How to Make Old Fashioned Lavender Soap

Added April 30, 2017, Under: Environment, Health, How To

The history of soap goes back thousands of years and it was only in "16th century Europe" that olive oil became the main ingredient of the hard white soap we know today - Castile soap from the area of Spain where there was an abundant supply of olive oil. Step back in history to the Tudor times in England and find out about making soap.  The Tudors used to call their soap a "wash ball". Now you can have a go at ...


Do You Suffer From Cramps in Your Feet and if so, Why?

Added April 25, 2017, Under: Exercise, Health, How To, Top 10

Most of us have suffered from an unwanted muscle spasm or cramp in the feet - with a sudden contraction or tightening of the muscles. This can happen after spending a long time sitting; undergoing an intense workout; or after a run. Foot cramps can be be short lived or last much longer and may even cause pain to the affected foot if it becomes bent during the cramps. What causes foot cramps? Cramps usually occur when we are in a resting position after movement. ...


Has Your Skin Taken Its Vitamins Today?

Added April 24, 2017, Under: Skin Conditions

Most of us who care about our good health make sure to get our daily vitamin dose either through organic whole foods or via vitamin supplements.  Examples include Vitamin C and  Vitamin D - and our skin, along with the rest of our organs, will of course benefit from such vitamins. But now you have the opportunity to apply vitamins direct to your skin with the arrival of our own Simply Vitamin Skin Oil - a unique nutritional blend of oils to feed ...


Water, Water Everywhere & Different Ways to Drink it

Added April 19, 2017, Under: Diseases

You might be interested to know that there are different ways to drink water. You can add various edible items to make your drink water healthier. Would you like to find out more? 6 ways to add interest to your drinking water Cook your drinking water by boiling it for ten minutes before cooling to room temperature and keeping it covered in a container. Add seeds to your water.  Add 5 seeds of your choice for every half cup of boiling water, making sure to ...


Go to Work on an Egg!

Added April 18, 2017, Under: How To, Nutrition

"Go to work on an egg!" was a very popular advertizing slogan back in the 1960s when eggs were considered to be a highly nutritious food - and before the decades-long misconception that egg yolks were a contributing factor to heart disease. The thinking behind the slogan was that a substantial breakfast was essential for anyone to start the day so that they could go to their place of employment, to school or carry out the household chores with the right ...


When Postpartum Psychosis is Closer to Home

Added April 12, 2017, Under: Babies, Diseases, Drugs, New Moms, Pregnancy

A couple I have known for several years are sharing their story in honor of World Maternal Mental Health Day which takes place on 3rd May. The birth of their daughter Sofia marked the start of an incredible journey, but it was also one of the most shocking and saddest times of their lives because ten days after the birth, Benedicte was diagnosed with postpartum psychosis. This is Benedicte's story... Ten days after giving birth, I was diagnosed with postpartum psychosis and admitted ...


Vitamin Deficiency and the Link with Migraines

Added April 10, 2017, Under: Diseases

Migraine attacks can last from two hours to as long as three days. They can cause considerable pain and discomfort although all migraines are different. There may be common symptoms such as throbbing and searing pain; nausea, chills or sweating; there may be sensitivity to light, sound or smell; there may be vomiting; or there may be an aura. Every day some twenty million people worldwide will suffer from a migraine attack. Some of the causes of migraines 1. Vascular Constriction in the Brain. Blood ...

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