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Antimicrobial Milk Proteins could help alleviate acne, psoriasis and halitosis by Katie Bird Proteins in milk that form part of the cow’s natural protection against milking related infections can be formulated into anti-microbial cosmetics and oral care products, according to manufacturer Quantec. The New Zealand based company has been working on the Immune Defence Proteins (IDP) for three years and is now ready to launch…
The importance of good nutrition during pregnancy According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), about 300 extra calories are needed daily to maintain a healthy pregnancy. These calories should come from a balanced diet of protein, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains with sweets and fats kept to a minimum. A healthy, well-balanced diet during pregnancy can also help to minimize some pregnancy symptoms…
• Before teeth erupt, clean gums with a clean, damp cloth. •Brush teeth with a small, soft-bristled toothbrush. Introduce a pea-sized dab of fluoridated toothpaste after two years of age, once the child is old enough to spit out the toothpaste after brushing. •Prevent baby bottle tooth decay: Do not give children a bottle of milk, juice or sweetened liquid at bedtime or when put…

Peppermint

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Peppermint… There are so many beauty benefits to incorporating a hint of peppermint into your beauty regime. Peppermint is a large source of vitamin A, which is proven to reduce the signs of wrinkles. It is often used in balms because of the herb’s ability to increase blood flow and stimulate nerves. Menthol, one of the main ingredients in peppermint, is extremely healing to dry…
Seven Simple Tips to Grow Active, Healthy Kids by Carol Torgan, Ph.D. Kids cannot stare at a screen and their hands are not available to text or play video games when they are building a snowman, splashing in a stream, scaling a rock wall, digging in a garden, or climbing trees. 1. Lead by example: You are a role model for your kids. If they…

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