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Why are Chives the Perfect Backyard Plant?

Added June 27, 2018, Under: How To, Nutrition

One of the easiest plants to grow, chives have lots of uses They are a member of the onion family so come with similar health benefits. While they happily grow in open ground, they do very well in pots too. If you leave them to flower, they have a pretty display of purple crowns which are loved by your local bee population and other pollinators. Both the stems and flowers are highly edible. The garlic or Chinese chives come with ...

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Summer Holidays & The Great Outdoors For Happier, Healthier Children

Added June 26, 2018, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Exercise, How To, Parents

Summer holidays for our children and grandchildren in the Northern hemisphere have either already started or will do so in the coming weeks and, with children spending more time than ever indoors, what better time to try and encourage them to make the most of the summer and the chance to spend much more time outdoors? How can you encourage and engage your children to enjoy the outdoors? Berry picking will help develop hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.  There are many ...

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How To Prevent Toe Nail Fungus By Improving Your Diet

Added June 23, 2018, Under: Diets, How To, Skin Conditions

Nobody wants to suffer from toe nail fungus but it is possible to treat, and even prevent this condition, by watching what you eat. High on the list of prevention through diet is to eliminate the source of yeast and fungus in your diet by changing to a candida diet.   Candida albicans is a common yeast that grows inside the human body. In healthy people, this is kept under control naturally but in less than healthy bodies, the candida multiply and cause infections ...

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All You Need to Know for the Many Recipes Requiring Fresh Basil

Added June 19, 2018, Under: How To, Nutrition

The reason that recipes call for fresh basil is because dried basil is pointless - it quickly loses its flavor. One of the most common herbs and popular in cuisine around the world, basil is popular to grow on the kitchen window ledge or in the garden. If you have some space in your back yard, consider growing your very own herb garden.  Here are some ideas! Which basil variety should you choose? There are several different varieties available, making it difficult to decide. What ...

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What Is Plogging & Will It Catch On Worldwide?

Added June 15, 2018, Under: Environment, Exercise

We have jogging, we have blogging, we have vlogging - and now we have plogging... But what is plogging? It is a new eco-friendly fitness trend - originating from Sweden. Have you recently spotted people carrying trash bags while they are out jogging or are their hands filled with old plastic bottles?  This latest craze of plogging is making its way to the U.S from Sweden.  The term plogging comes from a mixture of jogging and the Swedish plocka upp which means pick ...

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Isn’t Time To Stop & Smell The Roses?

Added June 12, 2018, Under: Dental Care, Environment, Exercise

"What is this life if full of care We have no time to stand and stare?" But it is not just about staring, it is also about smelling... What research has found In a recent joint UK study at Sussex University and Oxford University, two researchers - Dr. Sophie Forster and Professor Charles Spence - have found that busy people are less likely to stop and smell the roses and may even be "smell blind". Through their research, they discovered that just as people miss ...

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Synthetic Enamel & Is This The Way Forward For Tooth Repair?

Added June 10, 2018, Under: Dental Care, Technology

Researchers in the UK have now developed a new way to grow materials which could regenerate hard tissues such as dental enamel and even bone. And they are not the only ones.  A USA team have been working on the same subject matter. What is enamel? Enamel is the hardest tissue in the body and enables teeth to function for a large part of our lifetime - despite exposure to acidic foods, drinks and temperatures both hot and cold. The problem with enamel up ...

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Top Tips On How To Be A More Natural & Organic Gardener

Added June 7, 2018, Under: Environment, Exercise, How To

It is that time of year (early summer in the northern hemisphere) when many people want to get their gardens and yards looking their best so that they can enjoy being outside in attractive and natural surroundings. Fortunately in recent years, gardeners have been changing to less harsh methods and embracing a more organic way of doing things. We are trying to step back from being such a throw away society and looking to see how we can make wildlife more welcome, ...

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