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Is There a Thumb Sucker in Your Home?

Added February 24, 2020, Under: Children's Health, Dental Care, Natural remedies, Parents, Top 10

I was a thumb sucker as a child (up until at least the age of twelve) and unfortunately the habit did a lot of damage to my teeth and my jaw so that I  had to undergo extensive and expensive orthodontic work and even jaw surgery as an adult. When my own children came along, I made sure they did not take up the habit by providing pacifiers instead.  The eldest was not interested (preferring a blanket to fidget with instead), ...

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Take up Tennis for All These Health Benefits

Added February 23, 2020, Under: Exercise, Health, Top 10

The health benefits of playing tennis are often forgotten when compared to more traditional physical activities like running, swimming and cycling. However, you might not realize that we can list at least ten top ways in which playing the game of tennis can help with your health. How the game of tennis came about Tennis is an adaption of a very ancient sport in France known as the Jeu de Paume - first appearing in England in the 1870s.  Since then, tennis has ...

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How to Have Health & Safety in the Bathroom

Added February 19, 2020, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Health, How To

Everyone has a bathroom and toilet in their home, and some will have several. But how many of us actually enjoy cleaning them? The suspicion is that we might try to avoid this chore if we can! How often should you clean certain items in your bathroom? Microbiologists Philip M. Tierno and Charles Gerba (both PhDs) have been sharing their own tips on how often we should be carrying out these cleaning chores.  They do admit that, even if we are less than conscientious, we are ...

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Catnip & Is It Giving Your Kitty a High Note?

Added , Under: How To, Insomnia, Natural remedies, Pets

We have catnip growing on our allotment garden here in the UK and I have seen visiting cats to the site enjoying a good sniff. Most British cats are free to go outdoors and so, at the same time as they might be hunting for mice, they can have a bit of a party enjoying the catnip. It is said that roughly half of all cats are sensitive to catnip so that when they come in contact they can become quite excited. What ...

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How to Focus on Reducing the Pain and Discomfort of Arthritis

Added February 11, 2020, Under: Arthritis, Exercise, How To, Natural remedies

Just in the USA alone, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that some 52.5 million adults are afflicted with arthritis - that means one in five. Arthritis is a joint disease that causes swelling and pain in and around the joints, usually known as either osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis but can also cover gout or fibromyalgia. Meanwhile, the word arthritis is widely used in the public health world to describe more than 100 rheumatic diseases and conditions that affect joints. We ...

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Why Do We Need Electrolytes To Function At Our Best?

Added , Under: Doctors, Headaches & Migraines, Health, Nutrition

We might not all realize how important electrolytes are to our overall health, playing their part throughout our bodies. If our electrolytes are out of balance, we can suffer from muscle weakness, confusion and fatigue.  But if everything is working as it should, we maintain good brain health, our heart health is well supported, our bone strength can be improved, our fluid balance is well regulated while our nerves and muscles are functioning to the full. Electrolytes are a type of particle ...

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Improved Vision Could Come With These Plant-Based Choices

Added February 6, 2020, Under: Diets, Health, How To, Natural remedies

We are all being encouraged to include extra fruit and veggies in our diet, making it more plant-based. Such changes could even improve the way you see the world, helping your eyes to see better.  Improved optical health is one of the unexpected outcomes of a plant-based diet. Find out more about how the Vitamin A found in carrots, squash and spinach have been found to increase the eye's ability to perform in low light.  And yes, especially when we always thought ...

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How To Understand & Help the Highly Sensitive Child

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

It might be hard to imagine that 15 to 20% of all children are born highly sensitive, meaning they can be deeply reflective, sensitive to those things that non-HSC are not, and can be easily overwhelmed. Until recently, parents and teachers alike were not given the tools to help such children as there just was not the information out there. Now, courtesy of Dr. Elaine N. Aron, PH.D, help is at hand... She is the bestselling author of The highly Sensitive Person as ...

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