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10 tips & tricks for coping with an enlarged prostate

by Dr. Jen Tan, on 23 March 2015, BPH / Enlarged Prostate
Gents Toilet sign

An enlarged prostate (BPH) can be an annoying and often disruptive condition. Not only can it keep you awake at night, with numerous trips to the toilet, it can be an embarrassing problem during the day too, such as during long road trips or meetings. Continue reading >

10 ways to keep your nails in tip-top condition

by Annmarie, on 18 March 2015, Beauty, Bodycare, Nail care
Beauty_Nail Care

Got your hair care and skin care regime sorted? What about your nails? They need your attention too…

In my opinion, nothing ruins an outfit or an impression quite like unflattering, unsightly brittle nails, dry cuticles and ghastly chipped nail varnish. Healthy, well manicured nails always make a good impression and can really complete your look. But if you are prone to weak nails which break or spilt often, it’s little wonder they are kept hidden in gloves or stuffed into your pockets and not shown off! Continue reading >

Alfred Vogel’s Love of Nature: Caring for babies in the nursery

by Annmarie, on 11 March 2015, Alfred Vogel's Love of Nature
Seedling of Echinacea purpurea

Last month our Love of Nature series explored the importance of our compost and preparing our soil, this month its all about caring for our new seedlings!

March is the month when we bring on seedlings in our greenhouse. Everyone who has ever grown their own plants knows the excitement (often out of all proportion to the size of the tiny sprout) that they feel when a minute green frond starts to unfurl from the carefully tended soil. Imagine that excitement multiplied by several thousands as our specially selected seeds start to show their colours. Continue reading >

Worst foods for an enlarged prostate

by Dr. Jen Tan, on 23 February 2015, BPH / Enlarged Prostate, Men's health
Egg Characters

What you eat can have a big influence on the health of your prostate. While some foods can help reduce the risk of developing an enlarged prostate (BPH), as well as lessen the severity of the symptoms, there are others which can actually aggravate your symptoms.

The more inflammation present in your body generally, the more likely you are to have inflammation in the prostate, so avoiding or limiting certain foods which trigger an inflammatory response is a good place to start, as well as staying clear of food and drinks which irritate the bladder and cause frequent urination. Continue reading >

Alfred Vogel’s Love of Nature: The best compost in the world

by Annmarie, on 10 February 2015, Alfred Vogel's Love of Nature
Urban Fecker holds the valuable compost in his hands, which become used as dung in the garden.

Last month our Alfred Vogel’s Love of Nature series explored the ploughing and planning stages which happen in January, this month the next step is to apply the compost…

Never shake the hand of an eager composter – they may just have been delving into the depths of their favourite compost heap to see if it feels ready to use. Continue reading >