Healthy Way Issue 29
Do not make the mistake of writing off varicose veins as an aesthetic flaw, because their unsightliness is just one aspect of this condition; it can be an extremely bothersome and painful ailment.
In its natural habitat, the leaves of Sage will ‘perspire’. Just as women get hot and bothered during the menopause, the little specks of perspiration almost shout that it is nature’s gift to counteract hot flushes.
Foods in our digestive system should be able to agree rather than conflict, so why not change the habits of a lifetime, try food combining and see the difference it makes to your well being and energy levels?
There are few things so immediately distressing to people as losing their hair. For women, for whom it is far less acceptable to be bald, it can be seen as a life-shattering calamity from which they will never recover.
The capacity to see, hear, smell and taste the wonders of the world around us once helped us to survive. Nowadays we have technology to do the work of our senses and their power has diminished with disuse.
For the non-meat-eaters among us there is plenty to enjoy at a barebecue – you don’t just have to watch the sizzling sausages or charred lamb chops being constantly turned over by the apron clad chef!
We should remember the important role that bees play in our ecosystem and the benefits they provide to farmers and gardeners, which far outweigh any nuisance they might cause.
The Native Americans called this ‘Squaw-weed'. The Cherokee used it to stimulate menstrual flow and lessen menstrual pain, whilst the Iroquois used it for pain.
Alison Cullen answers readers' questions on the issues of puffy eyes, hot flushes and catarrh, and explains the benefits of Plantago and nettle (tea and tincture).