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The appropriate dosage of fish oil depends on the condition it's used to treat or prevent.Barry Wong/Photodisc/Getty ImagesFish oil pills are made from fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Tuna, mackerel, salmon, halibut and cod are some examples. According to the National Institutes of...
Whether you obtain your tan through a tanning salon or naturally from the sun, you run the risk of the top layer of your skin beginning to peel. Although peeling skin isn't dangerous in any way, it creates an appearance that is unpleasant to the eye. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to
Lipids are one of the body's sources of energy. They are also used for insulation, in the structure of cell membranes and in hormones. Lipids are not water soluble so they are not easily absorbed during digestion. This means that to be completely metabolized and circulate through the blood stream li
Not all vegan food is equally wholesome. Foods can still be high in fat and cholesterol, while others have the added value of additional vitamin C or calcium. Look at the Vegan Food Guide Pyramid to meet daily nutrient requirements. Guidelines are similar to vegetarian, although vegans need to plan
Being a commercial truck driver often means extended hours on the road. In this regard, federal law requires the driver to observe strict time regulations, thus ensuring proper rest for that driver and safety for both the driver as well as other vehicle operators.
In an age of rising energy demand, alternative fuel sources are becoming less a conversation topic and more an active area of research and development. Scientists are working to come up with win-win scenarios as they design technologies that recycle greenhouse gasses to be used as fuel. One example
Antiseptics, together with disinfectants, compose a broad family of active chemical substances called biocides. These chemical substances are found in many products such as alcohols and hand sanitizers for general and clinical use. Antiseptics may be used singly or in combination with other products
In addition to hearing aids, there are a number of assistive listening devices that can be used to improve hearing. This article talks about low-tech and hi-tech options.
A salt scrub is a wonderful spa treatment that's easy to use at home. Scrubs are used after a shower or bath by rubbing the prepared salt onto wet skin and then rinsing. Salt scrubs are too rough for the face but are especially effective on feet and elbows. They can be followed with a luxurious mois
One pound of fat is the equivalent of 3,500 calories. In order to lose weight at a rate of one pound per week, you must burn an average of 500 calories more than you take in each day. The amount of calories you need to maintain your current weight is dependent upon your age, sex, height and weight.
It is sometimes necessary to remove a callus due to pain or discomfort. This is particularly true of calluses which appear on the soles of feet. These natural efforts by the body to prevent pain can, with time, result in more misery than they were intended to prevent.Fortunately, it's
Testing water pollution from sewage has become a necessity because of regular sewage spills into rivers and oceans. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) warns citizens that sewage overflows and leaking can be dangerous to our health when they end up in our drinking water and our basements be
Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a devastating disease affecting the central nervous system. According to the Natural Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, MS is an autoimmune disease---the immune system is essentially being tricked (perhaps by a virus or some environmental factor) into attac
During the routine of everyday sight, it may be easy to take for granted what a complex machine the human eye actually is. Equipped with multiple layers of exquisite mechanisms, the eye absorbs incoming light and reforms it into the intelligible image. While most aspects of the eye's power are conne
The coffee diet requires drinking several cups of coffee.coffee in coffee image by Maria Brzostowska from Fotolia.comThe coffee diet is a diet plan that incorporates coffee throughout the day to increase metabolic rate and burn calories with each cup of coffee. Like all diets, there are...
P90X is a popular series of workout DVDs released by the fitness company Beach Body. The "X" stands for extreme, and the workouts aim to live up to this name through their intensity. The workout routines are generally not for beginners, but for those with some measure of fitness already, because the
Yohimbe, or Pausinystalia yohimbe, is a native African evergreen tree. The medicinal portion of yohimbe is the bark. According to the Health Guide of the University of California San Diego (UCSD), it is reliable for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, inconclusively beneficial for weight loss a