How Can You Deal With Pain in a More Natural Way? Our Top Ten Tips

Added May 20, 2018, Under: Arthritis, Headaches & Migraines, Health, How To, Inflammation, Natural remedies, Top 10

We all suffer from pain at some stage.  It can be minor pain or it can be chronic. But do we always just reach for the pain meds without a second thought? It could be that we don't think enough about trying something more basic and natural. Something as simple as water! Water Water reduces body temperature which is beneficial for those working in hot climates. Water will replenish the fluids your body has lost - and help cool your body down. Drinking more water is a simple preventative measure to protect ...


Go Barefoot If You Can for These Top Ten Health Reasons

Added May 17, 2018, Under: Environment, Exercise, Headaches & Migraines, Inflammation, Insomnia, Top 10

Do you make a habit of going barefoot when you can?  It can be very liberating but it can also be very good for you. We can share as many as ten good reasons why going barefoot is a healthy choice Earthing or grounding (as it is known) means that your bare feet draw electrons from the earth.  Different studies have found many benefits from these electrons such as changing the electrical activity in the brain to lessen pain, improving skin conductivity, ...


Healing Natural Oils & Me!

Added May 11, 2018, Under: Arthritis, Environment, How To, Insomnia, Natural remedies, Vitamin D

Of course I am a fan of the products at Healing Natural Oils too! Here are the different ones that I use, and why... H-Arthritis Formula As I have a bit of arthritis in my hands and knees, I am a firm believer in applying a few drops of this product a couple of times a day. It helps to prevent that feeling of tenderness and aching during the night.  I also have a daily dose of turmeric in supplement form.  If inflammation and ...


Butterbur is a Natural Remedy for the Allergy Season & More

Added May 9, 2018, Under: Environment, How To, Natural remedies

It is that time of the year again when sneezing, sniffling and itchy eyes become a daily occurrence for those who suffer from seasonal hay fever. Antihistamines are a popular pharmaceutical medication taken by those sufferers but they come with extensive side effects - especially feeling drowsy much of the time as well as dry mouth or nausea. Is there something more natural you can take? Yes, there is - butterbur is one such natural remedy. A natural antihistamine, butterbur was used to treat ...


Carrots Are Not Just For Seeing In The Dark!

Added May 8, 2018, Under: Health, Nutrition

But they can certainly help with boosting your eye health with their 3 crucial nutrients of beta carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin. Vitamin A is vital for reducing the risk of macular degeneration and other eye disorders. One cup of chopped carrots will give you 400% of your Vitamin A daily requirements Carrots also provide: High amounts of vitamins C, D, E and K. Many minerals such as magnesium, potassium and calcium. Carrots are highly nutritious and cleansing due to their high fiber content. ...

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Top Ten Reasons Why Cigarette Butts are so Toxic to the Environment

Added April 29, 2018, Under: Environment, Top 10, Vaccines

You cannot help but be turned off by the sight of piles of discarded cigarette butts.  If smokers have to smoke, the very least they could do is to dispose of the remains of their habit in a responsible way. They are the number one item of refuse found on California and many other highways and of course they do not decompose quickly nor completely. Cigarette butts are the most common form of litter with an estimated 4.5 trillion cigarette butts thrown ...


Are Unnecessary Medications Being Given to Older Patients?

Added April 28, 2018, Under: Doctors, Drugs, Health

The use of pharmaceutical drugs for various conditions is on the increase in the western world - and especially so in the over sixty fives.  This asks the question whether too many people are being given unnecessary medication which (a) are leading to many deaths and (b) untold suffering because of serious side effects? Studies have found millions are given medications which can often be a waste of money because they offer no clinical benefit. The over prescribing of medications is now ...


Seaweed Sunscreen, Safer for the Skin & the Sea

Added April 26, 2018, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Health, Skin Conditions, Technology, Vitamin D

More than fourteen thousand tons of toxic sunscreen are released into the sea every year - directly by swimmers and more indirectly from sinks, showers and bathtubs. It only takes about twenty minutes (of swimming in the sea) for one quarter of that sunscreen, religiously applied to your body and that of your children, to float off and join the sea water. Why is your regular sunscreen toxic to the environment - and the oceans? These are 4 of the most common sunscreen ...


The Allotment on the Hill (the Story of a Community Garden in England)

Added April 23, 2018, Under: Environment, Exercise, Nutrition

I have recently had my article (on our allotment) published in the Kitchen Garden magazine here in the UK.  The Kitchen Garden is much loved by those who want to grow their own fruit and vegetables - successfully. Allotment gardens are very popular in the UK - and readers in the USA would be more familiar with the name community garden. And this is what I wrote... Something on our background Bryan grew up helping his grandfather to grow vegetables at the family ...


In a Bad Mood? Have You Tried Walking It Off?

Added April 21, 2018, Under: Environment, Exercise, Health, How To

Feeling the blues? You might be able to walk yourself of a bad mood as a ten minute walk will immediately boost brain chemistry to increase happiness! Of course a thirty minute walk could be even more beneficial. We share these top tips for walking off the blues How do you commute? A UK study has found that those who walk or bike to work have higher rates of well-being than those who drive or use public transportation. Researchers say that adding just 10 minutes of ...

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