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Homemade Lip Balm

Lip Balm

With cold dry weather comes chapped lips. Chapped lips are not a given at this time of year, but just recently I woke up with the beginnings of a split lip. You know that annoying vertical cut in the lip that never seems to go away. The more you lick your lips the worse it… Read more

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Lavender

It’s been a while since I’ve written here on A Dose of Health. It’s not that I’ve given up on health, it’s just that I’ve forgotten to write here. Now that I’m writing a new post, I feel I must write about something I’ve been using for several years now. The reason why I feel… Read more

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Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense, like so many of the other essential oils, is a wonder oil! I think I’ll have to share more of my essential oil success stories. This story, however, was quite by accident. I frequently use essential oils in my diffusers, in my beauty products and cleaning products. And, because I’ve been blessed with a… Read more

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Frankincense Essential Oil

With all of the benefits of using frankincense essential oil, who knew it was a natural cure for pink eye. Just recently I came down with a case of conjunctivitis, aka pink eye. I was unfortunate enough to have contracted it in both eyes. It didn’t take a visit to the doctor to know what… Read more

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Knee Anatomy

What does it mean when your knee starts popping and swelling? Is it because of a tear in the meniscus or is it because of a maladjusted spine? At my age, I’m used to the sandy sound of chondromalacia, but the popping and swelling is a whole new adventure. When the Knee Popping Began About… Read more

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Liver Love

How often do we think about our livers? When we think of health we think of reaching a certain weight, having clear skin, being free from aches and pains and having an overall robust energy level. If we get a pimple, we’re quick to alter our beauty routine to get rid of it. If we… Read more

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Freedom from Back Pain

Having suffered from sciatica pain for several years, I’m happy to say that it has been five years since my last knockdown, drag-out flare up and I’m working proactively to keep it that way. Now don’t get me wrong; Ms. Sciatica has tried to clear her painful throat a few times, but when she did… Read more

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Getting Ready for 2017

New Year 2017

It’s the end of the year and I’ve been looking through this year’s blog posts. That was real easy to do since I only had 2 blog posts in 2016. To extend my stroll down memory lane, I decided to look through 2015’s posts. That was a little more labor intensive since I had a… Read more

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TENS 7000 Case

Some time ago my chiropractor suggested I purchase a TENS unit to help with tight muscles in the upper leg area. For those of you unfamiliar with a TENS unit it is a portable electronic stimulator unit. It stimulates nerves and muscles electronically. (The acronym TENS stands for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) Why did he… Read more

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Nail

For those of you unfamiliar with the condition, onycholysis is a separating of the nail from the nail bed. I noticed it first on the pinky nail of my right hand. I then started noticing it on several other fingers on my right hand. Over time it spread to my left hand. It was rather… Read more

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