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4 amazing uses for aloe vera

7/9/2014 - Aloe vera ("true aloe") is the best-known species of the aloe genus, which is native to Africa and certain parts of the Middle East. Renowned for its medicinal properties, aloe vera has been utilized for thousands of years to treat numerous medical conditions ranging from skin irritations and herpes...

More than two-thirds of conventional sunscreens contain harmful chemicals: learn how to avoid them this summer

7/2/2014 - It is one of the most pervasively destructive health myths circulating today -- if you don't use sunscreen, your skin will burn and you will get skin cancer! Besides the fallacious nature of this popular claim, the fact of the matter is that many sunscreen products on the market today are inherently...

The cancer-causing sunscreen protection racket

6/22/2014 - For starters, there's no real proof that sunscreens actually prevent most skin cancers. Yet your dermatologist is probably robotically advising you to slather on a toxic sunscreen as a proven skin cancer preventive. Did your doctor mention studies showing that people who spend a greater percentage...

How can petroleum ever be 'hypoallergenic'? - the hypocrisy rages on with baby oils

6/22/2014 - Petroleum jelly can be found in about every other bathroom cabinet in the US, but dermatologists who really know what they're doing, like the holistic ones, warn against it. A byproduct of the oil industry, petroleum can suffocate pores, aggravate acne and even cause a rare form of pneumonia, if inhaled....

Top foods to eat to help protect skin from sunburn

6/4/2014 - As the weather gets warmer, the more likely there will be instances of sunburn. It may be enjoyable to stay outdoors for a get-together, but the resulting stings of a sunburn are not fun. While methods such as putting plain unsweetened full-fat yogurt or potato peels on the skin are very effective in...

Apple cider vinegar for acne? Folk remedy actually works better than chemicals

6/2/2014 - You'll be hard-pressed to find an all-natural product in the selection of over-the-counter acne treatments available on the market. These cleansers, creams, toners and spot applications contain countless chemicals that are harsh on the skin and can have harmful side effects to your health. And KidsHealth.org...

Vitamins for acne: nutritional secrets to clean skin from the inside out

5/27/2014 - Affecting as many as 50 million Americans, acne is the country's most common skin disorder. And while the teen years may first come to mind when thinking about acne, people from all age groups -- nearly 85 percent of the population, in fact -- suffer from the condition over the course of their lives....

The plant of immortality and how to use it

5/21/2014 - Ancient Egyptians dubbed aloe vera the "plant of immortality". You may have used aloe vera already if you've ever experienced a bad sunburn; it's the clear green goop that is commonly found in nearly every pharmacy aisle. The earliest recorded use of aloe vera by humans goes back to 16th century B.C....

Home Remedies for Acne: 7 Treatments That Really Work

5/12/2014 2:34:11 AM - Almost 85 percent of people experience acne within the course of a lifetime, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, (1) so it's a very common problem. Many people turn to over-the-counter acne products or prescription drugs for this condition. But many of these products have ingredients that...

Improve overall health, including liver function and skin problems, with dandelion

5/9/2014 - Time to put the "dandelions are annoying weeds" thoughts to rest. Its roots, sap and leaves are powerful ways to help heal the body, ranging from improving liver function to combating skin conditions such as eczema (1). In fact, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center, "Native Americans...

Allergan skin cream uses human foreskin growth factors that could cause tumors, legal complaint alleges

4/21/2014 - Consumer-rights law firm Hagens Berman (HB) has filed a class action suit with Josette Ruhnke as the named plaintiff against Allergan, the new owner of SkinMedica. The focus of the suit is with the potential health risks from SkinMedica's proprietary human growth factor solution derived from human foreskins. SkinMedica's...

Petroleum-based skin care: The #1 pore-clogging toxin sold in the USA

3/29/2014 - You hear it all the time from skin care companies and the slogans for their products: "Lock in the moisture!" Did you know that you are actually locking in toxins with toxins? Yes, your body is trying to perspire and sweat out the toxins, and breathe. And just what toxins are we talking about that are...

Aloe Vera is an anti-tumor herb that's also great for your skin and cardiovascular system

3/24/2014 - Aloe Vera has a history that spans over 6000 years. The Egyptian civilization was the first to note its extraordinary health benefits and called it the plant of immortality. It was used for various health issues ranging from insomnia, baldness, bad digestion and even cancer. It is now regularly grown...

