Everyday Hazards Facing Young Children |

Added May 31, 2012, Under: Babies, Children's Health, Parents

I came across this article by Dr. Mercola and felt it was so important for all parents of young children to read that it should be repeated in its entirety here on the health blog. Sippy Cups and Other Little-Known Childhood Hazards by Dr. Mercola Sippy cups, bottles and pacifiers are the last items you’d expect to hurt your child. After all, their very purpose is designed for nourishment, nurturing and comfort … However, a new study has revealed that these objects ...


Concerned About Fukushima? This Superfood Could be The Detox You Need |

Added May 30, 2012, Under: Environment

Chlorella is a single-celled green algae that grows in fresh water, dating back some two billion years, although it was not discovered until the late 19th century. Chlorella contains the highest amount of chlorophyll of any known plant along with 18 amino acids, magnesium, zinc and other nutrients. This super food has been the subject of numerous medical studies Supporting chlorella as a natural detox with its ability to remove lead, pesticides and other toxins from the body and combining a way to ...


12 Tips To Make Your Personal Beauty Routine Safer for You & the Environment |

Added , Under: Skin Conditions, Women's Health

Your beauty routine invariably involves your skin and whatever you put on your skin is more than 60% absorbed into your system, so it makes such good sense to go the natural route. Have a good look at your personal beauty routine and see where you can make it safer for you. 1. Always look for natural alternatives to the commercial beauty brands. Even some of the latter are starting to realize the power of the consumer and proudly putting on their ...


Pomegranates For Weight Loss, Menopause & So Much More |

Added May 29, 2012, Under: Health, Nutrition, Weight Loss, Women's Health

We all want to have the correct weight for our height and age and eating a balanced diet to lose weight should of course include lots of fresh vegetables as well as some fresh fruit too. Pomegranates are a wonderful example of a healthy, nutritious fruit that has antioxidant properties and will even help prevent cancer. In recent studies, researchers believe that including pomegranates in a healthy, balanced diet has the power to reduce that all too common fat stored round ...


Have You Considered Salt Crystal Lamps For Air Purification? |

Added May 28, 2012, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Health

I have been reading about salt crystal lamps and their healing benefits. Salt lamps are made of natural Himalayan crystal salt, mined from underground salt mines in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains, and appear to be growing in popularity with those who want a natural remedy for various conditions and situations. The Himalayan salt lamp makes use of the minerals that have been preserved for millions of years, releasing their special properties through the introduction of heat from an electric bulb or from ...


The London Olympics & Keeping Your Health Intact |

Added May 27, 2012, Under: Health

  A recent news report from the BBC said that the London Olympics later this year posed an extreme risk of a flu pandemic spreading in the UK with the argument that densely packed cities, and its status as a global travel hub, could contribute to the speedy spread of flu. In another news report from England, it was said that Team GB (Great Britain) had been instructed to use common sense when shaking hands with rival competitors and others at the ...


Lentils & An Inexpensive Way To Get Good Nutrition |

Added May 24, 2012, Under: Nutrition

One of the healthiest and cheapest supper dishes you can make is with lentils – the legume that comes in a small package but with a powerhouse of goodness and high nutritional value. In general the smaller the seed, the more nutrition a food has by weight or volume - so lentils fit the bill there. Believed to have originated from Central Asia, the humble lentil has been consumed since prehistoric times with seeds having been found in archeological sites in ...


Squatting & Is This The Better Way for a Natural Function? |

Added May 23, 2012, Under: Diseases, Health

Recently I have noticed a new product being advertised and that is the Squatty Potty – wonderful name and such a good idea for putting you in a natural squatting position (for those all important bowel movements) rather than the normal western method which indirectly can actually lead to hemorrhoids, anal fissures and other problems. The Squatty Potty - new and innovative but of course as old as the hills A squat toilet is the name given to a toilet used by ...


10 Really Good Reasons to Take Up the Revitalized Hula Hoop |

Added May 22, 2012, Under: Exercise, Health

Although hoops have been a popular form of entertainment for children for centuries, it was in the late 1950s that the hula hoop became the worldwide craze of the decade when a plastic hoop was successfully marketed by the Wham-O toy company in California. With giveaways  nationwide marketing and retailing, the hula hoop became the “must have” for every child and teen After the craze took off in July 1958, twenty-five million plastic hoops were sold in less than four months with sales ...


How Necessary Is It For You to Vaccinate Your Pet? |

Added May 21, 2012, Under: Technology

In much the same way as parents are questioning the necessity for so many multiple vaccination shots for their children (or whether they should vaccinate at all), so pet owners are starting to think along the same lines for their dogs and cats.  And unlike children where vaccinations stop with childhood, pet owners are encouraged to vaccinate their pets for the duration of their lives. Are we over vaccinating our pets? In a recent article, comments: “Many veterinarians believe the practice of ...

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