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Manuka Honey Prevents Infections

Manuka Honey Prevents Infections

A new study published in the journal, Microbiology, has found that manuka honey could help to clear chronic wound infections. These findings even suggest that this natural remedy could prevent infections from developing. This study provides further evidence of the anti-bacterial properties of this powerful natural remedy. Research conducted at Cardiff Metropolitan...

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Male Pattern Baldness

Male Pattern Baldness

Male pattern baldness, or androgenetic alopecia, accounts for the majority of baldness in males. This condition has a heriditary predisposition, but is mainly caused by a hormone imbalance. Hair loss usually starts at the temples and the crown. The hair initially thins over a number of years before causing baldness. The hormone Testosterone, which is present in high...

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Quit smoking for Stoptober with Homeopathy

With Stoptober now in full swing, there are various options available for quitting the habit. Most people who have tried to quit smoking will testify that it is one of the hardest challenges of their life. It is virtually impossible to quit unless you really want to. So this is the first question you need to ask yourself. If the answer is yes, then why not quit...

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Beetroot Juice Can Lower High Blood Pressure

Beetroot Juice Can Lower High Blood Pressure

A glass of beetroot juice a day has been found to significantly lower high blood pressure. Several studies have discovered this benefit from taking a daily glass of beetroot juice. There have also been studies highlighting the benefit of beetroot juice on sports performance. Beetroot juice may be an acquired taste, but it seems to be worth forcing a regular dose...

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Alternative Treatments for Back Pain

Alternative Treatments for Back Pain

Back pain is an issue that plagues many people. Did you know that an astonishing 80% of all people in the UK will bring up their posture or their back issues to their GP at some point? That is an astounding figure that could be much lower if more people were aware about alternative treatments. Here, we will explore more about alternative treatments for back pain....

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Natural remedies for travel sickness

Travel sickness is very common in all age groups, so let us explain some great natural remedies for travel sickness. Ginger. This can be taken as a capsule or chewed in the crystalised form. Ginger is an excellent remedy for nausea and stomach upsets. These should ideally be started a few hours before the journey to be of maximum benefit. Rescue Remedy or Ainsworths...

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Natural Remedies for Heel Pain

Natural Remedies for Heel Pain

Heel pain is caused by inflammatory processes secondary to bone spurs (grown of extra bone tissues on normal bone), poor arch support, stress fracture, inflammation of the tendons, irritation of nerves, and etc. Take note that this kind of pain is situated on the UNDERSIDE or at the BACK OF YOUR HEEL, back of the foot, worsens upon rising, and intensifies with time....

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Homeopathic treatments for cold sores

Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex 1 virus, and unfortunately once you have this virus, it always stays with you. This virus does however stay dormant in the body and only reactivates itself when you become run down, stressed, have a fever or are exposed to the sun. Read more to learn about cold sores homeopathy… Eruptions usually occur on or around...

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Natural alternatives to sleeping pills

Natural alternatives to sleeping pills

One industry that has grown during the last few years of the economic downturn is the pharmaceutical sector. Latest figures show that the NHS is spending £50 million pounds a year on sleeping pills. The economic downturn is causing more people to have stress related insomnia, resulting in the increased prescribing of these medicines. But there are natural...

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Natural Remedies for Thrush

Thrush is a fungal infection that is caused by Candida Albicans. Candida is present in our body in small amounts, but under certain conditions, it multiplies rapidly to cause the symptoms of thrush. The usual symptoms of thrush are vaginal soreness, itching and a discharge. The discharge is usually described as curd-like and “yeasty”.  Many women suffer with this...

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Homeopathic Remedies for Toothache

Homeopathic Remedies for Toothache

A toothache is usually a sign that dental treatment is needed but Homeopathy offers a range of natural remedies that can be taken to help alleviate pain in the meantime. In contrast to the conventional over the counter painkillers homeopathic remedies do not cause drowsiness and are extremely safe for the whole family. These remedies can also be taken alongside...

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Natural Remedies for Flatulence

Flatulence also known as wind is an embarrassing problem that can sometimes be extremely uncomfortable. This condition occurs when there is an excessive build up of gas in the stomach and intestine.  This gas is caused by bacteria and yeasts that are found in the gastrointestinal tract. Candida is a yeast that is often responsible for flatulence. This yeast thrives...

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