Calendula can reduce inflammation, heal the skin and help protect the heart

1/28/2014 - Calendula, sometimes named marigold by certain people, is a plant that comes from the Asteraceae family. It grows up to be approximately two feet tall and usually produces some very beautiful yellow flowers. Calendula is believed to originate from Egypt and certain parts of Southern Europe but it is...

Large number of cosmetic skin-lightening products contaminated with mercury

1/23/2014 - Infamous for poisoning the kidneys and brain, mercury is a potent, silent destroyer of healthy cellular function. Mercury compounds can be readily absorbed through intact skin - inducing toxic, dermal effects. As a melanotoxin, mercury compounds are capable of decimating melanosomes, which are tiny...

Research shows that bee pollen can improve skin, increase fertility and more

1/17/2014 - Bee pollen, also called bee bread, is a small granule of pollen (mixed with other ingredients such as nectar and bee saliva) created by worker bees to help feed the hive. The exact chemical composition of these granules depends on the types of plants from which the worker bees gather the pollen, but...

Three keys to an amazing, glowing complexion

1/15/2014 - For years, cosmetic products companies have been telling us that healthy skin can be attained by applying products on the outside of the body. Once a person has educated oneself about the source of true health, they find that these commercially driven claims aren't entirely accurate. The true key to...

Free of severe acne, woman says hemp seed oil is her new favorite

1/11/2014 8:04:03 AM - Fran Kerr, author of Clear Skin for Life and How to Heal from Acne Naturally, has been a fan of jojoba oil for years. "I still do love it. I'm a massive fan of it, but I have a new favorite now," she admits. "It's organic hemp seed oil. I am in love with hemp seed oil as a cleanser and moisturizer." Kerr...

UFC's Anderson Silva horrifying shin break in Weidman fight most likely due to chronic vitamin D deficiency via dark skin

12/29/2013 - The UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) has grown to become today's most popular sport among America's youth. The sport features amazing athletes battling it out in an octagon, where competitors must combine high-level grappling skills, striking skills, fitness and a strong ground game to achieve victory....

Shocked scientists discover the skin communicates with the liver

12/12/2013 - Skin: It is your body's largest organ, and groundbreaking new research out of Denmark has found that the proper function of your other vital organs is dependent upon its integrity. A collaborative research project out of the University of Southern Denmark (USD) recently discovered that human skin directly...

Man becomes acne-free with three-day apple fast

12/12/2013 - Chris Gibson started developing acne at the young age of 11. He suffered with the skin condition for over 15 years, saying he was well into his 20s when he was cured. In his case, he had cystic acne, which can lead to severe scarring and permanent pockmarks. "Antibiotics... Accutane... [I] tried it...

Five tips to soothe and relieve dry skin during cold months

12/6/2013 - Cold weather, low humidity levels and wind are factors that can really dry out and damage your skin, especially when central heaters are used at home. How can one alleviate dryness and help skin stay moist and healthy through the coldest months of the year? Moisturize more!Find an "ointment" moisturizer...

Turmeric improves skin health, protects from UVB radiation damage and aging, concludes Japanese study

11/14/2013 - The Holy Powder of India, turmeric, is spreading its healing influence around the world, blessing the open mind with its plethora of health benefits. (It is a great brain-boosting, mood-enhancing antidepressant). Used extensively in Ayurvedic, Unani and Chinese medicine, turmeric cures hepatic disorders...

How to effectively treat skin cancer

11/14/2013 - Staggering, but true, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer - in the United States - costing over $3 billion for the 3 million plus people diagnosed - every year. In fact, scientific papers reveal that, in the past three decades, more people have gotten skin cancer than any other form of cancer...

Bad skin? Are you causing it yourself?

10/23/2013 - Having bad skin is something that millions of people deal with every single day, and for the most part, it's a very preventable condition. From adolescent breakouts to adult acne, there are varying degrees of having "bad skin," and most of the cases have to do with bad decisions. More recently,...

