Common ailments

3 therapies to make you slim!

I’m sure the number one wish of most women is to be slimmer. Judging by the number of diet ‘gurus’ and diet books out there, many women are striving to lose some weight. Many women are willing to try anything to squeeze into a size smaller and will try anything that promises an easy ride…

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Grow your own drugs DVD available

[amazon-product small=”1″]B00264GLCE[/amazon-product]If, like me, you’ve been enjoying the ‘Grow your own drugs‘ series with Ethnobotanist and gardener James Wong, you’ll be delighted to hear that his DVD is due out on May 4th. I’m passionate about people taking responsibility for their health. There are so many natural, safe and effective remedies growing in our own…

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4 natural remedies for period pain

Around 80 per cent of women experience period pain at some stage in their lives. Nearly ten per cent of women admit to being nearly bedridden with period pain at some time during their cycle. Fortunately, there are many natural remedies available. By taking time to try different remedies or making subtle lifestyle changes you…

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Boost your energy – 4 natural remedy tips

Feeling tired all the time? Is it hard to get out of bed in the mornings? Do you have a mid afternoon slump? Are you suffering from insomnia? Or do you get in from work, ready for bed? Around 10 per cent of people have ‘TATT’ or Tired All The Time syndrome with no identifiable…

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4 natural remedies for sunburn

Yep, it’s April and yes, that’s a photo of my back. A spring bank holiday spent digging the garden and I was rewarded with that. How horribly embarassing! This blog is all about taking responsibility for your own health and I go and get sunburn the first time I go outside to garden in a…

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Hibiscus better than cranberry for cystitis

March 12th is World Kidney Day. It focuses on the importance of the health of our kidneys. I’ve been aware of some of the profound effects of cranberry juice on urinary tract health for a long time. Recently, however, I learned that hibiscus can provide welcome relief for the two million cystitis and bladder infection…

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How to treat a fever with natural remedies

Well the Universe has been testing me for a week now! Little Miss Green fell down the stairs a couple of nights ago (out came the arnica) and then ran a fever last night. Personally, I think it was some kind of delayed shock, but then a few of our neighbours seem to be suffering…

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Mama’s home remedies

Following on from my three natural remedies for burns yesterday, I came across a great blog by Svetlana Konnikova, who is author of a great book ‘Mama’s Home remedies’. Home remedies and the healing powers contained witin some of nature’s gifts is one of my passions. Did you know that Little Miss Green has never…

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Three natural remedies for burns

Yesterday I was unfortunate enough to burn myself. Twice! Once on the side of a saucepan and, how I managed this I don’t know; I scalded myself when I lifted the lid on the saucepan I had just burned myself on! Life just isn’t fair sometimes is it?! Anyway, after hopping around on one foot…

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Natural remedies for sore throats

I have a sore throat today. I know why it is – I’ve run myself down. For the past 48 hours I’ve been working hard and it’s taken its toll on my health. I tend to get myself immersed body, mind and soul into projects, and, being an empath, if I’m working on something that…

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