Less Nature Equals More Allergies & Stress

Read more: Less Nature Equals More... Recent studies have investigated the correlation between exposure to natural environment, health & quality of life and conditions such as allergies, asthma and stress. Research found a strong connection between lower exposure to natural environment and increase in conditions such as allergies and asthma.

Camping resets your circadian rhythm

Read more: Camping resets your... A study conducted by the University of Colorado in Boulder and published in the Journal Current Biology was aimed at investigating how widespread availability of electric lighting in modern times, has affected our lives

As all living creatures evolved biological rhythms in tune with sunrise and sunset, electrical light and electrical devices largely interfere with the natural human circadian rhythm.

Scientists Reveal 4 Ways Going To The Beach Is Good For Our Health

Read more: Scientists Reveal 4 Ways...We all know that spending time outdoors is good for you on both a physical and mental level, but the benefits of spending time specifically at the beach have just been revealed. Neuroscientists Strongly Recommend That You Visit The Beach Regularly. Here’s Why:

Top ten tips for the new year and the new you

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25% of new year’s resolutions are broken in the first three weeks

Just one thing

25% of new year’s resolutions are broken in the first three weeks. Instead of making a list of your imperfections and embarking on a Total Vice Ban all at once, choose one thing at a time. Start with cutting out only cigarettes, coffee, alcohol or sugar for the first couple of weeks, then when that one’s knocked over, move onto the next. This strategy is realistic and achievable and builds your confidence as you progress, making success more likely.

Guidlines for a Good Night's Sleep

Read more: Guidlines for a Good Night's... 30 Natural Guidlines for a goods nights sleep

  1. Listen to white noise or relaxation CDs. Some people find the sound of white noise or nature sounds, such as the ocean or forest, to be soothing for sleep. After some time the body will program to shut down when you hear failure music that you associate with sleep time.

Exposure to scented candles and air fresheners can cause allergies and asthma

Read more: Exposure to scented candles... New research compiled by scientists from Emory University in Atlanta, USA , suggests that various chemical additives in air fresheners can trigger allergies, asthma and other health problems."The chemicals in some of these products can trigger the nasal congestion, sneezing and the runny nose," said Dr. Stanley Fineman, an allergist who helped gather data for the study. "With the asthmatics, there's really good data showing their lung function changes when they're exposed to these compounds."

Many scented air freshener products contain harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) like formaldehyde, petroleum distillates, benzene and limonene, which are known to trigger asthma and other respiratory symptoms, as well as eye irritation, bone damage and leukemia. They also contain various other toxic ingredients like benzyl alcohol, dichlorobenzene, naphthalene, phenol and pinene. Even some scented products labeled "natural" contain harmful ingredients like phthalates that can build up in the liver and fatty tissue over time. Phthalate exposure is linked to low sperm counts and reproductive damage. This is why it is always a good idea, even with "natural" products, to verify all ingredients with product manufacturers prior to purchasing them.

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