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Figuring out sunscreen protection

Posted by Shelagh McNally on

Figuring out sunscreen protection

A bit of sunshine is good for you. Our bodies are built to generate Vitamin D when basking in the sun. Too much of a good thing can be dangerous! Particularly since sunburns increase your risk of skin cancer. To get the best protection from your sunscreen, it’s important to understand how SPF works. No matter what the number, all sunscreens work for two hours’ time and then to be re-applied. The SPF number is actually the amount of sun exposure blocked so a higher number doesn’t mean longer time in the sun with no sunscreen. SPF rating  % rays blocked...

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Soak up the rays: what’s your limit?

Posted by Shelagh McNally on

Soak up the rays: what’s your limit?

Summer is a time to get outside and bump up our sunshine vitamin. Humans are built to generate Vitamin D after being exposed to sunshine, which is why it’s called the sunshine vitamin. Vitamin D is a key ingredient in helping the body absorb calcium while getting muscles and nerves to function properly. Lack of the sunshine vitamin can cause rickets in the young and osteoporosis in the old but researches have also discovered links to other disturbing health problems including a higher risk of certain cancers, dementia, diabetes and arthritis along with a weakened immune system. During the summer...

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Naturally relieving menopausal symptoms

Posted by Alexandra Leon on

Naturally relieving menopausal symptoms

[Return to previous article - Understanding menopausal symptoms]    Are you battling with menopausal symptoms? We’ve laid out the most common menopausal symptoms and found the most natural way to diminish their intensity. Now you’ll be able to fine the calm within yourself and enjoy a little serenity. Hot flashes / Night sweats Black cohosh produces the most recognized estrogen-like effect. As a consequence, it has been shown to significantly reduce hot flashes and night sweats. Related products: MENODAUSE.  Red Clover are filled with isoflavones which also have an estrogen-like effect and help reduce hot flashes and night sweats.  Related products: PROMENSIL Omegas: EPA + DHA found...

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Understanding menopausal symptoms

Posted by Alexandra Leon on

Understanding menopausal symptoms

[Return to previous article - Know your menopausal symptoms]    Perimenopause is caused by a decreased production of the hormone estrogen. How can one single hormone cause so many symptoms!? Well, a part from having an effect on your ovaries, estrogen affects multiple parts of the body such as the anterior pituitary gland, the hypothalamus and the uterus.   Well then, if estrogen is the problem, shouldn't it be the solution too?? Yes, they've looked into that but unfortunately Hormone Replacement Therapy, or HRT, has been shown to also be associated with an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancers. Except as a last resort decision...

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Teaching kids the basics about eating healthy

Posted by Alexandra Leon on

Teaching kids the basics about eating healthy

The food our kids eat is crucial for their development, mentally and physically. What they eat can also have a quite significant effect emotionally as well. Yet now a day it is easy to be overwhelmed by the constant bombardment on what’s best to eat. Food trends will come and go, but teaching your kids the basics about eating healthy will allow them to continuously make the right choices for themselves, no matter what the media surrounds them has to say. Here are 3 little tips to teach your kids:  What makes it good or bad? The more a food is transformed (heating, packaging,...

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