eczema Skin http://www.suite101.com/content/what-is-salicylic-acid-and-how-it-can-treat-eczema-skin-a291134#ixzz10rcgIrS7
Potassium and Salt and Our Body

Most people have too much sodium in their diet. The main source of our sodium is regular table salt. Sat contains 40 percent sodium. On the flipside, most people do not have enough potassium in their diets. Salt and potassium both have an effect on health and specifically on blood pressure. While salt can raise blood pressure, potassium lowers it. Read full article here: Salt and Potassium: Importance in Body Growth and Blood Pressure http://www.suite101.com/content/salt-and-potassium-importance-in-body-growth-and-blood-pressure-a291146#ixzz10rd0Wfwu

Using Home Remedies to Treat Ear Pain From Sinus Infection

When the nasal cavity becomes swollen and inflamed a condition called acute sinusitis occurs. Mucus is allowed to build up in the cavity and pressure builds up. This pressure can cause headaches and ear pain. Sinusitis is often caused by colds or allergies and sometimes a result of other medical conditions.

Acute sinusitis generally does not require prescribed medications and will get better on it’s own. To ease discomfort of sinusitis, many home remedies exist. Read full article here: Natural Home Remedy for Sinus Infection and Ear Pain http://www.suite101.com/content/natural-home-remedy-for-sinus-infection-and-ear-pain-a291161#ixzz10rdUE7Vl


 

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How to Make Homemade Eczema Cream in 3 Easy Steps!

How To Make Your Own Eczema Cream in 3 Easy Steps!

Natural Eczema Cream

Natural Eczema Cream

Approximately, 30 million Americans suffer from eczema, according to the National Eczema Association. Also known as Atopic Dermatitis, eczema is a skin condition that usually appears during childhood. The most common areas affected are the inside of the legs and arms and it can also appear on the face and other parts of the body.

Eczema is a chronic condition and is often treated with steroid creams. Natural and alternative remedies for eczema include making your own homemade natural eczema creams. Continue Reading this article……..

 

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What is Sodium Lauryl/ Laureth Sulfate?

Used to strip oils from skin, hair and teeth, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is a common ingredient in many hair care products, soaps and toothpastes. Studies are currently being done to establish health risks associated with use of this ingredient. One report, published in the Journal of The American College of Toxicology, indicates even low concentrations of SLS can be harmful to health.

What is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)?

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is an anionic surfactant, used as a cleansing agent. It’s relative, Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) is also found in personal care products. Both SLS and SLES are esters of Sulfuric acid. SLS is used to strip oils from surfaces.  Read more…


 
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Posted by on September 22, 2010 in Chemicals, Skin Disorders

 

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Extreme Dandruff and Causes

What is Dandruff and when is it Extreme?

Affecting many people, dandruff is distinguished by dry, flaky patches of skin on the scalp. Sometimes, dandruff can be extreme and difficult to treat. Extreme dandruff is often causes by a condition called “seborrheic dermatitis” which has a build-up of skin cells in scaly patches on the scalp. In babies, “seborrheic dermatitis” is referred to as “cradle cap.”……Read the full article @: Extreme Dandruff and Seborrheic Dermatitis Hair Conditions http://www.suite101.com/content/extreme-dandruff-and-seborrheic-dermatitis-hair-conditions-a288866#ixzz10HigcMam
 
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Posted by on September 22, 2010 in Skin Disorders

 

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