Health & Wellness

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 boost the immune system with natural remedies

Autumn is my favourite season. It’s the time of misty mornings, deep, low sunsets, cool winds, red leaves, real fires and arm, germs and infections! At the beginning of September we begin a ‘prevention is better than cure’ regime with Little Miss Green. She is a summer girl and seems to ‘need’ the hot sun…

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Review of Svetlana Konnikova’s “Mama’s home remedies”

Svetlana Konnikova’s “Mama’s home remedies” should be on everyone’s bookshelf. The lovely Lana, as she calls herself, sent me a review copy of this book and I’ve been hooked since receiving it! Empowerment is one of my passions and this book delivers empowerment and more. I was expecting 100 pages of ideas, but this book…

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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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more natural remedies for hayfever

Following on from yesterday’s article, here are 4 more natural hayfever remedies 5- AROMATHERAPY There are several essential oils that can be beneficial. You might like to make up a blend, put a drop on a handkerchief and carry it with you, or put a few drops in a base oil and rub on your…

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