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Everyone Needs To Get Outdoors For Their Mental Health & Wellbeing

Added October 18, 2018, Under: Environment, Exercise, Health, Vitamin D

One of my favorite TV programs here in the UK is Gardeners' World - and one of the presenters is Mark Lane who is confined to a wheelchair after an unsuccessful back operation followed by a road accident some years ago.  He is both a garden designer and a TV presenter - all done from a wheelchair. He is the first to admit that being able to garden was his saving grace from sinking into depression at the time of his ...

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Isn’t It Time For These Traditional Pet Practices To Change?

Added October 15, 2018, Under: Health, Pets

Many of us have grown up used to seeing certain breeds of dogs having their tails docked when they are young puppies - and perhaps not giving the practice of tail docking a second thought. But there are other practices which have become fashionable and these include: Ear cropping Debarking and Cat declawing Tail docking Those who are against this practice will be quick to tell you that there is no good reason for non-therapeutic tail docking in dogs, pointing out that a puppy's ...

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Top Ten Tips For Treating Those Tiresome Headaches

Added October 11, 2018, Under: Headaches & Migraines, Top 10

No one wants the pain and discomfort of a headache. But instead of automatically reaching for the pharmaceutical pain meds, how about trying one or more of these more natural remedies? Headaches are amazingly common, affecting eighty to ninety per cent of the population at some time in their lives. There are many different categories of headaches - each with their own set of characteristics.  But whatever their type, we know that we want to get rid of them. We share at least ten ...

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The Top Ten Benefits of Taking up Horse Riding

Added October 7, 2018, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Exercise, Top 10, Vitamin D

Whether you are adult or child, if you get the chance of taking up horse riding, there are so many benefits for your health and wellbeing. Horses are probably our oldest form of transport.  Before the age of the automobile, people used horses to get around with nearly everyone being taught to care for and ride a horse. Today, it is a recreational past-time or sport - and certainly not cheap. But where there are many obvious health benefits to riding, including strong ...

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Artificial Grass Versus The Real Thing

Added October 4, 2018, Under: Children's Health, Environment

With the growing trend for installing artificial grass in gardens, and artificial or astro turf as a playing surface for various sports, you might be wondering if this is a progressive step in the right direction. Or could it be the cause of yet another set of toxins for us all to deal with? Let's see if we can throw a little light on the subject... How is artificial turf made? Artificial turf is made up of three major parts: Backing material that provides ...

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For Optimum Nutrition From Your Fruit & Veggies, Grow Your Own!

Added September 28, 2018, Under: Exercise, Nutrition, Vitamin D

There are many good reasons why you should grow your own vegetables if you can. But the main reason has to be that fruit and vegetables should be eaten as soon as possible after being picked. They will never be as nutritious as they are at the moment you pick them or dig them up.  Although fruits and vegetables remain alive after picking, it is that very quality that can contribute to spoilage and loss of nutrients. Every hour that goes by means ...

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Mindfulness, Meditation & Their Link With ADHD

Added September 25, 2018, Under: Children's Health, Diseases, Drugs, Health, Natural remedies

Do you have someone in your family who has been diagnosed with ADHD? ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder while ADD covers attention deficit disorder. Have they resorted to medication to treat the symptoms or are you interested in finding out about other ways? Do you suspect that you or someone close to you might have some of the symptoms of ADHD? It is possible to go online to find and complete various tests to give you more of an idea before you ...

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Eczema & How This Condition Can Flare Up In The Colder Weather

Added September 20, 2018, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Natural remedies, Skin Conditions

ECZEMA can be extremely irritating, itchy and painful for people who suffer with this skin condition. And cooler weather is no help to eczema sufferers. This skin condition causes the affected area to become itchy, red, dry and cracked. While in some cases, this condition can improve or even clear up completely over time, some will suffer from flare-ups indefinitely. Why can eczema flare up in colder weather? This is usually because of: (a) the much harsher weather conditions when outdoors and (b) the effects from central ...

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Smoking & Could Hypnosis Help You To Quit?

Added September 17, 2018, Under: Diseases, Health, How To

For many years now, the habit of smoking has been less than sociably acceptable. Smokers in many countries have been banished from restaurants, bars, coffee shops, food stores and the office workplace. It has also been well publicized how harmful smoking can be to our health. There are plenty of suggested ways in which smokers can seek help to give up their habit including  nicotine lozenges, patches, chewing gum, counseling and more. And hypnosis is another one of those ways. If you can quit, this ...

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Using Lemon Essentials Oil For Those Cleaning Chores

Added September 14, 2018, Under: Environment, Health, Natural remedies

The juice of lemons, the peel from lemons and the essential oil from lemons are all wonderful - with so any uses. In this post, I am going to share some of the ways to use lemon essential oil with its fresh, clean smell. Safe and gentle for the environment, your home and your family... The oil is also antiseptic, antifungal and antiviral while the lemon provides an "air disinfectant". Lemon essentials oil soft scrub Firstly, how about this recipe for cleaning areas of the home ...

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