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Treat your stretch marks with these effective home remedies

8/9/2013 - Despite their harmlessness, stretch marks are never pleasant to have. Aside from the 'weight gain' stigma attached to them, these white or light purple scars - caused by rapid stretching of the skin - are unsightly, and their presence often discourages otherwise confident people from enjoying swimming...

Benefits of olive oil for the heart, skin and hair

8/7/2013 - If you are an avid viewer of cooking shows, you know that olive oil is a staple in most top chefs' creations. Cooking connoisseurs enjoy using this oil because of the unique flavor it brings to food. Olive oil is made from olives, most of which originate from the Mediterranean region. People in this...

Coconuts are the 'wonder food' with a multitude of uses

7/27/2013 - Coconuts are scientifically known as Cocos nucifera and they get the coco part of their name from Spanish explorers that thought they resembled monkey faces. The Coconut is extremely nutritious and on some islands it's actually the biggest part of people's diets. Its content is quite rich in fiber...

Four common formaldehyde releasers to avoid in your cosmetics and skin care

7/24/2013 - Formaldehyde is a highly toxic chemical that is still used under the guise of different ingredient names that don't include "formaldehyde" in the title in a large number of products that are frequently in close contact with consumers. More often than not, even if we are diligent in avoiding formaldehyde...

Omega-3 supplements provide an effective protective shield against skin cancer

7/17/2013 - Omega-3 fatty acids from fish, walnuts, seeds and supplements have been shown to effectively protect against many forms of cancer, cardiovascular disease and dementia, as the long-chain fats are preferentially channeled to form cell wall membranes that fight systemic inflammation and boost the body's...

Toxic chemicals in personal care products causing 'epidemic' of skin allergies

7/14/2013 - Be careful which facial creams, shampoos, moisturizing soaps and other personal care products you buy and use, as many of them apparently contain a chemical linked to causing what some experts have now dubbed an "epidemic" of skin allergies and other dermal issues. A new report compiled by dermatologists...

Sun exposure proven therapeutic, while avoiding sun harms health

7/13/2013 - Since the time of Ramses in Egypt, the health benefits of the sun have been well known and accepted. Widespread sun therapy use decreased after the discovery of antibiotics. The current fear of sunlight began in the 1960s when individuals practicing unsafe sun practices developed sunburns, associated...

Bring on the sun - Discover safe and natural skin protective solutions this summer

7/7/2013 - With summer in full force, many are embracing commercial sunscreens in a misguided effort to minimize burning and reduce skin cancer risk. Unfortunately, most sun care creams, sprays and gels are filled with photocarcinogenic ingredients and other harmful chemicals that actually encourage DNA damage....

Discover MSM for soft, deeply hydrated and bright skin

7/2/2013 - MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is a nutrient that you have consumed in many of the most well-known superfoods. That's because it is an organic sulfur compound that is found in many of the healthiest and most nutritionally synergistic foods that we eat such as broccoli, cabbage and Bbrussels sprouts which...

Racism hypocrisy: When Rachel Jeantel says 'cracker,' it's a cultural thing; but when Paula Deen says the 'n' word, it's racism

6/28/2013 - Are you as fed up with the racism double standard as I am? When defense witness Rachel Jeantel recently testified that use of the term "cracker" wasn't racist, the liberal media leaped to her defense, saying that anyone who didn't agree with her simply "didn't understand her culture." But when cookbook...

Top five reasons to use goat's milk soap

6/14/2013 - Consumers are becoming more aware of the chemical mass production of commercial body care products that are loaded with synthetic ingredients. Possibly a symptom of an economy looking to cut costs, body care products like soap and deodorant have moved away from being "personal care" products to being...

Top natural remedies for common skin problems like wrinkles, stretch marks and acne

6/10/2013 - The usual skin creams, lotions, or salves promoted on TV or on slick magazine ads are not effective for wrinkles, stretch marks, acne, and other skin problems. They often make matters worse, they're expensive, and some even contain carcinogenic components. Pharmaceutical applications prescribed by...

Natural News launches 'miracle' Ozone Dentistry product for gum care: O3 Essentials OraJuvenate

6/5/2013 - Today I'm ecstatic about being able to bring you exciting new holistic solutions for health, and today we've got something amazing for you in the realm of holistic dentistry and gum care: O3 Essentials (www.O3essentials.com) Over the past few months, we've been working to bring you this extraordinary...

Dry brushing to detoxify your body

6/4/2013 - Dry brushing your skin may be one of the easiest and best ways to detoxify your body on a regular basis. The skin is estimated to eliminate over a pound of waste each day through its pores and through the elimination of dead skin cells from the body. Dry brushing is an effective way to maximize the...

Your feet are full of fungi - 200 species live there, say scientists

6/1/2013 - If you are a germaphobe - that is, you constantly worry about bacteria and germs and the infections they might potentially cause - then you will probably be surprised to learn that your body is naturally teeming with hundreds of species of diverse fungi. As evidenced by new research published in the...

The health benefits of dry skin brushing

5/18/2013 - The health benefits of dry skin brushing Skin Brushing Our skin is the largest organ of absorption and elimination. Many people exfoliate the skin on their faces regularly, but the truth is that your whole body could do with thorough and regular exfoliation. Skin that is clogged with toxins and dead...

Melanoma breakthrough: Natural fruit and vegetable substance stops skin cancer cells

4/16/2013 - Not all skin cancers are life-threatening but there is one form -- melanoma -- which is difficult to treat successfully and can be deadly. A type of cancer that begins in melanocytes (cells that make the pigment melanin), it can start in a mole (skin melanoma), but can also begin in other pigmented...

Medical establishment continues ridiculous propaganda campaign against UV rays, likens tanning beds to 'coffins'

4/16/2013 - The medical misinformation mafia is at it again, this time with regards to ultraviolet (UV) rays and their effect on human health. Reports are now surfacing from all the usual suspects in the mainstream media claiming that exposure to UV rays, and particularly those emitted from tanning beds, is killing...

