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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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Top Ten Tips for Taking your Pet on Vacation

Added July 18, 2019, Under: Environment, Pets, Top 10

Whatever time of the year, more and more pet owners are deciding to take the 'Ruff with the Smooth' and bring their pets with them on their holidays. And often with successful outcomes. With many more holiday destinations catering for pets - and dogs especially - vacationing with your pet need not be so difficult. But it is wise to bear in mind the type of pet, their temperament, their size and their unique likes and dislikes when you are planning that trip! Our top ...

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Top Ten Tips to be Water Wise in your Garden or Back Yard

Added May 16, 2019, Under: Environment, Top 10

With climate change becoming an indisputable fact of life, many places today are suffering from alternate bouts of drought and of flood. And experts have warned about growing populations and increasing risks of water shortages in the coming years. If you own a beautiful garden full of plants, lawn and of course wildlife, how can you prepare for less water being available?  And should you be saving water right now? Saving water makes sense for everyone wherever you live, thinking about the future ...

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Why You Might Need An Humidifier In Your Home

Added March 17, 2019, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Health, Top 10

Humidifiers are renowned as a useful helping hand in the home, preventing the flu, alleviating asthma symptoms as well as allergies and dry coughs while reducing snoring, healing dry skin - and rejuvenating less than healthy house plants. Modern homes are often warm and cosy in winter thanks to central heating or kept cool in hot summer months with the help of air conditioning. Workplaces have similar circumstances. But the air produced in these environments can be too dry.  Whether heat is removed ...

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How To Battle Those Bronchitis Coughing Fits

Added March 13, 2019, Under: Diseases, Drugs, Health, How To, Top 10

If you have bronchitis, you will be prescribed a course of antibiotics which of course you should complete in full. At the same time it is important to take a course of probiotics to avoid any damage to your gut health. But there are other ways to speed up your recovery and these include: Drinking plenty of fluids while avoiding alcohol. Getting plenty of rest. Taking pain relievers if necessary to ease pain and lower any fever. Increasing the humidity in your ...

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The Smallest Splinter Can Cause Painful Problems

Added February 2, 2019, Under: Children's Health, How To, Natural remedies, Parents, Top 10

We've all done it! We've managed to get a tiny splinter of wood or something else into our foot or our hand - and then wondered how to get it out again. And if it is your child who has a splinter, then there can be a lot of drama involved! Instead of getting out the pair of tweezers and prodding and poking, we thought you would like some easier, more gentle ways to get rid of that splinter... Our top ten natural tips ...

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How Many Hugs Are You Giving Away?

Added January 6, 2019, Under: Children's Health, How To, Top 10

Hugging has become more popular than kissing in recent years, especially when greeting or comforting friends and family - and with good reason because hugging comes with lots of health benefits too. Top ten reasons to hug someone! It is universally comforting and accepted by most cultures. It leaves you with a warm feeling when you give a hug or are hugged in return. Hugs help to reduce the stress someone is feeling when you show your support.  In addition, it ...

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Top Ten Tips For Treating Those Tiresome Headaches

Added October 11, 2018, Under: Headaches & Migraines, Top 10

No one wants the pain and discomfort of a headache. But instead of automatically reaching for the pharmaceutical pain meds, how about trying one or more of these more natural remedies? Headaches are amazingly common, affecting eighty to ninety per cent of the population at some time in their lives. There are many different categories of headaches - each with their own set of characteristics.  But whatever their type, we know that we want to get rid of them. We share at least ten ...

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The Top Ten Benefits of Taking up Horse Riding

Added October 7, 2018, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Exercise, Top 10, Vitamin D

Whether you are adult or child, if you get the chance of taking up horse riding, there are so many benefits for your health and wellbeing. Horses are probably our oldest form of transport.  Before the age of the automobile, people used horses to get around with nearly everyone being taught to care for and ride a horse. Today, it is a recreational past-time or sport - and certainly not cheap. But where there are many obvious health benefits to riding, including strong ...

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Top Ten Tips To Help Both Your Feet & Your Footwear

Added September 11, 2018, Under: Health, How To, Top 10

Our feet and our footwear work really hard for us every day - sometimes carrying quite a heavy burden. But do we play our part in paying back some of that hard work? One way is to give your feet a soothing footbath using apple cider vinegar which helps with the odor-causing bacteria by naturalizing the pH levels of the skin. Here are a further ten top tips that could well help... Slippy soles? Apply sandpaper to the soles to roughen them up and achieve a ...

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