Posted on Leave a comment

How Diabetes Affects the Body

Is eating sugars, biscuits, lollies, candies, sodas, soft drinks, cakes, sweets all worth it?


Heart and Blood Vessels
Neuropathy affects the cardiovascular system by interfering with nerve impulses that regulate blood pressure and heart rate. As a result, blood pressure may drop sharply after sitting or standing causing dizziness or fainting. Diabetics with autonomic neuropathy may also not be able to feel angina (chest pain) as a warning sign of heart disease.

Nerve damage can affect digestion and cause the stomach to empty too slowly which may cause blood sugar levels to fluctuate. Persistent nausea, bloating and vomiting may occur in some cases. When nerve damage affects the bowels, it can cause constipation or diarrhea.

Pain and Numbness of Extremities
Peripheral Neuropathy damages the nerves of the limbs, especially the feet. Symptoms of this type of neuropathy are numbness, tingling, burning, cramps, extreme sensitivity to touch or loss of feeling for pain, pressure or temperature. Due to loss of sensation, foot injuries or ulcers can go unnoticed, resulting in serious infections that may spread to the bone. Damage to the nerves often results in loss of reflexes and muscle weakness.

Urinary System
Nerve damage can prevent the bladder from emptying completely, so bacteria can grow more easily in the urinary tract. When autonomic neuropathy damages the nerves of the bladder, a person may not know when the bladder is full or controlling it, resulting in urinary incontinence.

Sexual Response
The nerve damage and circulatory problems of diabetes can also lead to a gradual loss of sexual response in both men and women.

Skin Dryness and Sweating
Nerves to the skin may cause to much or too little sweating. When nerve damage affects the activity of the sweat glands, it makes it difficult for the body to regulate temperature by producing adequate perspiration. Other times, the result can be profuse sweating at night or while eating. Autonomic neuropathy is also associated with changes in skin texture and the moisture and oiliness of the skin that may result in dryness, thickening, and cracking of the skin.

I think it’s time to stop and think what damage you are doing to your body via what you put in your mouth and ask the question, is all this processed junk food worth it in the long run?

No fun being the richest person in the intensive care ward!

Posted on Leave a comment

Bariatric surgery performed on 2-year-old


Bariatric surgery performed on 2-year-old proves total insanity of western medical system

Two-year-olds eat what you give them to eat. This isn’t rocket science here.

Two-year-olds eat what you put in front of them to eat. They have no means to bypass their parents and gather food on their own.

And let’s also state the obvious that the doctors and the parents are too stupid to seemingly understand: children don’t get fat through magic.

It actually requires calories.

Learn more:

Posted on Leave a comment

The worlds master antioxidant is Glutathione


The worlds master antioxidant is Glutathione – and it’s sure needed with todays toxic living!

Every cell in your body is assaulted by destructive agents such as free radicals, chemical toxins, heavy metals and radiation that damage the cell, inhibit optimum function and accelerate the aging process and the onset and progression of the diseases and issues associated with aging. Glutathione is the master protector of the cell and defends the cell from these destructive agents.

Over 98,000 scientific studies and articles on Glutathione are recorded in PubMed, the official U.S. Government library of medical research. Those articles reveal the remarkable role glutathione plays in the protection and function of every cell in the human body and the support of optimal health and function. They also show the terrible consequences of low glutathione levels, and how those lower levels accelerate the aging process and increase vulnerability to the issues of aging.

People With Higher Glutathione Levels:

Have More Energy

Recover Faster From Exercise

Sleep Better

Have Greater Mental Clarity and Focus

Less Inflammation

Improved Joint Function

Have Better Immune Systems

Live Longer

Live Better

Improve the Health and Function of Every Cell, Tissue and Organ in the Body.

Glutathione Is Your Body’s Master Antioxidant

It is considered the master antioxidant due to its unique multifunctional characteristics as well as it’s unprecedented ability to neutralize many types of free radicals that assault the cell. It is the only antioxidant that recycles itself again and again to continue fighting free radicals.

Is The Primary Detoxifier of the Cell

Today we are confronted by over 80,000 chemicals in the air we breathe, the food and water we ingest, and the materials we touch and handle. Many of these toxic chemicals enter our cells and must be eliminated to protect the cell and maintain optimum function. Glutathione is the cell’s first line of defense against chemicals and toxins and the primary detoxifier that can eliminate many of these toxins when it is present in optimal amounts.

Is A Powerful Chelator of Heavy Metals

Heavy metals enter our cells in the same manner as chemical toxins. Fortunately, they can be removed from the cell by a process of chelation, and Glutathione is one of the cell’s most powerful chelating agents.

Is The Protector of the Immune Cell

Our immune cells are designed to protect us, but what protects the immune cell? Glutathione is the protector of the immune cell and allows newly formed immune cells to proliferate to attack germs and viruses.