Health Basics: A day in the life of the oblivious consumer

3/26/2013 - This is the story of a working couple, she who eats organic and researches natural remedies, and he who thinks his food and product "regimen" is harmless. She is leaving on a short trip, so she tells him to keep a journal of everything he eats, drinks, and puts on his skin for the next 24 hours. The...

Why hydroquinone, the skin bleaching chemical, is highly toxic

3/23/2013 - Hydroquinone is still one of the most commonly used skin lightening agents on the market here in the U.S. It is also a chemical agent commonly used in the development of photography. The ingredient has been banned due to numerous safety issues and serious toxicity concerns in Europe, Japan and several...

Manicures increase skin cancer risk

3/20/2013 - Millions of women enjoy a nice manicure and pedicure, as the proliferation of nail salons around the country indicate, but a new study shows that women who get gel manicures could be increasing their risk of skin cancer. CBS New York reports that gel manicures are popular because the manner in which...

Is acne caused by a 'bad' strain of bacteria?

3/19/2013 - Teenagers are faced with a myriad of challenges while growing up, one of which is acne, which affects four out of five Americans between the ages of 12 and 24. Thankfully though, there are effective treatments available right now that work to combat acne and ultimately reduce the damage caused by severe...

Omega-3 supplements can prevent skin cancer

3/13/2013 - An omega-3 fish oil dietary supplement could reduce your risk of skin cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Manchester and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. "This study adds to the evidence that omega-3 is a potential nutrient to protect...

Top foods for great-looking skin

3/5/2013 - There are all sorts of personal care products on the market today that claim to hide wrinkles, clear up blemishes, and add a healthy glow to your skin. But many of these products fail to address the root causes of bad-looking skin, which for many people are nutritional in nature. Here are 10 foods you...

Vitamin D compound may help skin lotions reduce DNA damage by up to 80 percent

2/9/2013 - Though the mainstream sunscreen and skin care industries have a rather long way to go in correcting certain misinformation propaganda of decades gone by, the market may soon experience at least a slight shift in direction. Initial reports out of Australia indicate that researchers there say a new vitamin...

Hepatitis C drug linked to 'fatal skin reaction'

1/17/2013 - If you or someone you know suffers from hepatitis C, you may want to think twice about succumbing to conventional drug treatment options, which could end up resulting in unexpected death. As reported by Army Times and others, Incivek (telaprevir), a popular drug used to treat hepatitis C, has been implicated...

Seven natural products to use for all of your body care needs

1/10/2013 - The skin is the largest organ in the body and everything you put on your skin is absorbed into the bloodstream. There are many toxic chemicals added to commercial body care products that have been shown to affect the body's immune system, reproductive system and nervous system. However, there are many...

Make hot cocoa with real raw cocoa powder and reap the health, mood and skin benefits

1/7/2013 - Unsweetened, raw cocoa powder, the same stuff that is used to make that sinfully delicious "guilty pleasure" food chocolate, has a multitude of health benefits. They are often overlooked because it is so often incorporated into overly sweetened treats like candy bars. However, the raw powder that...

Dry skin? Try upping your vitamin D intake

12/28/2012 - One of the major drawbacks of winter is the effect cold, dry weather has on your skin. The good news is, research shows that upping your vitamin D intake could actually help mitigate that problem and keep your skin looking and feeling better. One recent study by the Johnson and Johnson Skin Research...

Your skin is amazing!

12/2/2012 - The skin is the largest organ in the body and the outer layer that we present to the world. It is a truly remarkable organ in its direct reflection of what is going on inside your body. It weighs approximately eight pounds and stretches 22 square feet with about 300 million cells. Laid out in a line,...

Mushroom extracts for even-toned, hydrated skin

11/28/2012 - Mushrooms are an often overlooked source of skin-loving nutrition because of their status as a member of the nightshade family which gives some a negative association with the fungus. While it is true that some mushrooms can contain trace organic toxins and should be moderately consumed, there are also...

'Tis the season for dry skin

11/14/2012 - The onset of winter means sweatshirts, blankets, and - for many - dry skin. It can range from minor irritation to painful cracking and soreness, and there are many products out there to combat the effects of dry skin. However, it is worthwhile to look at natural ways to avoid dry, damaged skin and to...

Eliminate acne once and for all with these simple tips

10/30/2012 - Not only bothersome, acne can also indicate toxicity. Encourage radiant skin and cleanse the body by making easy adjustments to the diet and utilizing natural remedies. Exotic or expensive ingredients are unnecessary -- a solution may be no further than the kitchen pantry. We are what we eatIt should...

BioAstin Astaxanthin now available at the Natural News Store, including formulas for skin, eyes and joint health

10/16/2012 - A full spectrum of astaxanthin supplements are now available at the Natural News Store, where everything is discounted and most orders are shipped FREE (continental USA, see details below). Astaxanthin, as you may know, is one of my top recommended supplements of all time. I've been writing about astaxanthin...

Not just another pretty face - Boost immunity, soothe anxiety and calm distressed skin with cornflower herb

10/15/2012 - As a powerful medicinal plant, cornflower offers a wealth of benefits. Muscle and joint pain, eye complaints, anxiety, skin irritations and digestive upset all respond well to this edible flower. Cornflower also helps to increase immunity -- a welcome tonic during the cold and flu season. Easy to grow,...

What are you breathing in the air of a typical city? Rust, paint, dead skin and more

10/12/2012 - Are you a big city dweller who can't imagine a rural, less hectic life? Well, while there may be opportunities for you in a city that you can't find in the country, one thing is for certain: The air you breathe in a typical city is far worse than the air quality elsewhere. In fact, much of the air...

Olive oil helps prevent visible facial skin aging

10/8/2012 - A recent study on over 1,900 French men and women analyzed diet, sun exposure, physical activity, age, and geographic location. The study followed participants for over two and a half years and found that those with the lowest levels of monounsaturated fatty acids in their diets displayed the greatest...

