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Black seed oil The health benefits

Black seed oil The health benefits

Black seed oil (from Nigella sativa) has been shown to possess a wide range of health properties. From activity against bacteria to  anti-oxidant effects on the human body. This article will demonstrate current scientific knowledge about the potential of black seed and it’s oil. Black seed oil has shown to have the following properties: Current research shows that black seed (Nigella sativa) possesses activity against bacteria, fungi…

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Black Seed Oil Benefits: History

Black Seed Oil Benefits: History

Black seed oil history – Nigella sativa (Black Seed) was discovered in Tutankhamen’s tomb, implying that it played an important role in ancient Egyptian practices. Although its exact role in Egyptian culture is not known, we do know that items entombed with a king were carefully selected to assist him in the afterlife. The earliest written reference to black seed is found in the book…

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Hashimoto Thyroiditis; Pathogenesis, Mechanisms & Treatments

Hashimoto Thyroiditis; Pathogenesis, Mechanisms & Treatments

Hashimoto thyroiditis (HT) is a chronic disease, characterised by destruction of the thyroid gland by abnormal lymphocytic activation which targets self-tissues and leads to thyroid failure if left untreated (Cogni and Chiovato, 2013, p19). There is a comprehensive presence of a lymphocytic infiltrate within the thyroid gland. There is an existence of circulating thyroid auto-antibodies, explicitly Thyroid Peroxidase autoantibodies (TPOAb) (Cogni and Chiovato, 2013). The…

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Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Review

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Review

  Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is a complex metabolic disease which can be life threatening if not managed optimally. It has a high prevalence of co-morbidities such as; hypertension, dyslipidaemia, obesity as well as its metabolic implications. It’s not surprising to say that T2DM has reached an epidemic globally as mentioned by Zimmet (2003), so the need to understand the effective management and wider implications…

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Black Seed Oil Benefits (Nigella sativa)

Black Seed Oil Benefits (Nigella sativa)

Medicinal plants have been used for curing diseases for many centuries in different systems of medicine. They have been used to prepare herbal medicines that exert therapeutic properties with fewer side-effects when compared to their allopathic (pharmaceutical drugs) counterparts. Nowadays, researchers are focusing on the therapeutic benefits of plant based medicines which have been poorly researched and understood in the past by researchers in modern times….

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The Dangers of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)

The Dangers of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)

Nowadays, we tend to overlook the ingredients contained in the personal care products we often use, thinking that governmental agencies are protecting us from harm. You would be shocked to know this is far from the truth. In fact, there are many chemicals still used in personal care products which are known to be harmful to our bodies in a number of ways. One of…

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Organic Skincare and Why You Should Use It?

Organic Skincare and Why You Should Use It?

Organic skincare? Did you know organic ingredients are grown under tight regulations which ban the use of harmful chemical fertilisers, herbicides and pesticides. They are sourced from natural organic (not contaminated/toxic with) resources. Simply Pure promotes the benefits of truly natural and organic skincare, and here are some of the reasons why. There is much research available, which has shown that the average woman applies more…

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Cancer Causing Chemicals are you Harming yourself?

Cancer Causing Chemicals are you Harming yourself?

Cancer causing chemicals in your skincare products… Nowadays, we tend to overlook the ingredients contained in the personal care products we often use, thinking that governmental agencies are protecting us from harm. You would be shocked to know this is far from the truth. In fact, there are many chemicals still used in personal care products which are known to be harmful to our bodies…

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1,4-Dioxane, Cancer & Cosmetics

1,4-Dioxane, Cancer & Cosmetics

Dioxane, Cancer and Cosmetics 1,4-dioxane is a cancer causing chemical linked to organ toxicity and may be found in up to 25,000 (22%) of commercial skincare products such as shampoo and soaps. Stay pure, stay 100% organic. To read more about the dangers of commercial comsetics and skincare poducts and the harmful ingredients they contain please read this article; cancer causing chemicals are you harming…

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Coconut oil, Lauric acid & Monolaurin

Coconut oil, Lauric acid & Monolaurin

Coconut oil, Lauric acid and Monolaurin Around 50% of the fatty acids in coconut oil are Lauric acid a 12-carbon medium chain fatty Acid. In addition, when coconut oil is enzymatically digested, it also forms a monoglyceride called monolaurin. Both lauric acid and monolaurin can kill harmful pathogens like bacteria, viruses and fungi. This is a direct benefit of consuming and applying organic coconut oil…

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