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Blood Pressure does not have to be all about Beta Blockers

Added March 12, 2020, Under: Diseases, Health, Natural remedies

About one in three adults in the USA have high blood pressure. More than 90% of adults who survive into their 80s will have high blood pressure (also called hypertension) while some 50% will have developed it by the age of 60. The problem is that even if you have had normal or low blood pressure when younger, it can suddenly start to rise over the age of seventy - in spite of a healthy life style.  High blood pressure is ...

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Essential Oils & Other Natural Alternatives for Psoriasis

Added March 6, 2020, Under: Natural remedies, Skin Conditions, Vitamin D

In our earlier post, you can find out all about the chronic, autoimmune skin condition known as Psoriasis and how it can lead to psoriatic arthritis which is an inflammation of the joints, affecting some thirty per cent of those suffering from psoriasis. The signs and symptoms of psoriasis The appearance of plaques of red skin which can sometimes have a covering crust of silver or white scales. The appearance of loose skin or lesions.  These can also be sensitive, itchy or ...

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Is There a Thumb Sucker in Your Home?

Added February 24, 2020, Under: Children's Health, Dental Care, Natural remedies, Parents, Top 10

I was a thumb sucker as a child (up until at least the age of twelve) and unfortunately the habit did a lot of damage to my teeth and my jaw so that I  had to undergo extensive and expensive orthodontic work and even jaw surgery as an adult. When my own children came along, I made sure they did not take up the habit by providing pacifiers instead.  The eldest was not interested (preferring a blanket to fidget with instead), ...

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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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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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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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Dry Eyes & How to Cope With This Common Problem

Added December 22, 2019, Under: Environment, How To, Inflammation, Insomnia, Natural remedies

Do your eyes sting and burn? Do they look red? Do they feel gritty as if there is some sand lurking there? Then you may well be suffering from Dry Eye. Why do we get Dry Eye? The tears that appear in our eyes help to keep the surface of the eye smooth, comfortable and hydrated while washing away dust and debris - and protecting them from infection. When our eyes are healthy, they make tears all day long.  They stay moist.  They do not suffer ...

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The Link Between Menopause & Migraines

Added December 19, 2019, Under: Headaches & Migraines, Natural remedies

Some time ago, when I turned fifty, I suddenly developed painful migraines and they continued regularly for ten years when they stopped as quickly as they started. I really did not know the reason for this but discovered that triggers seemed to include suffering from stress and working under fluorescent lighting. It was only recently that I have found out that migraines and headaches are one of the symptoms of the menopause. Why do migraines and headaches appear during the menopause? These can occur ...

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