I can still remember in horror my
grandmother grumbled in her overgrown garden picking these leaves in the
leaves, throwing them all into a pot of boiling water and drinking it. Of
course at the time I, plus a lot of the other young members of the family,
thought she was quite mad and more than a little weird. What we didn’t realise
at the time was that Grandmother was saner than any of us and quite the
herbalist, and it seems, quite a
brilliant one at that. As much as I rack my brain I can’t remember her
suffering from anything so common as the common cold in her entire long life
time. Of course, some might say it had nothing to do with her unusual
er…habits, she was just one of those lucky few who experience a better health
for most of their charmed lives. Of course, I can’t argue with that. However
the more I think about it, the more I’m convinced that she knew something I
didn’t. She knew I believe, some of the old ways. The ways that somehow tied us
to the land for everything that we needed. The land, Mother Nature if you like,
sustained us. Not just for our food but also (and doesn’t it make a lot of
sense when you think about it), for our health.
Let me explain, I’m not one of
those people we want to go back to. For all the grandmother’s wisdom, she still
could not cure Rickets, TB, or Polio. Those terrible diseases that almost die
will come later when we are wiser and vision is more hygienic. No, what I’m
suggesting is a combination of both. A partnering of the knowledge of the past
with today’s expertise in science and what have you. Of …
As an experienced Occupational Health Nurse, I have always
wondered why it is that some HR professionals and managers write to GPs rather
than ask an Occupational Health specialist for a report to help them to manage
absence. Occupational Health is the speciality of medicine which has the
knowledge skills and training to provide advice on fitness for work in any
industry setting and also has specialist knowledge of the diseases of
Asking a GP, who has never had any occupational health
training or even visited a workplace, for an opinion on fitness to work, rarely
provides any useful advice on capability. It generally lengthens the management
of the absence as GPs are very busy and can take weeks before a response is
received and the report can be expensive.
Maybe it’s time to review your approach?
1. In my experience, non-medical people writing for a GP
report are mostly wasting their time. I know that seeking further medical
evidence is advised in many management of absence procedures, but I do not
believe writing to a GP will give you anything other than a report which states
the employee’s perspective on their medical condition. Once that is written in
a report, it can sometimes ‘stranglehold’ the employer into a corner it is
difficult to get out of without being seen to be unreasonable.
‘If Mrs Jones could be given a job nearer to home with light
duties, reduced hours and a different Manager, I am sure she would be able to
return to work’
2. The GP report may advise you of an employee’s diagnosis,
but can you really make a judgement on what work capability an employee has
from a medical diagnosis? If for example they are diagnosed with bi polar
disorder, endometriosis or sciatica where does this …
Eating healthy and living a healthy lifestyle is one of the things that
many people are ignoring these days as life tends to become too busy with
goals, chasing dreams and of course, dealing with day to day stress and
challenges. If you are one of those trying to start living a healthy life, read
on for some steps to help you start eating healthy as well.
Indeed, eating healthy is one of the biggest steps to help you start living
a healthy life. Aside from that, you also need to start an active lifestyle
which is also one of the most ignored elements of living healthy as well.
– Assess your daily routine. This will help you assess how much calories
you will also need to get you going through your daily activities. To start
eating healthy, you need to balanced your diet as well as your metabolism as
well. If you are someone who does a lot
of physical activities during the day, then you may be someone who needs more
calories, but of course, this does not mean that if you are sitting all day in
your office table you can already cut down on your food to stay on your ideal
weight. One purpose of this is to avoid overeating, which is one of the rules
you have to keep in mind to start eating healthy and maintaining a healthy life
– Go for more vegetables and fruits in your diet but don’t eliminate
important food groups. To start eating healthy, you have to increase your
vegetables and fruits and add a variety of them in your diet. A variety of
fruits and vegetables are great sources of a variety of nutrients needed for
your body and you should try to eat a variety …
The way to be
satisfied in life isn’t something tough to do. Somehow, we are just creating
our lives unhappy by the choices we make and in going immediately after what we
assume can make us satisfied. Happiness could come from the simplest hug to a
game of baseball, or a volunteer perform at a charity. Sometimes we just have
to be reminded to take time to take pleasure in what we have to be delighted in
life. I’ve listed right here some items that might be an answer on the best way
to be pleased in life.
1) Never forget to
have a very good laugh. Becoming delighted may very well be as uncomplicated as
getting a fantastic laugh. Never take life also seriously. Get pleasure from a
good joke with pals, with co-workers or with family members. A superb laugh often
radiates a constructive feeling to other persons. Make laughter and joy
dominate your life than your worries.
2) Connect with
nature. Occasionally we just can’t clarify how nature offers us fantastic
power. Take time off your busy life and possess a relaxing day in the beach or
perhaps just a stroll at the park to loosen up and free yourself from worries.
Get oneself out from the anxiety of life just about every now and after that.
3) Love your hobbies
and understand new interests. Go traveling. Break your usual routine by seeing
some other locations and experience their way of life. Do gardening or get
pleasure from a sport. You’ll be able to also try new adventures and just take
the pleasure of experiencing one thing new and refreshing.
4) Discover to control
your anger. We all get angry, but just before our temper requires comprehensive
manage, understand to cool down. There are actually strategies to …
Your hair plays a
vital role in your appearance and so it makes sense to keep it well maintained.
Below you will find some simple hair care tips for guys that will allow you to
keep yours healthy and shiny.
1. Towel drying is one
of the major causes of damage. When it is wet, it is highly vulnerable to
damage. To properly towel dry, shake out the extra water and stroke your hair
in the direction it grows rather than vigorously rubbing it with the towel.
2. Nothing feels
better than a good hot water shower, but it can cause havoc on your hair and
scalp. Very hot water removes much of the essential oil from both and leads to
dryness. Therefore rinsing with luke warm water is better for you.
3. Avoid harmful
chemical treatments because continuous colouring can leave it damaged, dry, and
4. Another hair care
tip for guys is to use a good shampoo and conditioner to keep it clean, add
moisture and elasticity, and make the cuticle smooth enough to shine.
5. Hair is most
susceptible to damage when it is wet. When combing it wet, you should use a
wide-toothed comb and gently work at removing the tangles. Avoid overusing
heating tools such as blow dryers or irons which can dry it out a lot.
6. The condition of
your hair is often a reflection of the overall health of your body. Therefore,
it is recommend that you eat a balanced diet, exercise, drink plenty of water,
get sufficient sleep, and reduce stress in your life. This piece of advice is a
well known tip for guys and girls to have bouncy and healthy hair.
7. Regularly trimming
is advised by most stylists. The only way to remove damaged ends is to …