WHY USE HERBAL MEDICINE?
Most of us are so used to treating our ailments with pharmaceutical pills of one sort or another that the idea of using plants as medicine would seem outdated. It evokes medieval visions of cackling witches brewing their secret potions in the moonlight or peasant women boiling roots and barks because they can’t afford a proper doctor. However, it is the educated middle class that is turning to health foods, botanicals and herbal remedies all over the world today. Read more < Why Use Herbal Medicine?
AUTUMN COLDS AND WINTER SNUFFLES
The summer is over, the weather turns colder and we begin to succumb to colds as well: we sneeze and cough, splutter and feel a bit of a sore throat. We shiver and fight the brain fog that descends on us. Our eternal enemy – the common cold virus – strikes again. As late as the 1970s there were still research centres that tried to find a cure for common cold but then these attempts were abandoned. The trouble is that this virus constantly mutates so it is almost impossible to create an effective vaccine or medicine, as by the next season the virus would have changed its form rendering them useless. Read more < Autumn Colds and Winter Snuffles
LET YOUR BEAUTY GLOW THIS WINTER
We all know the realities of winter - frozen fingers and toes, hair that goes frizzy under a woolly hat, dry cracked lips, red irritated skin patches on the face... A far cry from all those gorgeous beauties with radiant complexion shot against breathtaking snowy landscapes in glossy magazines. Is there anything we can do to help our skin cope better with freezing temperatures, lashing rain, harsh wind and hot indoor air dried out by central heating? Read more < Let Your Beauty Glow This Winter
EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY - THE HEALTHY WAY
Believe it or not, Christmas time is round the corner – again! It’s a time of endless parties, a whirlwind of socialising, family get-togethers and reunions with friends. But does the party time necessarily mean unhealthy time? Do we have to pay the high price of expanding waistline in January for the fun we had in December? Read more < Eat, Drink and Be Merry - the Healthy Way
SURVIVE THE DREADED FLU SEASON
Flu is debilitating. It overtakes you suddenly, with chills and fever, extreme fatigue, blocked or runny nose, cough, headache, sore throat. Here's a bit of advice to be prepared to fight it off as soon as you feel it coming, or survive it gracefully if it has already caught up with you! Read more < Survive the Dreaded Flu Season
Despite our best attempts not to put on any extra weight over the Christmas period, the reality is that we might find ourselves a few pounds heavier at the beginning of the new year. The combination of parties and socialising centred around eating and drinking, atrocious weather with unrelenting rain, floods and storms resulting in reduced outdoor activity and long, dark evenings is not conducive to top physical and mental form. However, this is a good time to start afresh and get back in shape.
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WAVE OFF THE WINTER BLUES
February is indeed a bleak month; the mornings are cold and dark and spring is still far off. Here are some tips on how to stay energised and buoyant.
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NATURAL, PURE, ORGANIC BEAUTY
A far cry from Cleopatra’s beauty bath where added ingredients were only goats’ milk, honey and a few drops of essential oil, every single day we use toiletries, personal care products and cosmetics as a part of our routine, not realising that we expose our bodies to over 100 chemicals which are hormone disruptors, allergens and even carcinogens. Read more < Natural, Pure, Organic Beauty