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13 causes of varicose veins

by Sonia Chartier, on 6 July 2015, Healthy legs - varicose veins
varicose-veins

Do not make the mistake of writing off varicose veins as an appearance flaw, because their unsightliness is just one aspect of this condition; it can be an extremely bothersome and painful ailment.

If these veins bulge significantly, even a minor injury could result in excessive bleeding.

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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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Food intolerances and food additives…Be on the lookout!

by Sonia Chartier, on 2 June 2015, Allergies, Digestion, Healthy Eating
food-intolerance

It is not unusual to hear about people reacting to certain food additives. We all have friends or colleagues who react to too much caffeine or salt. Others react to dyes and preservatives in foods.

These are not allergies per se, but could be deemed intolerances. In fact, it is difficult to ascertain who will get hyper from too much caffeine and who will drink twelve cups a day and sleep like a baby.

Apart from these rather obvious reactions, there are more subtle responses to additives.  Symptoms are sometimes so subtle that they go unnoticed, and unless someone is really looking for the causes of a repetitive condition or symptoms, they may go unnoticed for decades.

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5 bad habits to change for healthy skin

by Sonia Chartier, on 21 May 2015, Body Care
healthy skin

Save your skin

Amazing stuff – skin – wrapped all round you like a great big, porous yet waterproof, sturdy yet flexible raincoat. It’s the best product the clothing industry hasn’t got. Did you know the average adult has about two square metres of skin keeping all the bones and softer bits in and the big, bad world out?

Your skin reflects many things about you.  Here are 5 bad habits to change for healthy skin:

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Empty Nest Syndrome

by Sonia Chartier, on 13 May 2015, Healthy Eating, Stress and sleep
syndrome du nid vide

A new stage for exploration in life 

Empty nest syndrome is a time in many women’s lives where they can feel a lost sense of purpose, lonely and confused about their feelings.   Stress levels may increase and coping with day-day issues may seem more difficult due to changes in motivation or mood. This phase of life creeps up on people gradually, so it’s easy to be unaware of what’s going on. More awareness and discussion will prevent women feeling isolated and as if they’re the only one unable to cope. Continue reading >