• HEAD LICE – HOW TO GET RID OF THEM

    HEAD LICE – HOW TO GET RID OF THEM

    Nits invade the peace of every young family at some point. They are tiny blood-sucking parasites and they don’t discriminate between dirty or clean hair. Nits don’t have wings or knees so they cannot fly or jump – only crawl. They breed at an amazingly fast rate. Once the eggs are laid, they hatch within

  • FAT AT 50 MEANS SICK AT 70

    FAT AT 50 MEANS SICK AT 70

    Carrying extra weight in your mid-life years means you are more likely to have major chronic disease and physical and cognitive limitations by the time you reach your 70s, according to results published in the British Medical Journal. Long-term research known as the Nurses Health Study showed that every one-unit increase of BMI in mid-life

  • MOIST WOUND HEALING – THE ‘MODERN’ WAY

    MOIST WOUND HEALING – THE ‘MODERN’ WAY

    We often talk about the ‘modern’ approach to wound care, but these concepts actually began as long ago as 1962 with research that showed that moist wounds healed twice as quickly than wounds that were allowed to form a ‘scab’. And yet it is still a commonly held misconception that a wound needs to be

  • Natural medicines for mental health: what’s the proof?

    Natural medicines for mental health: what’s the proof?

    Stress severely impacts upon the health of 1 in 5 Australians according to the Australian Psychological Society. And the lead up to Christmas is a time when many people are more affected. There are some natural medicines that have been proven to help in the treatment of mental health conditions. However it’s worth looking at

  • Benefits of using a Natural Bristle Brush

    Benefits of using a Natural Bristle Brush

    Hair Care tips from stars of the screen What do Lauren Bacall, Katherine Hepburn and Marsha Brady have in common? They all brushed their hair for 100 strokes per day with a natural bristle brush……Why? Natural bristle brushes help to distribute the oil over the whole hair strand from the scalp to the tips of