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A good case for avoiding alcohol, cigarettes and drugs

December 5, 2014 • Diet, Health MattersComments (0)

In many parts of the world, alchohol is one of the most important controllable risk factors for serious illness. It depresses the immune response and is clearly associated with heart disease, hypertension, stroke, gastritis, pancreatitis, peptic ulcers, serious liver damage and deterioration of mental function. As with hard-drug use, it is a major cause of...

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Cumin-seed decoction for digestive health

November 21, 2014 • Diet, Domestic Goddess, Health MattersComments (0)

Dosage: 150ml of the warm infusion two or three times a day Properties: sedative, carminative, antiseptic. Good for: digestive system, women’s health   1tsp cumin seeds 150ml water   In a saucepan, boil the cumin seeds in the water for 10...

A ginger infusion for morning sickness

November 7, 2014 • Diet, Domestic Goddess, Health MattersComments (0)

Dosage: 150ml of the warm infusion four times a day or when desired. Properties: stimulates digestive system, anti-emetic Good for: heart and circulation, digestive system, respiratory system, nervous system, digestive problems and morning sickness during...

How the modern diet fails

October 24, 2014 • Diet, Domestic Goddess, Health MattersComments (0)

These principles of healthy eating contrast starkly with the diet that is increasingly common in the West. Whereas the diet of our pre-industrial ancestors was rich in fresh produce, the modern diet, which has evolved over the last 50-60 years, is...

Feed the mind, body and spirit: wise words from the Complete Guide to Nutrition and Health

October 10, 2014 • Diet, Domestic Goddess, Health MattersComments (0)

If you want to change the world, begin with yourself, within your community. The Complete Guide to Nutritional Health is full of useful information and good advice. Its most important message can be expressed in a few words: food and nutrition is crucial to...

The health benefits of thyme

September 26, 2014 • Diet, Domestic Goddess, Health MattersComments (0)

*Vitamin A, calcium, magnesium, manganese; zinc; bitters, bioflavonoids, resin, volatile oil(including thymol and camphor); omega-3 and -6 fatty acids √ Antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, expectorant Thyme...

Simple ways to manage hayfever allergies naturally

September 12, 2014 • Diet, Domestic Goddess, Health MattersComments (0)

Eat lots of foods containing vitamins B5, B6, B12 and E, trace elements such as selenium and magnesium, and bioflavonoids and carotenoids. Follow an elimination diet (detailed in the book) to discover which foods and drinks aggravate your allergy. To...

How to make your own tasty guacamole at home

August 29, 2014 • Diet, Domestic Goddess, Health MattersComments (0)

4 small ripe avocados 2 tsp ground coriander 2 tsp ground cumin 1/4 tsp cayenne 4 tbsp lemon juice 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1cm cube of fresh ginger root, finely chopped 2 ripe tomatoes, finely chopped Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste...

What Are My Birth Control Options? Exploring Emergency Contraception

August 17, 2014 • Health and Well-being, Health MattersComments (0)

AAAH! LOOK, IT’S THE ABORTION PILL! QUICK, BURN IT WITH FIRE AND ROAST THE WOMAN AS A FILTHY SINNING HO-BAG! Just kidding. Emergency contraception is awesome–I know, I’ve used it. It has gotten a pretty rotten reputation, though, thanks to...

What Are My Birth Control Options? Exploring Barrier Methods

August 17, 2014 • Health and Well-being, Health MattersComments (0)

Birth control! Yay! The invention that turned women worldwide into wanton sluts! (I’m kidding. KIDDING!) Then again, we could say the same thing about condoms and vasectomies for men, but no one would care because they’re men and the conversation...