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Sandalwood

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 …

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Can eczema be prevented?

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 …

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Anorexia Nervosa At A Glance

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 …

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Androgens

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, …

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skin-to-skin contact with babies

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 …

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The Courage to Be Present

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 …

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cancera as a life-changing intervention

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 …

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vitamin c is used in skin care

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 …

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Healthy and shining Skin

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. …

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