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Top Tips For Keeping Healthy in 2014: Part 1

Top Tips For Keeping Healthy in 2014: Part 1

This year is a great opportunity to make some beneficial changes to your health and wellbeing. With all the general doom and gloom surrounding us today it is vital that we take control in our general mental and physical health. The way the NHS is heading, it is more important than ever to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle. This has many obvious benefits both...

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How to help with Christmas stress

The run up to Christmas unfortunately brings about stress and panic in many people. This can be related to family pressures, financial problems or work pressures. To make matters worse, this is usually the time of the year when most of us are generally slightly run down due to the shorter days and lack of vitamin D. Whilst, natural remedies cannot remove or treat...

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Natural Anti-Ageing Tips

Natural Anti-Ageing Tips

There is alot of information on anti-ageing in the media ranging from vitamin supplements to the latest magical creams and lotions. All of this information can seem confusing and overwhelming. There are a number of simple measures that you can take to “age healthily”. Factors that can influence the ageing process are nutrition, exercise, levels of stress...

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Being Stressed at Work: Bad for your Health!

Being Stressed at Work: Bad for your Health!

Stress is often thought to be responsible for many illnesses and health conditions. A recent study has shown that long term stress disrupts the immune system and increases the chances of developing colds and being generally run down. In recent years many people are often becoming stressed at work. Being run down is a very common complaint in modern society. This is...

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Acupuncture for Stress

Acupuncture for Stress

Researchers from Georgetown UniversityMedical Centre (GUMC) have found that acupuncture can significantly reduce stress levels (something I most of us have suffered with over the past week or so!). Whilst the study was carried out on animals, the researchers suggest that these results could explain why so many people report a sense of well being from this form of...

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The Effects of Stress During Pregnancy

A new study has found that stress during pregnancy can shorten the length of a pregnancy and increase the chance of miscarriage. Researchers found that mothers-to-be, who are highly stressed during the second and third trimesters at a higher risk of giving birth prematurely and miscarrying baby boys. This is the first study to highlight the effect that stress can...

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Causes of Adrenal Fatigue and Exhaustion

Causes of Adrenal Fatigue and Exhaustion

Adrenal fatigue and exhaustion arises when there is a prolonged pressure on the adrenal glands to produce the required amount of the stress hormones (cortisol, adrenaline, DHEA, ephinephrine). This can occur when the body is under a period of physical or emotional stress. Physical stress can occur is response to infection and inflammation. The adrenal glands release...

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What is Adrenal Fatigue / Exhaustion?

What is Adrenal Fatigue / Exhaustion?

Adrenal fatigue is a condition that is becoming increasingly well known amongst health professionals. Modern living is a main contributing factor to adrenal fatigue. Excessive and constant stress (due to family, work life, financial pressures) in our everyday lives puts more pressure on the adrenal glands and can eventually lead to adrenal fatigue or exhaustion....

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What is a natural acne treatment

Acne is a very common skin condition that usually affects teenagers at the time of puberty but can also affect adults. It usually affects the face, back and shoulders. The skin eruptions usually appear in the form of spots that are raised and painful. The spots appear as blackheads, whiteheads (small hard lumps with a white centre), pustules (spots with a lot of...

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Probiotics

Probiotics such as Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum are beneficial bacteria that are normally present in the digestive tract. Probiotics are naturally found in the body and they have a number of important functions in the body. They are essential for proper digestion, preventing overgrowth of yeast and other harmful bacteria. Probiotics also...

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Reflexology

What is reflexology?   Reflexology is a healing therapy based on the principle that our organs, glands, spinal column and other parts of the body are mapped out on our feet, hands and even ears.  For example, the big toe represents the head and neck and the ball of the foot represents the chest area.   A reflexologist will apply pressure to specific points...

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Homeopathic treatments for Colic

Colic is a very common problem with infants and can start a few a weeks after birth. There a few possible causes such as a reaction to the mother’s breast milk, which may be because of the mother’s diet. Examples of foods that can trigger colic in breast fed infants are dairy products, wheat, citrus fruits chocolate, cabbage or spicy foods. It is also recommended to...

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