How To Avoid Stretch Marks During Pregnancy & At Other Times

Added December 10, 2017, Under: How To, New Moms, Pregnancy, Skin Conditions

The first rule to avoid those stretch marks is to stay hydrated and keep your skin moisturized! Staying hydrated is good for your body all round, helping to prevent stretch marks by giving your skin enough moisture to stop them appearing when you gain weight or build muscles. The normal advice is to drink 8 glasses of water every day but the amount you need can vary from person to person - this is because it depends on the food you eat, ...


What Can We Do To Save The “Thank You” Letter?

Added December 6, 2017, Under: How To

Here in the UK, there is a publication called Debrett's that tells everyone how they should behave - they are the etiquette experts. And the media, up-and-coming business men and women, as well as the newly wealthy, are quick to rush to Debrett's when they need to know the right way to do things. Debrett's are emphatic on the subject of good manners. To them, a "thank you text" is considered unacceptable. In fact Debrett's even go so far as to say a text ...


How Can We Turn The Tide Of Childhood Obesity?

Added December 1, 2017, Under: Children's Health, Diets, Exercise, Parents

Over the past few years, we have often written on the subject of children and obesity, sharing suggestions on how to prevent this. And yet, has anything changed?  Sadly not. Of course obese and overweight children mean more obese and overweight adults. Recently I watched a video showing some 15 to 20 young girls dancing the "twist" back in the 1960s - and the first thing that struck me was how slim they ALL were.  If you put together a random and similar size ...


How to Avoid Health Hazards at Cosmetic Counters

Added November 26, 2017, Under: How To, Skin Conditions

Many of us will spend time at the cosmetics counter in the local department store.  Unfortunately, the ingredients in many cosmetics today can be toxic while microbiologist have known about the link between many beauty products and pathogens for decades. We can avoid such toxic ingredients by switching to a more natural type of cosmetic and beauty product. While the cosmetics themselves also contain preservatives to help slow down the growth of microbes, they can become contaminated if people use less-than-clean brushes, ...


Wounds Sustained During the Day are Said to Heal More Quickly

Added November 25, 2017, Under: How To, Skin Conditions

Of course you cannot choose whether it is day or night when you receive an unexpected injury - but you might be able to have a say in what time of the day you undergo surgery. Researchers have now found that wounds such as cuts and burns (suffered during daylight hours) have a 60% better chance of speedy healing than similar injuries that occur during the night. Why does this happen? In the study (published in the journal Science Translational Medicine), the researchers ...


Are You Enjoying a Regular Handful of Raw Nuts?

Added November 22, 2017, Under: Diseases, Doctors, Health, Nutrition

If you can manage to eat different types of raw nuts (at least twice a week) and by the handful, researchers have found that you can cut the risk of heart disease by almost a quarter. The study (published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology) concluded that if you can regularly consume a handful of different types of nuts, it can provide significant protection against this killer disease. The hazelnuts pictured on the right were grown this year on ...


Loving Your Hair To Be At Its Best? Eat These Foods

Added November 18, 2017, Under: How To, Nutrition, Vitamin D

One of the most important ways to look good is to have healthy, shiny hair. And what you eat can play a big part in helping your hair to be at its best... Foods that are rich in protein Did you know that our hair is made up of protein?  Choose plenty of fresh, organic proteins to include in your diet and to top up your hair's protein levels. Suggestions are organic free-range eggs, grass fed meats, cheeses, quinoa and beans, nuts and seeds. A ...


Ever Had That Gut Feeling About Something?

Added November 14, 2017, Under: Health, Nutrition

Your gut is not called your "second brain" for nothing. More and more experts are learning and understanding how important gut health is to our general well being. Want to avoid winter or seasonal flu? Then eating with your "gut health" in mind is the best way to go. Research has shown that having a healthy microbiome will help to regulate your metabolism, break down food during the digestive process, protect your body from harmful infections and even produce certain vitamins. Ideally, you should be ...


Coffee Is Always In The News But Now It Is The Turn Of The Coffee Cup

Added November 11, 2017, Under: Environment, How To

There are 2.6 billion disposable coffee cups used in the UK every year while the USA can boast a massive turnover of 16 billion. Adding to the problem are all the millions of trees that are cut down to provide the raw material for these cups and the billions of gallons of water used in their manufacture. Where will it all end? Well, if they cannot be recycled, then they will end up in landfill sites or burnt... Why can coffee cups not be ...


Isn’t It Time For Some TLC For Your Feet?

Added November 8, 2017, Under: Health, How To, Natural remedies, Skin Conditions

Perhaps the hardest working part of our body,  our feet don't always get the tender loving care they deserve! Whether it is summer or winter where you live, consider giving your feet a special treat or two. Start by clearing up any possible problem areas and follow up with some natural nourishment. And here our some suggestions... Epsom salts foot bath Here is the recipe for a salt detox foot bath where you will need: 1 cup of Epsom salts 2 cups of baking soda A ...

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