When Everything Is Wrong

Added November 24, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Parents

refugees (dollar paid)

I am sharing some words from my friend Peggy Gannon as a guest post for this health blog..   "What's wrong?" In a word, everything. I posted a poem somewhere that moved me deeply; I saw it first as an excerpt but later found its entirety. I'll repeat it at the end of this little essay... For the past week, all I’ve seen have been fear, anger, hatred, bigotry, xenophobia, ignorance, close-mindedness and an unwillingness to be open to new information. I can't stand this ...


Astaxanthin & Its Ability to Help Avoid Wrinkles & Age Spots

Added November 20, 2015, Under: Arthritis, Health, How To, Inflammation, Vitamin D

lobster dinner with lemon and lettuce garnish

In the natural world, astaxanthin is found in algae, fish, krill oil, lobsters, crab, crawfish and salmon but if you are not a great seafood eater from sustainable and safe sources, you might be deficient in this nutrient. Fortunately, it is possible to include it your diet in the form of a supplement. In case you are wondering, astaxanthin is pronounced “asta-ZAN-thin” Why astaxanthin is an important anti-aging tool Astaxanthin is especially important for both males and females to use as they grow older and ...


It Is Time To Change This Way Of Cooking?

Added November 16, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Diseases, Health, Nutrition

Cubes of rendered lard on wooden spatula

Are you using vegetable oils to heat up when using a frying pan? Do you consider these vegetable oils to be the safer option? Vegetable oils have a long history but the history of animal fats is considerably longer… Some 100 years ago, the then soap company Proctor & Gamble bought into a German scientist’s idea to use waste plant material to formulate a product to resemble lard and cook like lard but that was nothing like lard. With clever and massive marketing, ...


This Former Disease Of The Rich Is Now A Risk For Many

Added November 11, 2015, Under: Arthritis, Diseases, How To, Inflammation, Men's Health

Painful and inflamed gout on his foot around the big toe area.

Some two to five million Americans, 90% of them male in their 40s or older, now suffer from GOUT. Gout is a type of arthritis and it can cause considerable pain and discomfort. Historically, gout sufferers were not given the sympathy they deserved.  They were often joked about and it was even known as the "disease of kings".  Fortunately, now that we know more about this condition, those with gout are given a more compassionate hearing. Why does gout appear? The problem arises ...


How To Make Your Own Simple Chest Rub For The Winter Months

Added November 10, 2015, Under: Diseases

Woman applying cream on chest

Everyone has heard of Vicks VapoRub but this commercial product is not always ideal with a history of even aggravating respiratory problems instead of treating them. We have shared our tips and concerns on using Vicks VaporRub in an earlier post along with a recipe for homemade chest rub. But now we have found a less complicated recipe And here it is: Ingredients One tablespoon spoonful extra virgin coconut oil. Three drops lemon essential oil.  (Our own Lemon Essential Oil is 100% pure and natural and ...


Lack of Sleep Damages Our Skills Ability

Added November 7, 2015, Under: Environment, How To

Butterfly on a lavender meadow.

In the distant past, we went to sleep when it got dark and we got up when it became light. Now the pace of life keeps getting faster and faster with more and more to be done - and the obvious result is the sacrifice of sleeping time. But the lack of sleep damages our skills For example, at 4 am our ability to process information can be on the same level as if we had drunk several shots of hard liquor. Sleep ...


How To Help Pet Animals Survive In A Fire

Added November 3, 2015, Under: Environment, How To

beautiful young girl sitting at home with her dog near fireplace

We all love our family pets dearly but do we ever give a thought to what would happen to them should our home be at risk from fire? Statistics tell us that some forty thousand pets die every year from fires in their own homes. One solution is special oxygen masks for pets I was listening to a program on the radio recently about the necessity for fire fighters to carry special oxygen masks for animals when dealing with, and helping, pets in ...


Turmeric Recipes For Arthritis & Flu Symptoms Relief

Added October 30, 2015, Under: Diseases

Turmeric, curcumin, Ground.

  Turmeric has enormous health benefits. Although often thought of as just a spice, it is a traditional natural home remedy and particularly rich in anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties - yes, both an inflammation and a cancer fighter Relief of arthritis symptoms Arthritis is one such inflammatory condition and recent studies (see sources at foot of this article) have found that curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is more effective in alleviating rheumatoid arthritis (RA) symptoms than the NSAID drug Voltaren. The two groups participating ...


Are Your Wet Wipes Causing Watery Waste Havoc?

Added October 29, 2015, Under: Diseases

Woman cleaning her hands with a tissue isolated on a white background

Are you or your family members in the habit of using wet wipes for personal hygiene after going to the toilet? This could be causing big problems for your home plumbing as well as to the sewer pipes that carry waste to the outside. The word “wipes” has led to this huge problem Once reserved for babies, now adults and children are using wipes in their millions - leading to massive sewer problems in the western world. Experts say that mis labeling ...


Beauty Spot Or Blight, Moles Are A Common Condition

Added October 25, 2015, Under: How To, Skin Conditions

Doctor, dermatologist, hands examines a birthmark of patient. Checking benign moles

So common because everyone has at least one mole and some may have as many as forty or more. Most moles develop during our lifetime but some 1% are born with moles and it is these congenital moles that might cause problems and even become suspect in time. Moles are normally small and visible as brown or dark spots in the skin but they can be flesh-colored or yellow-brown. Flat or raised, they may contain dark hairs but having hairs in ...

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