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Skin care starts with nutrition

Posted March 9, 2014

There are 10 human body systems that work simultaneously to maintain our health. The integumentary system is the only system that is located outside of our bodies. This system is our skin. Skin care is a multi-business dollar industry. There are products that claim they will clean, smooth, tighten, lighten, moisturize and reduce acne, aging, swelling, itchy and chapped skin. These products all have a vital purpose and uses, but nutrition is the basic foundation to skin care. There are foods that help the strength of the integumentary system.

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High-dose vitamin D may alleviate urticaria

Posted March 5, 2014

High-dose vitamin D3 as an adjuvant therapy holds potential benefit for patients suffering from chronic urticaria, according to results of a recent study. Researchers from University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Neb., conducted a prospective, double-blinded, single-center study of 42 patients who had chronic urticaria. The patients were randomized to receive high (4,000 IU/d) or low (600 IU/d) vitamin D3 supplements over the course of 12 weeks. Each patient was given a standardized triple-drug therapy of cetirizine, ranitidine and montelukast, as well as a written action plan, according to the study.

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Skin Cells May Reveal Secret of Type 1 Diabetes

Posted February 21, 2014

The skin cells of people who have type 1 diabetes may help experts better understand the disease and even identify people at risk of developing the autoimmune condition. What secret do skin cells hide and what could it mean?

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Prolonged Vitamin D Supplementation Benefits Patients with Vitiligo and Psoriasis

Posted February 10, 2014

In a study involving 9 patients with psoriasis and 16 patients with vitiligo, supplementation with vitamin D3 (35,000 IU/d) for a period of 6 months, in association with a low-calcium diet (avoiding dairy and calcium-enriched foods like oat, rice, or soy ‘milk’) and hydration (at least 2.5 L per day) was found to be associated with beneficial effects in both vitiligo and psoriasis patients.

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Scientists reprogram skin cells into insulin-producing pancreas cells

Posted February 7, 2014

A cure for type 1 diabetes has long eluded even the top experts. Not because they do not know what must be done—but because the tools did not exist to do it. But now scientists at the Gladstone Institutes, harnessing the power of regenerative medicine, have developed a technique in animal models that could replenish the very cells destroyed by the disease.

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Homemade Remedies for Skin Rashes

Posted February 3, 2014

A skin rash is basically the inflammation of the skin and can be of many forms and types. Depending upon the type of dermatitis, the skin may itch, scale, thicken, ooze, crust, redden or develop some other kind of problem. A skin rash can develop anywhere on the entire body and certain specific locations and particular to certain types of rashes. The most common type of a skin rash is called eczema or atopic dermatitis.

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Calendula can reduce inflammation, heal the skin and help protect the heart

Posted January 28, 2014

Calendula, sometimes named marigold by certain people, is a plant that comes from the Asteraceae family. It grows up to be approximately two feet tall and usually produces some very beautiful yellow flowers. Calendula is believed to originate from Egypt and certain parts of Southern Europe but it is now grown all over the world.

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PhellinusLinteus Mushroom to Fight Eczema

Posted January 22, 2014

Eczema is known to be a bothersome inflammation of the skin that leads to itching. It usually affects the legs and the arms. Generally speaking, it affects about 3% of the population. The conventional treatment methods include drug therapy, topical creams, and other medication. In some cases it is not possible to use conventional treatments and so you might want to know about the phellinuslinteus mushroom.

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Research shows that bee pollen can improve skin, increase fertility and more

Posted January 17, 2014

Bee pollen, also called bee bread, is a small granule of pollen (mixed with other ingredients such as nectar and bee saliva) created by worker bees to help feed the hive. The exact chemical composition of these granules depends on the types of plants from which the worker bees gather the pollen, but they always consists of large quantities of carbohydrates, proteins and nutrients. For this reason, bee pollen has been harvested by people for centuries as a health supplement.

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Three keys to an amazing, glowing complexion

Posted January 15, 2014

For years, cosmetic products companies have been telling us that healthy skin can be attained by applying products on the outside of the body. Once a person has educated oneself about the source of true health, they find that these commercially driven claims aren’t entirely accurate. The true key to vibrant, glowing skin can only be found on the inside of the body, more specifically, within certain organs and the cells. Vibrant, healthy skin can be yours by following these three key steps.

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