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Keep At Least One Of These Plants In Your Bedroom As A Sleeping Aid

Added December 5, 2016, Under: Environment, Health

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It was not so long ago that people were discouraged from keeping plants in the bedroom at night because it was suggested that they took all the oxygen out of the air supply while giving out carbon dioxide. In fact, nurses routinely removed all the vases of flowers from their patients' nightstands every night and returned them in the morning. Was this practice an old wives tale? Now you can safely share your sleeping space with at least one of these five plants. And ...

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Pregnancy & How A Very Natural Home Birth Can Be Successfully Achieved

Added December 3, 2016, Under: Babies, Environment, How To, Parents, Pregnancy

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I was delighted to read the very recent story of the birth of baby Isobel to my friend Erin and her husband who live in New Zealand. She is an apothecary  of natural health and was determined to give her baby as natural a birth as possible. She kindly agreed to my sharing her story as a guest post here... As soon as I realized I was pregnant again, I set about making sure I had the best birth team on ...

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Is This Revolutionary Type Of Toothpaste Too Good To Be True?

Added November 30, 2016, Under: dental care, Nutrition, Vitamin D

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There is a revolutionary type of toothpaste new on the market!  And American dentists are unhappy about it because it might deprive them of revenue from some of their regular and lucrative dental procedures. While this claim might just be publicity hype, the toothpaste itself is definitely worth investigating. Apparently, the discovery by Japanese researcher Kazue Yamagishi has some incredible properties, being able to fill small cavities and cracks in the teeth while restoring tooth enamel at the same time. According to this site... The ...

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Sand? An Important Construction Commodity or a Vital Environmental Issue?

Added November 28, 2016, Under: Environment, Technology

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Most of us are totally unaware of how much "sand" is used worldwide annually and how the mining and extraction of sand has such a tremendous effect on our environment. Even worse is that the issue has mostly been ignored by governments and their policy makers.  There is a huge discrepancy between how big the problem really is and the public's awareness. And yet as children, we grow up with a love of sand whether it be on the beach during seaside ...

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When an Unplanned Accident Puts You in Hospital

Added November 23, 2016, Under: Doctors, Drugs, Health, How To

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Every day many people are involved in sudden accidents and incidents where they land up in hospital.  Is there anything you can do to make life easier for yourself when this happens? How I ended up in hospital I write from personal experience when just over a month ago, I was out in the countryside (getting my 30 minutes of exercise) when I walked onto a concealed "straight down" twelve inch hole in the grass path. I got such a shock because ...

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Banish that Dry Skin Whatever Time of the Year

Added November 21, 2016, Under: Environment, How To, Skin Conditions, Top 10

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Our skin is our body’s largest organ with the protective outer layer acting as a barrier against the environment. And our skin does such a good job that we take it for granted unless something starts to go wrong. For many, dry skin is not a sign of a skin condition or disease, but could be just the result of harsh soaps, itchy clothing, too much exposure to central heating or air conditioning, long, hot showers or baths - and of ...

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Are You Still Not Getting Enough Sleep Every Night?

Added November 13, 2016, Under: Health, How To

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One of the most important lifestyle choices we can make is to ensure we are getting enough sleep - every night. And yet, The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) have conducted surveys revealing that at least forty million Americans suffer from over seventy different sleep disorders. They also tell us that 60% of adults and 69% of children experience one or more sleep problems a few nights or more during a week. And there is more... In addition, more than 40% of adults experience daytime sleepiness ...

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Ginger Is a Natural Remedy for Those Below Par Days!

Added November 11, 2016, Under: Children's Health, Health, How To

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Always easily available and inexpensive to buy, fresh ginger root is an essential spice to keep in the home for a number of reasons. We share several ways in which ginger can be used for the benefit of your health... Ginger Wraps One is "Ginger Wraps" which can be very helpful for seasonal coughs and congestion instead of resorting to commercial cough syrup with their ingredients of dextromethorphan and codeine. Along with honey, ginger will provide a natural solution for that persistent ...

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Take Comfort With These Cosy Choices From Around The World

Added November 8, 2016, Under: Environment, Exercise, Health, How To

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In recent weeks, there has been much written about the Danish comfort habit of hygge - especially as winter appears in the Northern hemisphere. Every lifestyle and decor magazine article is encouraging us to explore the different aspects of this Danish ritual. Starting with more information on hygge, here are three from Scandinavia... Hygge from Denmark Hygge is pronounced as hoo-ga and is all about having a feeling of cosy intimacy and contentment and finding deeper meaning within ordinary life.  The Danes have to endure long, ...

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Pregnancy & A Newly Discovered Benefit That Comes With Breastfeeding

Added November 7, 2016, Under: Babies, Children's Health, New Moms, Parents, Pregnancy

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Recent research has highlighted a wonderful component of breast milk which perhaps no one suspected in the past. A mother's milk can change its make-up to suit the baby's requirements at a specific time of need. How does this work? When the baby drinks from the breast, a vacuum is created through which the baby's saliva can make its way into the mother's nipple.  It is believed that the mammary gland receptors interpret the saliva for signs of  bacteria and viruses and, if ...

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