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Is Salt Really to Blame?

Salt along with it's co-accused fat have suffered a bad reputation for decades. Governments, the media and the medical establishment religiously promoted the theory that the consumption of salt caused high blood pressure and heart attacks, and advised us to avoid them. It's interesting to note that refined sugar was not targeted in the smear campaign ... However, [...]

By | 2018-01-04T10:31:20+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Natural Health, Real Food|0 Comments

Ginger Preserves and Glacé Ginger – refined sugar free

Despite it’s humble appearance, the root of the ginger plant (Zingiber officinale) has many marvelous properties and has been used for thousands of years as a medicine and food spice. Ginger has some healthful relatives in turmeric, cardamom and galangal. They all belong to the plant family Zingiberaceae. We've written before about the benefits and uses of ginger; this Amazing medicinal ginger [...]

By | 2017-10-18T09:46:51+00:00 October 15th, 2017|Natural Health, Real Food|2 Comments

DIY Home Remedies for Cold and Flu’

It's the season for colds and 'flu here in the northern hemisphere and for many people that involves flu shots, antibiotics or over the counter products which may contain ibuprofen, naproxen, acetaminophen, aspirin, or antihistamines. I grew up at the end of an era when the use of natural cures was quite the norm. Our mother always used home remedies for me and my siblings. Whether it was honey and lemon for [...]

By | 2017-04-10T19:41:35+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Natural Health|0 Comments

Benefits of Argan oil for Eczema

  Eczema has to be one of the most horrible skin complaints. Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a surprisingly common but extremely unpleasant skin condition that may appear anywhere on the body. It causes the skin to appear red and feel hot and inflamed as well as maddeningly itchy. It is hard to resist the [...]

By | 2017-04-10T19:41:36+00:00 December 22nd, 2015|Natural Health|0 Comments

Are there Benefits of olive oil massage for infants?

According to a small study at the University of Sheffield Medical School: “In contrast to sunflower seed oil, topical treatment with olive oil significantly damages the skin barrier, and therefore has the potential to promote the development of, and exacerbate existing, atopic dermatitis. The use of olive oil for the treatment of dry skin and [...]

By | 2017-04-10T19:41:36+00:00 November 19th, 2015|Natural Health, Olive Oil|0 Comments

Benefits of Evening Primrose Oil for Dogs & Cats

Dogs and cats have different nutritional needs to each other and to humans. There are some amazing natural oils for dog health and the first that comes to mind is coconut oil. It’s good for cats too. But are there any benefits of evening primrose oil for our beloved pets? It seems there are. For [...]

By | 2017-04-10T19:41:36+00:00 November 16th, 2015|Natural Health|0 Comments

Hopping for Health – the miracle of rebounding

Rebounding, or hopping, on a mini-trampoline is probably the quickest and most efficient way of stimulating lymphatic drainage and therefore ramping up your immune system. Walking and jogging are great but they don’t hold a candle to rebounding. The secret to hopping is the vertical movements up and down which help propel lymphatic fluid in [...]

By | 2017-04-10T19:41:36+00:00 October 12th, 2015|Natural Health|0 Comments

How to use a Ginger Tummy Pack

Ginger is an old time remedy for all sorts of tummy troubles when taken as a medicinal tea but did you know you can also use it as a compress for pains and cramps? Ginger is warming, soothing and anti-inflammatory both externally and internally. As a pack, it can ease menstrual cramps, indigestion and [...]

By | 2017-12-03T09:18:29+00:00 September 16th, 2015|Natural Health|0 Comments