Health and Healthcare

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Posted 4/19/17 at 1:20 AM | George Smith

Organic Bedding Is More than a Trend – It’s the Healthiest Option!

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Whenever something begins trending, the first thing everyone does is rush out to buy that item, notwithstanding that a trend may just be the result of high-powered Madison Avenue advertising campaigns. However, when it comes to organic bedding, there is a very good reason why an increasing number of people are showing an interest in it and it all boils down to the fact that it really is the healthiest option. There are a number of reasons why.

The Absence of Dangerous Chemicals
One good example of how we are led to buy bedding treated with dangerous chemicals would be when we see something labelled as ‘fire retardant’ or ‘fire resistant.’ Did you know that the chemicals used to treat fabric to make it resistant to flames are actually quite toxic? Some of the most common chemical compounds used in fire retardant bedding, including mattresses, sheets, bedspreads, blankets and pillow coverings include: FULL POST

Posted 4/19/17 at 12:08 AM | Sylvie Simms

How to Register Your Child’s Birth: A Step-By-Step Guide | Just had a child? Wondering how to register a new birth? Fast Birth Certificates walks new parents through the steps.

Posted 4/10/17 at 12:29 AM | Sylvie Simms

The Dangers of Binge Drinking in College | Review this helpful infographic to help you understand the severity of binge drinking in college and share with your family and friends.

Posted 4/7/17 at 11:14 AM | Brian Wallace

Life Expectancy Is On The Decline In America

Because of things like the sharp rise in obesity and obesity related illnesses as well as the opioid epidemic, there has been a decline in life expectancy for the first time in over two decades. Learn more about American life expectancy from this infographic!

Posted 4/6/17 at 1:57 PM | Mark Ellis

China: More than 330 million abortions since 1971

By Mark Ellis

Directed by Chinese authorities, doctors performed more than 330 million abortions since the government began their “family planning” policy in 1971, according to official government statistics obtained by The Financial Times.

There has been much controversy and debate since China’s one-child policy was launched, with many forced abortions and sterilizations employed in the toxic program.

Christians and other human rights campaigners have decried the policy, with many paying a heavy price including incarceration by the government.

The one-child rule, with exceptions for ethnic minorities and some rural families, was officially launched in 1979.

Since the early 70s, doctors have performed 336 million abortions and 196 million sterilizations, the data reveal. They also inserted 403 million intrauterine devices, a common birth control method in the West but one that Chinese officials often forced on women, according to The Financial Times.

The government estimated that without the one-child policy in place the population would be 30 per cent larger. FULL POST

Posted 4/6/17 at 1:54 AM | George Smith

How to Comfort a Friend or Community Member With Anxiety

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Everyone experiences anxiety to some degree, but for some people, anxiety is strong enough, recurring enough, and present enough to seriously interfere with the quality of their lives. According to the ADAA, anxiety disorders affect approximately 18 percent of United States adults, and are cumulatively the most common mental health illness in the country.

To make matters worse, there is no cure for anxiety; instead, its effects can only be mitigated through treatment and the support of friends, family, and community members. Still, only about one-third of anxiety sufferers are currently undergoing formal treatment, so we owe it to our community members to step up and be available for support in any way we can.

Comforting Someone With Anxiety
So how can you comfort someone with anxiety, or help prevent their illness from interfering with their day-to-day life? FULL POST

Posted 4/3/17 at 12:49 AM | Sylvie Simms

What’s Difference Between Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid Strains? | Not all strains of cannabis are the same. Learn more about the differences between indica, sativa and hybrid strains with Clear Test.

Posted 3/30/17 at 7:58 AM | Smith Willas

10 Most Nutritious Foods to Eat For Healthy and Glowing Skin

A rain of beauty products in the supermarkets today has shifted the focus from the inherent need of diet and nutrition for skincare. Nutrition is so important for health that whatever you eat reflects on your skin. An unhealthy and unhygienic diet, on the other hand, affects your metabolism, causes weight gain, and significantly spurs the aging of your skin.

Using the skincare products only is more of a cosmetic approach of getting an attractive skin, the real beauty, however, starts with nourishment from within. Eating specific foods can profoundly influence your skin collagen production, hormonal balance, and rapid growth of new skin cells. . Your skin, health and lifestyle greatly depend on the type of food you eat and diet plan you follow. Therefore, it is imperative on your part to eat proper foods that provide your skin the vital nutrients, which are essential for making it soft, supple, and blemish-free.

The following are those highly nutritious foods that go a long way to keep your skin healthy and glowing:

1. Olive Oil

Olive oil is extremely rich in vitamins, minerals and natural fatty acids, which makes it very convenient for sensitive skin. It has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that make it highly potent for softening your skin. People have been using olive oil for centuries, when ancient Romans started massaging it into their skin. Even today, olive oil is one of the main ingredients that are used in salads served in many family buffet restaurants. Consuming olive oil in your daily diet, results in smoother and more radiant skin. FULL POST

Posted 3/27/17 at 1:59 AM | George Smith

5 Ways To Protect Your Smile By Saying Goodbye To Discolored Teeth

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Everyone would love their teeth to look like fresh Canadian snow, but it's sometimes hard to keep them white. It's a shame because it's one of those areas everyone will notice. Although you won't care what anyone thinks, it can affect your life in negative ways outside your control.

Even if your teeth aren't perfectly white it's not to late to change things around. All you need to do is educate yourself on what you're doing wrong at the moment. Here are a few quick tips to point you in the right direction if you're desperate for help.

Don't Brush Too Hard

A few people usually get one thing wrong when it comes to brushing their teeth. They have a good toothbrush and replace it regularly. Most of them will also brush their teeth more than once per day.

The issue comes with the pressure you put on your teeth when brushing them. It's not your mission to scrape all the enamel off, so stick to a little pressure while brushing in little circular motions. FULL POST

Posted 3/27/17 at 1:54 AM | George Smith

5 Amazing Ways To Boost Your Appearence Without Going Under The Knife

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A lot of people would like to feel better about the way they look. This is likely because you see Hollywood actresses who have had extensive surgery over the years. It's a look you won't want to replicate because going under the knife isn't your idea of a good time.

Obviously, exercise and healthy eating will improve your appearance, but you can still have a few procedures done without going to the extreme. Let's look at what they are in case you're already living a healthy lifestyle but would like a little more.

Getting Your Teeth Whitened

Are there any family dentists near me in Maple, Vaughan? That is a question lots of people will be asking themselves even if the location is different. They want a family dentist because they sound less painful.

Luckily when you get your teeth whitened at the dentist you'll hardly feel a thing. If you apply hydrogen peroxide to your teeth them might be a bit sensitive, but it's not sore and your mouth will sparkle. FULL POST

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