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Cucumber heals - The superb health benefits of cucumber

By Godiyal: (NaturalNews) Along with long days, swimming, walks on the beach and watching the fireflies at night, one of the great joys of summer is when the cucumbers come in. These classic warm weather vegetables are deliciously cooling, versatile – and great for people who are trying to slim down for the start of bathing suit season!

And apart from being delicious no matter which way they are prepared, cucumbers are also incredibly healthy. Read on to find out more about all the superb health benefits that this ultimate summer vegetable can literally bring to the table.

Top 5 foods to avoid this summer


Are all natural foods good for all of us all of the time? Ayurveda, the ancient Indian source of life, says no because each food has qualities and actions that affect us differently, depending on our natural constitution, imbalances, the season and other factors. The ideal way to choose your diet for each season is to know your constitution and imbalances. However, if you aren't sure of your constitution or imbalances, then a few key guidelines still exist that can help you to avoid toxin formation caused by improper digestion.

Are your children swimming in feces? If you're taking them to public pools, the answer is yes


Summer is coming. The weather is finally starting to warm up after a long, cold, gray winter. As temperatures rise, kids and parents will begin to look for ways to stay cool, and one of the most favorite pastimes is taking a dip in the local public pool.

Keep your dog cool in summer with 10 DIY home remedies to prevent overheating


Keep your dog cool as summer sizzles its way back into season. Summer signals the time when dogs are ready for hiking, fetching, and other outdoor play. Hot summer days can be deadly to our pets unless we protect them from overheating from heat stroke. Early signs are excess panting, weakness, confusion, increased salivation, dark red gums and seizures. Keep your dog cool and prevent overheating with a variety of home remedies and common sense actions.

Summer pests wrecking havoc on outdoor fun? Defend against the little scoundrels with these natural tips


With summer in full swing and open-air activities beckoning, don't sacrifice health and well-being for toxic insect repellents. Instead, whip up a painless recipe or two that keep disease-carrying pests at bay. Pleasant, natural and effective, staying safe and comfortable throughout the season has never been easier.

Three health boosting summer-time tips


As the temperature outside rises, cubical dwellers start to dream of pristine, sandy beaches and begin carefully plotting how many vacation days they can afford this year. Many others plan a last ditch effort to lose some weight before they have to wear a bathing suit in front of friends and family. Most of these people are missing out on three essential health tips that boast powerful benefits for little to no money. Vitamin D, fish oil, and coconut oil are absolutely essential for people looking to maximize their health without spending a lot of money this summer.
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Feeling the heat: First half of 2012 is warmest on record

It's been a hot year. In fact, the first six months of 2012 accounted for the warmest January-through-June period on record for the contiguous U.S., the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Monday.