Spice for Period Pain

A recent study has found that a common culinary spice was just as effective as conventional pain killers for dysmenorrhoea.   In a double-blind comparative clinical trial 150 women (18 years old and over) with primary dysmenorrhoea (period pain) were divided into three groups receiving either 250 mg capsules of ginger (four times daily), 250 …

Household cleaners creating drug-resistant bacteria

  Chemicals used in a whole range of household cleaning products are contributing to the growth of dangerous new antibiotic-resistant bacteria, reports The Observer. According to researchers from Warwick University the problem occurs when detergents, cleaners and disinfectants enter the sewerage system and then end up on farmland in sewage used as ‘soil treatment’. One …

Bath & Shower Care

Just to let you know that Weleda has launched a new Lavender version of their Creamy Body washes. These are really good value and come in Sea buckthorn (very nourishing and orangey, Citrus (smells like gin and tonic to me!), Wild Rose and now Lavender. Also, to remind those of you in love with the …

How To Get Rid of Ants

Unfortunately, I was reminded recently of how to get rid of ants since the little blighters found a way into our kitchen. Loathe to use anything toxic, I remembered that they hate the smell of peppermint. I drew a line of peppermint essential oil around the kitchen edge and haven’t seen an ant since. Hoorah! …

New Tests Available

Bit more on tests whilst I’m at it. BTS has just raised its prices due to the Euro, but happily not by too much. Also, there is a new stool test which will look for all bacteria, yeasts, moulds, pH etc as usual, but also digestive residues to see if you are breaking down fats, …

Did you Know…

 that despite 72% of people saying they didn’t want it, Southampton & SW Hampshire health authority has decided they will fluoridate the water anyway? What’s the point in asking our opinion if they don’t listen to it?! Other area are going through this process currently so keep an eye out what’s happening near you.