Do You Suffer From Painful Period Cramps Every Month?

Added September 30, 2015, Under: Drugs, Exercise, Vitamin D, Women's Health

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If you do, then you are not alone. Did you know that half of all women are affected by period pain at some time? Of course many will suffer from the symptoms of PMS too. Although the intensity of pain and discomfort varies from woman to woman, many have to resort to pain killers for several days every month in order just to function. That is really bad news for your health. Excessive pain? Please be aware that if you suffer from excessive ...


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

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

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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

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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

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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 ...


Allotment Gardens Can Be A Labor Of Love For Fresh Organic Fruit & Vegetables

Added July 23, 2015, Under: Environment, Exercise, How To, Nutrition

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  Last month, I shared my “open garden” with you. Now it is July and time to tell you about the Open Day we had at the allotment gardens.  An allotment garden in England is usually simply called “an allotment”. North Americans might know it better as a community garden. It is a plot of land made available for individual, non-commercial gardening or growing food plants. Sometimes it is farmers who rent out a portion of their land but often it ...


Back Problems? Time To Take A Stand

Added May 4, 2015, Under: Drugs, Environment, Exercise, How To, Inflammation

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Suffering from back pain is such a common occurrence and, while for the millions who suffer from chronic low back pain there is no one certain cure, help is at hand by finding what works for them often through trial and error.  We have written an earlier post here on alternative pain solutions. Here are our suggestions 1. Release those healing endorphins which are hormones made naturally in the body that can be as strong as any pain meds because, when released, ...


We All Know About Yoga For Our Bodies, But How About Yoga For Our Eyes?

Added April 17, 2015, Under: Exercise, How To, Nutrition, Top 10

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We have posted blogs on all types of yoga including: yoga for beginners; yoga for arthritis sufferers; yoga for those who want to get rid of cellulite; and yoga during pregnancy. But now it is time for our eyes to have a turn – yes, yoga for our eyes. I have a natural-health-conscious friend who turned to this method when she found her eyes were deteriorating - and she is thrilled with the result. Now she finds that she only needs to do the exercises ...


Is Jock Itch A Condition That Only Affects Men?

Added April 7, 2015, Under: Exercise, Health, How To, Skin Conditions

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Even though jock itch is more common in men, it can certainly affect women too. When moisture or sweat becomes trapped in skin folds, fungus can start to grow. The most common fungus that causes jock itch (known as Trichophyton rubrum) is the same one that causes athlete’s foot and the infection can sometimes be spread from your own feet to the groin area. While roughly half the cases of jock itch are due to fungus, the remainder are caused by sweating, ...


What Is Jin Shin Jyutsu or JSJ?

Added March 13, 2015, Under: Exercise, Headaches & Migraines, Health, How To

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JIN SHIN JYUTSU is the ancient art of releasing tensions which can be the cause of various symptoms in the body. Our bodies contain several energy pathways that feed life into all of our cells. When one or more of these paths become blocked, this damming effect may lead to discomfort or even pain. You can carry out Jin Shin Jyutsu yourself, helping to balance the energy and emotions through stimulating those meridians in your hands by holding different fingers ...

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