Learning How To Rest & Relax for Improved Health & Wellbeing

Added September 30, 2016, Under: Health, Top 10

Ensuring we get sufficient sleep, and of good quality too, has been the subject of many articles and blogs in recent times. But now, in this crazy fast-paced world we live in, the emphasis is being placed on the importance of learning how to rest and relax. But how we rest or relax, and what method suits us best, can vary so much from person to person. R&R is the military slang for rest and relaxation - and the term used for the free ...


Eggs Can Be Cooked In Many Different Ways But How About Steaming?

Added September 29, 2016, Under: How To, Nutrition

Are you an avid egg eater and rightly convinced about all the health benefits to be had from this perfectly packaged but natural convenience food? You might be someone who frequently boils their eggs for a soft boiled breakfast egg or a hardboiled one for a lunchtime salad dish. Either way, you have a new option to ensure the perfect egg. And this option is to steam your eggs instead of boiling them. There are some good reasons for considering a change! Steaming an egg will ...


Vitamin B3 & the Link to Eczema in Young Children

Added September 26, 2016, Under: Babies, Children's Health, New Moms, Parents, Pregnancy, Skin Conditions

Eczema in young children has become more common in recent years and various theories have been put forward as to why this is. However, we do know that a combination of genes and environmental triggers may increase your child’s risk of developing the skin disorder. Babies from families with a history of eczema, hay fever, asthma or allergies are more likely to develop eczema while the skin condition can be triggered by allergens or irritants in the environment. Skin cells fast forward when something ...


Why Antibacterial Soaps Are No Longer In Favor

Added September 21, 2016, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Health, How To, Parents

Although natural health news sites have long pointed out the disadvantages, and even dangers, of antibacterial soaps and those hand wash gels, it is only now that the FDA have taken action with the Federal Government banning many of the chemicals which have traditionally been used in antibacterial soaps. The FDA have now said that manufacturers have failed to show that antibacterial soaps are safe or that they kill germs. Good old fashioned plain soap and water Washing with water and plain soap has ...


Cod Liver Oil & Is This Old Fashioned Remedy Back in Fashion?

Added September 18, 2016, Under: Arthritis, Babies, How To, Pregnancy, Top 10, Vitamin D

The thought of taking a spoonful of castor oil might bring a smile to your lips or conjure up thoughts of children in a Victorian nursery - but could this old fashioned remedy actually be a good idea in these modern times?Those who lived in Northern Europe were using cod liver oil for hundreds of years to protect them from the long dark winters and they certainly had the right idea. What is cod liver oil? Cod liver oil is the essential ...


Just Some of the Hundreds of Healing Ways of Coconut Oil

Added September 13, 2016, Under: Dental Care, Pregnancy, Skin Conditions, Vitamin D

With such a rise in the popularity of coconut oil and other coconut products, are we not going to run out of the raw material? Along with the very special coconut oil, products include coconut butter, coconut shreds, coconut water, coconut milk and cream, coconut flour and more. We consider it to be one of the healthiest oils in the world! And one of the reasons for this is that the flesh of the coconut is very high in healthy fatty acids. While ...


Too Many Tomatoes? How to Make an Easy Pasta Sauce to Use or Freeze for Later!

Added September 9, 2016, Under: Environment, How To, Nutrition

It is a good feeling when you are able to grow some of your own food and even have a surplus! We have had a very good season of outdoors tomato growing this year on the allotment.  They are big and red and juicy but there are only so many you can eat every day in salads so this afternoon I have been busy using several pounds of them to make homemade pasta tomato sauce.  Along with the tomatoes, I also ...


Pregnancy, New Moms, Babies & The Importance of Vitamin D Levels

Added September 5, 2016, Under: Babies, Children's Health, Vitamin D

GrassrootsHealth is responsible for a great deal of ongoing research into the importance of vitamin D in today's world - and we have written about many different aspects of ensuring high vitamin D levels in the past. Here are some of our titles... Cancer prevention Helping to prevent Alzheimer's disease Signs of a vitamin D deficiency Children and vitamin D  How to get tested for your vitamin D levels Now it is the turn of the breastfed baby In support of National Breastfeeding ...

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