Aromatherapy can be used for a variety of purposes to improve mental health and physical well-being. Candace and John Newman of Oil Lady Aromatherapy® express unlimited benefits including alleviation of ailments such as: Stress Fatigue Mood Headaches Stomachaches Cold and Flu Sunburn Inflammation Rashes Bites Skin irritation Bruises PMS Menopause Libido Cancer … [Read more...]

How Dangerous is a Cold Sore?


As I come of age and start to put more focus on starting a family, I have a growing concern for the affects my experience with meningitis will have on my family. 90% of the population is living with either HSV 1 or 2. Many are living with both.  Herpes is still a delicate matter although it has become a "common" virus within our culture. It is still a matter we would rather whisper about than face head on. There is no good or bad herpes, there is just herpes and as commonplace as herpes is today, it can be dangerous. How dangerous is a cold sore? Herpes has been around for a long time and … [Read more...]

Dietary Protection Against Sun Exposure

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Excessive sun exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) has detrimental effects on the immune system causing inflammation; therefore over exposure resulting from sunburn can cause major causes of skin cancer such as basal carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant carcinoma. Americans get less than 25% of their lifetime of UV dose by the age of 18 (1). And three forths of lifetime exposure is delivered during adulthood and older age (1). If you want to decrease your chances of over exposure to the sun, a lifelong photoprotection (protection of self from sun exposure & UVR exposure) … [Read more...]

July 2012 Letter from the Editor

Children Wearing Sunglasses in Circle

We LOVE summer activities!  We’re also aware how time flies when we’re having fun, especially outdoors.  We encourage you to be mindful that your skin is always protected, even if you only plan to be outdoors for limited periods of time.  Vitamin D is so beneficial for your skin and overall health, including boosting your mood, but it’s critical to reduce any risk of skin cancer or other harmful effects of the sun.  Children will enjoy selecting a stylish and fun pair of sunglasses that can also protect their eyes from sunrays.  You can easily make sunscreen application a standard step in your … [Read more...]