Argan oil for naturally gorgeous skin and hair

10/2/2012 - Argan oil is pressed from the antioxidant and fatty acid-rich kernels found within the nuts of the argan tree. The oil is often called "Moroccan oil" in the ingredient list for skin and hair care products since the argan tree is native to Morocco. It can be somewhat expensive to produce since complete...

Are your body care products safe enough to "eat"?

9/12/2012 - You are what you eat... either through your mouth or your skin. The average person is exposed to over 126 toxic chemicals per day through their body care products alone. There are over 10,000 chemicals used in the personal care products and only 13 percent of these have been tested for safety. The...

Oregon grape root excites dermatologists for the treatment of psoriasis and other skin diseases

9/11/2012 - Oregon grape root, also known by its Latin name as Mahonia aquifolium, is a tall, flowering shrub that grows in abundance in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Herbalists sometimes substitute Oregon grape root for goldenseal or the Chinese herb coptis. The herb is used for constipation,...

New research - Morgellons proven to be a real disease

8/16/2012 - Morgellons Disease is characterized by bizarre symptomology such as experiencing biting sensations on the skin, painful skin eruptions, strange fibers growing from the skin, unexplained body pain and neurological deficits (1,2). It is estimated that millions of people worldwide suffer from this unexplained...

Does drinking coffee reduce the risk of skin cancer?

7/23/2012 - A recent study published in the journal Cancer Research claims that coffee drinkers may be at a reduced risk of developing basal cell carcinoma, one of the most common types of skin cancer. According to the research, individuals that drink at least three cups of coffee a day have a 20 percent decreased...

Boycott botox and discover nature's fountain of youth

7/21/2012 - Instead of drastic surgical procedures, dangerous injections, or chemical ridden creams, many are turning to natural treatments to ease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. By utilizing a few simple techniques that can be implemented at home, the complexion is revitalized. Skin becomes radiant...

Easy, natural ways to reduce skin cancer risk

7/20/2012 - "All skin cancer is the result of damage to skin cells," says Lise Alschuler, ND, author of Five to Thrive: Your Cutting-Edge Cancer Prevention Plan. Skin cell damage is caused by oxidative stress from free radicals, which manifests as sunburn. It's the same process that causes metals to rust and...

Avoiding sulfates can save your skin and hair

6/29/2012 - Sulfates are a group of detergents or surfactants that are used in countless consumer goods today. The most commonly used sulfates are sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES). These corrosive cleaning agents started off as an industrial strength cleaning additive since they easily...

Smooth out eye wrinkles with these homeopathic and herbal treatments

6/4/2012 - Laugh lines are not funny. Nobody wants crows feet. But because of the sensitive nature of the skin around the eye, daily activities like squinting, laughing and rubbing lead to the eventual occurrence of fine lines around the eyes. While there may not be any avoiding them altogether, you can postpone...

Use raw honey for health, skin, hair, and more

4/30/2012 - Raw honey is more than just a natural sweetener. Honey has a variety of uses in your beauty regimen and for medicinal purposes. Raw honey, which is not pasteurized or refined, can be especially useful because of its nutritional properties. Although you may have heard about the benefits of raw honey,...

Which damaging foods cause accelerated skin aging

4/20/2012 - A flawless skin has always been synonymous with beauty and health. Many people spend a fortune on expensive skin products and on visiting doctors or dermatologists to treat skin conditions. Imbalances in the body often manifest as skin breakouts, rashes, or other skin problems. Skin health and beauty...

Discover a common hidden cause of eczema

4/11/2012 - If you or a loved one have been affected by eczema, you understand the frustration and discomfort associated with this annoying irritation of the skin. There are numerous types and classifications of eczema, with the most common being referred to as atopic dermatitis. Eczema affects people on a wide...

A common vegetable cures skin cancer

4/5/2012 - When it comes to skin cancer, Big Pharma offers only topical chemo creams and surgery. The chemo creams often don't work but often do cause ugly, painful side effects. Removing skin cancer tumors surgically usually results with tumors resurfacing sooner or later. Surgeries often leave ugly scars. However,...

Keep your skin healthy this summer with these natural moisturizers

4/1/2012 - While the summer lifestyle is healthier and more active, it also presents some unique skin care challenges. UV light is a necessity for health and wellness but over exposure can dry the skin and potentially cause damage if burned. Instead of using traditional skin care products to nourish and protect...

Eating fruits and vegetables makes you look more attractive within six weeks

3/31/2012 - Many of us already know that eating fruits and vegetables makes us healthy and energetic. We also know from experience that food and beauty are related. Now we have further evidence from research from University of St. Andrews in the UK that fruit and vegetable intake is also associated with healthy...

Natural ways to get rid of wrinkles

3/21/2012 - Most people think that once you have wrinkles you're stuck with them, but there's actually quite a bit you can do about them. Of course, nutrition and being clean internally are key parts of the equation and it's not uncommon to find that with tons of juicing, eating lots of uncooked foods from nature...

Nutrition 101: Part 4 - Vitamins (Opinion)

3/15/2012 9:11:27 PM - Vitamins are essential for the body to be able to put the nutrients in food to use. Because vitamins are not produced by the body, we have to get them through the food that we also eat! Our bodies only need a certain amount of vitamins, which can be provided by eating reasonable amounts of foods...

FDA admits mercury in cosmetic products is extremely toxic - so how is it safe in dental fillings, vaccines?

3/13/2012 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an updated warning about skin care products that may contain mercury, including many anti-aging, smoothing, skin-lightening, and beauty lotions and creams sold at ethnic beauty shops and online. Some of the tainted personal care products, most of...

Sunshine helps prevent skin cancer while sunscreens promote it

12/27/2011 - There are three types of skin cancer - of which melanoma is the most dangerous and potentially lethal because it can metastasize into other body parts. The other two non-melanoma types, squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma, are treatable and not as threatening or able to metastasize as melanoma. Most...

Five ways to make your skin look younger naturally

12/14/2011 - You don't need needles, surgery or expensive procedures to get younger looking skin. You can take years off of your appearance without surgical or chemical intervention by following a few guidelines. These practices will help you maintain smoothness, tone and integrity year after year. The most popular...

