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Regular Stretching is so good for you – here is one of my favourites!

If you spend a lot of time at a computer, behind the steering wheel, cooking, washing, basically doing anything with your arms, then this is the stretch for you!

It helps to relieve the tightness in the front of the shoulders (the pec major muscles on the chest) & helps to improve chronic postural issues – like “Upper Crossed Syndrome” & “Forward Head Posture” – which can be major contributors to headaches & neck pain.

I like to hold each of the 3 positions for exactly 30 seconds, so the set will take 90 seconds total. And I repeat it each time I make a cup of tea – while waiting for the kettle to boil.

Try it out – you’re going to love it! Just remember that a good stretch will feel slightly uncomfortable but never painful. If it hurts, you’ve pushed it too far and need to back off a little.

Happy stretching! 😃



This is the recipe for what I do when the ants invade – I’ve tried so many things but this is very simple, non-toxic & really works:

400ml white vinegar
100ml water (approx)
15ml dish liquid (1 metric Tablespoon)
5 drops cinnamon bark essential oil
5 drops clove bud essential oil
5 drops peppermint essential oil
A 500ml sprayer bottle

1) Pour 400ml white vinegar into the spray bottle
2) Pour 15ml dish liquid into a (30ml size) shot glass, add the essential oils, mix together well with a toothpick or matchstick
3) Add 15ml water to the shot glass & mix well, then pour into the vinegar spray bottle
4) Add the remainder of the water, put the sprayer lid onto the bottle & shake well to mix together

1) Spray the ants liberally with the mix making sure that the sprayer has a fine mist
2) Leave for about 30 seconds – spritz again if any start moving
3) Wipe up the dead ants with paper towels, put them into a plastic bag, tie it well & straight into the trash outside

– Be careful not to leave the sprayed mix sitting for long periods on plastics or varnished/painted surfaces – you can wipe it off with a damp cloth if need be – even try a test patch in an inconspicuous area prior to letting loose on the ants
– The vinegar & dish detergent will kill the ants
– The essential oils will deter other ants & prevent them from following the trail that the previous ants left
– The dish detergent helps to disperse the essential oils evenly throughout the vinegar & water mix – so that they don’t just sit on the surface, as essential oils have a tendency to do
– I also use this mix in the shower to deter mould
– Find the entry point & seal it so that they can’t get in – they may find another way in but you can repeat the process & they just give up

If you don’t have the essential oils for my recipe, you could also make a decoction of clove buds & cinnamon sticks with an infusion of peppermint leaves in the original base formula. Just put the ingredients (minus the peppermint leaves) into a small saucepan on the stove & bring it to a light boil, turn it down to a very low simmer for about 10min then turn off the heat & add the peppermint leaves. Stir well, put the lid on the saucepan, and leave it to cool down to room temp. When completely cooled (to room temp), strain out the herbs & pour into your spray bottle. Don’t forget to add the dish detergent now, it helps the vinegar to kill the ants. You may have less than 500ml because of evaporation, but it will still work.

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TOXIC ALUMINIUM: Our World Is Filled With It…

Aluminium is everywhere but that does NOT mean that it's safe...

Aluminium is everywhere but that does NOT mean that it’s safe…

Toxic Aluminium and Some Sources

Toxic Aluminium and Some Sources

“Extensive researches on every aspect of aluminum toxicity for the last 35 years proved that the metal should NOT be taken as safe. In spite of persistent arguments, it is well accepted that aluminum is a potent neurotoxicant.”

Citation: P. Nayak: Perinatal Toxicity Of Aluminum. The Internet Journal of Toxicology. 2006 Volume 3 Number 1. DOI: 10.5580/1f04


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LYME DISEASE: On the Rise & Wearing a Disguise…

HEALING LYME: A Book by Stephen Buhner

Despite Centers for Disease Control estimates that only 20,000 new Lyme disease infections occur each year, the true figure, as Harvard medical school researchers have found, nearly approaches 200,000. Symptoms run from mild lethargy to severe arthritis to incapacitating mental dysfunction. And despite medical pronouncements to the contrary, extensive research has found that tests for the disease are not very reliable and antibiotics are only partially effective; up to 35 percent of those infected will not respond to treatment or will relapse. The spirochetes that cause Lyme are stealth pathogens – they can hide within cells or alter their form so that antibiotics cannot affect them. Lyme disease is, in fact, a potent, emerging epidemic disease for which technological medicine is only partially effective. “Healing Lyme” examines the leading, scientific research on Lyme infection, its tests and treatments, and outlines the most potent herbal medicines and supplements that offer help either alone or in combination with antibiotics for preventing and healing the disease. It is the essential guide to Lyme infection and its treatment.

The book is available in Australia from Booktopia – here…

RESVERATROL: Humble Healthfood Store Tablet Packs a Punch…

Life Extension Magazine:   Resveratrol Combats Leading Causes of Death

A 2010 international conference found that resveratrol operates via twelve key mechanisms to combat five of the ten leading age-related causes of death in the US.

Studies released since that time further clarify and amplify the power of resveratrol to prevent, and in some cases reverse, the biological changes associated with chronic disease and aging. Compelling evidence is now available for resveratrol’s ability to favorably modulate factors implicated in the onset of heart disease, cancer, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes.

Read the full article here…

INFLAMMATION: Quelling the Fire Within…

managing inflammation naturally and effectively

The term inflammation is derived from the latin ‘inflammare’ which means ‘to set on fire’! Inflammation can easily be identified by redness, heat and swelling (most often, but not exclusively, with accompanying pain). Many common conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and autoimmune conditions are chronic inflammatory conditions. The exposure of cells and tissues to chronic inflammation causes significant damage and if left unresolved causes cellular impairment and loss of functional tissue, not to mention the associated pain.

Our friends at Nutrimedicine have put together this Patient Handout, to explain a little more about it & what you can do: Click here to view the PDF…


HERBS FOR HEALTH: Bacopa – Stress, Memory & More…

Brahmi Tablets

BRAHMI: (Bacopa Monnieri) Sheer Brilliance!

BACOPA: Memory Enhancing Herb With Anti-Anxiety Action

BRAHMI: Known for its beneficial actions on brain, memory, mental deficiency, Alzheimer’s disease, learning skills, anxiety, depression, stress, epilepsy and ADHD children.

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MSM: Natural Health Supplement for Muscles, Joints, Skin & More…

MSM: Plethora of Health Benefits

MSM: A Plethora of Natural Health Benefits - Food for Thought

A Basic Essential Nutrient Needed Now, More than Ever Before

Methylsulfonylmethane is a relatively new dietary supplement form of sulfur that is found in our living tissues. MSM supports healthy connective tissues like tendons, ligaments, and muscle. Thus, it is important in conditions such as arthritis, muscle pains/strains, bursitis, etc.

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