Category Archives: Gardeners Health

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

Time to plant a breath of fresh air

Autumn is a brilliant time to plant trees, there is enough warmth and soil moisture to get them established before winter. But more than improving the aesthetic of the garden or local waste ground/school frontage/park/community space, they improve our wellbeing. … Continue reading

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Anti-spirochete herbs to treat Lyme disease

Modern science is still at the very early stages of understanding Lyme disease but medicinal botany and herbalism has been here before – Borrelia the bacteria at the centre of Lyme is a spirochete just like syphilis and leptospirosis – … Continue reading

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Spring allergies and histamine intolerance

Sometimes what we may think is the back end of a cold – a runny nose, red eyes, and sinus irritation – may in fact be the onset of an allergic reaction. Closed windows and constant central heating over winter … Continue reading

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Hypothermia awareness for gardener, farmer, forager and rambler

Hypothermia officially occurs when a person’s core body temperature drops below 35°C (95°F), but you know you are on the way if you have been exposed to extreme cold or a cold, damp environment for a prolonged period – or … Continue reading

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combat chilblains and other cold weather conditions

Chilblains – the medical name is perniosis – occur as a reaction to cold but not necessarily freezing temperatures. They occur more often when cold exposure is accompanied by dampness, icy water or snow – winter clearance of a pond … Continue reading

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herbal teas to help you sleep

I am frequently asked about Insomnia and for a quick fix. The long answer is to reset your circadian rhythm (search posts for that) and purge yourself of the stresses and bad habits (late coffees, late night social media and … Continue reading

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soothing psoriasis the natural way

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory, noncontagious skin disease. The condition accelerates the rate at which skin cells are produced, turned over and shed from the skin –from a normal monthly cycle to a weekly one and even shorter. That fast … Continue reading

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beat back backache

We gardeners are prone to the odd bout of backache, only natural given the physicality of the hobby/occupation we enjoy. And sometimes it is a mere mild strain that can be walked off or which dissipates within minutes. Other times … Continue reading

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tackling tinnitus

Tinnitus is the condition of ringing, buzzing or other auditory sensations in the ears, most often triggered by exposure to loud noise or a side effect of ear-wax blockage. However it can manifest as a prolonged or recurring experience due … Continue reading

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Replying to Oral lichen planus

Oral lichen planus is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the mucous membranes inside your mouth. It may present as white, lacy patches; with reddened, swollen tissues; or it can manifest as open sores or lesions. The condition can cause … Continue reading

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