Avoid toxic ingredients and create your own mask with calcium bentonite clay

11/4/2011 - Skin is the body`s largest organ and one of the primary ways toxins make their way into the body. Therefore, it`s important to read the labels of skin care products and learn what to avoid when it comes to ingredients. The marketplace is abundant with prepared "natural" clay masks. An alternative to...

Why you should choose sodium lauryl sulfate free hair and body care

10/21/2011 - Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) is a chemical lathering agent that has come under scrutiny for safety and potential toxicity issues. It is found in a large amount of the products we use every day for personal hygiene and body care. Among them are toothpaste, shampoo, lotions, soap, liquid body and facial...

Bad for baby - Hazardous hidden chemicals lurk in the personal care products of children

10/5/2011 - Many parents these days are aware that spotlighting nutrition early in a baby's life can set the stage for lifelong health. A wide array of jarred baby foods at stores now come in organic options, and the word "natural" has been added to the packaging on many child products to stifle parental suspicions...

Vitamin C provides beautiful skin, enhanced immunity and cancer prevention

9/28/2011 - Vitamin C is one of the most well known, cost effective and universally beneficial antioxidants that we know of today. This vitamin topically and internally encourages beautiful skin, helps boost the immune system, and aids in the prevention of several types of cancer. Vitamin C and skin health Vitamin...

The 10 worst chemicals in cosmetics and personal care products

9/26/2011 - The entire cosmetic industry is in a buyer beware state of alert, thanks to the latest additions to the melting pot of chemicals and pollutants in skin care, above and beyond the usual parabens. Consumers are warned by experts to put on the watch list any makeup which contains synthetic coloring ingredients,...

Five foods for healthy skin

9/20/2011 - Although the cosmetic industry would have us believe otherwise, beautiful skin doesn't come from a jar full of perfumed chemicals. Beyond being born with great genes, the best thing you can do for your skin is to eat a healthy diet. Learn how to enhance your skin from the inside out by eating foods...

Use essential oils to treat and heal acne

9/2/2011 - Essential oils are one of the most effective natural weapons against acne. Topical use of a few specific essential oils can be a first line defense against the bacteria that cause pimples to form. There are also natural skin toning oils that help to close the pores so acne-causing debris are unable...

Science Gone Wrong: Bioengineered animal proteins used to make bulletproof humans

8/31/2011 - If certain crazy scientists have their way, we could eventually see some humans covered in skin that has been bioengineered with animal parts such as spider's silk and goat milk. Bulletproof vests are widely accepted as a method of ballistic protection, but genuine bulletproof skin has always been...

Resveratrol, grape seed extract help prevent skin cancer

8/27/2011 - Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have made a fascinating discovery about the synergistic effects of certain fruit and vegetable compounds on preventing skin cancer. Resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant found in grape skins, grape seed extract, D-glucarate,...

Study: Grape compound may provide natural protection against skin cancer

8/12/2011 - If you spend a lot of time in the sun, and are looking for a way to help naturally protect your skin from potential damage caused by sun exposure, new research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry just might have your answer. Scientists from the University of Barcelona (UB) and...

Phytochemicals shown to protect skin from sun damage

8/10/2011 - One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. According to reports, 65% of new cases of melanoma are related to exposure to UV rays, or the sun. This simple, yet profound fact has led to a mass media campaign advocating liberal use of sunscreen. Unfortunately, critical research on...

Use natural ways to screen excess UV rays

8/8/2011 - While it is true that we all need regular exposure to sunlight, there are also limits as to how much our skin can take. If you are fair skinned and burn easily, you don't have to apply sun block lotions that are full of chemicals, preservatives and artificial colors and scents. There are actually natural...

The cheapest, fastest, easiest way to detoxify the whole body, look younger and be healthier

8/1/2011 - Some years back I heard Bernard Jensen, one of our country's great nutritionists and author of over 50 books, tell the story of Samson, "the Saxon Giant." Samson was a weight lifter and wrestler who was brought to the United States by Florenz Zeigfield in the 1920's as one of the featured acts in the...

Locate the connection between depression and acne

7/24/2011 - Depression and acne often go hand in hand. Most people dismiss depression as just an unfortunate result of such a visible skin condition. However for almost 100 years visionary dermatologists have known there`s more to the connection. Though these two conditions are different, they share similar...

Vitamin D and calcium slashes risk of skin cancer by 50 percent

7/21/2011 - Another study has verified the outstanding health benefits of taking vitamin D and calcium, this one showing that the supplements can reduce a womans risk of developing skin cancer by as much as 50 percent. "It looks like there is some promising evidence for vitamin D and calcium for prevention of...

Optimize your sun exposure without sunscreen

7/19/2011 - Before you lather up with sunscreen for a long day outside you should look at what is actually in the bottle. These lotions contain chemical mixtures that have been proven to block UVA & UVB radiation exposure and prevent sunburn. These chemical cocktails are now linked to serious health consequences...

Study: Many sunscreens increase skin cancer risk, FDA has known for a decade but done nothing

7/14/2011 - A new report issued by the consumer protection organization Environmental Working Group (EWG) reveals that many popular sunscreens contain ingredients known to spur the growth and spread of skin cancer cells, which defeats their stated purpose of preventing skin cancer. Data indicates that the sun's...

Try sandalwood oil for dry skin and hair

7/8/2011 - Sandalwood is an expensive oil but a worthwhile investment when one considers its wonderful properties. It is excellent for combating the ravages of aging skin - promoting hydration and moisture. It relieves the symptoms of both chest and urinary tract infections. For the mind, it reduces anxiety, tension...

Choose your alternatives and avoid toxic sunscreen (Opinion)

7/6/2011 - This time of year, people are going to pools, water parks, and golfing, riding horses, and enjoying time at lakes and beaches. Many people are enjoying the sun for the vitamin D benefits. Enjoying the sun can also restore optimal levels of melatonin in the brain. Summer is a time in which to respect...

