What Is Astaxanthin & How Can We Benefit From This Supplement?

Added April 29, 2014, Under: Diseases, Health, Inflammation, Skin Conditions

The definition of astaxanthin, according to Wikipedia, is that it is a carotenoid, belonging to a larger class of phytochemicals known as terpenes, which are built from five carbon precursors; isopentenyl diphosphate and dimethylallyl diphosphate. Information for the rest of us! But all we really need to know is that astaxanthin has been discovered to have antioxidant properties that are similar to vitamin A so that many have started to take it as a health supplement, available over the counter in various ...


Is Turmeric the Natural Remedy for Arthritis & Inflammation?

Added April 28, 2014, Under: Arthritis, Doctors, Health, Inflammation

  Everywhere I look on the internet these days, there is someone singing the praises of turmeric - it has become the most important natural remedy to go to. So, it is time to have a good look at it myself. I am especially interested because of its reported effect on inflammation and those conditions that follow such as arthritis. Research studies on turmeric One of the most comprehensive summaries of turmeric studies to date was published by the respected ethnobotanist James A. Duke, ...


Hair & How to Limit its Loss

Added April 23, 2014, Under: Diets, Environment, Men's Health, Nutrition

Are you one of those who is losing their hair, even whilst relatively young? It is possible that you can blame your mother and father as both parents contribute to their offspring's chance of going bald. But while male pattern baldness through an inheritance trait is the most common cause, there are other reasons too, as well as ways to limit hair loss. DHT is one of these reasons In male pattern baldness, hair loss typically results in a receding hair line ...


All the Red Richness of Rhubarb

Added April 18, 2014, Under: Diets, How To, Nutrition

  This is the time of the year in the northern hemisphere when rhubarb is growing profusely and, though this is described as a vegetable, it is mostly used for fruity desserts. Since moving to the countryside in England, we have taken on an allotment (part of a communal garden) and every plot boasts its own rhubarb patch so we have been given many bunches of these stalks, ensuring that we bake plenty of rhubarb and apple crumbles! The redder the stalk, the ...


One Person’s Opinion Of The Human Race

Added April 17, 2014, Under: Environment

I have a friend who is a deep thinker - in fact she makes me feel inferior and shallow - but I am sure she would be the last person to want to cause such a feeling!  I recently came across this "writing" of hers and asked if I could share it on this blog.  She kindly agreed and so here is what she wrote:   "I know that I have a pessimistic view of the human race. A friend inspired me ...


Vitamin Supplements, What Do We Need & How Should We Store Them?

Added April 15, 2014, Under: Health, Vitamin D

One of the great dilemmas facing those who care about their health is whether or not to take vitamin supplements and if so, what? Detractors will always say that those who supplement just pee it out again. But if that is so, then you could say whenever you drink water, the same thing happens. But in the meantime, the water has (with the help of your kidneys) filtered waste from the blood and produced urine to get rid of it ...


5 Bits of Food Advice Not To Take |

Added April 11, 2014, Under: Diets, Environment, Health, Nutrition

Over the past few decades, we have been inundated with “advice” on what to eat and what not to eat (mostly by the mainstream media) and there is a strong probability that this is why, today, the general public is more obese and less healthy. Unfortunately, this advice is actually downright harmful. Are you aware of what this advice might be?  Here are five of them... Eating only the whites of eggs Whites are higher in protein, magnesium, potassium, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, ...


Is it Time for Horses to Start Going “Au Naturel”? |

Added April 8, 2014, Under: Environment, Exercise

Horses are one of the most beloved of all animals and what little girl growing up does not dream of having her own pony? My husband and my children all learnt to ride when they were young, while my own connection with horses was to attend regular race meetings with my father in different parts of Kenya when I was growing up. Now we are living in an English village, it is lovely to be surrounded by different ponies and horses, and ...


It is Asbestos Awareness Week – April 1 to 7 2014 |

Added April 4, 2014, Under: Diseases, Environment, Health, Technology

  How much do you know about asbestos? We would like to share some information during this special week of awareness. A few facts of interest Every year around three thousand people are diagnosed with mesothelioma, a deadly cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. On average, they are given ten months to live. Put it another way, three hundred days or  seven thousand and two hundred hours. Asbestos is still not banned in the USA with roughly thirty million pounds still being used every year. Even ...


Celeriac Is The Ugly Duckling Of The Vegetable World

Added April 2, 2014, Under: Environment, Health, How To

  Recently we were given some celeriac by a friend who had grown it in her veggie garden. We peeled and cooked it before mashing with some butter and soy sauce and serving. With its hint of celery and subtle nutty taste, it was delicious. It was the first time we had ever tasted it but certainly won't be the last. What is celeriac? Celeriac, also called turnip-rooted celery or knob celery, is a variety of celery cultivated mainly for its edible round ...

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