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Can Vitamins Cure Skin Conditions?

Skin troubles are a common, often painful problem. Topical applications of vitamin E, and/or vitamin C and niacin provide rapid relief. The first reports indicating that vitamin E, and concentrated topical and IV solutions of vitamin C were a highly effective treatment for burns surfaced over 50 years ago. Vitamins may be used to treat both thermal burns and sun burns, as well as wrinkles, pigmentation, scrapes, bug bites, and even bed sores.

Foods alone do not provide sufficient vitamins to provide maximum healing. Vitamins also provide protection against skin-aging damage caused by exposure to the sun. The benefits of vitamin C and niacin have been proven in numerous controlled clinical trials using high potency vitamin C and niacin creams. [1-9] The scientific literature contains at least 29 reports published since 2003 using niacin creams and 8 using vitamin C creams. Even before the Korean War, orthomolecular physicians were reporting topical vitamin E to be a superior treatment f…

13 Reasons To Drink More Water

Most people don't think they need to worry about dehydration. To them, dehydration is something that happens to travelers in the desert when they run out of water.

But there is a chronic form of dehydration that is different than your mouth being dry as cotton. Chronic dehydration is widespread and affects everyone who is not drinking enough water.

This list of 13 symptoms will hopefully inspire you to go get a enough daily water.

1. Fatigue, Energy Loss:
Dehydration of the tissues causes enzymatic activity to slow down.

2. Constipation:
When chewed food enters the colon, it contains too much liquid to allow stools to form properly, and the wall of the colon reduces it. In chronic dehydration, the colon takes too much water to give to other parts of the body.

3. Digestive Disorders:
In chronic dehydration, the secretion of digestive juices are less.

4. High and Low Blood Pressure:
The body’s blood volume is not enough to completely fill the entire set of arteries, veins, and capillaries.

5. …

Strawberries - One of Nature's Superfoods

When they're in season, I consume strawberries several times a day. I include them in my high fiber cereal, and also eat them as a snack.

Research has shown that regular consumption of strawberries protects the brain from rusting and slowing down. These pretty berries also support the eyes and enhance motor skills.

Nutrients in strawberries, including ellagic acid, were found to prevent the formation of pre-cancerous colon lesions.

BarleyLife Xtra contains strawberries and has a total of twenty-two fruits. There's also eight other antioxidant (cancer fighters) ingredients, six fat burning metabolic boosters, and more.

Strawberries are full of good health benefits. So consume as many of them as you can every day!

An Appetite Suppressant Secret

Here's a little appetite control secret that you might like...

A good and healthy appetite suppressant is coconut oil. You can add it to your coffee or simply put 1 tsp - 1 Tb of coconut oil in hot water and drink it like tea. It's like coconut tea.

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Why Do We Age, Get Sick And Get Diseases?

The health of our body is dependent on the health of our cells. So to slow down aging, limit sickness and prevent disease, we must protect and properly feed our cells. Remember, disease is simply the deterioration of the cell.

Cells are made up of many atoms. When these atoms are healthy, the cells replicate and keep the body young, well and free of disease. What makes an atom healthy is "paired" electrons. Atoms missing an electron are not just "bad" - they actually destroy surrounding atoms by stealing their electrons.

An atom missing an electron is called a free radical. Free radicals alter or destroy cells. Cells that die and cells that replicate in a damaged state are the cause or contribute to premature aging, sickness and diseases such as cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, and many others.

Free radicals come from:
SmokingStressSunlightPesticidesPollutionAirline TravelMedicationsFoodsFood additivesX-raysExerciseChlorine in drinking waterMercury in seafood a…

How Vitamin D Reduces Incidence of Cancer

In a new study, researchers at the UCSD School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center used a complex computer prediction model to determine that intake of vitamin D3 and calcium would prevent 58,000 new cases of breast cancer and 49,000 new cases of colorectal cancer annually in the U.S. and Canada.

The researchers' model also predicted that 75% of deaths from these cancers could be prevented with adequate intake of vitamin D3 and calcium.

We've all heard to avoid the sun to prevent skin cancer. It's looking more and more like that's not such a good idea.

Three Weird and Natural Appetite Suppressants

Eat or drink one of these just before a meal. Or up to twenty minutes before. That’s because the appetite-suppressing effect can be almost immediate or may take up to twenty minutes. See what happens for you.

1. Pat of Butter

Fun situations to use a pat of butter:
You just sat down at a nice restaurant. You're starving. The big bread basket comes... Reach for the butter - and have a pat or two (or three). ALL BY ITSELF - without the bread. Let it melt in your mouth like a creamy square of chocolate.You're starving and have nothing in your fridge, no time to prepare anything or pick up something to eat. Go to your fridge and slice off a pat of butter or two (or three). Let it melt in your mouth...
Important: The butter you use regularly (at home) MUST be at least organic. Even better is organic unsalted. Best is organic unsalted from grassfed cows or goats.

2. Coconut Tea

How to make: Mix up to 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in 1 cup of hot water or any tea you like. If you have not u…

Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Fruits and vegetables are the foods that should be eaten most often, according to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. For most people, this means more than doubling the amount of fruits and vegetables they eat daily.

How Much do you need? Recommended amounts vary for age and gender, but here's a general guideline: Make fruits and vegetables about half of what you eat, every time you eat.