Natural ways prevent, lessen and eliminate wrinkles

7/5/2011 - Though wrinkles may be an inevitable effect of aging, there are many things we can do to hold off wrinkles as well as lessen and eliminate existing ones. Here are some natural suggestions for preventing and getting rid of wrinkles: Wrinkle Prevention Excessive sun exposure leads to wrinkles, though...

7 surprising things you're not supposed to know about sunscreen and sunlight exposure

6/25/2011 - Ask somebody about sunscreen and you're likely to receive an earful of disinformation from a person who has been repeatedly misinformed by health authorities and the mainstream media. Almost nothing you hear about sunscreen from traditional media channels is accurate. So here's a quick guide to the...

Tree leaf compound may help prevent skin aging

6/18/2011 - A new study published in the American Chemical Society's (ACS) Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry highlights a new beneficial use for poplar tree leaf buds. When extracted, the antioxidants and other substances found in the buds effectively fight against, and possibly even help reverse, the...

Try cedarwood for dandruff, oily hair and skin problems

6/12/2011 - The use of the evergreen cedar tree for medicinal purposes goes back to biblical times. The Egyptians used the oil in cosmetics and as an insect repellent. Native Americans used cedar wood in medicine and in purification rituals. Today, the woody scent of cedarwood and the various properties of the...

Treat skin disorders and stomach ulcers with calendula

6/8/2011 - Calendula (or Marigold as it is most commonly known as) is found growing in many homes throughout Europe, South Africa and Europe. These flowers have been used for many years to treat conditions such as eczema, boils, abscesses and stomach ulcers. Its scientific name (Calendula Officinalis) has an interesting...

Use these natural foods for homemade skincare

6/8/2011 - Forget shopping at department stores for expensive skin care products. Instead, head to your kitchen for the best kept secrets for naturally beautiful skin. That`s right: food is your medicine and when it comes to skin care, these foods provide everything you need for clear, glowing skin: Olive Oil Extra...

How to get skin that glows - Natural beauty secrets for a Hollywood face

6/3/2011 - Are your skin cells crying for help? With summer just around the corner, many people are starting to realize that their skin doesn't look as good as they wish. In this article you'll find practical tips and suggestions that will help you achieve radiant skin by creating health from the inside out. Your...

Scientists reverse stance on sun and cancer: Now they admit sunlight can prevent skin cancer

5/27/2011 - Since the 1980s, physicians and cancer groups have regularly warned the public against the potential health dangers of direct sunlight on skin. As a result, many people have stayed out of the sunlight completely, covered their limbs even in warm weather or slathered themselves with UV protection products,...

How the skin reduces indoor air pollution

5/14/2011 - The 500 million skin cells you shed naturally from your body every single day may actually be helping to purify the air in your home and workplace, says a new study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Charles Weschler and his team from the American Chemical Society say that...

Discover the many functions of Vitamin E

5/9/2011 - Vitamin E has many therapeutic properties. It can be used topically and ingested. It is available in a capsule for easier ingestion or in an oil. Vitamin E oil can be swallowed or applied to the skin. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that is essential for several basic bodily functions. It can...

Rediscover youthful skin with hyaluronic acid serum

5/5/2011 - If there is an idea that has mesmerized countless souls over the centuries, it is the tale of a fountain of youth. The idea of remaining ageless has appealed to mankind since the dawn of time, but most of us realize this is a pipe dream. However, maintaining a youthful complexion and improving the appearance...

Natural home facials give glowing skin

5/4/2011 - Facials can be a 100% natural, chemical free beauty treat that make your skin glow and your complexion look rejuvenated and fresh. For those who enjoy the occasional facial, there are some excellent chemical free ideas to administer in your own home. Many spas and salons may offer facials that are...

Use aromatherapy oils to help sagging skin after weight loss

4/20/2011 - A large reduction in weight may result in sagging skin. Conventional treatments such as surgery to remove excess skin are drastic and harsh. A more natural approach combining massage with aromatherapy oils can improve blood flow and help skin elasticity. The human body is designed to cope with enormous...

Radiation disease - here are the symptoms and causes

4/15/2011 - What does radiation do to us? It burns the cells, kind of like burning down a house. It is well known that radiation burns our cells by creating too much free radical damage. Now of course this is like talking Greek to medical officials and professors because if they knew this they would be on the bullhorn...

Natural remedies get rid of wrinkles

3/27/2011 - Wrinkles are among the most visible signs of aging. Wrinkles form as a result of a gradual decrease in the skin's collagen and elastin levels, which cause the skin to lose its natural elasticity and resilience. The skin also loses fat and becomes thinner, causing the skin to sag and form wrinkles as...

Remedy dry skin, itchiness and various skin conditions with tissue salts

3/24/2011 - Tissue salts are minerals essential to assisting the body to maintain a healthy balance in the bones, teeth, muscles, tissues and nerve cells. If the body is lacking in certain tissue salts, an imbalance may occur at the cellular level which can lead to poor health conditions or disease. Skin conditions...

Natural remedies treat age spots

3/17/2011 - Age Spots are flat brownish skin discolorations found on skin throughout the body which usually occurs in people over the age of 40. Age spots take years to develop and are not likely to go away overnight. However, with time and consistent effort they often can be treated naturally. Though age spots...

Five ways to use Aloe Vera Gel for skincare

3/14/2011 - If you`re plagued by severe acne or dry skin and searching for natural relief, then the aloe vera plant may just become your new best friend. Aloe vera gel is a popular remedy used in herbal medicine. It grows in dry climates such as those found in parts of Africa and India. Various studies have...

Skin cancer group ridiculously says never expose your skin to natural sunlight

3/13/2011 - Exposing skin to natural sunlight every day is the best way for the body to receive adequate levels of health-promoting and disease-preventing vitamin D. But in what can only be described as carrying on a legacy of pseudo-scientific stupidity, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention (NCSCP) --...

