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You’ve just been told by the doctors that your child has cancer - what now?

You’ve just been told by the doctors that your child has cancer - what now?

This was the scenario my husband and I faced in 2013 when our eldest daughter was diagnosed with lymphoma. So that most pressing of questions - what now? Well in truth the critical nature of our daughter’s condition meant she required immediate attention, so in many ways, there was no time to think let alone panic because everything was moving very quickly. What became abundantly clear however was that Bibi was now in the hands of the professionals and they got to decide what would happen next.  I think it was being faced with this overwhelming feeling of helplessness, with no...

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Charcoal Soap

Charcoal Soap

The first recorded use of charcoal for medicinal purposes was around 1500B.C. when the Egyptians discovered it’s anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Its principal use was to absorb the unpleasant odours from putrefying wounds. By the 18th century, pharmacists and chemists were studying charcoal to discover its abilities to provide protection from toxins. Charcoal has gained popularity in recent years for the many benefits it provides, which include: Because it is a natural ingredient it is suitable for most skin types, including extra sensitive It is renowned for its highly absorbent properties, which effectively draw out toxins, bacteria, chemicals, dirt and...

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Coping Strategies and Survival Tips

Coping Strategies and Survival Tips

Coping Strategies and Survival Tips - Look, I’m going, to be honest. I am not a medical practitioner or an expert in health, nutrition, meditation, mindfulness, acupuncture, aromatherapy, reiki, reflexology, yoga, or any type of religion - traditional or otherwise. I am a mum and my daughter got ill and these are the things I did to support her. Sometimes it was based on things I read, but more often than not it was based on instinct and my overwhelming need to do anything I could that I thought would help her feel safe, protected and hopeful. All I know...

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Chemicals to Avoid

Chemicals to Avoid

Some chemicals you may wish to avoid - it’s not an exhaustive list, but as a general rule of thumb - if you can’t say it it’s probably best to avoid it. Aluminum Found in deodorant and antiperspirants could be related to an increase in breast cancer cells because of the compounds ability to mimic oestrogen in the body Artificial Colours Labelled as FD&C or D&C on the label, followed by a colour and a number. Synthetic colours are thought to be cancer-causing agents Artificial Fragrance or ParfumFound in perfumes, moisturisers, body washes, shampoos, conditioners as well as air fresheners and candles. Connected...

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Lemons - Why We Love Them

A plate of healthy lemons

Lemons - Why We Love Them

Believed to have originated in Assam, northeast India before spreading to the Middle East, Europe, and then Africa, lemons were first introduced to the Americas in 1493 when Columbus made his second voyage. The health benefits of the lemon really came to prominence in 1747 when a naval surgeon named James Lind realised that you could cure scurvy with the juice of a fresh lemon diluted in water. Some of the benefits of this humble superfood include: Rich in vitamins A, C and E as well as citric acid, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, fibre, flavonoids and B-complex vitamins...

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