Articles Posted in the health Category

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    basil for everything!

    Basil for Everything!   When you hear the word basil, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Well, I think of a caprese salad of mozzarella, tomatoes and basil leaves or a simple bowl of angel hair pasta with a pesto sauce. But would this herb be effective in the world of skincare, too? [...]

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    sunburns: get the ‘ouch’ out!

    Before talking about sunburns, I would like to address the sunscreen issue. We, in Arizona, are very aware of how important it is to use plenty of sunscreen. Second to Australia, we have a very high occurrence of skin cancer and so it’s very important that we stay vigilant about using sunscreen. Our children especially [...]

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    puppy love

    Would you believe that you can use essential oils to help your animal’s health and well-being? Yes, you can! Just like people, animals can benefit from essential oils for mood and health. Today, I will concentrate on Man’s Best Friend: Our puppy dogs! There are blends of essential oils that will not only alter your [...]

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    first aid made easy

    May I just say right away that I am NOT Dr. Sher? When it comes to First Aid at Home, I, like most moms and grandmas, have all kinds of remedies that have been passed down from one generation to the next. The ones I am going to recommend are what I have used over [...]

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    bug be gone

    I know I have talked about Make It Yourself bug repellent before but since bugs are still around, I thought it would be a good idea to revisit the subject and maybe help those who are still as frustrated as I am about the little critters! One of the buggers (pun intended!) is a mosquito. [...]

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    olive oil: good for the body inside and out

    Olive Oil. Who knew how versatile this simple ingredient is? It is something good for our bodies, both inside and out. As part of our diet, I don’t think there is anything better than olive oil. It is high in antioxidants, including vitamin E. Antioxidants are nutritional powerhouses that protect against age-accelerating free radicals.  And [...]