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What is Cold Pressed Oils?

To extract oils from foods, there are varying methods that can be used. These consist of either a chemical process or a mechanical one. You’ve probably heard of cold pressed or virgin oils touted around, but what exactly does it mean? And why is it good? Cold pressed is exactly like it sounds like, the […]

A Quick Guide to Preventing Oily Skin

Previously we discussed oily skin and it’s problems, here we’ve assembled a quick guide to help those dealing with this troublesome issue! Drink plenty of water Avoid heavy makeup and cream Stay away from products with parabens Use gentle cleansers without harsh skin irritants Do not wash your face too often Use light moisturizers Exercise […]

Oily Skin

Understanding our skin type is the first step to proper care, and treatment. Our skin comes in a variety of differing types. The most common types are normal, dry, sensitive, and oily. Oily skin known in its medical term as sebum. It can be tricky to take care of, getting your face to not shine […]

Cellulite

Cellulite the dreaded opponent of bikini season. Cellulite is persistent subcutaneous (below the skin) fat that shows up as dimples on the skin. They are especially persistent in women, and usually show up on the thighs or buttocks. This is due to the fact that women tend to store fat around their thighs and buttock, […]

How To Prevent Dry Skin

Previously we discussed what dry skin is, and the reasons we are vulnerable to it. Now let’s look at some the best ways to prevent this condition. Avoid Hot Showers Hot showers can feel great, but as we discussed previously they have are extremely drying. Try to shower with as cool as temperature as you […]

Dry Skin

Our outermost layer of skin called the strateum corneum holds water, which when depleted causes this layer shrinks causing scally, and flaky skin. Dry skin can be caused by a variety of factors, everything from the weather, humidity, water, to cleaning yourself. Dry skin is undesirable due to a number of factors. For one having […]

Reasons for the Common Cold

Previously we discussed what exactly the common cold was, now let’s examine why we get them. As colds are a viral infection they spread through contact with the virus this can happen through multiple channels. The single most important way to prevent colds is via washing your hands, especially after contact or in the general […]

What Is The Common Cold?

Barring a superhuman immune system, you’ve probably experienced a cold. From coughing and wheezing, to a fever, and headaches. They can also be accompanied by muscle aches in about half of cases. Maybe you’re having a pleasant day, strolling merrily down the street, humming, and whistling like you’re in a 60s movie. Then a sudden […]

Dengue Prevention

Although there has recently been a vaccine develop for dengue it is only partially effective, and thus other means of prevention are still necessary in order to prevent the virus from spreading. Dengue also has no cure, so prevention is crucial. Mosquitos lay eggs in water, and thus having sources of water around the house […]

Dengue

Though malaria gets all the press for it’s deadly virus, dengue is no laughing matter either. The virus is a huge problem in Indonesia, with the tropics being an ideal breeding ground for the dengue carrying mosquitoes. In fact 1/3 of the worlds population lives in areas at risk for dengue, and 400 million people […]

Preventing Insect Bites

Last time we examined the varying insect bites that could get you into trouble, and cause you to run around in circle like a crazed lunatic. Lunatic is an interesting word as it is derived from lunaticus meaning moonstruck. Incidentally evenings are the time when most insects come out to play, and by play I […]

Insect Bites

  The tropics are lush with life, the heat and rainfall make it the perfect for the biggest biodiversity on the planet. More than half of all animals and plants live in tropical rainforest even though they only cover around 2% of the planet. No one is sure exactly how many species live in tropical […]

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