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Our Seven Suggestions For A Zero-Waste Lifestyle

Added March 31, 2019, Under: Environment, How To

  And they all begin with R... Refuse Are you in the habit of saying "Ooh yes please - and thank you" every time you are offered a free gift or sample?  Nine times out of ten, these get stashed away and are never used.  Learn to say "No thank you"! Reduce Don't be tempted too easily to buy items that you see in the shops and online.  We all have too much "stuff".  Avoid adding to it!  And keep up the habit of reducing ...

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Why You Should Avoid Drinking Diet Sodas

Added , Under: Headaches & Migraines, Health, Weight Loss

When mainstream media start to highlight a subject of concern, you know that something (that natural news sites have been saying for years) is really having an impact on our health. Drinking diet soda is popular with many - particularly those who are watching their weight. Yes, diet soda has zero calories.  And yet, it can also become an addictive habit. A large and recent study (reported in mainstream media) has concluded that two or more diet drinks per day increase the ...

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Do Our Children Really Need All Those Plastic Toys?

Added March 27, 2019, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Exercise, Parents

There has been a lot of attention recently in the UK about a nursery school/ preschool in Bristol (not too far away from me here in Somerset) that has taken the decision to replace the school's plastic toys with cardboard boxes and other natural items. This is a 'back to basics' trial to encourage improved socialising and creativity. Although the trial is just for a month, it may be made permanent. What has the school found to date? Staff say the 'back to basics' ...

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Tea Tree Oil Is Great For Your Hair

Added March 26, 2019, Under: How To, Skin Conditions

One of the most popular of essential oils, the Australian Tea Tree Oil has many benefits and uses. The oil is is extracted from Melaleuca alternifolia of the Myrtaceae family. It should never be taken internally. Here are some ways to use Tea Tree Oil for your hair 1. Deep clean Use tea tree oil as a massage oil on the scalp.  Add a few drops of tea tree oil to a carrier oil such as almond, olive or coconut oil in its liquid form, and ...

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Why You Should Never Re-Use Plastic Bottles!

Added March 23, 2019, Under: Diseases, Environment, Technology

Single use plastic bottles have become a huge environmental problem, making many consumers feel very guilty if they have to go out and buy them - and with good reason. But don't think you will be helping the environment by re-using those single use plastic bottles. We need to get them completely out of the system. We know the numbers of single use plastic bottles are high but you might not realize that, although a million plastic bottles are purchased EVERY MINUTE worldwide, ...

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When You Wish You Had Asked Your Mother More

Added March 19, 2019, Under: Interviews, Parents

We all live hectic, busy lives and the years fly by so quickly that sometimes we forget to ask our parents (and our mothers in particular) the stories about their lives before it is too late. It is twenty years since my own mother died and, although she did share lots of interesting stories with me, I still think of things that I wish I knew more about. But it is too late. Now a young UK mother has come up with a ...

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Why You Might Need An Humidifier In Your Home

Added March 17, 2019, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Health, Top 10

Humidifiers are renowned as a useful helping hand in the home, preventing the flu, alleviating asthma symptoms as well as allergies and dry coughs while reducing snoring, healing dry skin - and rejuvenating less than healthy house plants. Modern homes are often warm and cosy in winter thanks to central heating or kept cool in hot summer months with the help of air conditioning. Workplaces have similar circumstances. But the air produced in these environments can be too dry.  Whether heat is removed ...

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How To Battle Those Bronchitis Coughing Fits

Added March 13, 2019, Under: Diseases, Drugs, Health, How To, Top 10

If you have bronchitis, you will be prescribed a course of antibiotics which of course you should complete in full. At the same time it is important to take a course of probiotics to avoid any damage to your gut health. But there are other ways to speed up your recovery and these include: Drinking plenty of fluids while avoiding alcohol. Getting plenty of rest. Taking pain relievers if necessary to ease pain and lower any fever. Increasing the humidity in your ...

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How Hygienic Is Your Smart Phone?

Added March 5, 2019, Under: How To, Technology

Never out of your hand, it is no wonder that today's smart phone could be a ticking "germ" time bomb. Of course, we are exposed to germs on all the every day things that we touch - money, handrails, shopping carts, gym equipment, toilet seats, washroom door handles and more. And we are encouraged to wash our hands when we get home, or to our workplace, especially before we start handling food and beverages. How smart phones are different When we touch our phones, ...

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How Natural Sunlight Can Help Those With Psoriasis

Added March 4, 2019, Under: Diseases, Inflammation, Skin Conditions, Vitamin D

Psoriasis can be a very uncomfortable skin condition, involving lots of itching and the appearance of unwanted scabs on the skin. This autoimmune disease is one where your immune system produces too many skin cells which accumulate on the surface of the skin.  As these skin cells shed, they form red and painful welts that are thick and raised, sometimes having silvery scales. The goal for treating the condition is to stop the skin cells from growing rapidly; to reduce inflammation and ...

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