Is The Protector of Mitochondrial DNA

The breakdown of the mitochondrial DNA accelerates aging and increases cell death. Glutathione is the protector of the Mitochondrial DNA, and the lower the glutathione level, the more vulnerable this DNA becomes to breakage.
Is The Protector of the Nucleus of the Cell

The nucleus of the cell regulates all cell activity and protecting it is critical to the health of the cell and its optimal function. When present in abundance, glutathione gives the nucleus the protection it needs.
Reduces Oxidative Stress

Oxidative Stress is the most aggressive destructive force that assaults the cell. Cells manufacture a number of antioxidants to counter oxidative stress. Glutathione plays a primary role in neutralizing many different types of free radicals.
Reduces Intercellular Inflammation

Inflammation is the mortal enemy to the tissues, organs and various systems of the body. All inflammation begins at a cellular level, and low glutathione levels are associated with inflammation.
Is The Re-Utilizing Agent of Ingested Antioxidants

Antioxidants that are ingested (not manufactured by the body such as vitamin C and E) once spent, cannot be re-utilized by the cell unless they are first converted into a usable state. Glutathione is the agent that converts those antioxidants into a state that can be utilized by the cell.

Reducing Agent for Hemoglobin, Allowing it to Transport Oxygen to Every Cell.

The purpose of hemoglobin is to carry oxygen to all living cells. However, when it is oxidized, it cannot carry an oxygen molecule and must first be reduced to an acceptable state. Glutathione protects hemoglobin from oxidizing agents and can also make this possible.



Your Glutathione Levels are Decreasing, But the Attacks on Your Cells are Not! The continued exposure to toxins, free radicals, radiation, and heavy metals can lower our levels of glutathione. This continued exposure causes cells to lose their optimum function. As the cells are damaged, the aging process and all of its issues accelerate. Energy levels fall, inflammation levels increase and all of the cells, tissues and organs pay the price. On top of this, injuries, infections and diseases further deplete glutathione levels.










Buy Now



Posted on Leave a comment

Your Thoughts Are ALIVE!

Are you one of the 97% of people who just don’t realise how to use your thoughts to create the dream life you desire?

If only the mind came with a manual you may ask. Well the thing is, it isn’t the mind itself that creates, it’s what comes out of your mind in the format of “living thoughts” . Yes you read it right, LIVING THOUGHTS! And the fact is they are. This can be hard to understand, but thanks to experiments using water and thought into it, we can now see the impact in the water according to the thoughts projected into it.

If you’ve had enough of an ‘average’ life and are ready to consciously create a new way of living then give Samantha a call and book into one of her up coming events and get yourself re-connect with the ‘Living Consciousness’ and start creating what you want instead of just stumbling through the day-to-day what-ever.

Time to get excited, for now the time has come that we don’t just have to rely on faith, we can now see the reaction and how ‘LIVING THOUGHTS’ shape our lives and hence how to create with purpose, not just blindly throwing thoughts out there and wondering why things don’t work out for you! It’s because you are not creating consciously, simple as that.

Samantha is hosting 4 events in 2014 where she teaches how you can use your understanding of ‘LIVING THOUGHTS’  to mould your life to be just how you want it to be. So do your future a favour and choose it as you want it to be . After just a few days with Samantha you’ll be changed forever and will never make the mistake of thinking in ways that hurts  you or others.

So do your future a favour and make it brilliant.   Book now for the next event or cruise and change your life for ever. Being at one of Samantha’s events will be the only event you will ever have to do, she covers it all!

Posted on


Cancer Background

Cancer is a class of diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and are able to invade other tissues. Cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph systems. Normally, cell proliferation is under tight control through many mechanisms. For example, DNA damage and repair mechanisms exist in order to decrease the likelihood of genetic mutation and cell transformation. Apoptosis is needed to destroy cells that represent a threat to the integrity of the organism. In addition, the immune system is ready to recognize and destroy cancerous cells. However these error-correction methods often fail in small ways, especially in environments that make errors more likely to arise and propagate. Accumulating disruptions in these control mechanisms lead to progressive error accumulation until unregulated proliferation and cancer forming.

Cell Cycle Background

The cell cycle is an ordered set of events, culminating in cell growth and division. The cell cycle of eukaryotes can be divided in two brief periods: interphase, during which the cell grows, accumulating nutrients needed for mitosis and duplicating its DNA, and the mitosis (M) phase, during which the cell splits itself into two distinct cells, often called “daughter cells”. By studying molecular events in cells, interphase is divided into three stages, G1, S, and G2. Thus the cell cycle consists of four phases: G1, S, G2, M.

G1 phase is from the end of the previous M phase until the beginning of DNA synthesis, and G stands for gap. During this phase the biosynthetic activities of the cell, which had been considerably slowed down during M phase, resume at a high rate. This phase is marked by synthesis of various enzymes that are required in S phase, mainly those needed for DNA replication. An important cell cycle control mechanism activated during this period (G1 Checkpoint) ensures that everything is ready for DNA synthesis.

DNA replication occurs during the ensuing S (synthesis) phase. To produce two similar daughter cells, the complete DNA instructions in the cell must be duplicated. Thus, during this phase, the amount of DNA in the cell has effectively doubled.

The cell then enters the G2 (gap 2) phase, which lasts until the cell enters mitosis. During the G2 phase the cell will continue to grow and produce new proteins. At the end of this gap is another control checkpoint (G2 Checkpoint) to determine if the cell can now proceed to enter M (mitosis) and divide.