Health Basics - The top 10 causes of breast cancer

10/14/2013 - Since chemotherapy was invented by Nazi scientists 70 years ago, and mammograms expose patients to radiation which causes cancer itself, let us forget everything we know for a few minutes about cancer prevention and cancer treatment, and take a common sense approach to this monster that's killing over...

Need a lift? Check out the many uses of orange oil

10/12/2013 - There are many citrus essential oils. There's orange (sweet & bitter), lemon, grapefruit, lime, mandarin, tangerine, all of which are made from the peel of the fruit, and less obvious ones like petitgrain (orange leaves) and neroli (orange blossoms). Because they come from the same "happy ones" family,...

Horrifying new street drug 'Krokodil' made from pharmaceuticals turns skin into zombie flesh while delivering cheap high

10/9/2013 - A deadly new street drug that reports indicate first originated in former-Soviet Russia has apparently made its way to the U.S., where at least two unconfirmed cases were recently identified in Arizona. Known as "krokodil," which is Russian for crocodile, the cheap alternative to heroin literally destroys...

Trials on experimental skin cancer drug suspended after main researcher exposed for potential scientific fraud

10/6/2013 - The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is back in the news after one of its own research scientists was pinned recently for potentially publishing fraudulent research data on a new skin cancer drug he developed. As reported by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC News), clinical trials for...

The best home remedies for treating blackheads

10/6/2013 - Blackheads are bumps (or 'plugs') on the skin that are caused by a buildup of excess oils and sebum in the skin glands. As these oils oxidize, they darken, giving blackheads their trademark color. Blackheads are extremely common, especially among adolescents. Though not a health concern, they are...

Six natural ways to heal acne with quick results

10/3/2013 - Skin problems like acne can affect almost everyone. This is most prevalent among adolescents because of their fluctuating hormones. Acne can develop not only on the face but also on the scalp, chest and back. This usually occurs due to lack of sleep, stress, diet and a busy schedule on a daily basis....

The health benefits of colloidal oatmeal

10/3/2013 - Colloidal oatmeal is very finely ground oatmeal that has been added to water. Though it might sound like a fad product, this milky-white colloid has been around for hundreds of years and contains just as many health benefits as regular oatmeal. In this article, you'll learn more about these health benefits...

Foods for improved skin health

9/20/2013 - The skin, more than just a protective covering for the body, can make a person look and feel good. Because of this, many people invest a lot of their money and time in ensuring that their skin is in the best shape possible. But oftentimes, promoting skin health all boils down to great nutrition. Here...

Catch late summer and fall sun rays to experience significant health benefits

9/14/2013 - The power of the sun for health and healing are far reaching. Optimal times to store up on the sun's health benefits are between 10am and 3pm. Overwhelming research shows that sunlight improves mood, athletic performance, blood pressure, immunity and bone health while helping to prevent cancers, heart...

Coconut - The anti-aging skin treatment miracle

9/7/2013 - For quite some time, the bogus saturated fat scare had everyone avoiding coconut oil. Hardly anyone was using it for cooking or anything else. That disinformation has faded enough to draw customers back to using coconut oil for even more than cooking. Recently, coconut oil has demonstrated enormous...

Omega-3 fatty acids shown to help prevent skin cancer lines

9/4/2013 - Despite the ridiculous pharmaceutical-sponsored reports that omega-3 fats and fish oils increase the incidence of certain cancers, including those of the breast and prostate, scientifically validated research studies continue to confirm that the long-chain fats, DHA and EPA, are essential in the prevention...

Treat your acne scars naturally with these home remedies

8/31/2013 - Acne scars are the result of inflammation induced by acne, an unpleasant skin disorder commonly experienced during adolescence. Although the scars - which usually manifest as deep pits and indentations - are not medically problematic, they are physically unattractive and frequently contribute towards...

Possible negative impacts of GMOs on health and skin: How to avoid GMOs in skincare products

8/22/2013 - Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are plants and other living organisms derived from modern molecular biotechnology techniques that alter the genetics of the organism. A large portion of the food supply in America is now produced with this technology. So far, GMO companies have been able to create...

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...

Article updated with new message from the Health Ranger

6/28/2013 - The article which originally appeared here has been removed because it is no longer aligned with the science-based investigative mission of Natural News. In late 2013 / early 2014, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger), editor of Natural News, transitioned from outspoken activist to environmental scientist....

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...

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