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Tilapia skin: the New Player in Burn Treatment

Burn injury is a health issue across the globe, leaving thousands to millions of victims devastated. In search for better ways to combat the ever increasing healthcare cost and come up with better treatment options, researchers explore the use of tilapia skin as a new promising technique to speed up healing of burn and decrease the need for pain medication.


@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan

Researchers in Brazil took advantage of the abundance of the freshwater fish "tilapia" in their country to uncover a new promising alternative treatment in the care of burn victims. They use medical grade sterilized tilapia skin to debride wounds caused by burn, substituting the conventional burn treatment composed of gauze and sulfadiazine cream.

They use tilapia skin to debride second and third degree burns. Tilapia skin is rich in marine collagen peptide which is easily absorbed into the burned area to aid in wound healing.

Advantages of Tilapia Skin for Treatment of Burn:

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Here's Why Pregnant Mother should Avoid Coffee

Coffee is a staple to a huge number of people, but there are cases when it's consumption isn't advisable. Let's talk about if drinking coffee is safe during pregnancy.


@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan

Pregnancy can be a tough period. It can be challenging especially to first time moms who may not realize that there are certain foods they should avoid or limit during this crucial period on their child's development. Coffee is among the beverages pregnant women should limit from their diet.


Why you should limit coffee when you are pregnant?

Drinking more than 200 mg of caffeine which you get from roughly 2 cups of coffee is link by several research to an increase risk of congenital defect, low birth weight, preterm birth, and miscarriage among pregnant women.

Is coffee worth those risk?


Let's look at what makes coffee not a suitable beverage among pregnant mothers.

Caffeine which is found in coffee is the world's most widely used stimulant. Caffeine is a drug. Ca…

Sunflower seed Oil Benefits to the Skin

Sunflower seed oil gained popularity in cosmetic because of it's many benefits to the skin. It's pack full of antioxidants and nutients, so it's no wonder it ascended from a typical cooking oil into one of the beloved beauty product. Sunflower seed oil is rich in Vitamins C, E, beta-carotene, linoleic acid, and lecithin.


@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan

Let's explore the wonders sunflower seed oil does to the skin.


Moisturizer

Having dry skin makes you prone to develop wrinkles so proper skin hydration counts. Sunflower seed oil is a natural chemical-free alternative to those commercially sold moisturizer. Technically, it's an oil but once you spread it over your body, it doen't leave you with a greasy mess. It blends perfectly with your skin. It leaves your skin soft and glistening without any distinct odor.


Anti-aging

Sunflower seed oil is rich in Vitamins C, E, and beta-carotene which prevents premature skin aging and fights damaging free radicals from the e…

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10 Health Facts & Tips # 15 @healthbiztips

















Nature Republic Aloe Vera Gel Review

When I heared the good reviews about Nature Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gel, I knew I just have to try this skincare product.


@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan

Nature Republic's aloe vera soothing gel hits the market like a storm. It's no surprise that Korean skincare products are sensational. Let's look into this cosmetic stuff and review if it really lives up to the claims.



The packaging

Nature Republic Aloe Vera Gel comes in a green cylindrical  plastic container that holds 300 ml of aloe vera gel. When you open it, you'll see an extra plastic lid inside which prevents the content from spilling out.

This product isn't wrapped in a paper box unlike other products, so what assures costumers that it's fresh is the clear outer covering plastic wrapped around it.


There is no spoon nor a scooper that comes along with this product, so if you prefer to not get messy, you'll have to buy a separate scooper.



The price

I think this skincare product is affordable cons…

15 Facts about Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis outbreak usually occurs in tropical countries challenged by flooding and poor sanitation.


@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan

Leptospirosis is a rare disease but it can be fatal. Knowing more about this disease is key to prevent or manage it. Here are facts you should know about leptospirosis:


1. Leptospirosis is caused by the bacteria Leptospira 
interrogans.


2. Leptospirosis is usually transmitted by rats which humans can get exposed to when going to wet fields, freshwater, or flooded areas contaminated with rat urine through open wound and cut on the skin.


3. You can get leptospirosis when an infected animal bites you or when it's body fluid penetrates your body through skin abrasion and mucus membranes of the eyes, nose, and mouth.


