10 Ways to get a Good Night’s Sleep

by Linda Dessau [tag]Sleep[/tag] – are you getting enough? For some people, enough is four to six hours. Other people just don’t feel right with less than eight hours. People need more or less sleep at different phases in their life. Women may need more or less sleep at different phases of the month. The… 

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Study points to cancer-risk from petroleum-based cosmetics

A new study carried out by lobby group the Environmental Working Group (EWG) suggests that a significant number of cosmetic and toiletry products with a petroleum-base may contain a cancer-causing impurity called 1,4-dioxane. The group says that despite the fact that this impurity is easily removed during processing, it appears that many companies are neglecting… 

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Pregnant Coffee Drinkers… what you should know?

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by Linda Searing On lists of [tag]pregnancy[/tag] do’s and don’ts, few agree on where to put [tag]caffeine[/tag]. Might reducing the amoung of caffeine consumed by a [tag]pregnant woman[/tag] affect her [tag]newborn[/tag]‘s size and birth date? A study involved 1,207 women who were less than 20 weeks pregnant and who regularly drank three cups of coffee… 

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Cancer Alert: Danger in Antimicrobial Soaps

Researchers are now finding that the active ingredient in [tag]antimicrobial soaps[/tag] and personal care products causes nerve damage. This really isn’t surprising: I’ve been warning readers about this for years. The ingredient is called [tag]MIT[/tag] ([tag]methylisothiazolinone[/tag]), and it is found in antimicrobial soaps, hand soaps, dish soaps and a surprising number of personal care products…. 

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Eastern Promises

By Boey Ping Ping In China, the secrets of dealing with stress, sickness and aging draw from a 5000 year-old tradition. Here’s an A to Z guide on how they do it. Acupuncture There are roughly 365 [tag]acupuncture[/tag] points along the body’s main energy channels which can be activated to release blocked qi (energy flow)…. 

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The Benefits of Using Different Massage Techniques

According to many online sites dedicated to the [tag]art[/tag] of [tag]massage therapy[/tag], when performed regularly can improve chronic and acute pain, reduce stress and aid in a sense of overall well being, in addition to relaxing tight tense muscles. There are many different massage techniques which use different types of manipulation for various results. My… 

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