Self Care

Arianna Huffington: We Take Better Care of Our Smartphones than We Do Ourselves

“Oh, I had a triple shot of espresso this morning because I was up so late last night trying to finish that project!” “Yaaaaaah! I haven’t had more than 3 hours sleep per night the last week. I really have no time man!” Sounds familiar? If you’ve never had a conversation with a friend or …

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Ask the Expert: Is Drinking Too Much Water Bad for Your Kidneys?

Question: Is drinking too much water bad for your kidneys (due to overworking them)? Answer: There is no upper limit set for fluids as a healthy kidney has considerable ability handle excess water and maintain fluid balance in the body efficiently. Thus, water intake greater than the amount as per recommended is not going to jeopardise …

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Hyperpigmentation: Causes, Risk Factors, Treatment Options

The Gist of It  The biggest cause of hyperpigmentation is the sun, or UV damage. Scarring, acne blemishes, and other forms of skin irritation can also up your risk of hyperpigmentation. Asians are more prone to dark spots due to genetics. Treatment options include prescription-only 4% hydroquinone or skincare products with potent polyphenols (antioxidants). Hyperpigmentation is …

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How Much Time Should I Spend with the Doctor?

Not everyone likes to see a doctor, especially when sick, including perhaps some doctors too! Such patients probably feel vulnerable because, apart from already not feeling well, they’d have to discuss some, perhaps very, personal matters regarding whatever ails them on that day. There are also those who will give various excuses simply to avoid seeing the doctor even when …

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Breathing

This Activity You Do Every Second For Free Can Boost Health, But You Might Be Doing It Wrongly

When you look at a newborn baby boy, you’ll notice his belly distinctly going up and down, up and down as he breathes. Try looking for the same distinct breathing movements in an adult and most probably you’ll have a hard time spotting it. All of us are born with an innate ability to breathe …

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Boost your immunity

6 Super Ways to Power Up Your Immune System

The Gist of It:  Our modern lifestyles are killing our strong immunity, causing us to be prone to illness and chronic diseases. To boost your immune system, up your intake of essential fatty acids, probiotics, antioxidants and immune boosting herbs. Cut back on sugar and limit your exposure to toxins. Modern Day Lifestyles Screwing Over …

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Holistic Skin Care: Have You Ever Thought Of Pumping 100% Oxygen into Your Body?

Holistic Skincare from Within You can’t just wash your face once a day, pat on some moisturiser and expect to look 18 forever. Effective skincare isn’t just about the products you use on a surface level, but also about how you take care of yourself from the inside. Sun damage, stress, unhealthy diets, and lack …

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Check Your Moles: Signs They May Be Cancerous

Here’s a really good reason to spend lots of time checking your partner’s skin all over – focus on the moles, not only because they’re cute, as they could indicate the onset of deadly skin cancer malignant melanoma. Enjoy your new partner activity pointing out healthy moles – which tend to be symmetrical in shape, of one colour and a …

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Have a Husky Sexy Voice? Check if You Have LPRD

Are you constantly having sore throats and mouth ulcers? Is your throat always hoarse? Are you always downing massive doses of multivitamins and herbal concoctions so you can be rid of your perpetual sore throat once and for all? You may be suffering from laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPRD). What is laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPRD)? LPRD …

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