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Fragrance allergies, it’s not all in your head!

by Sonia Chartier, on 3 December 2015, Allergies, Healthy Living
fragrance allergies

For many people, typical holiday scents bring back cherished memories. But for others, they can bring migraines, itching or respiratory problems.

In fact, an increasing number of people are so sensitive to scents that simply getting through the day can be a big a big challenge for them, not to mention a huge headache.

Natural products can help, but it’s important to know which ones to choose.

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Hyperactivity or normal behaviour?

by Sonia Chartier, on 10 August 2015, Children's Health, Healthy Living, Stress and sleep
hyperactivity

co-written by Irma Schutte

The noticeable change in the behaviour and performance of our school children is giving cause for concern. This change does not necessarily mean that children are less gifted than they used to be. There is no doubt that it arises largely from our changed environmental conditions, especially the ever increasing flood of stimuli to which they are exposed today.

These behavioural problems also spill back into their family lives. Anxiety, aggressiveness and opposition to any form of discipline are becoming more apparent in preschool children.

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Aging…without getting old overnight!

by Sonia Chartier, on 17 June 2015, Healthy Living
aging

Golden agers are often bothered by minor problems such as insomnia, aches and pains from osteoarthritis and rheumatisms, fatigue, pins and needles and/or cold extremities.

Although these ailments may not be indicative of a disease process, they are annoying if not out right painful and interfere with quality of life. There are many over-the-counter natural remedies that might be of interest to help make life a little more pleasant.

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5 tips to prevent cellulite

by Sonia Chartier, on 4 May 2015, Healthy Living
prevent cellulite

Lymphatic system and cellulite

We never hear much about the lymphatic system…unless things go terribly wrong. The lymphatic system plays a vital role in eliminating toxins and transporting fats.  But that’s not all! It is also an integral part of our immune system and we should take care of it.

Sluggish lymphatic system

One sign of a sluggish lymphatic system can show up on the hips. Indeed, poor elimination of toxins by the lymphatic system is one of the major factors leading to cellulite. Congestion in the organs in charge of eliminating toxins, like the liver and kidneys, only aggravate the problem.    Continue reading >

Spring Cleaning!

by Sonia Chartier, on 23 March 2015, Digestion, Healthy Living
spring cleaning

You’ve heard it all before. Pop stars do it, soap stars do it. Cleanse, detox, purify: the mantra of the New Millennium!

Who wants to live on organic kiwi juice and raw carrots for six weeks?

Who has time to blend their essential oils before meditating for an hour, then practicing their feng shui to prepare them for a breakfast of lightly toasted morning mist? The problem with many health regimes is that they require an amount of time and energy available maybe to Nepalese Hermits but not to the ordinary wage earner or homemaker. Continue reading >