Health & Wellness

How to dilute and use hydrogen peroxide

One of the items in our natural first aid kit is hydrogen peroxide (H202). Hydrogen peroxide occurs naturally – when moisture (H20) interacts with ozone (03) in the atmosphere, it picks up an added oxygen atom and falls to the earth as rain which contains an abundance of H202. And we all know how fresh…

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Wellness water filter review

Mr Green has a strong reaction to chlorine. He refuses to drink tap water unless it is filtered and even brushing his teeth or flushing the toilet makes him gag. After a bath his eyes are red and streaming and his lungs are dry. This has led us to trying out several water filters and…

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Using peppermint for health

While many plants are dying back in the garden, our mint is still growing. In fact it is flourishing now it has the ground to itself! Mint is a fantastic herb and especially useful for winter because it’s a decongestant. Peppermint is the most commonly used herb in herbal medicine although all mints can be…

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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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