Healthy Way WebIssue 46
Good habits promote an orderly existence for ourselves and those around us. Bad habits may be pleasant for us, but usually cause annoyance and inconvenience to others, and could eventually cause us problems.
Tired, aching, heavy legs,leg cramps, swollen ankles: all of these are due to stagnant circulation – the failure of the body to push blood back up the legs to the heart and lungs effectively.
The joys of those middle years - the prostate for him; the menopause for her. For both men and women, these changes can cause disturbance such as lack of sleep. But there are natural remedies to hand.
Agnus castus, the Mediterranian Chaste Tree, has been known since the Crusades as a beneficial herb for women and PMS. Alison Cullen also looks at some of its other uses.
This article offers some helpful advice on living a healthy lifestyle and on the herbs than can help with everyday problems like varicose veins, poor circulation, stress and slimming.
Alison Cullen writes that heart health is a matter of both luck and judgement. The luck of genetics and the judgement of exercising, eating and drinking sensibly.
Should we give up flying? Should we take holidays closer to home? Use ‘greener’ transport such as the train? Forego the luxury of top class hotels for the (dis)comforts of basic accommodation? writes Ann Burnett.
Hawthorn (or Hedge thorn – reflecting its widespread use to mark field boundaries) has always been highly regarded in every age for its medicinal uses.
Alison Cullen responds to a number of readers' questions.