How to Make Natural Sunscreen For the Summer Ahead |

Added March 31, 2013, Under: How To, Skin Conditions, Vitamin D

Anyone who reads these blog posts will have noticed that I am a great believer in the importance of vitamin D. And the best source of this feel good hormone is of course safe and sensible exposure to sunlight. For several decades, both the media and health care professionals have warned us all of how dangerous and damaging the sun is. They have made such a good job of it that we now have many Western populations who are seriously vitamin ...


How to Handle Psoriasis with Natural Home Remedies |

Added , Under: How To, Skin Conditions

Do you suffer from this autoimmune disease or know someone who does? The good news is that there are natural ways to help treat psoriasis. With psoriasis, your body's defence system is triggered and overreacts The usual skin replacement process is greatly speeded up so that instead of the normal 3 to 4 weeks, the skin cells may be replaced every 2 to 6 days, leading to a build-up of skin cells on the surface of the skin. Another symptom - redness ...


The Illusion of the Quick Fix |

Added March 29, 2013, Under: Diseases, Drugs

Today, my friend Katee has contributed a guest post. She wrote this when she saw a headline reading:  New wave of 'super bugs' poses dire threat, says chief medical officer.  We have featured her words before - she wrote for us here and, like Healing Natural Oils, she is a firm believer in the right to know what is in your food.  Some words from Katee The problem is that we keep looking to medicine - and something "quick" - instead of ...


Is There an Alternative & More Cost Effective Way to Care for Your Teeth? |

Added March 27, 2013, Under: Diets, How To

One of the most expensive health maintenance programs we all have to follow, wherever we are in the world, is dental care and it can be difficult to avoid. But there is a more natural way out there to follow, mostly by changing dietary routines so that you actually remineralize your teeth when they are damaged. Your diet can be much more important even than your toothbrush It is well known that those who live among primitive tribes in remote areas of ...


Have You Been MisLEAD About the Dangers of this Highly Toxic Metal? |

Added March 25, 2013, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Health

The use of lead was banned in gasoline and house paint some decades ago, perhaps leading people to think that they and their children are no longer at risk from it. However, the documentary film "MisLEAD" is in its final stages of production - with the aim of dispelling the notion that only low-income communities, and children who eat paint chips, are at risk. The title highlights the fact that the Lead Industry itself wanted everyone to believe that, back in ...


Lemon Grass for a Zesty Flavoring or an Herbal Medicine |

Added March 24, 2013, Under: Headaches & Migraines, Health, Nutrition, Pregnancy

This stalky, grassy plant with its lemony scent grows in many tropical or temperate climates, especially in Southeast-Asia, and is aptly named Lemon Grass. You can grow it elsewhere too – we had a prolific plant in our street garden in Cape Town and it grew so well, providing good cover and habitat for birds and chameleons, that we had to cut it back from time to time when it started to dwarf everything else in the garden. A common ingredient in ...


Fluoride & the Facts to Make You Fearful |

Added March 21, 2013, Under: Children's Health, Diseases, Environment, Parents

Once touted as the magic potion for combating dental cavities, the use of fluoride has done a complete turnaround with the now known health dangers of fluoride far outweighing any supposed but debatable dental benefits. Along with so many parents of my generation, and before we had the internet as a means of research and sharing information, we followed our dentist's advice and happily gave our children those little pink fluoride pills with only their best interests at heart. Some of the ...


The Top 8 Foods for Ensuring Stronger Bones |

Added March 18, 2013, Under: Headaches & Migraines, Nutrition

We have been programmed into thinking that plenty of dairy in our diet is what we need for our calcium intake when in fact there are better and safer ways. 1. Almonds – these give you plenty of vitamin E, manganese  riboflavin and magnesium while being a great source of some of the B vitamins plus the all important calcium, iron and zinc. 2. Bok choy - This leafy vegetable is a good source of minerals, particularly calcium, phosphorous, potassium, manganese, iron and magnesium. Potassium is an ...


Still Sitting on the Fence? 5 Good Reasons to Go Organic |

Added March 16, 2013, Under: Environment, Nutrition

  Are you making the change to eating more fresh fruit and vegetables but not quite there when it comes to going the organic route? 5 reasons to make this giant leap 1. Organic foods may be more expensive at the till but there are hidden costs in conventional food – the cost to our health, the cost of subsidies borne by taxpayers, the cost to the environment and much more. 2. An unbelievable amount of artificial poisons and chemicals end up on conventional ...


Is Too Much Time Online Affecting Your Health? |

Added March 15, 2013, Under: Environment, Headaches & Migraines, Health

I rely on the Internet and social media to do my work but there is no doubt that all this technology can wreak havoc with our health whether we are children or adults - and most of us know this. According to a Euro RSCG study by Havas Worldwide called ‘This Digital Life', half of the 7 213 surveyed participants believe they spent too much time online and not enough time enjoying life. Are you one of those who always has a ...

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