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A spoonful of honey: Beneficial beauty secrets of honey

May 15, 2014

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A spoonful of honey: Beneficial beauty secrets of honey by Rachel Holland —  The answer to natural beauty is just a squeeze away — a squeeze from a honey bear, that is! Throughout the centuries, legendary beauties have used honey as part of their hair and skincare regimens. Cleopatra was famous for her milk and […]

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Food for your face

August 29, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — Pomegranate seeds may be hard to crack, but they are loaded with beneficial anti-aging compounds, including antioxidants and vitamin C. Honey is a natural antiseptic moisturizer and, when sugar is added to the mix, it makes a good body scrub. The following scrub recipe helps remove dead skin cells for […]

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Managing Minerals

July 10, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson — Minerals, from calcium and magnesium, to the trace elements such as zinc, are perhaps the single most important group of nutrients. They are required for every bodily function, from activating muscles and nerves, to digestion, energy production, and all healing and regeneration of the body. This article focuses on important […]

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The role of herbs throughout time

April 22, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — Herbs have played a huge role in healing throughout the centuries, and one of the major contributors has been Egyptian medicine, which has provided some of the oldest documented remedies. From the 33rd century B.C. until the Persian invasion in 525 B.C., Egyptian medical practices were highly advanced for the […]

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The good news about chocolate

March 18, 2013

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by Stan Kalson  —  Cacao, the plant that is the source of chocolate, originated with the Olmec Indians around 1500 B.C. Cacao products have been winning fans since the Aztec leader Montezuma introduced the first chocolate beverage to the Spanish conqueror Cortez, who subsequently took it to Spain. The Mayans and Aztecs used cacao in […]

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Are all honeys equal?

November 21, 2012

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San Diego State University researchers who investigated claims that some honeys have a better glycemic index than others have found that one honey may be just as good as another. The study, funded by the National Honey Board, appears in the August issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. The glycemic index is […]

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Easing Inflammation

September 2, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Inflammation is usually a normal process whereby the body responds to stress by sending more blood and macrophages to an area and secreting certain chemicals, such as histamine, that irritate the tissues to a degree. This is part of the normal response to stress. — However, problems can develop if […]

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Helpful food hints

August 11, 2012

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With just a little effort, you will be surprised how simple it is to keep food at its best. First, check that your refrigerator is at the right temperature and is cold enough — below 40 F or 4 C. This is to ensure food safety. Also leave space around the items so cold air […]

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It’s time for a smoothie

February 29, 2012

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  A smoothie is a blended, chilled beverage with a milkshake-like consistency that is made from fresh fruit, juice or vegetables, crushed ice, and usually with honey, milk or yogurt and is whipped in a blender until smooth. Many types of smoothies are found in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine, and […]

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Slash your chance of getting a cold

February 24, 2012

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WPHL, Channel 17 in Philadelphia, offers a list of remedies to fight a cold that are natural and more affordable than pricey, over-the-counter medicines. They include: Slippery elm — The inner bark of the slippery elm, when mixed with water, becomes a slick gel. This gel is rich with antioxidants and coats your throat, stomach […]

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