The following categories of fruits and vegetables are important to eat at least several times a week, because they are rich in vital nutrients:
Dark green vegetables, such as spinach, broccoli and leaf lettucesOrange vegetables, such as sweet potatoes and carrotsStarchy vegetables, such as potatoes and cornDry beans, such as kidney beans, black-eyed peas and black beans Source: here

But what if you don't like vegetables? Or you can't eat fruit because you're diabetic? Or you simply don't have the time?

That's why there's BarleyLife® Xtra. It's an easy way to get the r…

Don't Make This Mistake

Years ago I read this quote, and I've never forgotten it.

"If I had known I was going to live so long, I would have taken better care of myself." - Mickey Mantle

My father died of cancer after being on oxygen for eight years.
He had smoked since he was a teenager (though he eventually quit) and drank somewhat on a regular basis too.

He also never exercised and ate whatever he wanted. It was a recipe for poor health.

During one of the last years of his life, we went to see my parents, who lived in another state. During our visit, I took Dad to an out-of-town doctor's appointment. While driving down the eastern North Carolina highway, we saw tobacco fields on the side of the road. All of a sudden, my father blurted out, "I wish it could all go to hell!"

What a way to live out your golden years, eh?

We've all heard the saying, "Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die."

The problem is, as in the case of my father, some of us don't die. W…

Life With a Two-Year-Old Toddler

This past week, my wife took our two year-old son, Brady, to the Arkansas Children's Hospital for a follow-up appointment. He had surgery on June 29th to remove a small pit on the outer part of his right ear.

Turns out, the appointment was a blessing in disguise.

After checking in and sitting in the waiting room, they were called back. A nurse began looking Brady over, weighing him, measuring his height and so on.

When she looked in his ear, she said, "I see a small bit of ear wax."

Then she asked, "Do you think he'll let me take him into this other room and remove that wax?"

My wife replied, "Oh yeah. He will."

So they proceeded to a different room, one that had a surgery table as well as a powerful microscope and television.

Just as she was about to look into Brady's ear, Dr. Bower came around the corner. He had done the surgery on Brady. So the nurse asked him, "Do you want to do this?"

Dr. Bower replied, "Sure."

He then…

What Are Enzymes?

Enzymes are catalysts that facilitate and speed up the different reactions in the body. One of the jobs of digestive enzymes is to help break down the large molecules of fats, proteins, carbohydrates and other components of the foods we eat.

If you experience gas, bloating, irregular bowels, burping, or other digestive discomforts after eating, you may be feeling the consequences of not enough digestive enzymes.

Having enough enzymes - all the different types - is key to good health. Food is your body's fuel and incomplete digestion and assimilation of that fuel leads to malnourishment at the cellular level. If the cells aren't healthy, the whole body suffers.

Digestive enzymes are naturally produced within your body. We also get enzymes from raw foods. Many children are eating lots of processed food on a daily basis. Processed food, even the healthier versions, are lacking those essential enzymes, which are heat sensitive.

Including raw foods (foods that have not been hea…

The USDA Recommends Nine Fruits and Veggies a Day

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has raised the dietary guidelines for fruit and vegetable consumption from five, then seven, and now nine servings per day.

Following are a few quick reasons why we need this many daily servings for good health:

- Six of the ten leading causes of disease - heart disease, cancer, strokes, diabetes, hardening of the arteries, and scarring of the liver - can be traced to unhealthy nutritional habits.

- A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, using thirty-six years of data, concluded that people who did not get enough nutrition were at an increased risk of disease, including heart disease and cancer.

- Obesity is on the rise in the United States, including 66% of adults.

- According to recent studies, seven out of ten people will die of heart disease, cancer or stroke.

- Due to modern farming techniques, much of our soil is depleted of essential nutrients. Farmers now fertilize the soil with a limited number of nutrien…

Meat Lovers: How to Buy Healthy Meats

Meat lovers: Here's how to buy meat that won't make you fat, sick or tired.
From now on, when you shop,
always ask for 100% grass-fed beef.Because regular (a.k.a industrial feedlot) beef makes you fat. And gives you high risk of heart disease.

The regular fare has much more fat than grass-fed. And the kind of fat in it is the bad fat. Much more Omega 6's than are healthy, verses the good fat Omega 3 and CLA.

Not because of the animals themselves. But because of what they're fed and shot up with. (Feed - corn and soy, plus shoot them up with antibiotics - they get sick eating corn and soy instead of grass - and growth hormones. So they grow faster than they're supposed to.)

One 100% Grass Fed farmer describes it here.

Good fats help you lose weight, build muscle, and they're good for your heart.

If you are putting on the pounds and you love meat, insist on 100% grass-fed. Most health super markets carry it. Even some of the traditional supermarkets are getting in on th…

Ten Reasons to Eat Your Fruits and Veggies

Experts at the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) recommend that you eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Why? Here are ten good reasons.

1.) Prevent Cancer. AICR's expert report on the role of diet in the prevention of cancer estimates that simply eating at least five servings of vegetables and fruits each day could prevent up to 20 percent of overall cancer cases. Vegetables and fruits are rich in naturally occurring substances that help keep cancer cells from forming.

2.) Keep Trim. Many vegetables contain 50 calories or fewer in a whole cup, while only five potato chips or one small cookie have the same number of calories. Satisfy your appetite with hearty servings of vegetables and fruits. You will feel full, and will eat smaller portions of higher-calorie meats and desserts.

3.) Prevent Heart Disease. Eating more vegetables and fruits - while cutting back on meat and dairy - can help you limit heart-damaging saturated fat and cholesterol in…