Skin

Did you know that collagen accounts for up to 35% of the protein present in our bodies? We store and produce vast amounts of this essential protein that is responsible for keeping us and our skin young, strong, and supple. However, as we age, collagen production can start to slow. Fortunately, by taking collagen for skin it is possible to boost your collagen intake and ensure that your body is getting the collagen it needs to maintain vibrant and youthful skin. Read on to find out the role that collagen plays in the body, and why this is integral to youthful,… Read More »


What is Biotin? Biotin is a water-soluble B vitamin, and there are many other names for biotin such as vitamin B7, vitamin H, coenzyme R, and D-Biotin, etc. It is present in small amount in many foods such as eggs, bananas, and milk. It is an essential component of enzymes that are present in the body and cause the break down of many substances in the body such as carbs, fats, and protein. So we can say that biotin is essential for metabolism. There are other benefits of biotin that we will cover further down this article. You will find… Read More »


Biotin, a vitamin found in many foods that we eat offers a wide range of benefits when taken in supplement form in the body. Known as Vitamin H, it is part of the B Complex vitamin family.  It helps the body to metabolize carbohydrates and fats.  It is one of those vitamins that it is hard to be deficient of unless a person is a heavy smoker, drinker or if a person eats lots of processed food, has a compromised liver or is pregnant. Long since touted as the go-to vitamin for those who want beautiful hair, skin and nails… Read More »


Biotin is a vitamin that we should be eating every day to avoid brittle nails, nerve damage – and that can even prevent hair loss! Without Biotin our bodies would never be able to work at optimum capacity… but how do you know if you are getting enough Biotin and if Biotin supplements are right for you? Read this article, and soon you will have your answer!   Why Do We Need Biotin? Biotin is a vitamin found in certain fresh foods that helps the body to produce enzymes. These enzymes then go on to break down the other foods… Read More »


What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease of the skin which causes the life cycle of the cells to be accelerated. This leads to the formation of scales and red patches (sometimes purple), and they are itchy and painful, and the affected area may flare up due to certain environmental factors. It also affects the joints, making them swell up and sore. The disease is persistent; this means it reoccurs. It can occur in an isolated area on the skin or can even cover the entire surface. Psoriasis can be caused by genetically transmitted diseases which affect the immune system and is not… Read More »


The Burdock, also popularly known by other names such as Lampazo, Arctium lappa, is a biannual herbaceous plant of the Compositae family. It is native to Europe and can reach two meters in height, with large elongated leaves and very characteristic and identifiable violet flowers. For its medicinal properties for home remedies, the leaves, seeds, and roots are mainly used (because they are more abundant in active principles). Health Benefits Of Burdock Root The Burdock root has inulin, phytosterol, and phenolic acids, among other compounds. It is known to include many health benefits such as being antiseptic, alkalizing, a laxative,… Read More »


If you are suffering from dry skin, it can be hard to pinpoint exactly what is causing it because there are various reasons why your skin can dry out. Often dry skin may be caused by your environment and climate. Dry skin happens most often in winter when the temperature and humidity levels are at their lowest; however, living in the south or a warmer climate the winters may not affect you as severely.   Other causes of dry skin include:   Heat from your central heating, a wood-burning stove, space heaters and fireplaces which contribute to creating a hot and dry environment with little humidity.  … Read More »


Hair has always played a prominent role in our culture. Healthy, well-maintained hair says a lot about a person. It also works another way around, so modern people always try to take care of them. Loss of hair can be a great shock and tragedy for a person, precisely because of how important it is to the overall image we are trying to present to the world. Hair loss is present in both man and woman. However, it affects the former more, and that’s why men go through a lot of hardships to avoid that fate. But, despite that, many… Read More »


Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is the herb from the mint family that bears its name due to fresh lemon scent it releases. Although it’s grown all over the world, it’s native to Europe, West Asia, and North Africa. You may find some at the farmer’s market, in a grocery store or even right in your garden. Lemon balm usually comes in the form of extract, oil, tincture or salve, but it’s also widely used in cooking and tea recipes. Lemon balm has a variety of useful qualities and can be of great aid for our health. For example, it can… Read More »


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