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  • 12 Jun 2014

    Five essential oils for back pain

    There’s something deeply empowering about taking your family’s health into your own hands. Essential oils – derived from the flowers, leaves, bark, seeds and fruit of plants – allow you to have a pharmacy of healing in your own home. The practise of using essential oils is called aromatherapy and can be dated back to Ancient Egypt. Aromatherapy Awareness Week runs from 9 to 15 June and is a great opportunity to find out more about this healing art. […] more

  • 15 May 2014

    WIN ONE OF 5 ORGANIC BABY PARCELS WORTH £100 EACH!!

    Pitta Patta (pittapatta.com) was founded by two sisters who are both qualified Naturopaths and mothers to young children, so they are passionate about using the finest ingredients in their award winning products. All the products support babies' skin, helping to keep all skin types nourished and moisturised. Plus they work on the heart and soul of little ones, through the action of the spiritually active ingredients, gem essences. […] more

  • 1 Apr 2014

    Natural Ways to Beat the Bugs

    7th April is World Health Day, and also celebrates the founding of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Since 1950, this day highlights an area of concern for WHO, calling for education and awareness on a worldwide scale. This year’s World Health Day focuses on vectors - organisms that transmit infections from one host to another – with the emphasis on ticks, mosquitoes and other bugs such as sandflies. Though we are fortunate in the UK not to have to worry too much about diseases transmitted by these creatures, for some countries they pose serious risks to the nation’s health. […] more

  • 31 Mar 2014

    5 natural stress relievers

    As a parent, there’s no such thing as clocking off. Even if your little ones stay over at Grandma’s for the evening, you’re still on call. 24/7. Parents must be constantly ready to act, to be there and to take care of their children. It is no wonder, then, that many of us struggle to take care of ourselves when times are hard. Our natural response is to take care of the children first and keep plodding along as best we can. But, a little time to take care of ourselves can go a long way to helping us be more present for our children. It may be difficult to orchestrate but “me time” is essential when it comes to good parenting. […] more

  • 26 Mar 2014

    Healing the perineum after birth

    The perineum is the delicate piece of skin found, on a woman (though men have a perineum as well), between the vagina and anus. It is an important part of a woman’s anatomy because it connects with the pelvic floor muscles – two broad flat muscles that create a hammock-like support to the pelvic organs. It is also an area that women often become painfully aware of after giving birth, with an estimated 85% experiencing some degree of perineal tear. […] more

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