The Healing Powers of Salt Water |

Added March 29, 2014, Under: Health, Inflammation, Skin Conditions, Vitamin D

  For some years I have used a spoonful of natural salt in a glass of water as a gargle for the beginnings of a scratchy, sore throat - and it works every time. But there are many other health benefits from salt water. In fact, life itself is thought to have originated in the sea as single-celled creatures. Salt water in the past Sea water has a history of therapeutic use. Thalassotherapy (originating from the Greek word thalassa) involves warm sea water ...


Is It Time to Hand Out Statins to the Middle Aged & Older Like Candy? |

Added March 28, 2014, Under: Diseases, Doctors, Drugs, Health

  Cholesterol has been the so called "big baddy" on the health scene for several decades, with the mainstream media and the medical profession alike urging you to cut back on animal fat and switch to low fat products in order to lower your cholesterol - while at the same time taking prescription statins. In fact, the exact opposite is the way to go as one of the best ways to raise your HDL cholesterol is to consume more dietary fats, including ...


Sunning & Palming For Your Eye Health |

Added March 26, 2014, Under: Environment, How To

I have come across a new and effective technique for your eye health and it is known as “sunning”.  This method helps to accustom your eyes to light and goes hand in hand with another technique known as “palming” which in turn accustoms your eyes to the dark. Your eyes are natural light receptors which are constructed to respond to light but if you work indoors, and particularly in a windowless and artificially lit area, your eyes are almost certainly not ...


Epsom Salts in the Tub for a Total Spa Treatment |

Added March 23, 2014, Under: Headaches & Migraines, How To, Inflammation, Skin Conditions

Most would hardly give Epsom salts a second thought but they are surprisingly full of health benefits. The salt is named for a salty spring at Epsom in Surrey (in the UK), and not too far from where I now live. In fact Epsom salts are not a salt at all but a 100% natural pure mineral, comprising magnesium and sulfate. Why do we need magnesium and sulfates? It is now known that both magnesium and sulfate are readily absorbed through the ...


Bringing Home The Bacon |

Added March 22, 2014, Under: Environment, Nutrition

It is said that you can sometimes persuade a vegetarian to fall off the wagon by assailing their nostrils with the smell of bacon cooking! Few people can resist bacon and we are often told that it is an unhealthy food choice but this could of course depend on what type of bacon you choose. If you go for the cheapest cuts from factory farm pigs that are kept confined in crates for the whole of their lives, you are not ...


Fracking & Will It All End Badly? |

Added March 21, 2014, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Health, Technology

Wherever I have lived in the past two or three years, the emotive subject of fracking has been hitting the local headlines. Yes, the USA, South Africa and the UK. And there are many reasons why fracking is so disliked and protest groups worldwide so vocal. Several countries have banned its use including Bulgaria, France, Germany and Ireland while the Czech government is seriously considering a Online Backup ban. Many other countries have partial bans or moratoriums in place. What is fracking? Shale ...


Cat’s Claw Is An Ancient & Valuable Herb |

Added March 16, 2014, Under: Diseases, Inflammation

Cat's claw originates from Central and South America and has been used for hundreds of years as a natural remedy to treat a variety of health complaints. The Amazon rainforest has long been considered  a cornucopia of undiscovered medicinal plants where its indigenous peoples have for centuries used cat’s claw to treat inflammation, arthritis, stomach ulcers and infections. The two known species of cat’s claw are Uncaria guianensis (traditionally used for wound healing) and Uncaria tomentosa (with its numerous medicinal ...


Our Feet Deserve Some Extra TLC |

Added March 15, 2014, Under: Exercise, Skin Conditions

How hard do your feet have to work for you and do you ever think about how you can make life a little easier for them? If we neglect them, there is a lot that can go wrong with our feet. Blisters on your feet These are small pockets of fluid that form. While the fluid is usually clear, it can be red if the blister is filled with blood or an ugly yellowish/green if filled with pus and indicative of an ...


How About Reducing Your Carbon Footprint For Lent? |

Added March 8, 2014, Under: Environment, How To, Top 10

Even those who are not particularly religious will often give up something for Lent and, this week, the call here in the UK has been not to give up beer or chocolates but to make it a carbon themed sacrifice instead. We are onl couple of days into Lent so there is still plenty of time to make that decision and to keep it up for the next 40 plus days until Easter. It is said that a habit can be ...


Age Spots & Should You Just Accept Them As Inevitable? |

Added , Under: Skin Conditions, Vitamin D

  The words age spots are really not the kind of description you want to hear about a condition that usually affects visible areas of your skin (particularly the hands) as you grow older. Their other common name of liver spots is also a bit off putting. Sun spots would definitely sound more attractive, and not without justification either as too much exposure to the sun is the main reason for their appearance anyway. But please don't let that reason put you ...

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