After the interphase, during which the cell grows and accumulates nutrients, the cell begins mitosis. Cell growth and protein production stop, all of the cell’s energy is focused on the complex and orderly division into two similar daughter cells. As in both G1 and G2, there is a Checkpoint in the middle of mitosis (Metaphase Checkpoint) that ensures the cell is ready to complete cell division.

Nonproliferative cells in multicellular eukaryotes generally enter the quiescent G0 state from G1 and may remain quiescent for long periods of time. The G0 phase is even indefinitely for a cell that has reached an end stage of development and will no longer divide (e.g. neuron).

Early work in frog and invertebrate embryos suggested that cell cycle events are triggered by the activity of a biochemical oscillator centered on cyclin-CDK complexes. The cyclin/CDK complexes induce two processes, duplication of centrosomes and DNA during interphase, and mitosis. The roles of individual cyclins were tested by adding recombinant proteins to cyclin- biologidepleted extracts. Cyclin E supports DNA replication and centrosome duplication, cyclin A supports both of these processes and mitosis, and cyclin B supports mitosis alone. In the cell cycle, Cyclin D/CDK4, Cyclin D/CDK6, and Cyclin E/CDK2 regulate transition from G1 to S phase; Cyclin A/CDK2 is active in S phase; Cyclin B/CDK1 regulates progression from G2 to M phase.

It is widely accepted that the central cell cycle oscillator is based on cyclin/CDK complexes. However, this view of cell cycle regulation was challenged by evidence fora cyclin/CDK-independent oscillator in budding yeast. Haase SB and Reed SI. observed that oscillations of similar periodicity in cells responding to mating pheromone in the absence of G1 cyclin (Cln)- and mitotic cyclin (Clyclin B)-associated kinase activity in the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. It is indicated that a previously unrecognized oscillator may play an integral role in regulating early cell cycle events. In addition, Orlando DA and colleagues discovered that a network of sequentially expressed transcription factors could regulate the bulk of the periodic transcription program and function as an oscillator independent of Cyclin B/CDKs.

Cancer Biomarker / Tumor Biomarker

Cancer biomarkers are present in tumor tissues or serum and encompass a wide variety of molecules, including DNA, mRNA, transcription factors, cell surface receptors, and secreted proteins. Cancer biomarkers can be used for prognosis: to predict the natural course of a tumor, indicating whether the outcome for the patient is likely to be good or poor (prognosis). They can also help doctors to decide which patients are likely to respond to a given drug (prediction) and at what dose it might be most effective (pharmacodynamics).

Sino Biological offers a comprehensive set of tools for cancer biomarker related studies, including recombinant proteins, antibodies (rabbit mAbs, mouse mAbs, rabbit pAbs), ELISA kits, and ORF cDNA clones.

Cancer Stem Cell (CSC) Marker

Sino Biological offers a comprehensive set of tools for study of cancer stem cells. These include recombinant proteins, antibodies, ELISA kits and gene cDNA clones directed towards molecules which are identified as cancer stem cell (CSC) markers or involved in CSC proliferation and differentiation pathways.

Cancer Stem Cell (CSC) Background

A cancer stem cell (CSC) is a cell within a tumor that possesses the capacity to self-renew and to generate the heterogeneous lineages of cancer cells that comprise the tumor. Bonnet and Dick isolated a subpopulation of leukaemic cells that express a specific surface marker CD34, but lack the CD38 marker. It is the first conclusive evidence for cancer stem cells. Later studies discovered that some other malignant tumors, including cancers of the: brain, breast, colon, ovary, pancreas and prostate, can also be composed of morphologically and phenotypically heterogeneous cell populations with varying self-renewal capacities, degrees of differentiation, and clonogenic and tumorigenic potentials. These observations have led to the development of the cancer stem cell theory, which points that many tumors, like physiologic tissues, can be hierarchically organized, and that cancer stem cells are essential for their propagation.

Not only is finding the source of cancer cells necessary for successful treatments, but if current treatments of cancer do not properly destroy enough cancer stem cells, the tumor will reappear. Therefore, the successful elimination of a cancer requires anticancer therapy that affects the differentiated cancer cells and the potential cancer stem cell population. Indeed, cancer stem cell-targeted approaches have shown promise in preclinical models. These approaches include direct strategies, such as ablation by targeting molecular markers of cancer stem cells or cancer stem cell-specific pathways, reversal of resistance mechanisms, and differentiation therapy, and indirect strategies, such as antiangiogenic therapy, immunotherapeutic approaches, and disruption of protumorigenic interactions between cancer stem cells and their microenvironment. A number of studies have focused on identifying specific cancer stem cell markers. Pancreatic cancer stem cells express the surface markers CD44, CD24 and epithelial specific antigen (ESA). It has also been identified that liver progenitor cells share molecular markers with adult hepatocytes and fetal hepatocytes. In addition, markers frequently used to identify adult stem cells within the prostate, breast and intestine include CD44, CD133, ESA, CD69, p63, as well as some stem cell antigen, such as CD34, c-kit, Flt-3, NCAM, and Thy-1.

