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Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."
- Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860), German philosopher

Inflammatory disorders

Abnormalities associated with inflammation comprise a large, unrelated group of disorders which underlie a vast variety of human diseases. W ith many immune system disorders resulting in abnormal inflammation. Non-immune...

Parasites and their effect on your body

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The word parasite comes from the Greek “parásītos” meaning “one who eats at another’s table”. Parasites live off the food we consume, leaving us the scraps. If 85% - 90%...

The 20-second dip

The 20-second dipNot every painful event leaves an emotion scar.  Specific processes need to occur for this to happen, and these depend on your brain-wave activity during the original event...

The two-year loss-to-symptom syndrome

The two-year loss-to-symptom syndromeHow does all this information relate to chronic illness?  A combination of all these processes   - 20-second dips, unconscious decisions, the RAS (Reticular Activating System) – creates...

Signs & symptoms

High blood pressure usually have no symptoms. Occasionally, some people may have a mild headache when their blood pressure is high. Advanced cases of hypertension may produce the following symptoms:...

Process of acute inflammation

Micrograph showing acute inflammation of the prostate gland with the characteristic neutrophilic infiltrate . The process of acute inflammation is initiated by cells already present in all tissues. At the...

Alkaline diet

In the video are the answer of these important questions & give you some very cool tips that I've never revealed before: How can I make sure I don't LOSE...

Hypertension introduction

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a serious condition. Blood pressure is the force of blood as it pumps through your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps and the...

Exudative component

Exudative componentThe exudative component involves the movement of plasma fluid, containing important proteins such as fibrin and immunoglobulins (antibodies), into inflamed tissue. This movement is achieved via the chemically induced...

Gut Flora Influences Brain Development

An Astounding Discovery:  Gut Flora Influences Brain DevelopmentThe new science suggests that how your digestive tract evolves in the first few years of life can influence the health of your...

E-coli linked to cancer

"The research suggests that E.coli has a much wider involvement in the development of colon cancer than previously thought. It is important to build on these findings to understand why...

How you view sadness predicts depression relapse

It is very common that a person recovering from depression or coming off anti-depressants will experience some feelings of sadness. A new study sheds some light on whether or not...

Vinegar

Handy vinegar tips for wellness - To remove calcium buildup on kettles and electric jugs, boil the kettle with half a cup of white vinegar and leave to soak for...

Types of inflammation

Comparison between acute and chronic inflammation:   Acute Chronic Causative agent Pathogens, injured tissues Persistent acute inflammation due to non-degradable pathogens, persistent foreign bodies, or autoimmune reactions Major cells...

Pharmacological

Certain drugs or exogenic chemical compounds are known to affect inflammation. Vitamin A deficiency causes an increase in inflammatory responses, and anti-inflammatory drugs work specifically by inhibiting normal inflammatory components....

     

Various remedies

Which form of healing do you use most often?
 

Natural Healers' Association

Energy Medicine falls under the Natural Healers Association.

Established in February 1999, the Natural Healers Association, was founded by Dr H. Zungu, Katharine Lee Kruger and Chris Rall in Johannesburg . This national organization was registered as a Non Profit Organization on 22 May 2003 by the Department of Social Development. 

NHA aims to widen the window of opportunity to influence the development of healing legislation in South Africa to recognize the spiritual elements of International Traditional, Indigenous, Spiritual, Energy and Natural Healing Methods. By obtaining Government Recognition members will be able to provide a more cost effective and efficient healthcare service for all South Africans and others.

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Sunscreen tips PDF Print E-mail

1. Quick tips for a good sunscreen.

Ingredients:

  • Oxybenzone
  • Vitamin A ( retinyl palmitate )
  • Added insect repellent Zinc
  • Titanium dioxide
  • Avobenzone or Mexoryl SX

Products:

  • Sprays
  • Powders
  • SPF above 50+
  • Cream
  • Broad-spectrum protection
  • Water-resistant for beach, pool & exercise
  • SPF 30+ for beach & pool

2. But first things first – do these before applying sunscreen.

The best defenses against getting too much harmful UV radiation are protective clothes, shade and timing.

Check out checklist:

  1. Don’t get burned. Red, sore, blistered (then peeling) skin is a clear sign you’ve gotten far too much sun. Sunburn increases skin cancer risk – keep your guard up!
  2. Wear clothes. Shirts, hats, shorts and pants shield your skin from the sun’s UV rays – and don’t coat your skin with goop. A long-sleeved surf shirt is a good start.
  3. Find shade – or make it. Picnic under a tree, read beneath an umbrella, take a canopy to the beach. Keep infants in the shade – they lack tanning pigments (melanin) to protect their skin.
  4. Plan around the sun. If your schedule is flexible, go outdoors in early morning or late afternoon when the sun is lower in the sky. UV radiation peaks at midday, when the sun is directly overhead.
  5. Sunglasses are essential. Not just a fashion accessory, sunglasses protect your eyes from UV radiation, a cause of cataracts.

3. Now put on sunscreen – here are the essentials, beyond the quick tips.

  1. Some sunscreens prevent sunburn but not other types of skin damage. Make sure yours provides broad-spectrum protection and follow our other tips for better protection.
  2. Don’t be fooled by a label that boasts of high SPF. Anything higher than “SPF 50+” can tempt you to stay in the sun too long, suppressing sunburn but not other kinds of skin damage. FDA says these numbers are misleading. Stick to SPF 15-50+, reapply often and pick a product based on your own skin, time planned outside, shade and cloud cover.
  3. News about Vitamin A. Eating vitamin A-laden vegetables is good for you, but spreading vitamin A on the skin may not be. New government data show that tumors and lesions develop sooner on skin coated with vitamin A-laced creams. Vitamin A, listed as “ retinyl palmitate ” on the ingredient label, is in 41 percent of sunscreens. Avoid them.
  4. Ingredients matter. Avoid the sunscreen chemical oxybenzone , a synthetic estrogen that penetrates the skin and contaminates the body. Look for active ingredients zinc, titanium, avobenzone or Mexoryl SX. These substances protect skin from harmful UVA radiation and remain on the skin, with little if any penetrating into the body. Also, skip sunscreens with insect repellent – if you need bug spray, buy it separately and apply it first.
  5. Pick a good sunscreen. EWG’s sunscreen database rates the safety and efficacy of about 1,400 products with SPF, including about 500 sunscreens for beach and sports. We give high ratings to brands that provide broad-spectrum, long-lasting protection with ingredients that pose fewer health concerns when the body absorbs them
  6. Cream, spray or powder – and how often? Sprays and powders cloud the air with tiny particles of sunscreen that may not be safe to breathe. Choose creams instead. Reapply them often, because sunscreen chemicals break apart in the sun, wash off and rub off on towels and clothing.
  7. Message for men: Wear sunscreen. Surveys show that 34 percent of men wear sunscreen, compared to 78 percent of women. Start using it now to reduce your cumulative lifetime exposure to damaging UV radiation.
  8. Got your Vitamin D? Many people don’t get enough vitamin D, which skin manufactures in the presence of sunlight. Your doctor can test your level and recommend supplements or a few minutes of sun daily on your bare skin (without sunscreen).
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 August 2011 23:39
 

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