Common ailments

4 natural remedies for colds

Last week I woke up with a cold. I kind of new it was coming as I’ve been very busy lately, stressed and not listening to my body’s need for rest and some TLC. When we don’t take care of the subtle messages, our body-mind finds other ways of getting us to listen! Here are…

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Alternative health Treatments for colic

Colic affects up to one in five of babies and is characterised by daily bouts of inconsolable crying, usually at around the same time, commonly early evening. The baby’s legs are drawn up to the abdomen, they appear to be in severe pain, their stomach may rumble loudly and they may also pass considerable amounts…

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Alternative health Treatments for chicken pox

Also known as varicella, chickenpox is highly contagious, but is usually a mild illness with low-grade fever and a blistery rash. Symptoms show 12-14 days after infection, starting with a raised temperature and an itchy rash – usually on the trunk, which spreads to the limbs, face and head. The pink spots soon turn into…

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Hayfever – mind over matter?

We’ve mentioned many remedies for treating hayfever on the site, from using honey to acupressure. Some of these I have tried myself, others have been recommended by various books and websites I’ve read. This year I have had a lot of success using EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). What I love to hear most of all…

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Honey as a natural remedy for hayfever?

In celebration of National Honey week and the hayfever season in full swing, I wanted to talk about using honey as a natural remedy for hayfever. The idea is that by taking a teaspoon of honey every day, you’ll build up an immunity to pollen which will reduce the severity of your symptoms.

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The Buteyko method – An alternative treatment for asthma

4th may 2010 is World Asthma day. Asthma is on the increase in the industrialised countries of the world. According to Asthma UK, 5.4m people in the UK are currently receiving treatment for asthma, while 16 million people suffer from it in the US. Half the children with mild asthma will improve and “grow out…

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Natural remedies for swine flu prevention

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know all about swine ‘flu. As we move towards autumn and the cooler months, how can we protect ourselves and our family from the effects of coughs, colds and ‘flu? Fortunately, there are many safe, natural and effective remedies that can help keep us fit and healthy!

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3 herbs for natural headache remedies

I love the concept of using food and herbs as medicine. Mother Nature can provide us with an effective and safe medicine chest and there is so much you can grow at home. If you suffer from headaches or migraines, why not grow some herbs and use their powers to provide you with a safe,…

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