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Catnip & Is It Giving Your Kitty a High Note?

Added February 19, 2020, Under: How To, Insomnia, Natural remedies, Pets

We have catnip growing on our allotment garden here in the UK and I have seen visiting cats to the site enjoying a good sniff. Most British cats are free to go outdoors and so, at the same time as they might be hunting for mice, they can have a bit of a party enjoying the catnip. It is said that roughly half of all cats are sensitive to catnip so that when they come in contact they can become quite excited. What ...

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How to Focus on Reducing the Pain and Discomfort of Arthritis

Added February 11, 2020, Under: Arthritis, Exercise, How To, Natural remedies

Just in the USA alone, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that some 52.5 million adults are afflicted with arthritis - that means one in five. Arthritis is a joint disease that causes swelling and pain in and around the joints, usually known as either osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis but can also cover gout or fibromyalgia. Meanwhile, the word arthritis is widely used in the public health world to describe more than 100 rheumatic diseases and conditions that affect joints. We ...

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Improved Vision Could Come With These Plant-Based Choices

Added February 6, 2020, Under: Diets, Health, How To, Natural remedies

We are all being encouraged to include extra fruit and veggies in our diet, making it more plant-based. Such changes could even improve the way you see the world, helping your eyes to see better.  Improved optical health is one of the unexpected outcomes of a plant-based diet. Find out more about how the Vitamin A found in carrots, squash and spinach have been found to increase the eye's ability to perform in low light.  And yes, especially when we always thought ...

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How To Understand & Help the Highly Sensitive Child

Added , Under: Books, Children's Health, How To, Parents

It might be hard to imagine that 15 to 20% of all children are born highly sensitive, meaning they can be deeply reflective, sensitive to those things that non-HSC are not, and can be easily overwhelmed. Until recently, parents and teachers alike were not given the tools to help such children as there just was not the information out there. Now, courtesy of Dr. Elaine N. Aron, PH.D, help is at hand... She is the bestselling author of The highly Sensitive Person as ...

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Morning Stretches for Extra Energy, Improved Posture & More

Added January 27, 2020, Under: Exercise, Health, How To

Whether or not you have enjoyed a restful night's sleep, you will always benefit from having a good stretch after sleeping on your back for several hours. The  benefits of stretching in the morning — for as little as five minutes — outweigh any inconvenience you think it might pose while you're rushing to get ready for work, getting the family up and going or eating your breakfast. Set the alarm for a few minutes earlier to make time for the benefits ...

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Top Resolutions for Improved Health Now & the Rest of the Year

Added , Under: Health, How To, Vitamin D

Sometimes we need a bit of a push to get us going, to get us into a healthier way of living and to take responsibility for reaching that goal. And it does not have to be that difficult or time consuming. If you are free to sit on a sofa and watch TV for a couple of hours a day, then you have plenty of time to put these resolutions in place. We list our top suggestions And each of these come with a ...

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Greener Cleaning in your Home

Added January 24, 2020, Under: Environment, How To, Natural remedies

You only have to take a trip down the aisle devoted to cleaning and laundry products in your local supermarket for your senses to be bombarded with the strong smell of chemicals. For those who are especially sensitive, such chemical smells can be almost too much to bear. There has to be a better, safer way to clean our laundry, our dishes and our homes but, until consumers start to complain and even switch to something different, the manufacturers are not going ...

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Turn the Clock Back with Good Sleeping Patterns

Added January 17, 2020, Under: How To, Insomnia, Skin Conditions

We all long for a full and uninterrupted night's sleep especially as so many feel sleep-deprived in our 24/7 lives. Now, there are new studies out that explain for the first time the mystery of why it is so replenishing to be "out like a light" throughout the night. The researchers confirm (what we probably already know) that a good night's sleep can prepare us for the rigours of our daily lives. More about this recent research Biologists at the University of Manchester in ...

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How To Keep Your Teeth White, Naturally

Added January 11, 2020, Under: Dental Care, Diseases, How To, Natural remedies, Top 10

We all want our teeth to look fresh and white without any discoloration or stains. But what can we do to achieve this without causing harm to our teeth and our mouths? While we might be tempted to use those whitening strips which are easily available, recent research has indicated that such teeth whitening methods can damage the tooth layer known as the dentin. This is the protein rich area that ensures the roots of our teeth stay bound to the gums. There ...

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Suffering from Tennis Elbow? There are Natural Solutions

Added January 6, 2020, Under: Exercise, Health, How To, Inflammation

Tennis elbow is not always about playing the game. Also known as lateral epicondylitis, this is a condition in which the outer part of the elbow becomes painful and tender. The pain may also extend into the back of the forearm and even weakening your grip.  The onset of symptoms is generally gradual. Tennis elbow is the most common condition seen when patients experience elbow pain and is thought to be due to small tears of the tendons that attach forearm muscles to the ...

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