Is Your Sunscreen Really Protecting Your Health?

The summer season tends to be a favorite time of the year for many because it signifies outdoor living whether it is a day at the beach or outdoor grilling. It is also the time of the year in which we are most exposed to the sun and its ultraviolet rays, making the use of sunscreen a common practice in protection against ultraviolet rays that can also be a cause of skin cancer. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the United States. Extended exposure to natural and artificial ultraviolet light, excessive sun exposure during childhood, and having more than 50 atypical/large moles are risk factors for developing skin cancer. For thi

What is Manuka Honey and What are the Benefits?

Manuka honey comes from New Zealand, from the nectar of the flowers on the Manuka bush. It is said that the Manuka bush has been used for health and healing for more than 800 years. What makes Manuka honey medicinal is that it contains naturally occurring hydrogen peroxide (what we use to clean a cut or scrape) in minimal concentration. However, the real bacteria-killing component comes from a natural substance called methylglyoxal (MG). The higher the content of MG, the stronger its effect for killing bacteria. A Unique Manuka Factor, or UMF, is given to each jar of honey as this tells its potency. What is Manuka honey used for? -has been used for helping prevent cancer and as part of cance

Why Take Fish Oil During Pregnancy

Did you know that fish oil during pregnancy can have a positive effect on both parent and child alike? During pregnancy, fish consumption is typically limited to two 6 oz. servings of low mercury fish or seafood to avoid mercury toxicity. However, during pregnancy, the body's requirement for omega-3 fatty acids increases and with limitations to consumption of fish and seafood, the mother may not be getting enough omega-3 through diet alone. Therefore, it is then that supplementation can be of great benefit. Why are omega-3 fatty acids necessary during pregnancy? Omega-3 fatty acids help in bodily functions such as oxygen transport, energy storage, cell membrane function, regulation of inflam

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