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3 Ways to Repel Mosquitoes Naturally

As a horticulturist there is one thing I never stop hearing. People are adamant in wiping out the entire mosquito and bug population in the summertime. First of all, it's a losing battle because they will always be with us and we need them!  But, what we don't need is them pestering us when we are in the backyard [...]

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Is Organic Food Here to Stay?

Organic food started to hit the mainstream in the early 2000's. Most people thought it would be a fad but who knew it would become a incredible force in the United States food industry.History of Organic FoodIt's important to consider that before the use of chemicals and pesticides in the 1940's, everything was organic. It just [...]

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Quick Ways to Soothe Bad Reactions to Skin Care Products

If you’re a true beauty enthusiast and love trying out the latest new formulas in skin care, most likely you’ve run into the occasional glitch, which resulted in a negative skin reaction, and not the “glow” you were promised. When your skin doesn’t agree with a product, it may become red or inflamed, peel, or [...]

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Why Odor Control is Important for Your Grow Box

Modern grow boxes often come equipped with carbon filters and other gear for effective filtering and blocking of odors from inside a hydroponic grow box or closed grow space. Are these features important and why should growers invest in odor blocking technology? Here are some of the reasons why hydroponic manufacturers and retailers include odor blocking [...]

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Hair Loss caused by low levels of zinc and copper? Are they really important.

Zinc and copper are considered important for hair growth. These trace elements are supposed to play an essential role in hair growth. A study was done on 4 different types of hair loss. "312 patients who were diagnosed with alopecia areata (AA), male pattern hair loss, female pattern hair loss and telogen effluvium (TE) (2008 to [...]

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Why Flax Seed Oil/Meal is the Best Source of Omega 3

The Standard American Diet (SAD) is high in omega-6, usually from processed hydrogenated oils like soy, cotton, and canola oils. These oils are used in a multitude of processed and packaged foods, even those sold in health food stores and restaurants of all stripes.Poor quality hydrogenated trans fatty oils cause health problems, and they are heavy with [...]

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Why Older Adults Must Adopt Functional Strength Training to Improve Health

What is Functional Strength Exactly?Functional strength is simply exercises that mimic daily movements used in life either for sports or occupations. They are usually performed in a standing position and often with either one arm or one leg. Developing skills using complex movement skills promote growth and muscular change faster than pure strength training that [...]

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The 5 Important Functions of Skin

Skin is very important to every human being. Actually human skin work is very important to our bodies.Human skin is responsible for some important functions:1. Water resistance: The skin acts as a water filter so essential nutrients aren't washed out of the body.2. Excretion: sweat contains urea, However its concentration is 1/130th that of urine, hence [...]

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A True Martial Artist-staying fit is important for your lifestyle and hair health

Often times people will spout out generalizations that we can tell they seem to truly believe in. Take the comment The really best defense is to run for example. I will say that this is a valid comment, one we actually teach in both our martial arts and self-defense classes. Kept in context, no fight [...]

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How Baby Boomers Stay Fit After Age Forty

Getting fit after the age of forty can be a challenge to anyone. Not only do we have to build muscle where there is none, but due to the aging process, our skin has started to lose elasticity and has blessed us with saggy knees and behinds, networks of fine lines on our face, hands [...]

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