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Why is sleep so important?

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Can’t fall asleep.. my mind is too active! Does this sound familiar? How about ‘I woke up and I can’t go back to sleep!’… or tossing and turning all night?.. or ‘scratching my itchy skin is keeping me awake!’ Sleep is a fickle thing. Vital for recovery and recharging of our vital energy, it all too often eludes us, eroding our energy levels, adding to our stress. Why is sleep so important? Sleep is the time where we allow the body to rest

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Stress and its relationship to the Immune system

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 Stress has very much become a part of life with most of us functioning under moderate to very high stress most of the time during our working lives. The impacts of significant stress are far-reaching and affect all aspects of human health. Chronic stress is a less intense, longer lasting form of stress than acute stress, which over time, is associated with increased ‘wear and tear’ on body systems and quality of life. Since the dawn of mankind, through the process

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Rosacea- The Condition and its Triggers

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Rosacea is a condition affecting the face where the skin becomes persistently red, often with visible tiny blood vessels and acne-like bumps and pimples. There may be intermittent burning, stinging or mild itching. The skin may be may also be dry and mildly swollen. As the disease progresses, there may also be associated with eye symptoms, such as burning, irritation, redness and flaking of the eyelashes. Over many years the nose may become damaged and scarring may occur due to

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Understanding the Triggers in Vitiligo

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What is Vitiligo? Vitiligo is the most common of depigmentation disorders. It is an acquired pigmentation disorder of the skin and mucous membranes, in which there is a loss of melanocytes or pigmentation, producing irregular white spots and or white patches. Initially, the white spots or white patches are small but enlarge over time. In some people, the white spots or white patches spread slowly while in others the spread is rapid.  The Triggers in Vitiligo Both genetic and non-genetic factors are believed to

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Understanding the Triggers in Eczema

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There are many types of eczema. The condition can occur on any part of the body and results in inflammation of the skin with itching. Sometimes dryness and scaling, weeping, blistering and thickening of the skin may be seen. The most common type of eczema is atopic dermatitis. This is a genetic skin condition often seen in association with asthma and/or hay fever in the patient or their family.  There are many triggers in eczema. They vary by person and by type

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