beauty

Sandalwood

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Sandalwood is a small evergreen tree that has a brown trunk with slender branches and pinkish flowers. The essential oil from sandalwood can not be extracted until the tree matures which takes approximately thirty years. It is sought after for its aphrodisiac, relaxing and purifying characteristics.The sandalwood tree can be found in East India, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Sandalwood’s essential …

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Can eczema be prevented?

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Can eczema be prevented? While there is no cure for eczema, you can take steps to manage your symptoms and lessen the severity of outbreaks. Such measures include avoidance of over-bathing; applying moisturizer frequently, especially after bathing; bathing in warm, not hot, water and using a mild soap; limiting or avoiding contact with known irritants like soaps, perfumes, detergents, jewelry, …

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Anorexia Nervosa At A Glance

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Anorexia Nervosa At A GlanceAnorexia nervosa is an eating disorder and, more importantly, a psychological disorder. The cause of anorexia has not been definitively established, but self-esteem and self-image issues, societal pressures, and genetic factors likely each play a role. Anorexia affects females far more often than males and is most common in adolescent females. Anorexia tends to affect the …

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depression in elderly

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Depression and Older Adults: What It Is and How To Get HelpSadness is a universal emotion that no one is immune from, everyone in the world feels sad in some way or another on a daily basis for various reasons. The state of feeling sad is called depression and usually refers to a condition of feeling sad very often, for …

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Androgens

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What Is It?Androgens are a group of hormones that play a role in male traits and reproductive activity. Present in both males and females, the principle androgens are testosterone and androstenedione.Androgens may be called “male hormones,” but don’t let the name fool you. Both men’s and women’s bodies produce androgens, just in differing amounts. In fact, androgens have more than …

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skin-to-skin contact with babies

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How Important Is Physical Contact with Your Infant?Touch and emotional engagement boost early childhood development, but can children recover from neglectful environments?  BONDING TOUCH: Many babies do not get as much physical contact or emotional engagement with care givers as they crave. An expert in the field explains how these behaviors can influence child development. .The stark institutional isolation prevalent in …

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The Courage to Be Present

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The Courage to Be Present   Inter-Connection: “Exchange” Goes Both Ways How we work with our own experience affects others.  When you’re feeling upset and in need of some company, who do you want to be with? Sometimes when I feel troubled, I choose to be with someone who can offer me wise counsel. Other times I pick someone who …

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cancera as a life-changing intervention

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cancera as a life-changing interventionPsychologists’ research is preventing and reducing the burden of cancer.Despite decades of public health warnings about the dangers of a suntan, each year 1.3 million new skin cancer cases are diagnosed in the United States. Americans, it seems, still enjoy their hours at the beach and in tanning booths in pursuit of that sun-kissed glow. Recently, psychologists …

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vitamin c is used in skin care

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Vitamin C in Skin Care  The integumentary system is the body’s largest organ. It can also be a woman’s biggest nightmare. The epidermis and its care is one of the most ubiquitous concerns of women as they age. Vitamin C is used in skin care to help prevent premature aging and damage from the suns rays. The antioxidant properties of …

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liver weakness

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 liver weakness So many people that are concerned with improving their health over look the health of their liver. The liver is called LIVE -R for a reason. The reason is the liver is involved with digestion and assimilation. It processes nutrients to give life to your body, to repair diseased and damaged tissue. It removes toxins and eliminates pathogen …

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Healthy and shining Skin

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8 Tips for a Healthy and shining SkinWater has long been considered as the most efficient natural treatment or an almost free treatment for any skin condition because of its being alkaline, with pH 7.3. It prevents dehydration which is capable of producing sebum or oil from the sebaceous glands. Your skin needs water in order for it to function …

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