Category Archives: Gardeners Health

help for optimum health, emotional wellbeing, and a variety of gardeners conditions

Dealing with dehydration

Dehydration is what happens when your body loses more fluid than you take in. It is an ever present threat when under the influence of gardening activities. Even on days not forecast as heat wave. You can perspire just as easily mowing … Continue reading

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Heatwave coolers

We gardeners are great at watering the plants and forgetting to water ourselves. The steady loss of water and salt through excessive perspiration on hot days can lead to dehydration. Dehydration is no laughing matter — it is not just … Continue reading

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Help with Heat Exhaustion and Heat stroke

Heat Exhaustion is a form of shock principally triggered in gardeners by a combination of dehydration and sustained gardening activity. It manifests as heavy sweating or clammy skin sometimes with body/core temperature near normal but the feeling of not quite … Continue reading

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Go plant a tree

This weekend is the ideal time to plant a tree – A brilliant addition to any garden, a support to our planet and local wildlife plus a great outdoor activity that is improving your physical and mental wellness in the … Continue reading

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Aches and pains

Sundry aches and pains are perhaps the most common complaint for gardeners – due to the physicality of maintaining a garden and the potential for repetitive strain or just plain old injury – never mind the headache of greenfly.   Whatever … Continue reading

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Diy hand sanitizer

So while spirit Alcohol (vodka, whisky etc) has long been utilized as a disinfectant and does exert strong antibacterial and milder antiviral activity, the strength/proof required to outright kill a virus is one found in the pharmacy/chemist as opposed to … Continue reading

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Time to muster a mustard foot bath

The ground powdered spice of Mustard (Brassica alba, b. nigra, b. juncea) is traditionally utilized in footbaths to ease migraine and other tensions via the belief that drawing blood to the feet lowers cranial pressure, certainly a mustard foot bath … Continue reading

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The essential on steam inhalations for respiratory ailments

There is a knack to it and more on that later but utilizing steam therapy (inhaling steam) to relieve respiratory complaints has been around a long time – back to edo period Japan, back to the ancient Rome and the … Continue reading

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Three reasons to boil a kettle in flu season

For clogged up nasal congestion, raspy breathing or a boost to under-the-weather mugginess, the best thing you can do is boil a kettle. I have three tricks here that you can use the boiling water for. a mustard foot bath … Continue reading

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How to treat a winter cough

We are in the sniffles and cough season, and sometimes if we have contacted a winter ailment, we can feel so deflated that even the garden loses its appeal to the option of a duvet day and plenty of hot … Continue reading

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