Richard's Health Topics & Recipes

Cannabinoids in Hemp for Beauty

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CannaCell® by Andalou Amplify your natural beauty with our new botanical CannaCell® Range! Our THC free, CannaCell Hemp Stem Cells are extracted from the mature stalk of the hemp plant and works to counteract free radicals, oxidative damage, sun exposure and pollution, promoting optimal health of the skin. CannaCell Hemp Stem Cells are blended with…

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DIY Topical First Aid

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DIY COMFREY SALVE Comfrey has been used medicinally for thousands of years to reduce pain and promote healing. Modern peer-reviewed studies are finding that topical comfrey preparations, such as comfrey salve and comfrey cream, are an incredibly effective herbal pain reliever. Common comfrey (Symphytum officianale) and Russian Comfrey (S. uplandicum) are fast-growing leafy plants that…

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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Soothing Magnesium Bath Salt Gift Kit You’ll Need 2 – 8 oz Mason Jars 1 cup Magnesium Flakes 2/3 cup Epsom Salts 15 drops of NOW Peaceful Sleep essential oil Instructions Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Separate the mixture between two mason jars and add your own creative flare! Endless…

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Acne

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Acne* This chronic skin condition is characterized by outbreaks of pimples and other eruptions, most often on the face but also on the neck, shoulders, upper back, chest, and buttocks. Acne occurs when the sebaceous, or oil, glands at the base of hair follicles in the skin secrete too much sebum. Excess sebum can back…

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Biotin

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Health Benefits Although biotin is one of the lesser known B vitamins, it plays an essential role in a number of important body processes. This nutrient assists the body in metabolizing protein, fats and carbohydrates from food. It plays a special role in enabling the body to use blood sugar (glucose). Biotin also helps produce…

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Amino Acids

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The body uses chemical substances called amino acids to build the exact type of protein it needs. There are two types of amino acids: essential and nonessential. While the body must get the essential amino acids from foods, it can manufacture the nonessential amino acids on its own if the diet is lacking them. Of…

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Bilberry

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Botanical Information Bilberry, a relative of the blueberry, has been used for nearly 1,000 years in traditional European medicine. It grows in North America, Europe, and northern Asia. The fruit are rich in astringent compounds called tannins. The fruit can be eaten or made into extracts. Similarly, the leaves can be made into extracts or…

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Astragalus

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Botanical Information Native to China, Astragalus has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine. A relative of licorice and the pea plant, there are actually over 2,000 species of Astragalus. Teas, capsules and other formulations are made from the plant’s flat, yellowish root. Features & Benefits Used to prevent and treat common colds and…

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Bergamot

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Bergamot has a green, light citrus/floral note, fruity and warm. Encouraging and balancing to the spirit, bergamot combats fatigue due to stress, tension and anxiety. Bergamot is reputed to strengthen the immune system. It’s the flavoring in Earl Grey tea. Some authorities recommend bergamot as a treatment for herpes, shingles, eczema and psoriasis, although much…

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Allergies

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An allergy is an overreaction of the immune system to a normally innocuous substance that enters the body. Sneezing, a runny nose, and itchy eyes are symptoms characteristic of allergic rhinitis. The specific irritants, or allergens, that trigger rhinitis vary from person to person. Seasonal allergies are generally caused by airborne pollens and outdoor mold…

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