4. Yes, you can also get infected when you drink contaminated water or eat contaminated food.


5. Saltwater generally are considered safe because it's iodine content kills the Leptospira bacteria.


6. Rodents are not the only animals t…

1O Health problems Solved by Roses

Roses are beautiful. You may be amazed at how elegant and timeless roses are. But, these flowers are not just pretty to look at. Once you know it's medicinal property and health benefits, you'll realize that there's more than what meets the eye.


@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan
1. Headache, anxiety, depression, and stress
Headache, anxiety, depression, and stress are part of majority of people's lives. Want to unwind? Our sense of smell can be a powerful tool. Studies show that the smell of roses calms the mind and uplifts the mood.
The fragrance of roses is classic. There's plenty of ways to enjoy it's sweet delicate aroma...rose perfume, aromatherapy with rose essential oil, rose tea, rose petal filled bathtub, rose oil infused bath water, and even soap made of roses.

2. Insomnia
Roses helps promote a sound sleep by relaxing the brain. If you're restless, inhaling the vapor of rose water will help ease your nerve and relax your mind. You can also enjoy a …

Can I Eat Roses?

When your lover gives you roses, eating it may be the last thing in your mind. Who in their right mind would eat roses? If you're asking this question, then, you came in late.


@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan

Roses are edible! These glamorous petals have been cooked since ancient times to add flavor, beauty, nutrients, and aroma to dishes. Did you know that roses belong to the same family as apples, berries, pears, and plums?

Rose petals has a wide range of recipe applications for deserts, salad, beverages, and savory dishes. It's leaves can be brewed into a tea. Rose hip or rose fruit is also utilized in culinary. Depending on the type of rose used, flavor varies. It's flavor can be sweet, fruity, spicy, or bitter.

If you're aiming for a stronger flavor, use darker shades of roses. If you don't like bitter taste, then remove the white portion of the rose petal found at the base of the flower.

People drink rose water for it's many health benefits like anti-ag…

10 Skincare Advantages of Rose Water

Roses are timeless in beauty. But, roses don't just look beautiful, these delicate flowers can actually make you look prettier...when you literally wear them on your skin. Sounds enchanting? Here's a bottle of rose water!


@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan

Rose water has many skincare advantages...a number of good reasons to add it to your skincare recipe.

1. Smells divine

Let's admit it. When trying out a particular skincare product, we can't help but smell it. Like it or not, you can't usually ignore the scent of a product that you put on your face.

Roses don't just look good, they smell fantastic too. Just like freshly picked roses, rose water has that sweet aromatic scent that's soothing and relaxing. It's fragrance is known to reduce anxiety, depression, and headache.


2. Lightens skin blemishes and wrinkles

Rose water is a natural antioxidant that helps fights the signs of skin aging. It's nourishing to the skin. Regular topical application of ro…

Why is titanium dioxide in my cosmetic products...and even in my food!

When I check out the ingredients of cosmetic products, I usually come across titatium dioxide. It's among those ingredients, I'm thinking the majority of us don't have the slightest hint. I figure I'll do some research to find out what it really is and here's what I've found out.


@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan

15 Facts about Titanium dioxide (TiO2):

1. Titanium is a heavy metal!


2. Did you know that titanium is the 9th most common element mined from the Earth's crust?


3. Titanium dioxide is formed when titanium combines with oxygen.


4. Titanium dioxide is mined and refined into an odorless powdery white substance.


5. Titanium dioxide shields the skin against the damaging ultraviolet light (UVA/UVB) of the sun, so it is commonly found in sunscreens.


6. Titanium dioxide is added to cosmetic products to mask skin blemishes and imitate a lighter complexion.


7. Titanium dioxide is added to foods like candy, cheese creamer, gum, donuts, frosting, and yogurt t…

9 Facts about Cellulite

Cellulite is a fact of life to a great number of people, particularly women. Cellulite is basically the dimpling or lumpiness observed on the skin when fat pushes on the connective tissue underneath the deepest layer of the skin.


@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan

1. Common areas affected by cellulite includes the buttocks, thigh, abdomen, and upper arms.


2. Cellulite develops when layers of fats pushes on the layers of connective tissue under the skin.


3. Hormone plays a role in the formation of cellulite.


4. Up to 90% of women can have cellulite.


5. Cellulite is less common in men.


6. Even individuals with acceptable body weight can have cellulite.


7. Although having a cellulite can cause cosmetic problem, it isn't considered a serious medical condition.


8. Cellulite isn't considered a symptom of an underlying medical condition.


9. Most of the topical creams available in the market to treat cellulite don't live up to their claim.

Why Beauty junkies put on Snail slime

8 benefits of snail slime in skincare.
What comes into your mind when you hear snail slime? Slithery? Oozy? Does it sound anything near a world renowned beauty and skincare mate?

