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Hawthorn…Happy heart…Happy blood pressure…

Our heart, that amazing muscular organ that keeps our life blood circulating throughout our body. The organ that keeps us alive. I take my heart for granted and just expect it to the job it's meant to do. I think that most of us are like this, until something happens and our heart reminds us … Continue reading Hawthorn…Happy heart…Happy blood pressure…

The Magic of Glycerites…Of What?…

Glycerine is used to make an herbal extract (called a glycerite) instead of alcohol (called a tincture). This is a popular alternative for children’s tinctures and for people who don’t like alcohol. People with stomach or duodenal ulcers are also advised to avoid alcohol, and so glycerites would be more beneficial. Some interesting information: Glycerine … Continue reading The Magic of Glycerites…Of What?…

Stress…Our lives seem filled with it…How do we cope?

We are living in times that are extremely stressful. We seem to be inundated with wave after wave of bad news, with no relief in sight. Financial strain, out of control violence, family pressures, work pressures...bad news wherever we look. With all this bad news, how can we possibly find any good in this imploding/exploding … Continue reading Stress…Our lives seem filled with it…How do we cope?

The Hypothalamus…Things I learnt about it while recuperating…

Something I did know was that the hypothalamus is in the brain. I did Biology at school, but there's things I remembered and things I conveniently forgot. Something I remember in painful detail: OSMOSIS. Why? Because it was repeated for three years in a row. Things that weren't dealt within as much detail was the … Continue reading The Hypothalamus…Things I learnt about it while recuperating…

Our Nose Knows Things…Smelling Our Way to Well-Being…(1)

Pure Therapeutic grade essential oils have various properties such as: antiviral, antiseptic, antibacterial. They have an effect on our body and mind. These oils have the ability to enter the blood stream in two ways: Through massage and through inhalation. For massage, we need an aromatherapist to blend the perfect mix of oils together for … Continue reading Our Nose Knows Things…Smelling Our Way to Well-Being…(1)

Father’s have a special place in their child’s life…Staying present amid the stresses and strains of modern life…

Father’s day is always one of mixed emotions for me. My dad passed away when I was a young girl, and I remember every year how excited some of my friends became as they decided how they would surprise their father on Father’s Day. Then I got married to a man who took being a … Continue reading Father’s have a special place in their child’s life…Staying present amid the stresses and strains of modern life…

This one’s for the man who is serious about his health…Naturally…

June is men’s health month with men’s health week being in the week prior to father’s day. We choose the beginning of the month to focus on some of the issues, and this will be followed up next week with issues of stress and mental health. Heart health: We all feel the stresses and strain … Continue reading This one’s for the man who is serious about his health…Naturally…

Holidays, quality time and pain relieving oils…

This week I have the privilege of being on holiday with my 86 year old mother and my aunt (her younger sister). It is only when one has a moment to sit still and truly listen to others that one realizes the challenges that each person is met with every day. I come from a … Continue reading Holidays, quality time and pain relieving oils…

Circulation…How can I improve mine?

We have had many inquiries about circulation, so we would like to give some ideas of what affects circulation and what herbs you can use to improve circulation. Our motto is that prevention is easier than cure. Bad circulation usually comes from two sources, calcium deposits or fatty substances in the arteries. These cause the … Continue reading Circulation…How can I improve mine?

Rosacea…how can I help myself naturally?

The underlying cause of rosacea has not been determined, but several factors are known to aggravate rosacea, including alcohol, hot liquids, spicy foods, exposure to sunlight, make-up, B-vitamin deficiencies, and gastrointestinal disorders. A good start would be to cleanse the system (liver, kidneys, bowel and bladder). We have an excellent wonder herb detox tea which … Continue reading Rosacea…how can I help myself naturally?