Pregnancy & That All Important Exercise |

Added April 30, 2010, Under: Exercise, New Moms, Pregnancy

Jane swimming-4 (2)

When you find out you are pregnant, there may be a tendency to think you can just sit back and relax and take it easy for the next 9 months. However women who stay sedentary during pregnancy have an increased risk of delivering a low-weight baby. Mental, physical and emotional exercise is good for both the expectant mom and her unborn baby provided complications don’t limit your ability to exercise at any time. Exercise and... • You will feel better because exercise increases ...


How Can We Boost Our Immune System With Natural Remedies & Home Treatments? |

Added April 28, 2010, Under: Diets, Diseases, Exercise, Health


A strong immune system is at the heart of our very well-being – we can fight off most diseases and conditions that come our way. But if our immune system is weakened for whatever reason, we become very vulnerable. Holistic medicine recognizes that illness is not caused by viruses and bacteria but by weakened immune systems. Learn about those things that can weaken our immune system We also need to take on board the many ways in which we can actually strengthen ...


Why Is The Number Of Asthma Cases Increasing So Rapidly? |

Added April 27, 2010, Under: Children's Health, Diseases, Environment, Exercise, Health


Even though we are well into the 21st Century, asthma is now the most common chronic condition among children in the US and the number of cases continue to grow. Every time I go to different sources of health articles, I find a new one detailing yet another link to a likely cause of asthma. More about asthma • Although asthma is not a psychological condition, emotional triggers can cause flare ups. • While 50% of children with asthma find that the condition becomes ...


Black Cohosh is a Useful Herb to Treat Women’s Health Problems |

Added April 22, 2010, Under: Health, Women's Health

Whole Black Cohosh photographed in a white setting. Indicated for menopausal women.

It is only in relatively modern times that drugs have been developed, controlled and marketed by large pharmaceutical companies. Herbal medicine is older than any other type of health care. Even the pharmaceuticals in the 20th century were developed primarily from native herbal lore. Herbal medicine continues to influence the medicines of today with up to 25 per cent of all prescription drugs in the US having at least one active ingredient that comes from plant extracts or synthesized plant ...


Ginkgo Is A Tried & Trusted Herbal Medicine |

Added April 20, 2010, Under: Diseases, Health, Sickness

gingko (dollar paid)

Medicinal herbs have been in use for thousands of years in all parts of the world and are well known for their effectiveness in the treatment of many diseases. Herbal remedies can boost the immune system, increase the body’s resistance to infections, heal allergies and raise and renew the vitality of the body. Herbal medicine began with primitive cultures using different plants for shelter, clothing and medicine. The medicinal benefits of plants were learnt through trial and error methods in addition ...


Do You Still Think That Bottled Water is Safer Than Tap Water? |

Added April 19, 2010, Under: Diseases, Environment, Health

Closeup of young boy drinking pure tap water from transparent plastic drinking bottle while outdoors on a hot summer day.

There is a new movie doing the circuit to selected venues in the US. It is also available on DVD and is called “Tapped”. It centres on the massive swindle that is bottled water. Bottled water is a $100 billion a year industry and Americans are the leading consumers buying $15 billion worth every year. Dr Mercola writes about it in his article “A Movie about Water you Need to See” on his web site and he also talks ...


Are Today’s Children Deprived of the Natural Way of Childhood? |

Added April 15, 2010, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Exercise, Parents

Retro lunch box

I found this interesting post on an e-newsletter and as it is labelled anonymous, I cannot even give credit to anyone for such insightful writing.  My own comments come at the end... “To all those who grew up in the last century, and a lesson for those who didn't..... First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant..... They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can and didn't get tested for diabetes. Then after ...


Do You Feel Helpless At The Onslaught Of Cellulite? |

Added April 14, 2010, Under: Diets, Exercise, Pregnancy, Weight Loss, Women's Health

Female squeezes cellulite skin on her legs - close-up shot on white background

Although cellulite is caused by lots of different reasons, the bottom line is that about 95% of females will have cellulite to some degree so it is not going to be that easy either to avoid it or to get rid of it once it arrives. Nevertheless you can try! I think that most people know what cellulite is but in case you don’t, it is the appearance of orange peel or mattress-like areas of skin mainly on the hips, thighs and ...


How Can You Safely Wash & Color Your Hair? |

Added April 13, 2010, Under: Environment, Women's Health

Natural human hair on a white background

Although many of us would like to pretend that everyone believes our hair color to be natural, the truth is that most women these days color their hair to some extent and even from quite a young age. So how do we know if this is a safe thing to do? More and more natural cosmetics are appearing on the shelves of both specialized and mainstream stores which is good news but how can we be sure that these “natural” products are ...


A Start-Up Guide To Becoming A Vegetarian |

Added April 9, 2010, Under: Diets, Health, Nutrition

Healthy Delight

Have you ever thought of going vegetarian? I am not one myself but have definitely cut down on meat products in recent years. Many people are changing to this way of life while others may be thinking about it but don’t quite know the right way to go about it. The vegetarian lifestyle is one adopted by many people for a variety of reasons, including health and animal rights, but as with any kind of diet there is a right way ...

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