Growth Factor & Receptor Background

The term growth factor encompasses a complex family of polypeptide hormones, steroid hormones, or biological factors that are capable of stimulating cell growth, proliferation and differentiation. Growth factors are important for regulating a variety of cellular processes, including regulating tissue morphogenesis, angiogenesis, cell differentiation, and neurite outgrowth. Growth factors typically act as signaling molecules between cells. Activities of growth factors are mediated via binding to transmembrane receptors that often contain cytoplasmic tyrosine kinase domains. For the last two decades, growth factors have been increasingly used in the treatment of hematologic and oncologic diseases and cardiovascular diseases like: neutropenia, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), leukemias, aplastic anaemia, bone marrow transplantation, angiogenesis for cardiovascular diseases.

Posted on Leave a comment

Healthy Skin Remedies

Skin treatment products available in the market are expensive. Not everybody can afford expensive skin care creams, moisturizers, lotions and balms. However, taking care of your skin is very important. This post throws light on homemade facial masks and body masks that do wonders to your skin.

Skin treatment products available in the market are expensive. Not everybody can afford expensive skin care creams, moisturizers, lotions and balms. However, taking care of your skin is very important. This post throws light on homemade facial masks and body masks that do wonders to your skin.
The skin tone of every individual varies. Using creams, moisturizers, balms and lotions that suit your skin tone is exceedingly important. Visiting the spa frequently for skin treatment can cost you a fortune. Face masks, facial masks, and body masks made from ingredients available at home save a lot of money. Homemade facial packs and body packs when used regularly improve skin condition. Fruits have vitamins and minerals that are beneficial for healthy glowing skin. Enzymes present in fruits react differently on various skin textures.