@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan
We have such a strong affinity to beauty. In it's pursuit, we come across bizarre and eyebrow-raising stuffs like snail slime.
In this blog post, we'll be looking into what makes snail slime a trend in cosmetics.
Slime -- there are people who find this stuff gross, but there are other's who sees it as an answer to aging. Snail slime's potential for skincare was discovered when people noticed that farmers who handled snails have visibly smoother hands.
In cosmetics, snail slime is called snail filtrate. It's a huge breakthrough that is incorporated in a wide array of skincare products like serum, cream, face mask, and gel.
Here are the perks of using snail filtrate infused skincare products:
8 benefits of snail slime in skincare
1. Acne
At some point in our …

Does this anti-wrinkling pillowcase works?

If sleeping on your face is a habit you've became so good at, you may be tempted to try these anti-wrinkling pillow. But, the question is, do they really work?


@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan
In pursuit of beauty, we put tons of cosmetic products on our face, trying one product after another in search of what works best for our skin. How about a pillow case?
Before we look at what makes silk pillow case awesome, let's first look into the downfall of the typical cotton pillowcase.
Night time is an important hour for skin rejuvenation since most of skin repair and cell turnover happens while we are sleeping. When you're face is pressed against a cotton or polyester pillow case, it sucks up the moisture off your face causing drying and creasing.
If you're accustomed to sleeping with your face directly pressing on your pillow, you may have noticed waking up with visible wrinkling and creasing on your face. Do this overtime and when you see those creases becoming more p…

7 Must-know Facts about Bentonite Clay Face Mask

Bentonite clay is an natural alternative remedy for acne, blackheads, age spots, and skin blemishes.


@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan

Here are 7 things worth knowing about bentonite clay and how to use it properly.


1. No to metal

Don't store betonite clay in metal containers. Don't use metal equipment when mixing it. The reason behind this lies in bentonite clay's electrical property. Metal, being positively charged, neutralizes the negative ions of bentonite clay.

Bentonite clay's electrical property is key to it's effectiveness so you definitely wouldn't want it to be compromised.

Instead of metal. You can use glass, plastic, stainless steel, or wood when handling bentonite clay.


2. What's in bentonite clay?

Bentonite clay comes from volcanic ash made-up of minerals such as calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, iron, and silicon. It's an all-natural preservative-free skincare wonder!


3. Grey

Bentonite clay should be greyish in color. If it's  whit…

11 Amazing Things Bentonite clay Face mask does to your Face

Bentonite clay face mask has lots of skincare benefits -- detoxifies skin, illuminates acne, blackheads, whiteheads, and many others.


@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan

Are you always on the lookout for a new product that can solve your acne problem? If you've comes across bentonite clay, then you're in for a treat. Bentonite clay is all-natural alternative to chemical laden beauty products.

Adding water to bentonite clay activates it, making it negatively charge. This electrical property is key in driving dirt and impurities off the face.


Why should you put bentonite clay on your face?

1. Safe for all skin types

Whether you have a normal, oily or sensitive skin, you can't go wrong with bentonite clay. It suits all skin types across age groups. It doesn't have any harsh ingredient. It's pure mineral! It's safe unless you have an allergy to a certain mineral in it!

When trying something for the first time, always make sure to use a small amount which you can put i…

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10 Health Facts & Tips #  14 @healthbiztips



















8 Notorious culprits of Food Allergy in Humans

Food allergy is on the rage. When you have an allergy to a certain food, not only does it limit your food choices, it can also cause anxiety and fear.


@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan

Allergic reaction fom food can vary from mild to severe and life-threatening. Every person can have varying allergic reaction to a certain food.

An allergic reaction is caused by the body's hyperactive immune system, triggering an immune response against substances that normally does not harm the body.


Here are the notorious culprits of food allergy in humans:


1. Milk

Milk allergy is the number one cause of allergy among children in the United States. While most of them outgrow milk allergy, the are cases that persists through adulthood.

Individuals allergic to milk should avoid foods containing milk such baked goodies and dairy products such as butter, cheese, ice cream, and yogurt.

Is it possible to develop allergy from breastmilk? Babies can not be allergic to breastmilk, rather, it can be caused…