Research shows inflammation causes acne

3/7/2011 - Acne is a painstakingly frustrating condition. The cure has eluded both sufferers and dermatologists for decades. However latest research on the role of oxidative stress and the antioxidant defense in acne brings new hope for sufferers. Acne patients are under higher oxidative stress than people...

Get radiant skin naturally with essential oils

3/7/2011 - Conventional treatments for acne and/or oily skin include harsh, detergent type cleansers that strip the skin, dry it out and do not get rid of the problem. Acne and/or oily skin problems may persist, leaving the skin looking in dire need of help. Contrary to popular belief, oils such as good quality...

Rejuvenate skin naturally with foods and essential oils

3/3/2011 - To rejuvenate means to stimulate or regenerate. Many people resort to toxic chemical peels, collagen injections and surgery to rejuvenate the skin and to appear less old and wrinkled. Diet is the best way to rejuvenate the skin, since the skin has the ability to rejuvenate from within. Essential oils...

Lavender oil is a powerful antifungal that fights skin conditions, Candida

2/23/2011 - New research out of Portugal has found that lavender oil is a powerful antifungal agent that fights and prevents skin and nail infections, including Candida albicans. Published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology, the study found that lavender essential oil exhibits amazing protection against a wide...

Maintain soft and healthy skin through diet this winter

2/23/2011 - Brrr...winter weather can wreak havoc on skin, so it's usually during this season that people's skin weighs heavily on their minds. But what people eat and drink can affect the health and nature of skin year-round. While "you are what you eat" might not be exactly true, it's certainly a fact that what...

How to achieve skin that glows - Natural beauty secrets for a Hollywood face

2/19/2011 - What are the secrets of a healthy skin? In this article you'll discover how to step up your skin care regimen to get a skin that glows. Our skin is a fingerprint of what's going on inside the body. This is why nutrition and detoxification beat cosmetics hands down. Here are seven tips to nourish...

Milkweed sap cures common skin cancers

2/15/2011 - If you talk about herbs, plants and other totally natural substances having the potential to actually cure cancer, odds are you'll be greeted with eye-rolling and disbelief -- especially from the mainstream medical establishment. But research just published in the Journal of British Dermatology provides...

Try oil cleansing for natural skincare

2/5/2011 - While it`s tempting to pay big bucks for department store skincare products, the world`s most natural skincare ingredient is sitting right in your medicine cabinet: castor oil. Oil cleansing is nature`s way of deeply cleaning and restoring the skin without the use of a single chemical ingredient. It...

Nature provides best ingredients for anti-aging skin care

2/2/2011 - Anti aging and wrinkle creams are a dime a dozen. A vast majority of the wrinkle and anti aging products on the market today contain harmful chemicals. However, there are several 100% natural ingredients you can look for that will make you look younger. The first on the list is vitamin C. Vitamin...

Get rid of wrinkles naturally

1/28/2011 - Wrinkles are a bane of the natural aging process. They are thin creases or lines that form in the skin, primarily on the face and neck. Wrinkles result from a gradual decrease in the skin's collagen levels as you age, which causes it to lose its elasticity. Wrinkles may also form pre-maturely, as a...

Use bamboo extract to improve skin and hair health

1/25/2011 - Bamboo extract comes from the leaves and stalks of an edible grass that is eaten by many of the world's animals. It is a rich source of silica, which is an essential nutrient for humans, too. In particular, silica plays a great role in keeping the skin and hair healthy. In fact, daily supplements of...

Try these recipes and keep skin hydrated, smooth and glowing in winter

1/22/2011 - A common complaint in winter is that skin reddens, chaps, dries out and/or flakes. Try some natural solutions to hydrate the skin and keep it moist and supple. Natural, home-made cleansers and moisturizers are wonderful for the face, can prevent pre-mature aging and are surprisingly inexpensive to make. A...

You donít need a bronzer for a golden glow, just eat lots of fruit and veggies

1/19/2011 - Looking a bit pale and even pasty this winter? If you can't fly to the tropics to get a tan, you don't have to turn to bronzers and make-up to make your skin glow. New research headed by Dr. Ian Stephen at the University of Nottingham in Great Britain concludes that eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables...

Essential Oils help combat acne and scarring

1/11/2011 - Acne medications on the market often contain acids and chemicals that dry the skin and cause rashes, redness and peeling. Essential oils provide a gentle and inexpensive way of treating acne, clearing infections and healing acne scarring. Known for their antiseptic, antibacterial and calming properties,...

How diet influences beauty

1/7/2011 - The saying "Beauty is only skin deep" isn't entirely true. This idea has perpetuated society's ideas to the point that people believe that what they put on their skin on the outside is the only way they can influence their looks. However, one's diet influences beauty even more than what's applied to...

Nutrition leads to healthy skin

12/9/2010 - Our society has an obsession with healthy skin. We hate wrinkles, acne, & blemishes. Your skin is an outside indicator for your internal health. When we have skin based disorders those are very often outside manifestations of toxicity, mineral imbalances, oxidative stress, and inflammatory processes...

Natural ways help clear up acne

12/7/2010 - Acne is a problem that doesn't just affect teenagers, but also affects millions of adults as well. Drugs used to be the preferred method to clear up acne, but there are many natural methods that work very well. Natural methods are preferred, since the most common drugs prescribed to fight acne are antibiotics. Long...

Radiation scientists agree TSA naked body scanners could cause breast cancer and sperm mutations

12/3/2010 - The news about the potential health dangers of the TSA's naked body scanners just keeps getting worse. An increasing number of doctors and scientists are going public with their warnings about the health implications of subjecting yourself to naked body scanners. These include Dr Russell Blaylock (see...

Five Natural Scar and Stretch Mark Remedies Bring Healing

11/16/2010 - In today`s world of expensive chemical peels and laser treatments, natural scar and stretch mark remedies are more relevant than ever. Treating our skin as nature intended is the best way to prevent and heal tissue damage like scars and stretch marks. Using natural remedies to treat scars can restore...

