Health & Wellness

Sugar and spice, and all things nice.

Before the days of over-the-counter medicines, householders relied on nature and the kitchen to find their cures! For minor ailments, your kitchen cupboards can provide an array of safe, effective and healing ingredients.

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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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Supporters Of Homeopathy Outraged At Medical Union’s Attacks

British supporters of homeopathy, including GPs, medical experts, MPs and patients, are disappointed by motions carried against homeopathy at yesterday’s conference of the British Medical Association in Brighton. Many supporters of homeopathy gathered in front of the Brighton Centre with banners and placards to let doctors know how much they value NHS homeopathy which has…

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Honey in the medicine cabinet

We’re celebrating National Honey week which is in its twelfth year and runs from 3 – 9 May 2010 This week we’ve talked about the health benefits of Manuka honey, looked at honey as a natural hayfever remedy, spruced up our beauty routine and today we’ll be looking at honey as a valuable natural remedy…

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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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National honey week!

National Honey week runs from 3 – 9 May 2010 and is celebrating it’s twelfth year! Honey is an amazing cure all; you can use it to treat burns, wounds, sore throats, stomach ulcers and coughs. Exciting research shows manuka honey has the ability to reduce gum disease too. As you might be aware, I’m…

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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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