Yes we need the sun. It’s a vital part of all our daily lives, our ecosystem, and our bodies. The sun provides us with Vitamin D, which we need in order to live a healthy life a lack of Vitamin D in the body can cause problems ranging anywhere from joint pain to colon cancer. But we also know the dangers of Cancer omitting rays from the sun, harmful UVA and UVB rays cause wrinkles, age-spots, and of course skin cancer. Here are some tips that can help protect your beautiful white skin from the sun..
* If you have fair skin, red or blond hair, light-colored eyes you are more prone to being sun burnt. * Working or playing outside puts you at risk, check for changes in moles, freckles or birthmarks. * Seek shade when you’re outdoors. * Wear long sleeves and long pants, making sure they’re made of tightly woven fabrics. * Avoid indoor sunlamps and tanning beds, since they can be more harmful to your skin than the sun. * More than 90% of all skin cancers occur on parts of the body exposed to the sun. * Keep young infants out of the sun. Start using sunscreen on children at 6 months of age and limit their exposure. Sunscreens are not approved for infants younger than 6 months. * Apply sunscreen 15 to 30 minutes before going outdoors and reapply every two hours. * Avoid Direct Sun Exposure: Avoid exposing your skin to direct sunlight [...]
Aloe Vera is a very ancient plant originally from Southern and East Africa, which is now grown mainly in South Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. There are over 200 varieties of aloe Vera. Its leaves are big and fleshy, and contain inside a bitter liquid very similar to gel.
Its medical use dates back to the Ancient times, when it was considered a “miracle plant”. To cite just some famous examples, Cleopatra used it as a facial rejuvenation gel and Alexander the Great used it to cure his soldiers’ sunburns during his conquest campaigns around the world. Aloe Vera’s beneficial effects are recorded in documents of Roman, Greek, and Arabic origin, among other folks living in warm climates.
The gel extracted from the central part of its leaves is a very popular home-made medicine because it contains components which are very effective against swelling, burns, pain, and also for the stimulation and regeneration of skin.
Currently, there are in the market many Aloe Vera-based products, such as body lotions, shampoos, creams, gels, and toothpaste, among others. Here are some of its healing properties:
- It is especially effective for skin care and against wrinkles. Its use fortifies flaccid skin and wrinkles become less evident and tend to dissapear.
- In cases of acne, it helps to dry pimples, reduce swelling, and make the marks disappear. It also helps to minimize dark spots in the skin.
- Because it contributes to accelerate the cellular regeneration process, it is recommended to [...]
How to relieve menstrual pain by Vanessa WAU
Menstrual pain is nothing more than cramps in your uterus muscles. Despite being only cramps for some women these are the worst pain they ever felt. Most women had felt these at least once in their lives. Age, pregnancy or birth control pills can make this pain stop although for those who do not use birth control pills and don’t plan on being pregnant here are a few tips.
1. Take a hot shower, try to keep warm or put over your kidneys or belly a hot water bag. This will help you to relax your muscles.
2. Eat vitamin B6, C and E, it will help to relax your uterus. (Useful food: spinach, whole bread, eggs, oranges, olive oil, sea food.)
3. Have sex regularly: Sexual activity will make you to exercise your uterus muscles. Some experts say that having sex at least 4 times a week should be enough to relax the muscles. Also if you are in awful pain and the blood do not bother you or your partner, have sex. The pain will go away right away. This is the most natural away to get rid of these pains and have been reported to be used by ancient women.
4. Avoid eating salt and drink plenty of water so you don’t have any excess salt in your body and do not get so bloated.
5. Avoid getting cold and wear no shoes inside. Don’t go outside with your [...]
Lower Back Pain – We all have the dreaded lower back from time to time, lack of Vitamin D can be the root of the pain, back pain can be a symptom of vitamin D deficiency, Vitamin D is found in fish with small bones, fortified milk and cereal, and exposure to sunlight.
Vicky – Ireland
PMS – All the men run for cover at this time of the month, one of the most common reasons for PMS suggests that calcium levels are lower in women with PMS and that calcium supplementation may reduce the severity of symptoms, as we get older we definitely need to make sure our calcium intakes are good anyways, i don’t eat dairy or drink milk so for me i have to take it via a supplement. Try keep active when you are pmsing and keep your body active.
Vicky – Ireland
Tea Tree oil is well known for being antiseptic and healing. Add it to a spray bottle with water. Use a few drops of tea tree oil, 2-3 lemon oil, 2-3 orange oil and 3-4 lavender in a 1 quart spray bottle. You can use it in the kitchen and bathroom to wipe off the counters, toilets, tub, shower, stove and the refrigerator.