Sleep is something few of us get enough of. In fact in today's society, it's considered a badge of honor to exist on as little sleep as possible. To be able to work long hours into the night is seen as strong and heroic. To party like crazy into the wee hours is cool, proving that you are a stayer and not a quitter. But here's a couple of scary facts about sleep: Up until one hundred years … [Read more...] about 6 Ways to get more sleep
Histamine, can't live with it, can't live without it! Over the last week or so, I've come into contact with a couple of lovely people who for various reasons have kids with itching or allergies. Hay-fever and allergies are a common problem in the late springtime and early summer when the pollens are flying about, but it can happen at any time of the year and for a number of reasons. One of the … [Read more...] about Itchy and Scratchy, Sneezy, Sleepy and Dopey; an animated tale of Histamine.
My beautiful little girl had a rather nasty "incident" last week and broke a couple of bones in her arm. It was on the dreaded monkey bars and it was the last day of school term. Being school holidays, we have used "the incident" as an opportunity to spend some quiet time doing the kind of activities that she loves - reading, painting (it was her left arm and she is right handed thank … [Read more...] about Eat Real Food
Before we begin, let me make it clear that these ideas are not just for kids. There's some great healthy nutritious options for grown ups lunches on the go too! Most schools these days have a nut free policy and personally, with the number of children/people affected by nut allergies, I wouldn't have it any other way. I know if my child was affected, I would be on tenterhooks every day … [Read more...] about 21 Gluten Free,Nut Free School Lunch ideas
It seems that almost everyone in the western world has sub-optimal levels of Vitamin D. These days, almost every time you go to the GP and a blood test is called for, Vitamin D status is also measured. More often than not it seems, those who are tested come up short! What is causing this and what can we do about it given that as we discussed in our last post here, this vitamin (actually a … [Read more...] about Vitamin D Sources- a few of the best
Vitamin D is definitely the celebrity vitamin of the moment. It is getting all the press and it all seems to be good! Yes, that line is just an excuse to put up these photos! What of it! Today we're going to look at just a few of the functions that Vitamin D performs within the body. But first, a few facts: Vitamin D is not even a vitamin.....It's actually a hormone. … [Read more...] about The Celebrity Vitamin of the Moment – Vitamin D