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Skin brushing for better circulation?

by Sonia Chartier, on 8 February 2016, Body Care, Circulation, Healthy legs - varicose veins
skin brushing

We are so good at taking care of the skin on our face through our exfoliation, cleansing and moisturising routine, that we often neglect taking care of the skin on our body.

Did you know that the skin is an organ of elimination, and just like our kidneys and liver it releases more than a pound of waste products every day, so it is important to take care of it and give it a little extra helping hand.

This is where daily body brushing comes into play as this can aid the lymphatic system and give the body that extra boost…

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Natural options to treat stomach ulcer

by Sonia Chartier, on 1 February 2016, Digestion
stomach ulcer

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Peptic ulcer disease (commonly referring to as stomach ulcers) can be excruciatingly discomforting and painful. It affects mostly those between the ages of 25 and 64, and it is usually associated with infection, use of over-the-counter pain medication, alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking.

Diagnosis is usually made based on symptom presentation. Conventional treatment can be very effectively, but there are some gaps that may be addressed the natural way…

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Natural ways to maintain regular periods

by Sonia Chartier, on 28 January 2016, Women's Health
irregular periods

Are you one of the lucky women who don’t have to worry about your next period because it’s like clockwork? Or are you one of those doomed to carry your period paraphernalia around with you everywhere you go?

Once you’ve understood what causes your cycle to derail, there are things you can do to regulate it so you too can plan your next visit to the spa and lighten up your handbag…

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Heart palpitations: keeping up the rhythm!

by Sonia Chartier, on 28 January 2016, Circulation
heart palpitations

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

The heart has always been symbolic of life, love and courage. While it’s a no-brainer that a beating heart is required to stay alive, some of you may ask why love and courage?

These are things that put is in vulnerable positions—they elicit the “fight or flight” response—in which the body pumps adrenaline into your veins, thus forcing the heart to beat faster and stronger to oxygenate your muscles.

When this happens, we may feel as if our hearts wanted to beat out of our chest, does it not?

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