Twisting the Tummy Time!

Added October 30, 2019, Under: Exercise, Health, How To

Back in the 1960s, the dance craze of the The Twist was all the rage.  As teenagers, we were all slim and agile and it was easy to master The Twist.  But all those twisting dance sessions could well have been good for our health too. A decade earlier and it was all about the hoola hoop when people of all ages took up another exercise for twisting the tummy. But how important is it to keep on twisting that tummy for ...


Celery Juice can be a Natural Remedy for Headaches & Migraines

Added October 28, 2019, Under: Headaches & Migraines, Health, How To, Nutrition

There are many different types of headaches and migraines but they all have something in common - pain and discomfort. A daily drink of celery juice can be a natural remedy for you if you suffer from headaches or migraines. There are other health benefits from celery juice too.  Drink a large glass first thing in the morning to gain these benefits. Start with an 8 ounce glass and gradually increase to 16 ounces.  Here are some of health benefits To heal and activate ...


How Hunger Can Make Us Angry

Added October 25, 2019, Under: Diets, Health, Nutrition, Vitamin D

When we are hungry, we can become snappy and irritable. If we have not eaten in a while, we can find it difficult to concentrate. If we are in need of a snack, this can severely affect our mood. But why does this happen? There is a new word out there And the word is hanger. Once it was a made up word but now it has been added to the Oxford English Dictionary, defined as being "bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger". In 2018, ...


The Dangers to Wildlife as Halloween is Celebrated

Added October 23, 2019, Under: Environment

Halloween decorations become more popular and more realistic every year. But how safe are these decorations and can they cause harm? Fake spider webs are often hung to scare children dressed in costume as they make their way around their local suburbs. But they can also be a nightmare for birds and small animals who can get caught in them. How can this happen? Kathryn Dudeck, wildlife director of the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Georgia has shared grim images of a western screech owl caught ...


Rose Hips are a Great Source of Vitamin C

Added October 15, 2019, Under: How To, Natural remedies

At the end of the summer, and into the fall, roses left to their own devices will often develop rose hips. Rose hips have long been valued for their vitamin C and vitamin A content - they are also rich in antioxidants. Below you will find some natural remedies for the snuffles and sneezes that often come with the colder weather of the winter, using rose hips. Rose hip vinegar You can use this vinegar as a regular vinegar or to make a soothing ...


Grow Milkweed to Help Save the Monarch Butterflies

Added October 12, 2019, Under: Environment, How To

Throughout the world, wildlife is under threat with so many species in danger of extinction. One such species under threat is the Monarch butterfly.  Their caterpillars ONLY eat milkweed with the plant providing all the nourishment the caterpillar needs to transform into the adult butterfly. But very sadly, these milkweed plants are rapidly disappearing.  They are losing their habitat because of land development and the widespread spraying of weed killer on the fields where they grow. We all need to do our best ...


Having a Dog is Great for Heart Health, Mental Health & So Much More

Added October 11, 2019, Under: Exercise, Health, Pets

Often referred to as "man's best friend", owning a dog comes with so many health benefits - both for the dog and the human. Recent research by the University of Toronto, Canada and Mount Sinai Hospital, New York has found that, compared to non-dog owners, those with dogs in the home had a 24% reduced risk of dying in any year. Why having a dog is such a good thing! Walking your dog, and the regular exercise involved, is especially good for ...


Is Vitamin C the Solution for Sepsis?

Added October 7, 2019, Under: Diseases, Doctors, Inflammation

A shot of vitamin C could be a life-saving solution for those patients suffering from sepsis according to researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University in the US. They have discovered that intravenous vitamin C therapy reduced death rates in septic patients from 46% ( in the placebo group) to almost 30% (in the vitamin C group). What has the vitamin C research shown? The lead researcher Dr Alpha A Fowler says: "This therapy could potentially transform the way we care for sepsis patients." He adds: ...


Why We Need To Keep Up Our Hand Writing Skills

Added , Under: Children's Health, How To, Parents, Technology

It might be considered almost old fashioned today but handwriting remains an essential skill for both children and adults. For younger children, handwriting activates the brain more than using a key board - and this is because it involves more complex motor and cognitive skills. At the same time, handwriting contributes to reading fluency because when you write the letters, you gain a visual perception of them too. So parents, teachers - and those at the forefront of having a say at what goes ...

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