Do You Suffer From Painful Period Cramps Every Month?

Added September 30, 2015, Under: Drugs, Exercise, Vitamin D, Women's Health

If you do, then you are not alone. Did you know that half of all women are affected by period pain at some time? Of course many will suffer from the symptoms of PMS too. Although the intensity of pain and discomfort varies from woman to woman, many have to resort to pain killers for several days every month in order just to function. That is really bad news for your health. Excessive pain? Please be aware that if you suffer from excessive ...


How To Avoid That Afternoon “Slow Down” When You Are Working

Added September 29, 2015, Under: Environment, Exercise, Health, How To, Technology

Working a long day, after commuting to and from work and perhaps following a disturbed night’s sleep for whatever reason, can often lead to that feeling of sleepiness and failed productivity by mid afternoon. What can you do about it? If you work from home, then it is no longer a problem. You have the double advantage of no commuting and being able to organize your hours for optimum productivity. But not everyone is that fortunate although the numbers working from home ...


Help To Prevent Alzheimer’s Onset By Raising Your Vitamin D Levels

Added September 24, 2015, Under: Health, Vitamin D

Although forecasts for the future are difficult to predict and could be way out, one that comes up again and again is the expected and high rise in the cases of Alzheimer’s. It is said that more than 28 million American baby boomers will develop Alzheimer's disease during the course of their lifetimes. Of course, pharmaceutical companies are busy researching treatment for this disease while governments and charities are providing or raising funds for research. Sadly, the emphasis has been on treatment rather ...


Do You Find The Hashtag #loveyourlines Convincing?

Added September 22, 2015, Under: Babies, How To, Pregnancy, Skin Conditions, Top 10

There has very recently been a high profile campaign #loveyourlines carried out among women to see if their attitudes to stretch marks have changed. The campaign gave women the opportunity to embrace their stretch marks by sharing images of themselves and their "lines" on social media but it found that, for most ordinary women, “stretch marks” are really not something they want to post on facebook and elsewhere. Their response was a definite “No”. Nevertheless, there will always be those who are ...


Our Children Need To Be Outdoors More, For Their Eye Health

Added September 19, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Exercise

Just recently I wrote about the importance of children exercising and being outdoors as much as possible. Now researchers have found that if children can play outdoors for at least an extra 40 minutes a day, this provides additional protection for their eyes and can even prevent them from becoming short sighted. Known as myopia, being short sighted means that you can only see things clearly when you are up close to them. So another reason for less screen time and much ...


Is It Time To Set Your Feet Free?

Added September 15, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Exercise, Health

Going barefoot outdoors is something I like to do as often as the terrain and the weather allows and I have written about the custom of grounding or earthing before. There is also the habit of taking off your shoes when you enter your own or someone else’s home - usually for reasons of hygiene and cleanliness. What I have found My favorite place to go barefoot is on the beach and paddling in the ocean but that is not always possible especially ...


Sugar Is Back In The News Again!

Added September 12, 2015, Under: Dental Care, Diets, Diseases, Health, Inflammation, Nutrition

And about time too… The various natural health sites have been warning of the dangers of high sugar consumption for years but it is only very recently that the mainstream media has started to agree.  The dangers of sugar have now been well publicized so that most are only too aware that they eat too much of this sweet poison.  But many are in denial and just do not want to cut down or cut out. Cutting down on sugar Should you try ...


The Choice Between Drugs Or Natural Remedies For Psoriasis

Added September 10, 2015, Under: How To, Inflammation, Skin Conditions

A new medication has recently been licensed to target psoriasis, that painful skin condition that affects 7.5 million in the USA and 1.8 million in the UK. Known as Cosentyx, this drug (during trials) is said to have given patients relief from their symptoms for up to a year or longer. However, it is not a cure and it is certainly not cheap. What the experts say Leading specialist Professor Chris Griffiths (of Royal Salford Hospital in the UK) says the new treatment ...


Are Coloring Books For Adults A Fleeting Fad or A Form Of Therapy?

Added September 6, 2015, Under: Health, How To

Have you been tempted to start coloring in? And if so, have you reaped any benefits? Publishers and designers are jumping on the bandwagon in their droves to produce these books. What are the choices? Of course you can order online and there are so many different styles to choose from - something for everyone and so very different from the children’s coloring books that we might be more familiar with. The adult versions cover vintage, fantasy, botanical, color therapy, secret gardens and ...


Scar Tissue & Is There A Link With Arthritis?

Added September 3, 2015, Under: Arthritis

Many of the conditions today are as a result of inflammation and, of course, high on the list is arthritis with one in five of us having to live with this condition. What are the causes of arthritis? As there are so many different types of arthritis, there is no one cause but the following factors may be important. Genetics – arthritis can sometimes run in families, especially rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis of the fingers. Gender – some types of arthritis are more commonly ...

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