For natural skin whitening lime is used in several homemade masks. Skin condition deteriorates if you experiment with too many beauty products. One should realize that changes in skin condition do not take place overnight. A mistake many women make is change a product before it begins to show results. You cannot expect to have healthy glowing skin instantaneously. Give your skin time to get used to a product to show results.
Homemade facial masks and body masks for soft, smooth, and healthy skin
Papaya and Pineapple face mask
You will need 150g of fresh papaya, 150g of fresh Pineapple and a table spoon of honey for this facial mask. Place diced Papaya and pineapple in a blender and blend until you get a thick consistency. Transfer the thick paste in a bowl. Add a tablespoon of honey and mix well. Add the paste on your face with circular rubs gently. Keep the mask on for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash the fruit mask with splashes of cold water. You can also use this fruit pack on your hands and legs. This fruit pack is excellent for a soft and smooth complexion. You can use this fruit facial mask depending on your need and requirement.
Banana, Almond and Yogurt facial mask
You will need 2 medium sized bananas, 5 almonds powdered, and 50g yogurt. Place the bananas and yogurt in a blender/mixer and blend until you get a thick slimy consistency. Transfer the thick paste in a bowl. Add 5 powdered almonds to the paste and mix with a spoon. Apply this mask gently on your face and keep it on for 5 to 7 minutes. Wash with splashes of cold water. This mask can be used daily. If you have extremely oily skin avoid using almond powder in this facial mask. This mask adds radiance to skin and gives skin an even tone.
Avocado and honey face mask
You will need 1 avocado and 1 tablespoon of honey to make this mask. Scoop the flesh of the avocado and mash it till you get a thick pulp. Add a tablespoon of honey and mix well. Cleanse your face with lukewarm water before you apply the face pack. Apply the paste gently on face and neck. Let it remain for 8 to 10 minutes. Wash thoroughly with splashes of cold water. This face pack nourishes the skin. Avocado and honey face pack can be use in winters and summers. This face pack is recommended for individuals that have oily skin. Avocado and honey have minerals and vitamins that have various skin benefits.
Gram flour and yogurt mask
You will need half cup besan/ gram flour (chickpeas) and 50g yogurt to make this face mask. Take the gram flour in a bowl and add the yogurt to it. Mix well to form a paste of thick consistency. If you don’t want a paste of very thick consistency you can add two tablespoons of milk. Cleanse your face with lukewarm water. Apply the paste gently on your face and let it remain for 10 minutes. Wash off the mask with splashes of cold water. This mask removes dirt from pores and prevents outbreaks of acne. For individuals that have a bad acne condition two drops of tea tree oil should be put in the gram flour and yogurt paste. This face mask cleanses pores thereby preventing blackhead formation and outbreak of acne.
Turmeric face pack
To make a turmeric face pack you will need a 20gm turmeric powder, 4 table spoons milk, 30gm gram flour, 1 teaspoon almond oil, 2 table spoons of honey. Mix all these ingredients in a bowl to form a thick paste. Wash your face with water before you apply the paste. Make sure you keep on this facial pack for 10 minutes before you wash it off will splashes of cold water. You can also apply turmeric mask for legs and hands. Turmeric pastes that contain coconut milk and honey are used on hands and legs because they give radiance and glow to the skin. In India and many other Asian countries women that are soon to be married apply turmeric paste that contains coconut milk and honey on their hands feet and face to ensure their skin is soft, smooth and radiant. This facial pack is also used a lot for skin fairness treatments.
Apple face mask
You will need 1 apple, 2 tablespoon milk, and 1egg yolk. Skin the apple and put it in a blender. Add the milk when you get a thick pulp of the apple and mix well. Then add the egg yolk and blend once again. Transfer the paste in a bowl. There will be a smell that you may not enjoy, but be assured this face mask does wonders to the skin. It makes the skin soft and gives it a glow. Let the mask remain for 7 to 10 minutes. Gently wash with splashes of lukewarm water.
Cucumber face mask
For making a cucumber face pack you will need 1 cucumber, and 1 tablespoon of honey. Peel the cucumber and cut into small pieces. Place the pieces of cucumber in a blender/mixer and then add a tablespoon of honey. Mix thoroughly. If you want the mixture slimy, blend for a longer time. Once you have your desired consistency transfer the mixture in a bowl and refrigerate for 45 minutes. Apply the concoction evenly on your face and neck. Let the face mask remain for 7 to 10 minutes. Wash the mask with splashes of cold water. Cucumber moisturizes the skin leaving it supple and soft. This is one of the most popular face masks used by women all over the world. This face pack is recommended for individuals that have dark circles and blemishes. Individuals with dark circles under their eyes can place medium hot green tea bags on eyes closed 2 hours after finishing with this facial mask. Also individuals that are continuously exposed to sunlight should use a cucumber face pack because it rejuvenates skin and prevents discoloration and skin darkening due to sun rays. This face pack is good for both normal skin and oily skin.
Tomato and lime face pack
To prepare this facial pack you will need 1 1/2 tomato and 1 lime. Place diced tomato and a peeled lime into a blender. If you find it uncomfortable to peel a lime simply squeeze the juice into the blender that contains the diced tomato. Blend these ingredients till you get a thick puree. Transfer the mixture in a bowl. Take the amount you need in a smaller bowl and add gram flour in accordance with your requirement to make a thick paste. Apply the paste gently on your face and let it remain for 10 minutes. Wash off the face pack with gentle splashes of cold water. You can refrigerate the remaining puree for 3 to 4 days and make a face pack using gram flour or corn flour whenever required. A tomato and lime face pack is recommended for individuals that are exposed to sun daily. Individuals that suffer from heavy skin darkening because of the sun should apply a tomato and lime face pack. Lime and tomato are ingredients that are used in various masks for skin whitening.
Sandal wood face mask
You will need 2 table spoons of sandal wood powder and rosewater. Mix the sandalwood powder and rose water to form a paste. Clean your face with water before you apply the paste. Let the sandal wood mask remain for 15 to 20 minutes. Wash your face clean with splashes of cold water. A sandal wood face mask softens skin giving it a natural pink glow. This face mask is excellent for removal of blemishes, and prevention of acne outbreak. This face pack is used in spas for fair skin treatments.
Cream, honey and castor oil face mask
You will need 50g fresh cream, 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of castor oil. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Before you apply this face mask make sure you wash your face clean with water. Apply the mixture of cream, honey and castor oil on the face and let it remain for 10 to 15 minutes. If you want a thick concoction you can peel a small piece of raw potato and make a paste in a blender and mix it with other ingredients. Raw potato helps remove skin blemishes. Wash face gently with splashes cold water. This face pack prevents skin from losing its natural elasticity and developing wrinkles. Skin aging process is slowed considerably with this face pack.
Tips for applying and removing a facial mask
Do not keep experimenting frequently with various facial masks or body packs. Stick to ingredients that work well for your skin. Ideally a facial mask should be applied after a bath. Make sure your face is washed clean before you apply a facial mask. Wash your face every day with splashes of cold water and be gentle when you use your fingers to clean your face. When you get back home after a day’s work clean your face with a cotton swab along with a face cleanser to get rid of impurities that clog pores. If pores are clogged due to fine environmental debris, makeup, or sweat, blackheads are formed and acne outbursts are sudden. Before you apply a facial pack you have to make sure your face is free from impurities and dirt. If you do not want to use your fingers to apply a facial mask or body mask, the best way is to use the bulging base of a spoon to spread pastes or thick concoctions evenly.
Remember, to remove a facial pack, use gentle splashes of water. Do not rub your skin rigorously to remove a face mask. First use splashes of water to moisten a face mask and then gently use your fingers in a circular upward motion to get off the face mask. Fruits are full of minerals, vitamins that keep skin healthy and glowing. The masks mentioned in this list can also be used on hands and legs. Consult a dermatologist if skin irritation occurs after use of a facial mask or body mask. Various skin products available in the market use harsh chemicals that can be damaging for the skin. Natural skin products are gentle on the skin and are rich in nutrients that help in exfoliating dry skin. Natural face masks moisturize condition, revitalize and nourish skin leaving it soft, healthy and glowing. Keep in mind you will not develop a clear and smooth complexion overnight. For some, results may show within a few weeks, whereas for others it may take longer. Give the face pack you use time to work its magic.
Oils good for the skin
Here’s a list of oils that are excellent for the skin. However, oil applications in facial masks should be used in accordance with dry, normal or oily skin. An application of tea tree oil in homemade face masks can be used by individuals that suffer from varied acne conditions. If you’ve got very sensitive skin consult a dermatologist before you use an application of oil in facial masks or body masks.
• Olive Oil
• Almond Oil
• Avocado Oil
• Tea Tree Oil
• Coconut Oil
• Hemp Seed Oil
• Castor Oil
• Hazelnut Oil
• Cranberry Seed Oil
• Pomegranate Oil
• Grape Seed Oil
• Wheat Germ Oil
• Rosehip Seed Oil
• Sesame Oil
• Camellia Oil

