Life is hard enough without having to cope with different ailments like Sleep Apnea, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Asthma and many others. Although everyone responds differently to different treatments and what works for one person may not work for someone else, you can still take steps to improve your health and happiness.
Apr 08, 2020
Are Supplements Necessary for Optimal Health
You may ask are supplements necessary if you eat a well balanced diet but its still difficult to get all the nutrients you need to maintain and support optimum health.
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Mar 23, 2020
Busy In The Kitchen!To keep myself busy I've been doing lots more cooking!
Cooking is a great way to keep yourself busy if, like me, you are self isolating in these difficult times.
Some meals I've made double the quantity and freezed them. This is handy for days when you can't cook or just want something easy.
I've made beef stew, bacon carbonara, real Cornish pasties (my Cornish Grandmother's recipe), beefburgers, chicken risotto and vegetable soup. I'm now planning meals for this coming week.
I've made lots of juices. Juices are easy to make and you don't have to stick to a recipe, you can throw in whatever fruit and veggies you have to hand. You can also freeze them. Its great fun experimenting, why not give it a go!
Mar 22, 2020
Assist Your Immune System
The immune system works perfectly well for most of us, most of the time. But there are few ways to increase protection during this time of uncertainty.Vitamin C
1000mg of vitamin C each day may reduce the time of the infection. It's easier to take a supplement rather than trying to get vitamin C from food especially when some foods are difficult to get at the moment.Vitamin D
Our bodies make vitamin D through sunlight but in the autumn, winter and spring months the sunshine is very weak. So a supplement of vitamin D of 10 micrograms a day is recommended to help protect against respiratory infections.Exercise
Exercising on a regular basis helps to keep your immune system working. You can exercise at home by gardening, DVD workouts, classes online, even TV are putting on exercise classes.
Stress raises cortisol levels and raised cortisol levels can negatively affect the immune system, so stay calm and stress free.
Mar 19, 2020
Keeping Busy!Don't Get Bored!
Keeping busy and finding things to do at home is key to staying home and staying safe during this time of uncertainty. I'm staying at home for the next 3 months as I'm in the 'at risk' category.
I have put together a list of things I will be doing to keep myself busy.
I have a pile of books I want to read.
I have started knitting a jumper for next winter.
I have started getting the soil ready for my veg bed, will be planting seeds soon.
I'm going to try some new recipes.
I've started writing my book.
I've started an online course, I love learning.
I hate house cleaning so I'm going to try to enjoy it by playing my favourite music loudly - Kasabian!
I think this list will keep me going for a while!
Mar 18, 2020
Playing it Safe!Self Isolating
I'm in the 'at risk' category in regards to coronavirus. I have severe asthma, re-occurring chest infections and had pneumonia several times. I know my knackered lungs would not be able to cope with the coronavirus so I've decided to self-isolate for 3 months to try to keep myself safe.
Many older and 'at risk' are complaining about having to self isolate and for so long but you have to ask yourself - is your life worth it?
I feel my life is worth the 3 month commitment and its up to me to keep myself out of danger, keep myself occupied and entertained during this testing time.
Feb 11, 2020
What Juicer Did You Use?
Hi Christine May I ask what juicer you used. Was it something like the nutribullet? The reason I ask is someone in my family has been recently diagnosed
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Jan 28, 2020
Natural remedies for stress and anxiety.
Stress is something we all deal with, but how much is too much? Learn how to spot the symptoms and signs of too much stress, the best natural remedies for stress and take the stress test.
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Jan 14, 2020
What is Organic Food and should you use it.
Organic food is produced without using man-made pesticides, fertilisers, growth hormones and animal by-products. But there are some organic foods that are not healthy.
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Jan 10, 2020
Easy vegetables to grow, much healthier and cheaper.
Easy vegetables to grow, carrots, lettuce, onions and more. A fun way to make memories with the family and save you money.
