The scientific term for paraben is alkyl hydroxyl benxoate. Parabens are a commonly used inexpensive preservative that increases shelf life. They are found in a wide variety of body care products and cosmetics. Parabens are even found in food.
Learn about some healthy ways to manage your stress.
Stress is a state of considerable mental or emotional strain and tension. Managing stress is important to every part of your health because some stress is inevitable in everyday life.
The kitchen is calling, and delicious ingredients are waiting, but this time, you're not making snacks or meals. Rather, by mixing together common kitchen ingredients, you can prepare all-natural beauty treatments. Not only is this a cost-effective approach to taking care of your skin and hair, but it also allows you to control every ingredient that goes into your beauty products.
What if in the treatment of depression, physicians quit relying on manipulating brain chemistry with drugs and focused instead on supporting brain chemistry? Based upon the results of a new study with fish oil supplementation conducted at the University of Pittsburgh, it seems that fewer college students would be depressed or need to be on antidepressant drugs.
The consumption of flavonoid sources such as strawberries, blueberries, apples, dark chocolate, and red wine have all been shown in population studies to be associated with a significantly reduced risk for heart attacks and strokes. For example, data from the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS) II of 93,600 women showed that a combined intake of >3 servings a week of blueberries and strawberries was associated with a 34% decreased risk of having a heart attack compared to those consuming the berries once a month or less.
Most Americans are overfed, but undernourished. It is entirely possible that one of the contributing factors to the obesity epidemic is actually a shortage of the various phytochemicals our body utilizes to promote health. Our bodies may have some internal mechanism that senses the lack of the critical nutrition that we humans are designed to receive from plant foods.
When most people think of the benefits of having a dog, cat or other furry animal they would likely associate feelings of the unconditional love these animals extend to their owners. Pets are often able to boost our mood and fight off feelings of loneliness.
A huge and growing amount of research has now shown that vitamin D deficiency is very common with some studies showing at least 50% of the North American general population having low blood levels of vitamin D – a finding thought to play a major role in the development in many of the chronic degenerative diseases.
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