Tips for healthy glowing skin
To breathe new life in skin wash your body every day with splashes of water. Make sure you wash off make up completely before you apply a facial pack. A balanced diet is essential. Avoid consuming deep fried foods if you have a severe acne condition. You intake of fruits, vegetables and meat should be balanced. Consume fresh fruit juices. Eat all types of fruits. Fibrous fruits, vegetables, and salads should be a part of your daily diet. The best drink for the body is water, have plenty of it during the day. Protect skin from the sun. Wear an herbal sunscreen lotion when you move about in the sun.

Other Articles by Realityspeaks

For the second segment on Home Remedies for Healthy Glowing Skin, click the link below

For a detailed perspective on Apple Cider Vinegar Home Remedies and Health Benefits click the link below

For home remedies to get rid of dandruff click the link below

Posted on

How to Clear Acne With Natural Remedies

The best thing you can do for your skin is detox, but here are a few tricks to help you along the way.

Baking Soda Skin Exfoliant: This is one of the most effective methods of getting rid of acne there is. All it involves is a damp rag with baking soda liberally applied to it. The rag is used to rub the skin gently for about 5-10 minutes, after which time the skin is rinsed off and towel dried. Must be done regularly for a few weeks.
Egg White Mask: Many people use beaten egg whites as a facial acne mask. The mask is applied to the face for about 15 minutes, then it is washed off and the skin is GENTLY patted dry with a soft cloth. Eggs have potent healing properties (due to the protein contained within) which makes this a great method for healing and clearing away acne. This is by no means an overnight acne cure, so don’t get upset when you find out you have to use this technique for a matter of weeks before the effects begin to show.
The Oatmeal Cover Up: As opposed to cooking it for breakfast, the oatmeal is cooked, allowed to cool, and then it is lathered onto the skin to make an anti-acne facial mask. Allow the mask to sit for about 15-20 minutes and then rinse it away with warm — NOT HOT — water. Gently dry your face with a paper towel or soft piece of cloth.
The Aloe Vera Rub: If you happen to have Aloe Vera plants at your home (or know where to get some), then you’ve already got yourself a super powerful treatment for clearing acne. If you don’t have the plant, well, then a simple aloe vera lotion should suffice. This acne treatment is done simply by rubbing the plant (or the lotion/cream) directly onto the skin.
The “juice” from the Aloe Vera plant helps to reduce the visibility of acne spots and acne scars. More specifically speaking, it helps to heal the skin, to protect it, and and to make it softer and smoother. In addition to actively treating and getting rid of acne breakouts, aloe vera is also an outstanding preventative measure too. There’s a reason that aloe vera is recommended for treating all sorts of skin conditions — it WORKS!
These are some of the great ways of how to cure acne at home. They aren’t the fastest of acne treatment methods, but they do work and they are 100% natural. If you’re on a budget yet still wish to clear acne breakouts without spending lots & lots of money, then it’s recommended you start with these simple remedies!
Important Note: Contrary to what you’ve been told or what you’ve heard, cosmetic cover-ups, which can either be sold over-the-counter or given a fancy name and then prescribed by doctors, are usually NOT the best way to get rid of acne. Such cheap skincare products rarely, if ever, address the true causes of acne build up and acne scarring.
Having said that, If you are going to pay for an acne treatment, just make sure you stick with websites (like the ones recommended below) that actually know what they are talking about and have a proven track-record for delivering results.

