When Everything Is Wrong

Added November 24, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Parents

refugees (dollar paid)

I am sharing some words from my friend Peggy Gannon as a guest post for this health blog..   "What's wrong?" In a word, everything. I posted a poem somewhere that moved me deeply; I saw it first as an excerpt but later found its entirety. I'll repeat it at the end of this little essay... For the past week, all I’ve seen have been fear, anger, hatred, bigotry, xenophobia, ignorance, close-mindedness and an unwillingness to be open to new information. I can't stand this ...


Lack of Sleep Damages Our Skills Ability

Added November 7, 2015, Under: Environment, How To

Butterfly on a lavender meadow.

In the distant past, we went to sleep when it got dark and we got up when it became light. Now the pace of life keeps getting faster and faster with more and more to be done - and the obvious result is the sacrifice of sleeping time. But the lack of sleep damages our skills For example, at 4 am our ability to process information can be on the same level as if we had drunk several shots of hard liquor. Sleep ...


How To Help Pet Animals Survive In A Fire

Added November 3, 2015, Under: Environment, How To

beautiful young girl sitting at home with her dog near fireplace

We all love our family pets dearly but do we ever give a thought to what would happen to them should our home be at risk from fire? Statistics tell us that some forty thousand pets die every year from fires in their own homes. One solution is special oxygen masks for pets I was listening to a program on the radio recently about the necessity for fire fighters to carry special oxygen masks for animals when dealing with, and helping, pets in ...


Sing The Song You Were Born To Sing

Added October 21, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Health


Do you enjoying singing?  It can be in the bath or the shower, accompanying the radio when you are driving or even singing and dancing around the house to music.  You can also join a local choir - they continue to grow in popularity. Just one word of warning - be wary of singing out loud in public places when you have headphones on!  The family connection Not his career, but a huge and much loved hobby, my brother has been rocking down ...


Three Ways To Ward Off Some Of That Damage From Smoking

Added October 5, 2015, Under: Environment, Health, How To, Nutrition

Man light a cigarette

You may have recently given up smoking or you are struggling to do so. You might even be forced to endure second hand smoke.  Whatever the reason, there are some natural remedies you can use for improving your lung health. Firstly, try adding these nourishing and natural additives to your daily meals Ginger is an ancient spice with healing powers, helping to eliminate excess mucus in the lungs. Onion and garlic are both extremely healthy with their proven anti cancer properties while onion in ...


How To Avoid That Afternoon “Slow Down” When You Are Working

Added September 29, 2015, Under: Environment, Exercise, Health, How To, Technology

Man with beard in glasses sleeps in office on the table over laptop with coffee in hand

Working a long day, after commuting to and from work and perhaps following a disturbed night’s sleep for whatever reason, can often lead to that feeling of sleepiness and failed productivity by mid afternoon. What can you do about it? If you work from home, then it is no longer a problem. You have the double advantage of no commuting and being able to organize your hours for optimum productivity. But not everyone is that fortunate although the numbers working from home ...


Our Children Need To Be Outdoors More, For Their Eye Health

Added September 19, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Exercise

Close up Male Young Kid Peeking Over a Rustic Wooden Fence While Holding the Edge and Staring at the Camera

Just recently I wrote about the importance of children exercising and being outdoors as much as possible. Now researchers have found that if children can play outdoors for at least an extra 40 minutes a day, this provides additional protection for their eyes and can even prevent them from becoming short sighted. Known as myopia, being short sighted means that you can only see things clearly when you are up close to them. So another reason for less screen time and much ...


Is It Time To Set Your Feet Free?

Added September 15, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Exercise, Health

Beautiful woman legs with pedicure on bamboo mat

Going barefoot outdoors is something I like to do as often as the terrain and the weather allows and I have written about the custom of grounding or earthing before. There is also the habit of taking off your shoes when you enter your own or someone else’s home - usually for reasons of hygiene and cleanliness. What I have found My favorite place to go barefoot is on the beach and paddling in the ocean but that is not always possible especially ...


Do Young Children Today Have Enough Exercise?

Added August 31, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Exercise, Nutrition, Weight Loss


In the past children would spend hours outside playing with their friends - whatever the weather. They were also encouraged to participate in organized school sport, although not all children wanted to. The long summers without school meant children had the freedom to spend all day exploring. But in many cases, modern technology and a growing fear of keeping children safe has changed all that. Today, official figures indicate that (a) in the UK one in every four children in the ...


The Modern Phenomenon That Is Food Waste

Added August 24, 2015, Under: Environment, How To, Nutrition

Woman Scraping Food Leftovers Into Garbage Bin

The old adage of “Waste not, want not” has long gone with the USA wasting 30 to 40% of their food while Britons dump 6 million tons of edible food every year. The wealthier the country, the more food waste there is. In the USA, organic waste is the second highest component of landfills, which are the largest source of methane emissions. That is totally unnecessary. And yet there are people going without even in those wealthy countries. Roughly 80% of discarded food is ...

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