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How to Use Avocado Oil for Acne Problems

Acne Avocado oilUsing avocado oil, both as a skin moisturizer and having it in your diet on a regular basis, can make a very positive difference to the appearance of your skin.

It can also help with acne problems and other skin issues like enlarged pores and blackheads.

Avocado oil can be beneficial to acne sufferers in 3 different ways.

First nutritionally, secondly as a nightly moisturizer, and thirdly as a topical treatment to prevent acne and diminish blackheads and enlarged pores.

Acne Prevention with Monounsaturated Fats

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How to Apply Avocado Oil for Face Moisturization

Avocado Oil FaceLooking around your local cosmetics store you’ll find a wide variety of different face moisturizers. All of them promising hydrated, younger looking skin (often at a significant price).

Look a little closer at the ingredients list though and the petrochemical derived additives, like propylene glycol, cyclomethicone, petrolatum and methylparaben, may not sound so appealing.

Many of these chemicals are actually known skin irritants, but manufacturers still include them in their formulations to improve shelf life or maintain consistency.

A Natural Alternative That’s Better for Your Skin

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How to Ripen Avocados Fast — The Bag & Fruit Method

Ripening AvocadosAvocados should be ripened at home so you can use them just as they become soft.

It can be risky to buy ones that you think are already ready at the store for two reasons.

Firstly, you don’t know how long it has been soft for. From my experience, there’s a fair chance it will be overripe and starting to go off in the middle.

Secondly, if a loose avocado has been sitting on the supermarket shelf for long enough to turn soft it will have had a lot of fingers pressing into it and bruising the pulp to brown.

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How to Use Pumpkin Seeds for Intestinal Worms

Pumpkin seed worm remedyParasites like human intestinal worms are a far more common problem than most people realize. Here is how parasites can enter your body and some of the main symptoms of tapeworm and other parasitic infections.

Also ahead is a natural remedy for intestinal worms in humans, based on a traditional German parasite treatment using raw pumpkin seeds.

The pumpkin seed contains a substance called cucurbitin that treats worms and other parasites by paralyzing them so they can be expelled from your body.

You can use the pumpkin seed treatment ahead for human intestinal parasites like tapeworm, ascariasis, pinworms and ropeworm and it may also help with worms in dogs.

First though, a look at the parasite problem and some of the most common symptoms of parasitic intestinal worms.

Human Intestinal Parasites

Parasites can enter your body through contaminated water or food (particularly meat like pork or uncooked fish), mosquito bites, intimate contact, and through the nose or mouth after touching an infected animal or contaminated surface. Continue Reading…

How to Steam Pumpkin for Maximum Nutrition

How to Cook pumpkinThere is a better way to cook your pumpkins than boiling that will retain the most nutritional value when you eat them.

It’s also fairly quick and simple and makes for a much better tasting pumpkin, whatever recipe you’re using it for.

Choosing a Pumpkin

Smaller pumpkins tend to be far superior for eating than the larger jack-o’-lantern styles that rarely taste good. Continue Reading…

Where to Buy Pumpkin Seed Oil Online

Best pumpkin oilRich, green and delicious, pumpkin seed oil is growing in popularity, both for its unique taste and beneficial properties.

There are two main types available — the cold pressed oil, primarily used for its nutritional value, and the delicious roasted Styrian pumpkin oil, popular for culinary use.

Ahead are the best pumpkin seed oil brands to buy, both in cold pressed and organic oils, as well as gourmet Styrian kuerbiskernoel for your kitchen.

Also, where to find good pumpkin oil capsules and the newer extracts for a healthy urinary tract.

The Best Cold Pressed Oil

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Where to Buy Raw Pumpkin Seeds Online

Pepitas BuyThere are several factors to consider when looking at where to buy pumpkin seeds. Raw pumpkin seeds contain the most nutrition but where and how they are grown is also important.

Whether you to find American grown organic pumpkin seeds, special extra large Styrian seeds, bulk raw pepitas, or even sprouted pumpkin seeds, this page has the best buying options I’ve found.

Why Raw Pumpkin Seeds are Better Than Roasted

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The Top 10 Black Walnut Health Benefits

Antifungal black walnutsBlack walnuts are a superfood with many beneficial properties.

They have been used traditionally by Native Americans, Chinese, Indian and Russian cultures for centuries for a wide variety of ailments.

Modern scientific research is only just starting to uncover some of the unique nutritional elements in these potent nuts.

Here are 10 different ways that eating black walnuts, or using black walnut hulls, can benefit your wellness and well-being.

10 Beneficial Effects of Black Walnuts

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Flaxseed Oil for Acne

Improve Skin Flax OilFlaxseed oil is the richest food source of alpha linolenic acid (ALA), comprising over 50% of this essential omega-3 dietary fat for health skin.

Unfortunately, ALA consumption has dropped significantly in modern times. By comparison, most people’s intake of omega-6 fats, like linoleic acid, has increased dramatically.

If you want to address skin problems like acne, dry and flaky skin, eczema and psoriasis. Or just have better skin in general, then flaxseed oil can help redress this imbalance.

Linoleic Acid and Skin Inflammation

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Flaxseed Oil for Dry Skin

Flaxseed Oil skinYou can use flax oil for dry skin in two different ways and this page will show how it can quickly help to improve your facial skin tone.

The first is by applying flaxseed oil to your face directly as an natural moisturizer.

Not only does the very high omega-3 content in the oil have an anti-inflammatory effect, it also helps normalize skin lipids and seal in moisture to improve your complexion.

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8 Nutritional Benefits of Avocados: Fiber, Fats, Vitamins, Minerals and More

Avo NutrientsThe avocado is a uniquely nutritious food and one well worth eating more often.

They have the highest fat content of any fruit. Though these fats are primarily heart-protective oleic acid and are a definite plus for your health.

Avocados are also rich in dietary fiber and vitamins, have many anti-inflammatory compounds, are a good source of vision enhancing antioxidants and cover a wide range of nutritional bases.

Here are 8 reasons why avocados are so healthy and why you should enjoy them in your diet more often.

8 Reasons Why Avocado is Good for You

1. High Fiber Content

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Potatoes Versus Pumpkin — Calories, Fiber, Vitamins, Minerals and Antioxidants

Squash Nutrients Many people only eat pumpkin at Thanksgiving in sugary pumpkin pies. What a waste.

Pumpkins and winter squash are some of the healthiest of all vegetables and rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber.

Not only do they taste great, pumpkins are low in calories yet surprisingly filling.

Here’s why it’s worth replacing fattening potatoes with healthier pumpkin on your dinner plate. Your body will thank you for it.

High in Antioxidants

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