Natural remedies for Shingles (Herpes zoster)

What is Shingles? Shingles is a viral condition which causes painful and unsightly blisters on one side of the body. The medical name of Shingles is Herpes Zoster, but, though a part of the Herpes group of viral infections, it is not related to genital herpes, as it comes from a different virus. The virus […]

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Massage – an overview

What is massage? Regardless of age, or physical condition , there are times when your joints feel stiff, your neck and shoulders are full of knots, or you’ve got aches in places you didn’t know had muscles! There may also be times when you’ve been working hard, you want to relax and you feel you […]

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Alternatives to Drinking Water

“I understand that drinking enough fluid is important for health but water’s a bit tasteless. Does anything else count?” Image: aopsan / FreeDigitalPhotos.net The good news is – yes, up to a point. There will always be purists who believe that such drinks as tea and coffee should be avoided, or limited at least, and […]

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What is the best water to drink?

It’s common knowledge that we need water to live and we know huge sums of money are spent on bottled water, but is that preferable to water straight from the tap? With regard to bottled water vs. tap water, the jury is still out and – such is the strength of feeling about it from different […]

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Fungal nail infection treatment

Fungal nail infections are a very common problem which can be unsightly and embarrassing. Here we look at some potential fungal nail infection treatments. What is toenail fungus? The medical term is onychomycosis – a fungal infection of the nails, caused most often by dermatophytes – a fungus which feed on keratin and cause ringworm […]

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