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Is Oniomania a Modern-Day Problem for You?

Added September 16, 2019, Under: Health

There is a new word around - and that is Oniomania - and it means suffering from a shopping addiction or compulsive buying. Most of us like to do a bit of shopping from time to time and that is perfectly natural. But for some, a bit of shopping can turn into a much more frequent occurrence, even becoming an obsession. The age of online shopping is not helping this compulsion If you do become a compulsive shopper, think how easy it becomes when ...

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The Sights & Sounds of Forests are More Vital Than Ever

Added August 26, 2019, Under: Environment, Exercise, Health

At this time in our history, the world is worrying about the extensive and hugely damaging forest fires in the Amazon - and how it will all end. The Amazon rain forests are at great risk, desperately needing the rain after which they are named. Why we need rain forests Rain forests are forests which grow in areas of high rainfall.  Tropical rain forests are found between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn and receive between 68 to 80 inches ...

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If Motion Sickness Affects You, These Could be a Simple Remedy

Added August 10, 2019, Under: Children's Health, Drugs, Health

Motion sickness, surgery, chemotherapy or  morning sickness (in pregnancy) can all lead to continuous nausea or vomiting. And for anyone faced with such nausea, it can be a very unpleasant experience. To alleviate nausea and vomiting, many will turn to drugs. But there are alternatives to medications These include herbal remedies, vitamins, aromatherapy or hypnosis - and now acupressure wristbands. But can a pair of bracelets, applying pressure to a certain point on your wrist, really relieve nausea and vomiting? Acupressure bands come in different colours, ...

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How to Use Coconut Oil & Essential Oils to Deter Bugs from Biting

Added August 6, 2019, Under: Children's Health, Diseases, Environment, Health, How To

No one enjoys being bombarded by unwanted insects during the hot summer months. But what can you do about this situation without resorting to standard commercial bug repellents that contain the controversial chemical DEET as well as other neurotoxic ingredients - fragrance, Dimethicone, Sodium benzoate, butane and propane? There is a solution if you use natural insect repellents such as coconut oil plus essential oil. Why you should avoid DEET? DEET (officially known as N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide) is the most widely used insect repellent pesticide in the ...

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Ways to Help Those With Dementia

Added July 9, 2019, Under: Diseases, Health

The growing epidemic of Alzheimer's - and other forms of dementia - means that more and more families are having to face caring for a family member. As the world’s population ages, a dementia crisis looms large. The syndrome, for which there is currently no cure, affects some 50 million people globally. That figure is projected to triple by 2050.Dementia affects memory, thinking, orientation and comprehension while deteriorating a patient’s ability to perform everyday activities. Its most common form is Alzheimer’s disease. In new recommendations, the ...

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How to Heal Your Gut With These Seven Simple Steps

Added July 1, 2019, Under: Environment, Health

  And they all begin with the letter R just like our earlier post on the environment - Our Seven Suggestions for a Zero-Waste Lifestyle. Here are those seven simple steps 1. REST - and that means a rest from food!  When you have a day (or longer) without food and you give your digestive system a rest, your body will go into cleaning mode - that is, detoxing, helping to remove the  toxins and debris in your system by keeping your bowel moving as ...

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Are You Up With the Larks or Are You a True Night Owl?

Added June 28, 2019, Under: Environment, Health, Insomnia

Many people find that they can be divided into two types as far as their sleeping habits are concerned. There are those who tend to wake early but struggle to stay up after a certain time in the evening.  I am one of those!  They can be categorized as being "up with the larks". Then the other group find it very difficult to wake up in the morning, preferring to lie-in late but can remain active late into the night.  These are ...

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Why You Need to Raise and Maintain Your Vitamin D Levels

Added April 30, 2019, Under: Diseases, Health, Skin Conditions, Vitamin D

We may well need to be reminded about how many of us are Vitamin D deficient. And such a common deficiency is association with many health issues - including osteoporosis, depression, Alzheimer's and more. We have written about several of these health issues in the past. A reminder includes these points The best way to raise your vitamin D levels is through sunlight with just 15 minutes of sun in the middle of the day (to as much bare skin as possible) in ...

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What is OCT & its Link with your Eye Health?

Added April 29, 2019, Under: Diseases, Health, Technology

When attending a recent eye exam at my opticians, I was interested to see that there was a new procedure available for all patients.  It is known as OCT. OCT stands for Ocular Coherence Tomography and is an advanced eye scan for people of all ages. Similar to the ultrasound, which we are all familiar with, OCT uses light rather than sound waves to illustrate the different layers that make up the back of your eye. The OCT machine captures both a fundus ...

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There Is a New Way to Beat the Smoking Habit

Added April 25, 2019, Under: Health, How To

We have written about the pitfalls of the smoking habit before and have added suggestions on how to beat it. Hypnosis was one of those suggestions. But now researchers have come up with something new... And that is sniffing chocolate Smokers who want to ditch the habit have been advised to forget about nicotine patches and instead, breath in pleasant aromas (such as vanilla, coffee or chocolate). A recent study involving 232 smokers (who weren't actually trying to quit) found that their intensity of cravings ...

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