Posted on

Hazardous Household Products

Organic cleaning products


Product type Possible ingredients Potential hazards
Air freshener and deodorizer Formaldehyde Toxic; carcinogen; irritant to eyes, nose, throat, and skin; may cause nausea, headaches, nosebleeds, dizziness, memory loss, and shortness of breath.
Bleach Sodium hypochlorite Corrosive, irritates or burns skin, eyes, respiratory tract; may cause pulmonary edema or vomiting and coma if ingested; contact with other chemicals may cause chlorine fumes.
Disinfectant Sodium hypochlorite Corrosive; irritates or burns skin, eyes; may cause pulmonary edema or vomiting and coma if ingested.
Phenols Flammable; very toxic; respiratory, circulatory, or cardiac damage.
Ammonia Vapor irritating to eyes, respiratory tract, and skin; possible chronic irritation.
Drain Cleaner Sodium or potassium hydroxide (lye) Caustic; irritant; inhibits reflexes; burns to skin, eyes; poisonous if swallowed due to severe tissue damage.
Hydrochloric acid Corrosive; irritant; damage to kidney, liver, and digestive system.
Trichloroethane Irritant to nose and eyes; central nervous system depression; liver and kidney damage if ingested.
Flea powder Carbaryl Very toxic; interferes with human nervous system; may cause skin, respiratory system, cardiovascular system damage.
Dichlorophene Skin irritation; may damage liver, kidney, spleen, and central nervous system.
Chlordane and other chlorinated hydrocarbons Very slow biodegradation; accumulates in food chain; may damage eyes, lungs, liver, kidneys, and skin.
Floor cleaner wax Diethylene glycol Toxic; causes central nervous system depression and kidney, liver lesions.
Petroleum solvents Highly flammable; associated with skin and lung cancer; irritant to skin, eyes, nose, throat, lungs.
Ammonia Vapor irritation to eyes, respiratory tract, and skin; possible chronic irritation.
Furniture polish Petroleum distillates or mineral spirits Highly flammable; moderately toxic; associated with skin and lung cancer; irritant to skin, eyes, nose, throat, lungs; entry into lungs may cause pulmonary edema.
Oven cleaner Sodium or potassium hydroxide (lye) Caustic; irritant; inhibits reflexes; burns to skin, eyes; poisonous if swallowed due to severe tissue damage.
Paint thinner Chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbons Slow decomposition; liver and kidney damage.
Esters Toxicity varies with specific chemical; causes eye, nose, and throat irritation and anesthesia.
Alcohols Volatile and flammable; eye, nose, and throat irritation.
Chlorinated aromatic hydrocarbons Flammable; toxic; accumulate in food chain.
Ketones Flammable; toxicity varies with specific chemical; may cause respiratory ailments.
Paint Aromatic hydrocarbon thinners Flammable; skin irritant; benzene is a carcinogen; possible liver and kidney damage.
Mineral spirits Highly flammable; skin, eye, nose, throat, lung irritant; very high air concentrations may cause unconsciousness, death.
Spot remover Perchlorethylene or trichloroethane Slow decomposition; liver and kidney damage; perchlorethylene is suspected carcinogen.
Ammonium hydroxide Corrosive; vapor extremely irritable to skin, eyes, and respiratory passages; ingestion causes tissue burns.
Sodium hypochlorite Corrosive; irritates skin, eyes, respiratory tract; may cause pulmonary edema and skin burns.
Toilet bowl cleaner Sodium acid sulfate or oxalate or hypochloric acid Corrosive; burns from skin contact or inhalation; ingestion may be fatal.
Chlorinated phenols Flammable; very toxic; respiratory, circulatory, or cardiac damage.
Window cleaner Diethylene glycol Toxic; causes central nervous system depression and degenerative lesions in liver and kidneys.
Ammonia Vapor irritating to eyes, respiratory tract, and skin; possible chronic irritation.
Wood stain/varnish Mineral spirits, gasoline Highly flammable; associated with skin and lung cancer; irritant to skin, eyes, nose, throat, lungs; entry into lungs may cause fatal pulmonary edema.
Methyl and ethyl alcohol Flammable; damage to eyes, skin, central nervous system.
Benzene Flammable; carcinogen; accumulates in fat, bone marrow, liver tissues.
Lead Damage to digestive, genitourinary, neuro-muscular and central nervous system; anemia and brain damage.
Antifreeze Ethylene glycol Very toxic, 3 ounces can be fatal to adult; damage to cardiovascular system, blood, skin, and kidneys.
Methanol Moderately toxic; ingestion may cause coma, respiratory damage.
Car wax, polish Petroleum distillates Associated with and lung cancer; irritant to skin, eyes, nose, lungs; entry into lungs may cause fatal pulmonary edema.
Motor oil/gasoline Petroleum hydrocarbons (benzene) Highly flammable; associated with skin and lung cancer; irritant to skin, eyes, nose, throat, lungs; pulmonary edema; benzene is a carcinogen.
Lead Damage to digestive, genitourinary, neuro-muscular, and central nervous system; anemia and brain damage.

Chart by Dr. Frances C. Graham, Extension Housing Specialist Mississippi State University

Written by Dr. Frances C. Graham, Extension Housing Specialist Mississippi State University

Posted on

Interesting Facts and Funny Stories

Here are are few links to other sites that have provided us with a laugh or simply found interesting.

Remember to be abundant in all areas of your life includes trival nonsense.  Funny facts and humours stories are great to tell among friends to lighten up the mood.  I hope you enjoy this selection.

Keep Visiting

Even though this is a blog post and I should technically start a new one each time I want to add something new.  I tend to edge away from conformity and this is another example of how i do it.

I have titled this page Interesting Facts and Funny Stories  So it would be silly of me to add funny stories to any where but here.

Hence I will continue to add to this page. Always click on the title of the article to read more.


Holy Reflux! The Doctor Stretched My Esophagus and Now I Can Sing Like Adele

I’m serious, you guys. I sound EXACTLY like her.

Remember when I was calmly sitting on the couch enjoying some scrumptious chocolate chip cookies – and I suddenly felt like I couldn’t breathe and I thought I was having a panic attack?

