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Chronic Inflammation…Causing Chronic Conditions…Some Helpful Hints…

Inflammation is a localised physical condition which is often a reaction to injury. This is called acute inflammation and helps our bodies to heal by drawing more blood to these areas. Chronic inflammation, on the other hand, is when there has been long term inflammation. Many things can cause this, as we shall see. Chronic … Continue reading Chronic Inflammation…Causing Chronic Conditions…Some Helpful Hints…

Do you want to avoid antibiotics this winter?…Would you prefer to strengthen your immune system?

There are so many herbs and essential oils that contain immune boosting chemicals. Here are just a few that we would like to mention this week. Colds and Flu (Loose leafed dried herbs) A combination of herbs that promotes relief from many symptoms of a cold or flu. It contains Yarrow, Mint, Gotu Kola, Thyme, … Continue reading Do you want to avoid antibiotics this winter?…Would you prefer to strengthen your immune system?

Gut Health…Why is this spoken about about so often?…How do I keep my Gut healthy? (Part 1)

Gut health: This phrase is one we hear with more and more frequency as our lives become a blur of fast foods, high stress and little sleep. What defines a healthy gut? 1. Effective digestion and absorption of food.This includes Normal nutritional status and effective absorption of food, water and minerals and regular bowel movement, … Continue reading Gut Health…Why is this spoken about about so often?…How do I keep my Gut healthy? (Part 1)

A Little Bit of Self-love and Self-care…Supports Our Body, Mind and Spirit…

February, the month of focussing on Love: Love between, Love amongst and Love within. Some say that it is all too commercialised and sugar coated. There is definitely truth in that... Others say that it puts so much pressure on couples and if expectations are not met, it can cause a lot of pain. Yes, … Continue reading A Little Bit of Self-love and Self-care…Supports Our Body, Mind and Spirit…

Our Nose Knows Things…Smelling Our Way to Well-Being…(3)

Pure Essential Oils, Natural oils and Parfums  In the first of this Trilogy of the Nose Knows Things, we looked at the benefits of inhaling pure essential oils. In the second we spoke of the various ways in which we can diffuse oils in order to release their healing scent. In this, the third blog, … Continue reading Our Nose Knows Things…Smelling Our Way to Well-Being…(3)

Our Nose Knows Things…Smelling Our Way to Well-Being…(2)

There are various methods of inhaling essential oils. This will be discussed in today’s blog. Diffusion is the process of dispersing essential oils so that their aroma fills a room or an area with the natural fragrance. From the simple to the elaborate, many different methods exist for diffusing essential oils into a room. Diffusing … Continue reading Our Nose Knows Things…Smelling Our Way to Well-Being…(2)

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…