Herbs for MS
Mar22

Herbs for MS

The Herbalist, Karen Merryweather has another fascinating post (first one for ChronicAlternatives can be found here). The title of this page really does give away the subject! In this post are listed some herbs for MS that may improve symptoms or prognosis. Baldwins (no affiliate links, just a company Karen’s used) are a good site to find various extracts and tinctures of medicinal herbs. The medicinal use of Evening primrose...

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Oxygen therapy, what’s involved?
Mar15

Oxygen therapy, what’s involved?

The choice of image at first glance seems to have nothing to do with oxygen therapy. Getting out into the garden on a bright, dry, early spring day when stuff’s growing and spring has almost sprung gives me a similar feeling to the state I’m in after oxygen therapy. I feel good in this environment. Views like this lift my spirits and heart. Future post on the science behind the beneficial effects of nature to follow soon....

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Risk:Reward?
Mar08

Risk:Reward?

It’s a good idea to try and keep aware of all the aspects of the treatments we’re choosing to take; water soluble vitamins (like vit C and some Bvits) don’t carry much risk as the body will get rid of any extra the next time you go to the toilet. The ‘oily’ vitamins (vit A,D,E and K)  also known as the sunshine vitamins) do carry a greater risk of toxicity as the body stores what it doesn’t need in...

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The Power of Our Mind is Ours.
Mar06

The Power of Our Mind is Ours.

This post will mostly be about stuff that’s caught my eye/ear/imagination recently including acknowledging that our bodies, when correctly directed want to get us functioning as well as they can. The power of the mind is a precious thing: I was listening to Today on BBC Radio 4 on Thursday the 18th February “0845 The renowned physicist Michio Kaku, author of “The Future of the Mind” says we’ve learned more...

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Oxygen: the stuff we breathe
Feb21

Oxygen: the stuff we breathe

This post (like most posts so far) will be about oxygen, the stuff we breathe daily (all being well) including links loosely connected to measuring and increasing oxygen in the body. I started taking high density oxygen therapy (breathing 100% O2 in a decompression chamber) three and a half years ago. When I first started the treatment there was a definite, noticeable effect: picture the dullness of a grey, overcast day and compare...

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making life a little bit better
Feb03

making life a little bit better

A scarecrow frightening birds from a snowladen field in midwinter nicely sums up just how ‘surplus to requirements’ my poorly performing body can sometimes help me feel. At the same time the image reminds me the world keeps turning and what seems fixed and permanent now will eventually pass. I figure this online presence allows me to share the stuff I’ve found makes my life a little better (see some of them here) in...

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