Zits, pimples, blackheads and whiteheads…alternative treatments!

What causes acne? Acne is caused by the over-production of sebum by the sebaceous glands, which in turn causes the blockages of the pores with a sticky mass of oil and dead cells. Sounds disgusting!? This creates the perfect moist breeding ground for opportunistic bacteria, which is present on the skin. These bacteria, like P. [...]

Is severe pain in your big toe troubling you?

Gout is an extremely painful condition of the joints, especially the big toes, but it can also affect the ankles, heels, knees, wrists, fingers and elbows. Gout pain unfortunately is often sudden in nature and can be very intense; the affected joint may be deep red or even purple. Some sufferers do have symptoms warning [...]

Dodge the heartburn with natural remedies…

Most of us are used to grabbing anti-acids at the local corner store these days and don’t even ask the advice of a healthcare practitioner and we self-diagnose. While these over-the-counter anti-acids are effective; they may not actually solve the underlying issue in the long-term. There are quite a few alternative remedies, which can address [...]

Are you stressed out, not coping and fatigued?

You may be suffering from more than just plain old stress, but even if you are merely highly stressed the following article is for you. When we are over stressed, or struggle with prolonged periods of stress our adrenal glands can become fatigued. Prolonged periods of stress and or adrenal fatigue can cause a deficiency [...]

How to Use Your Innate Emotional Intelligence

The best way to look at your emotional intelligence is to think of your feelings as being guides to a healthy life and a healthy, sustainable world. Our bodies have the natural ability to send signals to us when our needs are not met, whether those needs are physical or emotional. For example, when we [...]

Is your kid's mind wandering, are you loosing focus or struggling to stay attentive?

Editor's note: If you've been told you have ADHD, first make sure that you're not actually suffering from Boring Work Syndrome instead! Boredom, irritability and being easily distracted are also symptoms of procrastinating doing something you don't really want to be doing. Maybe there's nothing actually wrong with your brain, maybe you need to re-think [...]

Blood sugar regulation: Herbs, Diet & Supplements

Blood sugar regulation, a sticky subject… There are quite a few herbs that may have merit for helping regulate blood sugar levels. Many alternative therapies used in in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for treating serious conditions such as diabetes are showing promise. There is quite a lot of scepticism in Western medicine as to the [...]

Flushed, frustrated and shedding clothes again…

Such are the joys of reaching the menopausal years, but there are some natural herbs to ease the process naturally. Generally women experience hot flushes during both pre and perimenopause. Hot flashes usually start to occur at the same time that the menstrual cycle becomes increasingly irregular. Fortunately they will stop, but only once you [...]

Keep calm and carry on…

Do any of these sound familiar - anxious, worried, freaked. Do you find yourself upset over everything little thing or are you worrying yourself sick? Do you just wish you could just relax? Calm down, whatever level of anxiety you have there are effective natural treatments, you may not need to take medication—at least not [...]

Ouch, ow, blast it’s a fever blister!

Fever blisters, also known as cold sores, are caused by the herpes simplex virus and are highly contagious. Anyone with a supressed immune system, such as the elderly, infants, cancer patients, HIV/AIDS patients and so forth – is susceptible. Infection is most commonly through direct contact such as sharing eating utensils, razors or towels. The [...]

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