Do You Find The Hashtag #loveyourlines Convincing?

Added September 22, 2015, Under: Babies, How To, Pregnancy, Skin Conditions, Top 10

Crema sulle gambe

There has very recently been a high profile campaign #loveyourlines carried out among women to see if their attitudes to stretch marks have changed. The campaign gave women the opportunity to embrace their stretch marks by sharing images of themselves and their "lines" on social media but it found that, for most ordinary women, “stretch marks” are really not something they want to post on facebook and elsewhere. Their response was a definite “No”. Nevertheless, there will always be those who are ...


Are You A Magnet For Mosquitoes?

Added April 24, 2015, Under: Environment, How To, Skin Conditions, Top 10

mosquito drinks blood out of man

Forget the lions, the sharks or the crocodiles! The most dangerous predator to humans has to be the not-so-humble mosquito. In fact, according to the World Health Organization or WHO, mosquitoes cause the deaths of more than a million people every year. The majority of these deaths are due to malaria. As I was born in and spent many years in different parts of Africa, I am well aware of the dangers. Apart from malaria, there are other mosquito-borne illnesses, ...


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

Woman enjoying sunshine in the spring

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 ...


How Clean Is Your Mattress & What Can You Do About It?

Added January 3, 2015, Under: Environment, Health, How To, Skin Conditions, Top 10

Unmade bed and pillow bedroom interior top view

We are likely to spend at least a third of our lives in bed asleep. This makes it rather important that both your bed and your mattress are comfortable, environmentally friendly and above all clean! Sadly, mattresses can end up as tips for dead skin cells, sweat, stains, dust mites and more and so they do need a deep good clean from time to time to avoid the "yucky" tag. Here are our top ten tips for a really clean mattress Summertime ...


Cracked Heels & How to Care For Your Footsore Feet

Added November 2, 2014, Under: How To, Skin Conditions, Top 10, Women's Health

Walking on Eggshells

Cracked heels can be an unpleasant condition whatever time of the year so now is the perfect opportunity to give your heels (and the rest of your feet) the treatment they deserve with this home pedicure. What equipment will you need? Pumice stone Foot buffer Cuticle remover Natural shower gel Coconut oil Foot scrub (optional) and Nail polish (natural and optional). Our top ten steps to take 1. Remove any old polish from your nails. 2. Cut and file nails to a shape you like – preferably straight across the top. 3. ...


How Safe Is Your Supplement?

Added October 10, 2014, Under: Children's Health, Nutrition, Parents, Top 10

spoon with dietary supplements on fruits background

A few months ago we wrote about vitamin supplements in our post “Supplements, What Do We Need & How Should We Store Them?” But there is more you need to know when making a decision on supplements. There is a big division between high quality plant-based supplements and the cheaply produced and priced synthetic versions, while certain additives and fillers can be a real problem when taken in large and regular doses. The statistics show With more than 50% of the US population ...


Getting The Most From The Part Of This Fruit That Usually Goes To Waste!

Added September 30, 2014, Under: Health, How To, Nutrition, Skin Conditions, Top 10

Avocado slices

Most of us know how healthy avocados are, and many will include them in their diet as often as possible, but did you know that the seed of the avocado is perhaps even more nutritious? I certainly did not and have always popped them straight into the garden compost or occasionally decided to grow one, especially when living in Africa. The avocado seed or pip is now considered to be yet another super food. And this is why... Top ten health benefits of ...


Your Dishwasher Is Not Just For Dishes!

Added September 17, 2014, Under: Environment, How To, Top 10

attractive woman using dishwasher

Today, many people own a dishwasher and it is certainly a worthwhile investment especially when you have friends and family swelling the numbers. But owning a dishwasher comes with certain responsibilities and its use is not just confined to washing dishes. We have written before about the possibility of mold in your dishwasher and how, because it uses water, it can provide the perfect home for this undesirable visitor. Not only is your machine warm and damp, but the continuous use ...


How to Repair the Damage Caused by Sunburn

Added August 16, 2014, Under: Environment, How To, Skin Conditions, Top 10, Vitamin D

Man with a sunburn

In spite of what the media and commercial sunscreen producers will have you believe, sunlight itself is not harmful but in fact extremely beneficial to your health and general well being. However, sunburn is harmful and if you are unlucky enough to suffer from it, then you need to take several steps promptly to undo this harm. Top ten tips to sort out the sunburn 1. Soak in a cool bath or have a cold shower (for as long as possible) for instant ...


How Steamy Is Your Bathroom & Do You Need To Fix It?

Added June 18, 2014, Under: Environment, Health, How To, Top 10

Bagno verde con doccia spaziosa e lavandino

Bathrooms can be hot and steamy places and, while that may be a good thing to get rid of impurities in the skin, it can cause havoc on the room's ventilation - especially if there is no window to the outdoors. And we all know how much damage mold and mildew can do to your home and your possessions.  It makes no difference to the problem whether you choose to bath or to shower. What can you do to improve the ...

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