Epsom Salt Can Give Relief To Hemorrhoids Sufferers

Added March 20, 2018, Under: Health, How To

We love Epsom salt as a natural treatment but it can also be helpful in reducing the discomfort that hemorrhoids can bring. What are hemorrhoids?  Half the population in the US suffer from hemorrhoids at some time in their lives but when hemorrhoids are mild and in their early stages, they are easy to treat at home.  If they are not treated, and become severe or chronic, then more drastic measures are needed. Hemorrhoids are also known as “piles” because of their appearance.  ...


Gardeners Can Use Less Plastic Too!

Added March 18, 2018, Under: Environment, How To

Every gardener will be the first to admit that they have a hoard of plastic pots in their yard, garage or garden shed. And of course the longer they can go on using and re-using those plastic pots, the better.  It prevents plastic filling up landfills or breaking down to add to the horrendous plastic problem in our waterways and oceans. Many plastic plant pots are black - and black is apparently impossible to recycle. With all the current concern about single use ...


Include the Leaves and Flowers of the Red Clover in your Diet for Many Good Reasons

Added March 14, 2018, Under: Health, How To, Nutrition

Red clover (official name Trifolium pratense) is a wild plant that many will grow in their gardens too. Not always red in color - they also come in magenta/purple shades. In North America this edible plant has  traditionally been considered as fodder for livestock and poultry when in other parts of the world, different cultures have used this plant as food and a natural remedy too. Red clover has a great history... Ancient Druids believed that red clover could ward off evil spells ...


Diluted Natural Apple Juice for Re-Hydrating Young Children?

Added March 8, 2018, Under: Children's Health, Doctors, Natural remedies

New research has found that, if young children with a mild "stomach bug" drink diluted apple juice, it may be just as effective as more expensive electrolyte drinks for preventing dehydration. More about this study The study involved nearly 650 children in Toronto (aged 6 months to 5 years) who attended the ER with diarrhea and vomiting but were only mildly dehydrated and who were randomly assigned to receive either diluted apple juice or an apple-flavored drink with electrolytes while being cared for ...


Top Ten Tips for Avoiding Knee Problems

Added March 6, 2018, Under: Arthritis, Inflammation, Top 10, Vitamin D

As our knees are the largest joints in our bodies, you can understand why they might often be the first to give us pain and discomfort - especially as we grow older. But the good news is that there is a lot you can do to lessen that wear and tear as well as any pain and discomfort. And working to strengthen your knees helps with your ability to keep moving as well as walking uphill and downhill and managing stairs and ...


Change to a Natural Homemade Fabric Softener for Safer Laundry

Added March 3, 2018, Under: Environment, Headaches & Migraines, Health, How To, Natural remedies

Removing all products with fragrance (as an ingredient) will immediately improve air quality in your home. Headaches, allergies and stomach problems?  Many such symptoms may be as a reaction to all those chemicals in your home. And one of those products on the list of chemicals is the commercial fabric softener where the ingredients include: Benzyl acetate (linked to pancreatic cancer) Benzyl alcohol (an upper respiratory tract irritant) Ethanol (linked to central nervous system disorders) Limonene (a known carcinogen) and Chloroform (a neurotoxin ...


Could Your Spice Rack Replace Your Medicine Cupboard?

Added February 28, 2018, Under: Health, How To, Natural remedies, Nutrition

The spice rack is common in most kitchens - but are you making the most of the contents of those little glass jars? While they can offer many health benefits, lots of the spices might well be past their best with little or no nutritional value left when they have been sitting on that spice rack indefinitely. If you cannot grow your own spices, then make sure to purchase high quality organic versions. All spices originate from plants: flowers, fruits, seeds, barks, leaves ...


How Household Chemicals Pose A Threat To Your Health Indoors And Outdoors

Added February 24, 2018, Under: Environment, Health, Natural remedies

One thing you can be sure of is that "natural news" sites will always be ahead of the mainstream media when it comes to giving out warnings on what can harm your health - and what to avoid for a safer lifestyle. By the time mainstream media starts to publicize and warn you, many months or even years could have passed. The latest such example is this "big reveal" - the health risk from household chemicals. We are now being told that ...


Taking Care of Your Teeth Through The Food You Eat

Added February 20, 2018, Under: Dental Care, Diseases, How To, Vitamin D

We all know about taking care of our teeth with twice daily brushing and flossing and regular visits to the dentist. But are we aware that what we eat or don't eat can be important too? Certain foods can erode teeth enamel, lead to tooth decay or even can chip or damage your teeth. The top foods to avoid for good dental care Acidic foods affect tooth enamel.  For example, the acids found in citrus fruits and juices can do damage.  If you enjoy ...


Pregnancy & That Glucose Test Drink

Added February 17, 2018, Under: Diseases, Pregnancy

There is a test that is routinely carried out during pregnancy for gestational diabetes or GDM.  This condition arises when there is an excessive increase in glucose intolerance in pregnancy - and figures have shown a rise in the numbers affected. Current estimates say that 5 to 7 percent of pregnant women in the USA develop GDM, putting mother and baby at risk of  medical problems. Elevated blood sugar creates a condition in the body called "oxidative stress" which in pregnancy can ...

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