Written by Jennifer Smith (haircolorgeek.net)

Australia is filled with all kinds of unique natural wonders, from the beauty of the Great Reef to the often mysterious, and sprawling bush country. It is also home to one of the most versatile natural oils ever discovered, tea tree oil. [click to continue…]

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The odd thing is about haircare products is that every time a cosmetics company think (or claim) they have found the perfect synthetic solution to a hair related woe, it actually turns out that Mother Nature figured it all out a lot sooner. Grapeseed oil is just one more thing that proves this theory, as it is yet another natural product that can do all kinds of wonderful things for the condition of your hair.

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Castor oil is most popularly used for hair growth (more here) since it contains essential vitamins and sealing properties that help for healthier hair. Though hair growth is genetic, hair loss can be triggered by environmental factors and using castor oil can not only prevent additional loss but help to stimulate regrowth even if those natural factors are still occurring. Stress and dietary issues are most commonly responsible for hair loss and though these are easily cured through lifestyle changes castor oil can help by bringing back hair that has started to thin out. Hair growth is generally determined by the body and it’s genetic factors so you can’t expect miracles simply by rubbing some of the oil in. [click to continue…]

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Split ends, the bane of many people’s lives, at least when it comes to their hair, occur when the shaft of the hair begins to fray. This can be caused by a number of things; heat styling, damage, environmental pollutants and even in some cases, illness. Once the damage is done, truly the only way to solve the problem is to head to your hairstylist and have them trimmed off, something that can be a little upsetting for those trying to grow their hair. Therefore, if you want to decrease the need for such trips, and have nicer, healthier hair, pay heed to the tips below:

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While many people are excited about what krill oil can do for their cardiovascular health and their cholesterol levels others – including many members of the medical and scientific communities – are just as excited, if not more so, about what the oil from a tiny little shrimp can potentially do for the human brain. [click to continue…]

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You will probably have heard by now all about just how important omega 3 fatty acids are to your overall health. In fact many people have begun taking a supplement of either fish oil or krill oil to increase the levels of omega 3 acids in their body. While this is a good idea you should also remember that you can get these valuable acids from your food as well and the best source is fatty fish. The following are the top seven fish you can add to your diet to help you get all the omega 3 fatty7 acids your body needs: [click to continue…]

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If you are interested in alternative methods to stay healthy and ward off all kinds of health conditions the chances are that you have heard about the benefits of taking fish oil and a newer supplement, krill oil. Krill oil is also derived from seafood, but from a tiny shrimp that lives primarily in the North Sea.

Many of the health benefits that krill oil offers are also in fish oil. There are differences between the two though and before you make the choice between adding a fish oil supplement to your daily regime or opting for krill oilinstead it pays to weigh up the pros and cons of both. [click to continue…]

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It might seem like every other week a new supplement or “superfood” begins showing up in the media, grabbing the headlines because it is touted as the next big thing in the ongoing human battle to get healthy, stay healthy and even to fight of the damage that the aging process can do to the body. [click to continue…]

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Occasional disturbances in sleeping patterns are quite normal. Stress, illness, hormones, bedmates and children can all wreak havoc on quality sleep. Lack of sleep causes fatigue, moodiness and poor health. [click to continue…]

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Circadian rhythm sleep disorders is the title applied to a family of similar, yet slightly different, sleep disorders.  Among other things, these disorders affect the timing of sleep. [click to continue…]

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Handling Low Platelets During Pregnancy

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A low platelet count in pregnancy is known as gestational thrombocytopenia and it occurs in almost 7-8% of all pregnancies. Thrombocytopenia in general could be a pre-existing condition or could be pregnancy induced. The normal platelet count is usually between 150-400 million per milliliter of blood but this count can differ from person to person.

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5 Ideas to Keep Your Grocery Bill Low When Buying “Healthy”

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It’s hard when you see that grocery bill add up so quickly and still feel like you bought nothing.  It’s true that “healthy food” is a bit more expensive, but you can still have an affordable grocery bill while feeding your family healthier choices.   Here are some ideas to keeping your grocery bill in budget, […]

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