My husband suffers from an itchy scalp and is prone to eczema, while my daughter is fast developing teenage spots. We recently discovered the Sea-Med™ range, which is really helping both of them - and I like using it too because it's so pure! I thought readers might be interested to hear about it.
I'm just back from a seminar about the latest research into cancer treatments, and how herbs can help support people through them. The common side-effects of chemo and radiotherapy are well known, and we are learning more all the time about how herbs can be used alongside them.
'My daughter's got headlice. Can I get rid of them without using the chemicals?' Headlice are pretty much endemic in primary schools, and threadworms crop up from time to time as well.
The world it seems has rediscovered one of nature's great natural miracles: lovely, sweet, sticky honey! In the UK too, sales of honey are going up, up and away with Waitrose, for example, reporting that sales of honey overtook sales of jam for the first time ever in 2014.
The idea of an annual fast, a partial withdrawal from the pleasures of the world, is a very old one. In the Christian tradition, it's happening now, in the run-up to Easter, and people usually give up some of the richer foods and drinks. But – at least in Britain – we've lost part of its meaning.
Spring has come tumbling in after the endless wind and rain, and lots of things are appearing all at once. New fresh goosegrass, nettle tops, chickweed in sheltered places. Sweet violets are still about, if you know where to look, and primroses are well under way.
'You should take fish oils if you've got arthritis/period problems/menopause symptoms.' The list goes on, and you hear it from friends and see it in all the health advice. But what if they upset your stomach or give you heartburn? I've seen a lot of people who give up on the oils because of digestive problems, and it's a shame. But there are solutions.
My parents first realised that I had a sight problem when I was about three years old. Finding my way around in dimly lit rooms or out and about after dusk was a real struggle for me.
This week Su is sharing her tips for coping with the flu vaccine. 'The flu jabs don't work!' Or words to that effect, front page headlines in more than one daily paper.
Sometimes surgery is the best solution to a medical problem. We should always weigh up all the options first, because of course there are risks, but once the decision is made, there is plenty we can do to bring about a good outcome and swift healing.
I thought Oapschat followers would be interested to hear about a new, natural anti-inflammatory, clinically proven to help alleviate arthritis pain, aching joints and injuries to muscles and tendons, without any side effects!
Hi Debbie and welcome back to Oapschat! Today we are talking abou TTFLS and other diet issues at the top of our agendas at this time of year, post-Christmas, pre-holiday!
For sale, Tunstall Lifeline Care Alarm, complete with pendant.
Winter Bugs - Herbs like Yarrow, Echinacea, Elderflower, Garlic and Marigold can help see you through
Do you use alternative treatments such as herbs for various ailments? I am delighted to welcome our newest contributor, Su Bristow. Su is a registered Herbalist and will be sharing her blogs with us and is happy to answer any questions you may have via email. I'm sure you will enjoy reading her posts!
It's that time of year again when wherever we look we're accosted by health and fitness slogans – join a gym, start running, take up a sport.
About six months ago, my husband, Colin, stunned me when he said he was finding it difficult to climb stairs. As we live on the first floor of an apartment block, I could see that this could be a problem – if not so great at the moment – certainly in the future.
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Wheelchairs: you might think you need to pay for a wheelchair. You don't! Your local hospital probably has a Wheelchair Department. You can get one from there on free loan. Mind you, it can take a while to arrange. It is worth it as they will customise the chair, measuring the seat height and depth to get those absolutely right for you. Cushions are available to correct any slump. Gel pad arms are there for those of us at risk of pressure sores. You will even get an annual wheelchair service [probably].
As Oapschat followers will know, I’m always on the look out for genuinely stylish footwear for swollen feet.
A mobility scooter can vastly improve an individual's quality of life by increasing their independence and providing them with the opportunity to rediscover their freedom outdoors.
If you or a loved-one suffer with Arthritis or joint pain then read on. Here's a clever solution that's worth considering. I've been reading up on Copper: a nutrient known to have anti-inflammatory properties in the body. Many people wear copper bracelets to help ease arthritis, but have you ever thought of wearing copper in your shoes?
Keeping our toenails neat and our underfoot callouses under control is something we take for granted when we're relatively young and able bodied. As Age UK's Foot Care Coordinator for Chorley, West Lancs and Sefton, I work with people who can no longer undertake their own basic foot care independently.
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The Walking for Health Scheme was the brainchild of Doctor Bird who was a GP in Berkshire. He felt strongly that so many of his patients could enjoy better health if only they took more exercise.
Being a regular jogger, I'm used to being active. So you can imagine my horror when a recent fall resulted in a swollen and painful ankle. A trip to my GP confirmed my worst fears, a torn ligament and a horrific prescription of no running for 6-8 weeks! Aside from being in pain, I was gutted that I wouldn't be able to throw on my running shoes and hit the road. So, leg aloft, I scoured the Internet looking for alternative exercises I could do during recovery. The activity which came up time and time again was simple – walking.
Does the sight of your feet make you cringe? Are you embarrassed by your dry, cracked heels? Don't worry – there are lots of us out there! Feet are a subject close to my heart. Here's what I've learnt over the years about how to deal with cracked heels.
TGA Mobility is a family business that prides itself on its quality products and high standards of customer service. We've been in the mobility business for more than 25 years and have an established reputation for innovation and durability. All our products comply with stringent Government regulations and are tested by our engineers for quality, reliability and safety.
Not a difficult question for me to answer. Although this may sound strange, I have always wanted to look after people.