It turns out that it WASN’T a panic attack at all.   read more….


Yankee Doodle history

The song, “Yankee Doodle” was originally sung by British Soldiers to insult the colonialists ( which was typical of the British in those days). The Continental Army took to singing it to annoy the British (which was typical of the colonialists).

Phone Company Gives Something for Nothing

Dear Ann,

I think I can top the person who wrote complaining about the idiocy of the phone company. Talk about garbage in, garbage out!

When AT&T split with Bell, we had three phones in our house. The equipment belonged to Ma Bell and the service belonged to AT&T. After we returned all the phone equipment to Ma Bell, we received a bill for $0.00. A few weeks later, we received a check for $5 and a note thanking us. Several months later, we received another computerized bill for $0.00. We called again, got nowhere, so we sent another check for $0.00. A few weeks later we received another $5 refund with the same thank you.

This went on every three months for two years. Now we are down to once a year and have given up trying to straighten this out. We just cash the $5 and forget about it.

— Linda K. R. in California


History on Logos and Logos that make you think


Origin of the Wingfoot

The responsibility for the adoption of the Wingfoot symbol, known today in every civilized country on earth, rests to a great extent with Frank Seiberling, the founder and for many years president of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

In the old Seiberling home in Akron, on a newel post of the stairway there stood a statue of the famous god of mythology known to the ancient Romans as Mercury, and to the Greeks as Hermes.Mercury

Mr. Seiberling’s attention was attracted to the statue, and he felt that the god it portrayed embodied many of the characteristics for which Goodyear products were known.

A meeting to discuss the idea of suitable trademark was held at the Seiberling home in August 1900. Something distinctively Goodyear was needed to distinguish it from other companies.

Among the sketches prepared for the meeting at Mr. Seiberling’s suggestion was one using the winged foot of Mercury.

Everyone present agreed that this should be the symbol for the company, with the Wingfoot to be set in the middle of the word “Goodyear.” The original Wingfoot, however, was much larger in relation to the word “Goodyear” than the one in use today.

Mercury in ancient times was the god of trade and commerce; but it was as a swift messenger for all the gods of mythology that he was best known, and as such he has continued to be known through the centuries.

The idea of speed had much to do with Goodyear’s selection of the symbol, for the wingfooted Mercury was regarded as a fleet herald of good news. But it is as a herald or carrier of good tidings to users of Goodyear products everywhere that the Wingfoot now stands in the minds of the people of the world.     read more..


Saturn Corporation was an automobile manufacturer and marque, established on January 7, 1985 as a subsidiary of General Motors in response to the success of Japanese automobile imports in the United States.

The company marketed itself as a “different kind of car company,” and operated somewhat independently from its parent company for a time, with its own assembly plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee, unique models, and a separate retailer network.

Can you see the logo is a planet (The Planet Saturn) and not an X




The company name is based on the surname of the founder August Horch, his surname meaning listen in German—which, when translated into Latin, becomes Audi.

The four rings in the Audi logo represent the four companies of the Auto-Union consortium of 1932 – DKW, Horch, Wanderer, and Audi. The Audi name (latin for “Hear!”) disappeared after WWII, but was revived in1965.


The three pointed star of Mercedes’ logo represents their domination of land, sea, and air. First used on a Daimler in 1909, a laurel wreath was added in 1926 to signify the union with Benz, and was later simplified to the current logo design in 1937.

Mercedes-Benz Car Logo

Elefont is another logo with a hidden meaning in the negative space. Find the trunk in the lowercase letter e.



The feathers of this peacock represent the 6 different divisions of NBC. The head is visible suggesting the peacock is looking toward the viewer.


The FedEx logo has an arrow hidden between the letters E and X. Lindon Leader designed this famous logo in 1994, as Senior Design Director at Landor Associates, San Francisco. It was a result of a work where more than 200 logos were designed before the designer arrived to this solution. It won over forty logo awards worldwide.

At first all you see is modern typography, but there is actually a hidden meaning of Sony’s VAIO logo. The first two letters represent an analog signal and the last two are the 1 and 0 of the digital world.

Toblerone chocolate company from Bern, Switzerland, which is known for high mountains. Bern is also called “The City Of Bears”. Find the hidden silhouette of a bear in the mountain illustration.

Baskin Robbins offers 31 flavorous of ice cream. The number 31 is hidden in the logo within the letters of B and R.

Technology is too Good

Seattle, Washington:

The new U.S. Weather Service radar on Camano Island and atmospheric profiler at Sand Point began to pick up a mysterious 20 mile per hour wind out of the south each night about a month ago, a wind that started about sunset and ended at dawn.

Forecasters finally realized the new instrument is almost too accurate for its own good: It was detecting no wind, but the annual nighttime migration of thousands of birds towards the north, said a meteorologist.

Character Witness Confusion

One 18-year-old wrote:

“Until about six months ago, I honestly believed that ‘character witnesses’ were witnesses who were brought in to lend character to a trial, like a clown or an eccentric scientist.”

Another poster followed suit:

“I’m 21, and that just clicked. I thought the exact same thing you did because on the Law and Order channel, the character witnesses are always crazy.”