Blacks have more serious cancer due to vitamin D deficiency caused by skin color

11/14/2010 - Women of African ancestry are more likely to develop a more aggressive form of breast cancer known as "triple negative," researchers have found, but the explanation for this correlation may have more to do with vitamin levels than with genetic predisposition. Breast tumors may carry any combination...

Treat Rosacea: New Research Sheds Light on Possible Role of Vitamin D

10/9/2010 - Rosacea is a disease that has been hiding in plain sight. Over 16 million Americans are affected, yet many more are undiagnosed, and the details of its pathophysiology are not very well understood or studied. Various factors are implicated (but far from substantiated) as triggers. New research sheds...

Sunscreen made with nanoparticles may actually cause skin cancer

10/7/2010 - Sunscreens made with nanoparticles may cause serious bodily harm, a report from Friends of the Earth has warned. "Consumers need to know that manufactured nanoscale zinc and titanium oxides are not the only choice and are not necessarily the most effective or safest choice for sun protection," the...

Using your laptop could cause 'toasted skin syndrome'

10/5/2010 - Using your laptop computer on your lap for extended periods of time can cause serious, and potentially permanent, skin burns, say Swiss researchers. Published in the journal Pediatrics, the study explains that "toasted skin syndrome" occurs when skin is exposed to heat for long periods of time, and...

Skin cancer risk from tanning beds is miniscule

9/30/2010 - The media have widely exaggerated the skin cancer risks of tanning beds says Ivan Oransky, editor of Reuters Health and treasurer of the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ), writing on the AHCJ blog Covering Health. Oransky notes that in honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, a number of...

Review of Annmarie Gianni organic skin care product line

9/22/2010 - The world of conventional body care products is filled with gimmickry. Products that claim to be "natural" or even "organic" on the front label are often not. And some of the chemical toxins that go into conventional body care products would make your head spin if you really knew what they were. (Yes,...

Vitamin D: Let the Sun Give You Healthy Skin

9/17/2010 - For years we have been told to avoid the sun due to the "damaging" effects of UV radiation. The newest research has shown that the sun's rays do much more good than harm. The sun's ability to charge our bodies with vitamin D makes it extremely powerful at minimizing free radical damage and maintaining...

Skin whitening creams found to contain toxic mercury

9/17/2010 - In violation of federal law, skin-whitening creams are still being widely made containing the neurotoxic metal mercury, according to an investigation by the Chicago Tribune. "I'm shocked and speechless," said Chicago dermatologist Jonith Breadon. "I just assumed since [mercury] was banned in the...

Limit the Appearance of Wrinkles the Natural Way

9/3/2010 - Wrinkles are mainly associated with changes in our skin as we grow older. This natural aging process is inevitable but we can limit the extent and severity. Wrinkles can be those fine surface lines as well as the deep furrows. The areas usually most affected are the sensitive skin near the eyes,...

Cosmetics are More than Skin Deep

8/24/2010 - Lotion, deodorant, hair spray, nail polish, sunscreen ... . Most of us spend at least some amount of time pouring, scrubbing, patting, and lathering our way into a cleaner, softer hair, skin, and body. We can't pronounce some of the ingredients in the products we slather on, but they are on the shelves...

Lemon Juice, Mint and Oatmeal: Natural Remedies Treat Acne

8/24/2010 - Acne can have a short-term but potentially long lasting psychological effect. Decreased self-confidence can lead to social withdrawal and even depression. Left untreated, severe acne can lead to disfiguring scarring, which can be difficult to treat. Typical acne appears in the oil-producing areas of...

Identify the Causes of Dark Circles under the Eyes

8/17/2010 - Dark circles under the eyes tend to give you an older, rather haggard or tired appearance. There are many factors that lead to the dark circles. Why Dark Under Eye Circles Develop Age Typically, dark circles develop when the skin under the eyes become relatively thin and more transparent with age,...

Heal the Different Stages of Rosacea Naturally

7/31/2010 - Frequent flushing of the face is the most noticeable symptom in the earliest stage of rosacea. This common skin condition is pronounced "roh -zay-sha" and in the US, the number of sufferers is as high as 20 million including such well known people as previous President Bill Clinton, Prince Harry, Renee...

It is Summertime: Keep Your Hair and Skin Soft and Smooth

7/21/2010 - It's officially summer and that means lots of time in the sun and water. But all that exposure can leave skin and hair dry and damaged. Thankfully you don't have to buy expensive products to soften your skin and repair your dry hair. Most likely you have what you need in your kitchen cabinets. Lots...

Sunlight alone does not cause skin cancer: The truth you've never been told

7/6/2010 - We've all been told that sunlight causes skin cancer. This message has been drilled into our heads for so long that most people actually believe it. But what if this "truth" was actually a medical myth? What if dermatologists and health experts didn't know the whole story? What if their explanations...

Sunscreen Safety and Efficacy Called into Question

7/1/2010 - Most experts agree people should use sunscreens to protect their skin from the sun, but there is wide disagreement on how well they actually work. In addition, other than sunburn prevention, little is known about their safety. The Food and Drug Administration's 2007 sunscreen safety regulations draft...

Safely Remove Skin Moles

6/27/2010 - Moles are one of the most common conditions in the world; everyone has at least one mole while some have up to forty. In the 1950s, a dark regular mole on the cheek was considered to be very attractive and girls would pencil in their own facial mole. These were called beauty spots. Cindy Crawford brought...

Common Antibiotics Increase Your Skin Cancer Risk

6/27/2010 - Most people would identify sun exposure as the primary risk factor for getting skin cancer, but few would think of antibiotics as a contributing factor to this deadly disease. Yet there is an entire class of antibiotics that are known to cause a condition known as photocarcinogenesis that can multiply...

Natural Sunburn Remedies Help Relieve Pain and Heal Your Skin

6/18/2010 - As springtime heads into summer, our thoughts often turn to fun in the sun. Sometimes though, we overdo it and end up with a painful sunburn. While some daily sunshine is extremely healthy, the best idea is to avoid too much sun exposure at one time. When you do get too much sun, promptly take steps...