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Jan 01, 2020
Vitamin B1 Benefits, Sources, Dosage and Deficiency.
Thiamin or Vitamin B1 benefits include energy production, brain function, protects nerves, promotes digestion and more. Learn which foods rich in Thiamin that can prevent deficiency, the dose required.
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Jul 11, 2019
Overnight Oats - great for breakfast
A healthy breakfast option!Ingredients
+ 1/2 cup rolled oats
+ 1 cup natural yogurt
+ 1/2 cup of organic milk or water
+ natural sweetener if desired
+ 1 apple chopped up
+ handful of strawberries chopped up
Combine all ingredients in a dish or lidded container, then refrigerate overnight. The next morning, you simply stir and enjoy this healthy breakfast!
Jul 03, 2019
Does Stress or Emotional Trauma cause cancer?
Stress does not cause cancer because it does not cause deep cellular damage required to initiate caner. However, chronic stress increases adrenaline levels which can act as a tumor growth driver. Stress and emotional trauma can be a factor in the promotion of cancer. According to the Nutritional Oncology Research Institute.
Feb 13, 2019
I enjoyed cake for my birthday maintaining the principle of everything in moderation! If, like me you like cake, its important to treat yourself now and again so you don't feel deprived when trying to maintain optimum health.
Feb 01, 2019
Vitamin A information - why your body needs it.
Vitamin A information, its a fat soluble vitamin, an essential nutrient found in many foods and essential for good eye sight, the immune system and cell growth and development. Find out which foods contain vitamin A and how much you need to stay healthy.
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Jan 16, 2019
What is Optimal natural health
Optimal natural health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being that can be achieved through natural sources giving a sense of well-being, full of health and vitality. Can you honestly say you feel totally healthy, without aches, pains or feeling unwell?
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Jan 10, 2019
Don't ignore Sleep Apnea!
The most noticeable symptom of sleep apnea is the constant tiredness and fatigue which can affect your life drastically.
Sleep apnea side effects can include:
• high blood pressure
• sleep deprivation
• sexual dysfunction
• irregular heart rhythms
• heart attacks
• acid reflux and heartburn
These are serious issues so please don’t ignore sleep apnea.
The diagnosis procedure takes time and finding the right treatment also takes time so patience is needed.
Jan 09, 2019
Antioxidants are the body’s defence system to combat the damage caused by free radicals.
Some free radicals are essential in the body but too many free radicals are harmful.
Pollutants, poor diet, cigarette smoke and alcohol can generate too many free radicals overwhelming your normal antioxidant defences this is known as oxidative stress. This leaves you vulnerable to cell damage and disease including cancer and heart disease.
Jan 07, 2019
Prevention is always better than Cure!
Working to prevent an ailment is so much easier than trying to cure one. Work on the side of prevention to stay out of trouble!
Jan 06, 2019
Achieving Optimum Health
Achieving optimum health takes real commitment striving to eat the right foods, dealing with stress, regular exercise and learning how to say 'NO' to certain things. But the reward is feeling fantastic!
Jan 05, 2019
Ditch the Junk Food!
By ditching the junk food and eating natural foods you will improve your mood, digestion, skin and overall health and sense of well-being.
Dec 31, 2018
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year! Wishing you all a vibrantly healthy 2019. Christine xxx
Dec 27, 2018
Love Your Liver!
Your liver has to work harder than usual at this festive time of year when you may have overindulged in food and drink. So make sure you have plenty of fresh cruciferous vegetables, lemons, turmeric and water to help you liver.
Dec 24, 2018
Wishing all my readers a very Merry Christimas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!
Nov 25, 2018
Salads are a wonderful meal packed full of nutrients even on a cold day! Don't wait for a summers day to enjoy salad.
Nov 18, 2018
Healthy nutrition guide, helping you to achieve optimum health.
If you suffer from poor health and want to feel better you can follow this healthy nutrition guide, packed full of information to help you achieve optimum health, be as healthy as possible, naturally.
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