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How to minimize the stress when flying with young children

Added February 28, 2010, Under: Babies, New Moms, Parents

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As we become more and more of a global community, many young families live far away from close relations and of course the desire is there to go and visit each other regularly. It may be from the East coast to the West coast of the US or it may be to the other side of the world. Either way, any traveling involves a long flight plus airport time either end as well as getting to and from ...

Healing Herbs and how they help us

Added February 27, 2010, Under: Diseases, Drugs, Headaches & Migraines, Health, Men's Health, Women's Health

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We have relied on herbs and herbal medicine to treat our ailments and conditions for centuries and yet even today when so much more is known about herbs and their medicinal properties, many look down on them as being quackery. And much of the medical world would prefer us to use commercial drugs for treatment and healing. However, there are very distinct advantages to using herbs whenever possible instead of commercial drugs. Pharmaceutical companies extract what they consider to ...

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, But How Harmful are Cut Flowers for You? | Amoils.com

Added February 25, 2010, Under: Environment, Health

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Giving a bouquet of flowers as an expression of affection when someone is in hospital, for a special occasion or even in times of bereavement has been a custom in many countries for decades if not centuries. But now this same bunch of flowers has become a two edged sword. Some hospitals are trying to ban flowers in patients’ rooms because they believe they may cause health complications in those same patients. Others feel that flowers have both immediate and long ...

How Tritanopia Can Affect Your Use Of The Internet | Amoils.com

Added February 22, 2010, Under: Headaches & Migraines, Health, Men's Health, Women's Health

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  Last week I received a comment from a reader who told me that she suffered from Tritanopia and because of that not all of the Amoils web site was easy to read. I passed on her message to our designers so that they could find a way round the problem for those suffering from Tritanopia and I also said I would write a blog about this condition so that more of us could be better informed. Tritanopia (which is pronounced just ...

Why you should reward yourself with a professional massage

Added February 21, 2010, Under: Babies, Children's Health, Headaches & Migraines, Health, Pregnancy

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It was not so long ago that going for spa treatments, including massage therapy, was really just for the rich and famous. But now that has all changed as there are so many establishments that have sprung up offering reasonably priced treatments enabling more of us to be able to afford to benefit. Many of today’s health problems can benefit from massage therapy because the manipulation of soft tissues affects so many of our bodily systems. Massage is becoming an integral ...

Fruit can do wonders for you inside and out

Added February 19, 2010, Under: Diets, Health, Nutrition

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In a recent blog I wrote on healthy lunchboxes for children, I brought up the point made in another article I had read about how you should not eat fruit with other food. As my knowledge on this particular opinion was non existent and I plead guilty to eating fruit after just about every meal, I decided to investigate further. Well, seems like I have been doing it all wrong! The new thinking is that fruits should be eaten on an ...

Why Are Indoor Plants So Good For You?

Added February 18, 2010, Under: Environment, Health

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I often read the newsletters from NaturalNews.com and back in January, they suggested 25 ways to improve your health and happiness in 2010 and number 7 was “Buy more indoor plants: they purify the air in your home”. I am lucky to live in a mild climate where the doors and windows are open to the garden, the trees and plants and the fresh air all year round. But many people with severe winter weather are cooped up inside for months ...

Pregnancy and those baby blues

Added February 15, 2010, Under: New Moms, Parents, Pregnancy

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One in ten mothers suffer from some form of depression or distress after having a baby while up to 70% will experience an emotional let down (however slight) at this time. Having a baby is a time of great change so that new moms experience biological, physical, emotional and social changes. And all of these changes can cause those “baby blues” or the more serious postpartum depression. If you add stressful life events into the equation, there is even more reason for ...

Celebrity Campaigns to slim down our Children

Added February 11, 2010, Under: Children's Health, Diets, Nutrition, Parents, Weight Loss

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I was very interested to read all about the USA First Lady, Michelle Obama, launching a nation wide campaign to tackle child obesity. This is admirable and not before time. Although it is said that the USA obesity rates have stabilised, they remain significantly higher than in most other developed countries with one in six children considered obese and today’s children predicted to live shorter lives than their parents. The Let’s Move campaign will seek to raise the nutritional level ...

How to take care of and protect your eyes from daily hazards

Added February 9, 2010, Under: Diseases, Headaches & Migraines, Health

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It is perhaps only when your eye sight is threatened, that you realize just how important your vision is and how you should do everything you possibly can to protect it for the whole of your lifetime. A few years ago, I was driving alone when I suddenly could not see anything out of my right eye. It was very frightening and it turned out that I had a detached retina which required immediate laser surgery. Fortunately, this was very successful ...

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