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As Cool as a Cucumber!

Added November 13, 2019, Under: How To, Top 10

I have always loved and enjoyed eating cucumbers - whether in a salad or a sandwich - but there are many other cool reasons why cucumbers are so useful to have around... We share the top ten tips 1. Suffering from that mid afternoon slump whether at work or at home, snack on some cucumber for a quick pick-me-up!  Cucumbers are a good source of B vitamins and carbohydrates that can keep you going for a couple more hours! Cucumbers were popular ...

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How to Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee!

Added November 5, 2019, Under: Environment, How To

I am not a coffee drinker - my beverage of choice is black tea with fresh lemon - but many of my family are avid supporters of the coffee habit.  And I do love the smell of freshly brewed coffee. My daughter-in-law has shared her tips on how she makes her own perfect cup of coffee, tips that she learnt on a trip to Costa Rica. How to make two average sized cups or one large mug of black coffee Yourwill need your ...

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Twisting the Tummy Time!

Added October 30, 2019, Under: Exercise, Health, How To

Back in the 1960s, the dance craze of the The Twist was all the rage.  As teenagers, we were all slim and agile and it was easy to master The Twist.  But all those twisting dance sessions could well have been good for our health too. A decade earlier and it was all about the hoola hoop when people of all ages took up another exercise for twisting the tummy. But how important is it to keep on twisting that tummy for ...

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Celery Juice can be a Natural Remedy for Headaches & Migraines

Added October 28, 2019, Under: Headaches & Migraines, Health, How To, Nutrition

There are many different types of headaches and migraines but they all have something in common - pain and discomfort. A daily drink of celery juice can be a natural remedy for you if you suffer from headaches or migraines. There are other health benefits from celery juice too.  Drink a large glass first thing in the morning to gain these benefits. Start with an 8 ounce glass and gradually increase to 16 ounces.  Here are some of health benefits To heal and activate ...

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Rose Hips are a Great Source of Vitamin C

Added October 15, 2019, Under: How To, Natural remedies

At the end of the summer, and into the fall, roses left to their own devices will often develop rose hips. Rose hips have long been valued for their vitamin C and vitamin A content - they are also rich in antioxidants. Below you will find some natural remedies for the snuffles and sneezes that often come with the colder weather of the winter, using rose hips. Rose hip vinegar You can use this vinegar as a regular vinegar or to make a soothing ...

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Grow Milkweed to Help Save the Monarch Butterflies

Added October 12, 2019, Under: Environment, How To

Throughout the world, wildlife is under threat with so many species in danger of extinction. One such species under threat is the Monarch butterfly.  Their caterpillars ONLY eat milkweed with the plant providing all the nourishment the caterpillar needs to transform into the adult butterfly. But very sadly, these milkweed plants are rapidly disappearing.  They are losing their habitat because of land development and the widespread spraying of weed killer on the fields where they grow. We all need to do our best ...

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Why We Need To Keep Up Our Hand Writing Skills

Added October 7, 2019, Under: Children's Health, How To, Parents, Technology

It might be considered almost old fashioned today but handwriting remains an essential skill for both children and adults. For younger children, handwriting activates the brain more than using a key board - and this is because it involves more complex motor and cognitive skills. At the same time, handwriting contributes to reading fluency because when you write the letters, you gain a visual perception of them too. So parents, teachers - and those at the forefront of having a say at what goes ...

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How to Prevent & Relieve Heartburn or Acid Reflux Without Using Medication

Added September 30, 2019, Under: Diets, Drugs, Health, How To, Natural remedies

Millions of Americans have been taking a popular heartburn drug for years.  Known as Zantac, it has now been pulled off the market. Available without a prescription and over-the-counter, this medication was used to prevent and treat heartburn and other symptoms caused by too much acid in the stomach (also known as acid indigestion or acid reflux). What are the causes and symptoms? Acid reflux is when stomach acid gets pushed up into the esophagus, which is the tube that carries food and ...

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How To Make Eco-Friendly Wet Wipes & Other Suggestions

Added September 21, 2019, Under: Children's Health, Environment, How To

In spite of their obvious convenience, many people have been turned off commercial wet wipes because of their threat to the environment. We have written about how wet wipes are causing watery waste havoc.  Once reserved for babies, now adults and children are using wipes in their millions – leading to massive sewer problems in the western world. Experts say that mislabeling is to blame.  Although often labeled as flushable wipes, this is far from true. Wet wipes are designed to stay wet ...

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Improve Bone Density, Strength & Balance with Weight Lifting

Added September 9, 2019, Under: Diseases, Exercise, How To

The slow and controlled lifting of weights will increase bone density and make your muscles stronger. Studies have shown that strength training over a period of time can prevent bone loss - and even help to build new bone. Yes, weight training for osteoporosis, not just walking or doing aerobics, but lifting weights can help protect the bones and prevent osteoporosis-related fractures. The advice is to try and do regular weight training on three days a week but not on consecutive days - obviously to give your body a chance to rest ...

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