Use Blue and Red Light Therapy for Multiple Skin Care Benefits

5/22/2010 - At first glance, the treatment therapies that use red and blue spectrum light to treat skin disorders and revive aging skin may seem a bit dubious. How can a light beaming on your face actually help change the visible attributes of your skin? Well, infrared red and blue light therapy, as more and more...

Treat Skin Rashes with Natural Remedies

5/20/2010 - Skin rash is a common term that describes an outbreak of red bumps on the body that changes the texture of the skin. A skin rash can be the result of many different conditions, ranging from allergies to infections. In this article, we will address how to naturally treat common skin rashes, especially...

Natural Fruits, Foods and Remedies Give Smoother, Younger Skin

5/5/2010 - Roll back father time and keep your skin younger, smoother and healthier with these foods, remedies and other tips: Healthy Fruits for the Skin: * The pomegranate's power comes from ellagic acid, a polyphenol antioxidant found in red wine and green tea. Ellagic acid has been shown in some studies...

Dark-skinned immigrants to Canada urged to take vitamin D supplements

4/16/2010 - Canadian doctors and nutritionists are urging dark-skinned immigrants coming to Canada to supplement with vitamin D in order to stay healthy. Many Canadian immigrants have relocated from countries with warmer, sunnier climates, and are exposed to far less natural sunshine in Canada than in their native...

Make Natural, Fragrant Bath and Skin Products at Home

4/10/2010 - Commercially produced bubble bath, shower gels and body lotions are usually packed with synthetic chemicals. Yet, herbs, flowers and fruits have long been used in beauty treatments to refresh, cleanse and soothe, without the harmful effects that chemicals can have on the skin. Home made bath products...

The Skincare of Nature: Papaya Reduces and Prevents Wrinkles

4/6/2010 - The pulp of the papaya fruit can help reduce wrinkles. Papayas contain an enzyme called papain that is known as a digestive enzyme that can also help repair wrinkles. The skin is made of tissues that stretch with age. Elastin and collagen are two fibers in the skin that contribute to skin firmness and...

Use Essential Oils for a Natural Acne Remedy

3/15/2010 - Acne is a skin problem that affects adults and teenagers. Teenagers are often plagued with persistent acne. Many adults, who may have thought skin problems were a thing of the past, are distressed to find themselves affected, sometimes even when middle-aged. The skin care industry caters to sufferers...

Heal Yourself in 15 Days by Cleaning Up Your Skin Exposure (Part Ten)

2/25/2010 - Continuing with our 15-day self healing series, today we focus on cleaning up your skin exposures. By "skin exposures," I mean all the things your skin comes into contact with... and the sheer quantity of those things will probably surprise you. But first, let's get something out of the way that's...

Heart transplants lead to skin cancer

2/11/2010 - A new study published by the Mayo Clinic in the journal Archives of Dermatology has revealed that roughly half of all patients who undergo a heart transplant end up getting skin cancer within 15 years of the surgery. Among the 312 people evaluated in the study, 1,395 different skin cancers emerged following...

Coconut Oil Provides a Solution to the Spread of MRSA

2/11/2010 - MRSA is often described as a contagious, potentially lethal bacterial infection that's difficult to eliminate because it's resistant to antibiotics. But the problem is that doctors are trying to use antibiotics to fight the disease - and antibiotics are immune destroying drugs that pathogens are known...

Public Health Warnings About Skin Cancer Lead to Widespread Vitamin D Deficiencies

2/4/2010 - Public health warnings about the skin cancer risks associated with sun exposure have led people to avoid sunlight to such an extent that vitamin D deficiencies have now become widespread, according to a study conducted by researchers from King's College London. The body produces vitamin D upon exposure...

Heal yourself in 15 days by recognizing your innate healing power (part two)

1/30/2010 - This article continues our 15-part article series called Heal Yourself in 15 Days. In part one, we looked at why the real secret to rapid healing is to remove the barriers to healing (http://www.naturalnews.com/028053_self_healing_quality_of_life.html). In part two, we look at why your healing potential...

Natural Solutions for Pet Skin and Flea Problems

1/7/2010 - Many pets are infested with fleas and ticks or have skin problems that can be difficult to treat. Conventional cures include the use of chemical based shampoos and flea repellents which can be toxic. Coat and skin problems can also be exacerbated by a bad diet. Try wholesome, preservative free food...

Dry Skin Brushing Improves Skin Health

12/22/2009 - Our skin is often called our third kidney because of its role in detoxifying the body. Many toxins leave the skin through sweating, which is why aerobic exercise, saunas, and steam baths aid in detoxification. But a common problem is that our skin is clogged with cosmetics and dead skin cells - so toxins...

Probiotics reduce food allergies, skin reactions

11/18/2009 - (Natural News) Most health conscious people know of the positive effects on digestion from using probiotic supplements. Many take probiotic supplements after using antibiotics to replace the good intestinal flora bacteria indiscriminately killed by antibiotic use. This practice is so well known...

Avocados offer remarkable benefits for skin health

11/17/2009 - Avocados are Mother Nature's skin moisturizer. With their healthy fats and phytonutrients, they offer remarkable benefits to human skin -- both when eaten and when used topically. Here, we present a collection of supporting information about avocados from some of the top authors and personalities...

Eggplant Cures Skin Cancer

11/17/2009 - An ingredient in common eggplant has been shown to cure cancer. The eggplant extract is a phytochemical called solasodine glycoside, or BEC5. Dr. Bill E. Cham discovered it, after hearing of a folk medicine cure from Australian farmers. They told him of eye cancers cured in cattle after application...

Hidden Secrets of Aloe Vera: Naturally Treat Acne and Many Other Skin Conditions

11/16/2009 - It has been proven that aloe vera can be used to treat acne, with improvements seen in as little as one week. Acne sufferers can see a remarkable improvement by simply breaking an aloe vera leaf and applying the watery gel to the acne lesions. It should be noted that aloe vera does not "cure" acne,...

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