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The A B Cs of Dieting

There are endless dietary supplements and diet programmes (weight loss) on the market these days. In this sea of choices it is very difficult for an individual to choose and find one which works effectively to shed those extra pounds.

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Can Parsley Induce Menstrual Period?

Parsley is a well known kitchen herb as it is frequently used as a garnish for many dishes. It is also widely used as flavouring in salads and soups. Many persons believe that these are the only uses of parsley. But this herb has so much more to offer and it was a desperate situation that made me aware of other benefits. I had a special celebration to attend for about one week and I was due to see my period during that week. I hate altering the course of nature but I began to explore ways in which I could delay my period. Unfortunately I was not too keen on most of the options as nearly all of them required some type of hormonal use.

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The Healing Wonders of Herbs – Polygonum Multiflorum

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series The Healing Wonders of Herbs

Polygonum muliflorum is a herb native to China and is commonly known as Fo ti root. It also goes by the name He Shou Wu. Rich in zinc and other trace elements, it has an unpleasant taste that many would describe as pungent. The herb is considered phenomenal, particularly in the orient, where it is revered for its positive impact on longevity of life. Fo ti root is said to possess anti-aging properties and is a regenerator of the nerves, brain cells and the endocrine glands. It detoxifies the body and strengthens the liver and kidneys. It lowers cholesterol and is useful in ailments such as constipation, eczema, scrofula, carbuncles and inflammation of the lymph nodes.

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Amla – Benefits and Uses

Amla is the name of a fruit also referred to as Indian gooseberry which is mainly found in India. It is about the size of a lemon, spherical, bitter and yellow-green in colour. Amla is an important element in the age old tradition of ayurvedic medicine. Its value undoubtedly stems from its rich store of vitamin C (approximately the equivalent of ascorbic acid found in two oranges). In fact it is believed to be the richest natural source of vitamin C around, making it a very powerful antioxidant which combats free radicals and aids the anti-aging process.

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Neem Soap with Neem Oil – A Wonderful Ayurvedic Product

Neem soap is a wonderful ayurvedic product that is beneficial in skin related complaints. Most neem soaps have pure neem oil as their base. In some cases the neem oil as well neem leaves are used in its production. This is a winning combination in neem soap making as it means the soap retains all the essential properties of neem. Pure neem oil and neem leaves have antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. It is the antimicrobial qualities of neem that underscores neem soap’s excellence as a remedy for skin complaints.

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Revitol Stretch Mark Cream -Does it work?

Does Revitol stretch mark cream work as it is advertised? I’ve been on a quest to find a stretch mark cream to remove stretch marks for sometime now. Having checked out the entry on this site about whether Trilastin System 2 removes stretch marks, and not seeing anyone reply, it leads me to doubt the effectiveness of that solution. So I want to focus here on the Revitol product on the market for stretch marks.

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How To Reverse Gray Hair

Can grey hair even be reversed? The answer is a most definite yes. I know for certain because I have observed this with my own hair.

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A Cheap Natural Acne Treatment – Neem

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Natural Acne Treatments For Fast Results

I was doing some research on hair products and bought this hair oil that did wonders for my hair. I took note of the ingredients and did a bit of research on each one. The ingredient that really got my attention though was neem oil because I never knew about it before then.

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Natural Acne Treatments – Apple Cider Vinegar

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Natural Acne Treatments For Fast Results

In the latter part of 2008 I began scouring the net for cheap home remedies for acne. I read some information on the use of apple cider vinegar, which was to be diluted and applied to the face for a few minutes and then rinsed off.

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Natural Acne Treatments Introduction -Seeking Solution To My Acne Problem

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Natural Acne Treatments For Fast Results

Acne is a skin infection characterized by pimples and blackheads. The area of the skin most vulnerable to acne appears to be the face. Acne also sometimes appears on the upper back and chest regions. This skin disease is not life threatening, but it can seriously damaging to a person’s confidence and self-esteem as acne pimples and scars, particularly facial acne, can be very unsightly and unattractive. For this reason many individuals spend a lot of money on products that claim to be acne solutions. And I am not here to put down the effectiveness of any product. All I will say is that there are cheaper, more natural remedies out there that are sometimes more effective than the chemical based solutions.

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Gray Hair Shampoo (aka Grey Hair Shampoo)

As someone who has been getting way too many gray hairs way too early, I started doing some research on how to slow this down, or even reverse it altogether. As I was looking around, I started to read stuff about shampoo for gray hair.  Here I just want to share a little of what I’ve learnt about this stuff.

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How To Lose Weight -the simple and sure way!

Are you one of the many fat women who wants to lose weight? Well you’ve come to the right place. I’m going to give you some very simple, but effective instructions, that if followed, will bring you down to size and have you losing weight quickly, and even keeping it off. Guys, don’t worry, this will work for you too, so keep on reading. Read the rest of How To Lose Weight -the simple and sure way! »

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The Healing Wonders of Herbs -a look at burdock

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series The Healing Wonders of Herbs

Burdock is another herb I wish to highlight. The root is used in the treatment of a host of ailments and is reputed to be one of the best blood purifiers around. It rapidly purges the blood of toxins. Liberal consumption of the tea will clear almost any skin disease. Burdock is one of the chief herbs used in treating gout, rheumatism, syphilis, gonorrhea, canker sores and leprosy.

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The Healing Wonders of Herbs -a look at chickweed

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series The Healing Wonders of Herbs

The first herb I want to highlight is called chickweed. Chickweed is a blood purifier, restorative and energizer. It is a superb remedy for colds, bronchitis, pleurisy and weakness of the bowels.

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The Healing Wonders of Herbs -a look at rosemary

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series The Healing Wonders of Herbs

The next herb that has proven useful to me is rosemary. Similarly to chickweed, it is great for coughs and colds. It is a wonderful treatment for nervous conditions and can cure headaches caused by nervousness. It is good as a mouthwash.

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The Healing Wonders of Herbs -Introduction

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series The Healing Wonders of Herbs

Herbs are generally deemed to be therapeutic and of great curative value to man. However, many of us are not aware of their healing properties. There are an abundance of herbs that are useful for various ailments. I have had experience with a few and I wish to share with readers the tremendous health benefits that can be gained from some herbs that I have been using over the years.

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Getting Rid of Stretch Marks -Does TriLastin Work?

Someone I know has these unbecoming stretch marks, and was wondering if there is anything outside of surgery that could remove them. Apparently the suggested solutions like cocoa butter and snail slime do not work, or are not very effective, especially for long standing stretch marks.

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