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Oral Health and Cancer--Is There a Connection?

…dental plaque is often the result of lower levels of vitamin D. Our saliva contains several compounds that defend against pathogenic bacteria in the mouth. One of these compounds is cathelicidin, which is regulated by vitamin D levels. So, a buildup of dental plaque is an early warning of low levels of…

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Six Steps to Successful Sprouting

…glass canning or mayonnaise-type jar (about a quart-size, with a wide mouth), some organic seeds and a screened lid. 1. To make your own screened lid, cut a piece of cheesecloth or clean nylon pantyhose so that it overlaps the mouth of the jar about two inches all around. You’ll need a large rubber…

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Digestive Diet Tip: Make Your Own Sauerkraut

…juniper berries, cumin, and mustard seeds. Mash or pound with a wooden pounder for several minutes to release juices. Place in a quart-sized wide-mouth Mason jar and pack down with the pounder. Mix water with salt and whey and pour into jar. Add more water if needed to bring liquid to top of cabbage…

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Is the Swimming Pool Making You Sick?

…Always shower before going into a pool. 2. Don't swim when you have an upset stomach or diarrhea. 3. Avoid swallowing pool water or putting it in your mouth. 4. Try to always wear goggles, especially if you are swimming underwater and wish to open your eyes. This is particularly relevant if you wear contact…

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Quick Relief from Post-Surgery Nausea

…saline solution, or oil of peppermint. Each patient was instructed to breathe in slowly and deeply through their nose, then exhale slowly through their mouth, for three repetitions. The patient was then questioned two minutes and fine minutes later about any nausea. To the researchers' surprise, after five…

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Treat Head Lice Naturally

…them on contact. Not to mention, these products contain some pretty harsh chemicals that obviously come into pretty close contact with your child’s mouth, eyes, and nose. Fortunately, you can get rid of lice naturally, without toxic chemicals. The first option is to try Vaseline, which essentially suffocates…

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Could Castor Oil Cure Everything?

…to name a few. It is also one of the best ways to treat cold or flu symptoms. I’ll be the first to admit that taking castor oil isn’t exactly mouth-watering (at least in a good way). Fortunately, you can realize all of the same benefits from a topical castor oil pack applied to the abdomen. Using…

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Progressive Muscle Relaxation for Stress Relief

…Nose—Wiggle it back and forth, up and down. Relax. Feel the warmth and calmness in your nose. * Lips, cheeks, and jaw—Draw the centers of your mouth back and grimace for five seconds. Push your lips into a pout. Relax. Feel the warmth and calmness in your face. * Hands—Extend your arms in front…

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Onions May Hold the Key To Freer Breathing

…Extract" To make your own onion extract, all you need is three or four large yellow or white onions (the red variety is less potent), a quart-sized wide-mouth canning or mayonnaise jar with a good lid, a blender and some 190 proof (95% absolute alcohol) grain alcohol (ethyl alcohol). (In most areas of the…

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