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Why You Should Let The Sunlight Into Your Home

Added January 19, 2019, Under: Diseases, Environment, Health, Vitamin D

If you have ever read any of my posts on the importance of vitamin D, you will know how much I believe in getting regular doses of sunlight as the main way to boost that "feel good" hormone. But now it seems that we need to let more sunlight into our homes too. A recent study has found that those rooms that receive lots of sunlight have: Half as many viable bacteria as dark rooms and Almost no respiratory-disease-causing bacteria How was the ...

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The Benefits of a Foot Massage for Arthritis

Added January 17, 2019, Under: Diseases

  There are lots of different ways in which help is available to alleviate the pain and discomfort cause by arthritis. And massaging the feet is just one of them According to arthritis.org research shows that regular massage can help with arthritis symptoms by easing stiff muscles, increasing the range of movement and reducing pain.  A good massage can lower how much of the neurotransmitter substance P (which can increase sensations of pain) our bodies produce. Our feet have more nerve endings (per square inch) than any other part of the ...

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These Top Six Benefits If You Walk Every Day!

Added December 30, 2018, Under: Diseases

If it is winter where you are - and perhaps you have been indulging in too much comfort food to keep the cold away, then now is the perfect time to get into a daily walking habit. Walking is the oldest and probably easiest form of human physical activity there is.  Of course, even if you progress to more ambitious types of activity, walking is a great place to start if you’re new to exercising or simply lacking motivation to be more ...

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It’s Time For Children To Start Climbing Trees Again!

Added November 28, 2018, Under: Children's Health, Diseases, Environment, Parents

There is great concern in the UK about the increasing number of obese and overweight children.  And of course it is no different in the USA. Type 2 diabetes in children and young people (which is a more aggressive form of the condition than in adults) has also risen sharply.  All the children diagnosed with type 2 diabetes were found to be overweight or obese. "In recent decades, countries such as the USA and UK have seen large increases in the number ...

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Are You A Nail Biter? It Can Be A Dangerous Habit

Added November 10, 2018, Under: Diseases, Health, How To

Many of us get into the habit of chewing on our fingernails as children. But is it a bad thing? One man who had been a nail biter all his life, ended up with life-threatening sepsis. 57 year old grandfather, Ricky Kennedy of Scotland, had a close call with sepsis after a life-long habit of nail-biting suddenly caught up with him. Ricky had accidentally damaged his nail bed with nail-biting - and noticed a blister starting to form on his thumb. What at first ...

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Misophonia is a Sensitivity to Sound Condition

Added October 22, 2018, Under: Diseases, Doctors, Drugs, Health

Have you heard of the word Misophonia? It is a condition described as "sound sensitivity syndrome" and the word (meaning literally hatred of sound) was first proposed in 2000 as a condition in which negative emotions, thoughts and physical reactions are triggered by specific sounds. More on misophonia Misophonia is a condition in which normal, everyday noises cause extreme emotional and even physical distress. People with this condition live with considerable stress, constantly worrying about  experiencing offensive sounds - they often become socially isolated ...

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Mindfulness, Meditation & Their Link With ADHD

Added September 25, 2018, Under: Children's Health, Diseases, Drugs, Health, Natural remedies

Do you have someone in your family who has been diagnosed with ADHD? ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder while ADD covers attention deficit disorder. Have they resorted to medication to treat the symptoms or are you interested in finding out about other ways? Do you suspect that you or someone close to you might have some of the symptoms of ADHD? It is possible to go online to find and complete various tests to give you more of an idea before you ...

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Smoking & Could Hypnosis Help You To Quit?

Added September 17, 2018, Under: Diseases, Health, How To

For many years now, the habit of smoking has been less than sociably acceptable. Smokers in many countries have been banished from restaurants, bars, coffee shops, food stores and the office workplace. It has also been well publicized how harmful smoking can be to our health. There are plenty of suggested ways in which smokers can seek help to give up their habit including  nicotine lozenges, patches, chewing gum, counseling and more. And hypnosis is another one of those ways. If you can quit, this ...

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In Defence Of Coconut Oil

Added September 8, 2018, Under: Dental Care, Diseases, Health

The mainstream media has been full of reports recently deriding the healthy food we know and love as coconut oil. Could this be because coconut oil has become so popular for so many good health reasons that the companies (who would prefer us to use pharmaceutical medications for everything) are starting to become worried? Or could it be that the Canola Oil Council financed a study to lessen the popularity of coconut oil with the general public? One headline I read proclaimed: "Coconut ...

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How to Have Healthy Nails Without Too Much Effort

Added August 24, 2018, Under: Diseases, How To, Natural remedies

Many will think that it takes a lot of effort, money and TLC to have healthy, attractive nails.  But it does not have to be so. It can be simple and inexpensive to have lovely nails. Here are some suggestions: Strengthening your nails You can achieve this by supplementing with biotin (one of the B vitamins) as it has been shown to be helpful for strengthening and growing weak nails. Using nail polish Wearing appropriate gloves helps to keep hands and nails in good condition especially ...

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