Does Eczema Change with Age? |

Added November 29, 2013, Under: Environment, Health, Skin Conditions

Although eczema affects all ages, it usually appears in early childhood especially in babies between the ages of two to six months. Around 90% of eczema cases occur before the age of five. The condition is most common in people with a family history of an atopic disorder, including asthma or hay fever. The good news is that in many sufferers, the eczema will disappear at around 6 years. Half of all children affected will be almost clear by then. So yes, ...


Gluten Free Thanksgiving Dinner |

Added November 24, 2013, Under: Diets, Nutrition

So it is decided that a blog post for a gluten free Thanksgiving dinner is a good idea seeing as it is that time of the year. But wait a minute – there is just one problem. I have never sat down to a Thanksgiving dinner and in fact I have never even stayed in the USA during that time of the year. I have joined in every other kind of celebration – Halloween, Christmas, New Year, Easter, 4th of July ...


Nature’s Miracle Trio |

Added , Under: Diseases

I came across this poster on one of the social media sites and thought it warranted a post so that those who are interested in the three branches of this miracle trio tree could find out more about lemon, ginger and garlic too. Lemon  What could be simpler than the lemon? Add freshly squeezed lemon juice to a glass of water, or your cup of tea, daily to help maintain your body’s internal “climate” at a pH that supports healthy bacteria instead of the ...


Pressure Points for Headaches |

Added November 23, 2013, Under: Headaches & Migraines

We have all heard of acupuncture as an ancient Chinese healing method but perhaps you are not aware of acupressure? Derived from acupuncture, acupressure is the technique of applying slight force to certain pressure points on different parts of the body in an attempt to eliminate the symptoms of headaches and migraines – and many find it a very successful method too. What are pressure points? Pressure points are actually clusters of nerves found at various parts of the body that help regulate blood ...


Yoga for Arthritis |

Added November 21, 2013, Under: Diseases, Exercise, Inflammation

A diagnosis of arthritis will often fill you with a feeling of dread, worrying about a future filled with pain and stiffness and if you have failed to look after your joints, you may be even more concerned because ageing, being overweight, injuries, bad posture, lack of sleep and of course general wear and tear can all take their toll. There is one bit of good news though and that is that exercise can be so beneficial for arthritis even though ...


Treatment for ADHD |

Added November 15, 2013, Under: Children's Health, Doctors, Parents

Doctors in many countries including the USA are quick to prescribe drugs as treatment for ADHD without delving deeper to find out what might have caused the condition in the first place. Some background info on ADHD ADHD (or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is diagnosed more often in boys than in girls, with boys more prone to have the combined type of ADHD while girls are more likely to have the predominantly inattentive type. ADHD tends to run in families. A ...


Top 10 Tips on Getting to Grips with Food Wastage

Added November 14, 2013, Under: Environment, Nutrition, Technology

There is a huge amount of food wasted by households in the Western world and yet we are frequently told how GM foods will help to feed the starving millions in the rest of the world. Time to get a grip and realize that we do not need toxic GM foods to solve any food shortage. We just need to drastically cut down on the waste of the food we already have. Examples of wasted food In the UK, households throw away at least 25% ...


Healthy Muffin Recipes |

Added November 13, 2013, Under: Nutrition

There is a great "real food manifesto poster" by that I am showing below. It covers everything that is good about eating in a healthy way. Perhaps we all need such a poster in our kitchen to give us a bit of a nudge in the right direction on a regular basis! Here it is Healthy muffin recipes meet much of the criteria and I have chosen 5 different recipes to help you get on the right track. One that is full ...


Guilt Free Dishes |

Added November 8, 2013, Under: Nutrition

With the festive season approaching, it makes it harder to avoid the less healthy dishes when feeding friends and family. To this end, we have found some guilt-free dishes for you to make and bake, leaving your conscience clear for the weeks ahead and beyond! First up is a great vegetable pizza that is healthy too (courtesy of the Food Babe) And the good news is that it is quick and easy with a total preparation and cooking time of 15 minutes or perhaps ...


Parenting Children to Grow Up Healthy |

Added November 7, 2013, Under: Children's Health, Diets, Exercise, Parents

  Perhaps now more than ever, parents have a huge responsibility in helping their children to grow up healthy.  The odds are stacked heavily against those children and in fact, some experts have pointed out that children today are in danger of being outlived by their parents. There are different kinds of healthy But it is not just being healthy in body and we will go into that a bit later on. It is also about children being healthy in mind and outlook. ...

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