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Which essential oils can help with rheumatoid arthritis?

Which essential oils can help with rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis can cause chronic inflammation and pain in the joints. Many people use essential oils to relieve these symptoms, but do the oils really work? Essential oils cannot cure this condition, but evidence suggests that they can relieve major symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis, especially inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and pain. Read on, […]

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Stroke: Clinical trial results ‘likely to change care practice’

Stroke: Clinical trial results ‘likely to change care practice’

Both transient ischemic attacks and minor strokes only last a few hours and rarely have any enduring effects. But they can lead to a major stroke, which is much more dangerous and may impact an individual’s health more severely. “How can this best be prevented?” researchers ask. An international trial suggests that aspirin and anticoagulants […]

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What is a qi deficiency?

What is a qi deficiency?

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), qi is the vital energy that circulates through the body at all times. Practitioners believe that a qi deficiency is linked to the spleen and that rest and eating certain foods can treat the imbalance. The concepts of TCM are not based in modern science but have their roots […]

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Why mindful breathing keeps your brain healthy and young

Why mindful breathing keeps your brain healthy and young

Yogis, non-yogis, long-term meditators, and short-term ‘dabblers’ alike will all agree that meditation improves focus. But, until now, no studies had shown how breathing influences attention in the brain. New research explores the neurophysiological effects of controlled breathing. Mindful breathing exercises can do wonders for your brain, a new study suggests. Lately, more and more […]

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Can jojoba oil treat acne?

Can jojoba oil treat acne?

Jojoba oil, extracted from the seeds of the jojoba shrub, is a common ingredient in acne treatments. But is it effective, and are there any risks? Many people who struggle with acne vulgaris are interested in trying natural, over-the-counter products to reduce the severity of acne, or to remove acne scars. Research is still ongoing […]

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Can a salt water flush help you lose weight?

Can a salt water flush help you lose weight?

Some believe that a salt water flush can relieve constipation, reduce bloating, or cleanse the colon. Salt water flushes are becoming more popular, but reviews are mixed, and this home remedy may pose health risks. According to some sources, a salt water flush may help with weight loss, release of fluid retention, or an improvement […]

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Is coconut oil a laxative?

Is coconut oil a laxative?

The benefits of coconut oil have been hotly debated. Scientific evidence has struggled to back up the hype behind coconut oil health products, despite an endorsement from superfood fans. Some supporters claim that coconut oil is a cure for constipation. So, what are these claims, and does evidence back them up? Does coconut oil relieve […]

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Which essential oils help get rid of wrinkles?

Which essential oils help get rid of wrinkles?

While there are many commercial products available to reduce wrinkles, some people prefer natural alternatives, such as essential oils. As people age, the skin begins to break down and lose elasticity. This natural process causes wrinkles and fine lines to appear on the face around the forehead, mouth, and eyes. Although essential oils will not […]

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The best carrier oils for essential oils

The best carrier oils for essential oils

Carrier oils are used in aromatherapy, a complementary therapy where various essential oils are applied to the body to aid both physical and emotional health and well-being. Carrier oils dilute the concentrated essential oils so they can be applied to the skin without side effects. Aromatherapy is used to help with a wide range of […]

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Baking soda: A safe, easy treatment for arthritis?

Baking soda: A safe, easy treatment for arthritis?

Baking soda has been used as a home remedy for generations due to its antacid properties. Yet its benefits run even deeper, and new research may explain why it is an effective aid in the treatment of autoimmune diseases such as arthritis. How can this kitchen staple change the body’s inflammatory response? Baking soda, also […]