Common ailments

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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3 natural remedies for catarrh

When the membranes of the throat and nose and irritated, such as after a cold, excess mucus can form; called catarrh. Catarrh is irritating and can lead to pains in the sinuses or head. In addition, it can prevent you breathing through your nose which can lead to sore throat. Sometimes catarrh can interfere with…

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Update on Qu Chi Acupressure band for hayfever – week 3

I’m a week late with my hayfever update. If you remember, I’ve been trialling the Qu Chi Acupressure band. Three weeks into the hayfever season and it’s been an appalling week. To be fair, I STILL have a 60% reduction in symptoms such as virtually no itching eyes, no violent sneezing fits but this has…

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Natural remedies for PCOS

PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome) is an endocrine disorder, which effects around 5% of women. The most common features are: Obesity Irregular or absent periods Excessive male hormones leading to excess facial hair (hirsutism) Infertility

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Herbal Medicine Week 20th to 27th June 2009

You’ll be aware from some of my posts that we use herbs for both culinary and medicinal uses, here at Chez Green. In fact, my recipe for home made cough syrup is one of the most viewed pages on the site! Organised by the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, the aim of herbal medicine week…

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natural remedies for hayfever – update 2

I’m well and truly in the depths of hayfever season now! As you might remember from last week’s post, I have been using the Qu Chi acupressure band with great success. I found a 60% reduction in symptoms straight away; notably an absence of sneezing fits, streaming nose and itchy eyes. By the middle of…

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Qu Chi acupressure band for hayfever

I’ve had hayfever since I was 7. Back then I took various antihistamines, steroids, eye drops and nasal sprays. The toxic drugs were awful; they may well have reduced the symptoms, but they made me feel like a zombie and I hate to think about what all those chemicals did to my little liver. As…

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