Health

Everything to do with health.

Male Pattern Baldness

Male Pattern Baldness is a receding hairline in men, that follows a pattern of thinning and falling hair on the crown and temples. There are a few reasons for this type of hair loss, but the main ones are genetics (androgenetica alopecia) and an immune system disorder...

Central Serous Retinopathy

Central Serous Retinopathy (CSR), also referred to as Central Serous Choroidopathy, is a condition where there is fluid leakage in the eye beneath the retina. This fluid accumulates under the macula (which is the central part of the retina), and causes blurred or...

Essential Oils for Writer’s Cramp

Writer’s cramp is a condition that is caused by spasms (or cramps) occurring in particular muscles of the hand, fingers and forearm. It usually occurs when the hand is over used. There is poor writing posture or pen-hold, which results in a strained muscle. Or...

Flu and Cold Fighters

Influenza (flu) and the common cold are both caused by viral infections. Colds tend to have milder symptoms than the flu. Symptoms of a cold can include – sneezing, sore throat, runny nose and cough. Symptoms of the flu are the same as that of a cold, but may...

Anaemia – Natural Iron Builders

The most common type of anaemia is iron deficiency anaemia. This is a condition where low iron in the body causes a reduction in the number of red blood cells. Most people with this type of anaemia, will usually only have a few symptoms. The severity of symptoms...

Sore Throat Soothers

Raspberry Vinegar This old traditional remedy needs to be prepared in advance. It is a mixture of slightly sweet and sour tastes, which will help to alleviate a sore throat. Raspberries are bursting with vitamins and minerals that support the immune system. Their...

Essential Oils for Intermittent Claudication

Intermittent claudication is a cramping pain, usually in the calves when walking. It is due to poor circulation of blood in the leg muscles – caused by the narrowing or blockage in the main artery. It generally affects the legs, but  can affect the arms too. In...

Herbs for Insomnia

A significant proportion of the population has trouble falling asleep at some time, and many people experience frequent insomnia. Some episodes of insomnia may happen occasionally without causing any serious problems, but sometimes it can last for months, or even...

Healthy Drinks for Headaches

Cayenne and Coriander This fiery combination of two of the most well used spices in South America, has a powerful sting to it – so it is not for the fainthearted! The capsaicin, which gives the cayenne its pungency, acts as a great pain killer. It also...