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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 ...

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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 ...

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Homemade Vitamin C Gummies For Your Children’s RDA

Added April 5, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Nutrition

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One of the most important vitamins you can ensure your children are getting (on a daily basis) is of course vitamin C. There are many fruits and veggies that contain vitamin C in abundance and these should be included their diet as much as possible. Animals manufacture vitamin C but unfortunately humans including children do not. Apparently, they lost this ability during the course of evolution. This is the reason why, in the past, cats survived voyages to the New World ...

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Changing The Chorus On Cholesterol, At Last!

Added March 29, 2015, Under: Doctors, Drugs, Health, Nutrition

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Exactly a year ago, I was saying on this blog that cholesterol has been the so called “big baddy” on the health scene for several decades, with the mainstream media and the medical profession alike urging you to cut back on animal fat and switch to low fat products in order to lower your cholesterol – while at the same time taking prescription statins. We also pointed out that, in fact, the exact opposite was the way to go as one ...

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Greek Yogurt & Its Ups and Downs

Added March 24, 2015, Under: Environment, Nutrition, Technology

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Are you a fan of Greek yogurt? The spelling is yogurt in the USA and yoghurt in the UK (and elsewhere) but the information on this popular health product is the same everywhere. Or is it? Greek yogurt's nutritional superiority has helped elevate this dairy product to super food status in the USA. Its sales have doubled in 5 years but of course with popularity come the less than healthy impostors. What makes Greek yogurt so special? The difference between Greek yogurt and ...

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Times Are Changing & So Is What We Can Eat

Added February 25, 2015, Under: Health, Nutrition

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It is no wonder that the majority of the population in the West have become cynical about suggestions from government-backed nutritionists and the media on the subject of “good” nutrition. There have been so many changes of policy over the years, that many just go their own way and use this as an excuse for eating whatever they want to – good or bad. For several decades, Americans ate fewer eggs and other animal products because policy makers and the mainstream ...

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How To Keep Your Skin Wrinkle-Free From The Inside Out

Added January 7, 2015, Under: Environment, Exercise, Nutrition, Skin Conditions

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Most of us want to have smooth, blemish free skin to keep us looking younger but it is not just about adding lotions and potions to our faces. We need to keep our skin wrinkle-free from the inside too. Our skin comprises two layers and wrinkles can start in either layer. It is usually the outer epidermis where fine lines appear while frown and smile lines start their journey in the dermis. So we have to feed both layers Top of the ...

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What is Your Child Swallowing With His Soft Serve Ice Cream?

Added December 29, 2014, Under: Children's Health, Nutrition, Parents

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Many people enjoy ice cream and this can be at any time of the year as a regular treat or for a special occasion. Many of us grew up with the memory of the ice cream truck making its way through the neighborhood while alerting us to its progress with happy sounding chimes. But do we need to be concerned about the ingredients that go to make this yummy dessert especially as those soft serve ice creams so popular with children ...

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How Important is it to Choose the Right Type of Hen Egg?

Added December 19, 2014, Under: Environment, Health, How To, Nutrition

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Long considered less than healthy by mainstream media, “going to work on an egg” is one of the best ways to start your day. Eggs are one of the most economical ways to increase the nutrients in your family’s diet. They are full of vitamin D, vitamin A, vitamin E, omega 3 fatty acids, beta carotene, good cholesterol, and the now back in favor saturated fat. But with all the different labels that come with your box of eggs, how ...

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Why You Should Avoid Antibiotics When Treating Rosacea

Added October 29, 2014, Under: Drugs, Exercise, Nutrition, Skin Conditions, Vitamin D

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Medical doctors will often prescribe antibiotics, when you present with the symptoms of rosacea, suggesting you continue with one type for up to three months before trying a different type. We would like to explain why this is not a good idea nor the best solution. But first, what are the symptoms of rosacea? Rosacea is pronounced roh-ZAY-sha and causes facial redness and spots together with flushing. It typically affects the cheeks, nose and forehead and, though it’s not painful, it can be ...

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