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The survival guide to camping

by Felicity Mann, on 31 October 2016, Health, Herbal Remedies, Summer Health
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Camping can often be a challenging experience, especially when it comes to knowing what to pack, where you should make camp and the best way to avoid being eaten alive by the local insect population. Here I talk about the essential dos and don’ts camping, from what you should be doing beforehand to prepare for your trip, to the must-have equipment that you should always bring with you.

Your survival guide to camping

Whether you’re a fan of the great outdoors or a curious amateur, camping can be a challenging and demanding experience, requiring a great deal of planning, patience and fortitude. Arguably, camping is definitely not for everyone, especially if you’re fond of the simple pleasures in life, like a Wi-Fi connection and indoor plumbing. However, the benefits and rewards ultimately outweigh the difficulties, and many skeptics have been converted to camping over the years. Continue reading >

Tired legs in the morning?

by Katie Chambers, on 30 September 2016, Circulation, Heavy legs, Herbal Remedies
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Most of us expect to wake up in the morning feeling refreshed and well-rested – but for many this isn’t the case. We often wake up feeling irritable, groggy or unwell – but today I want to talk about why you might be waking up with tired, heavy legs.

The term ‘tired legs’ often includes feelings of heaviness, stiffness or a dull ache. I explain some of the common causes of this symptom, as well as the steps you can take to manage it. Continue reading >

What diseases do mosquitoes carry?

by Felicity Mann, on 26 September 2016, Health, Herbal Remedies, Skin care, Summer Health
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Mosquitoes are infamous for carrying a range of deadly and dangerous diseases and are able to transmit them to humans with little to no difficulty. In this article, I address the most common illnesses carried by mosquitoes, describes their symptoms, and offers practical advice about what to do if you are bitten.

What are mosquitoes?

It’s not for nothing that the mosquito has earned the moniker, ‘most dangerous animal on the planet.’ Other ferocious beasts like sharks or alligators might be able to physically rip you to pieces, but the mosquito has a far more efficient way of doing things. The mosquito can bring you down from the inside.

Every year, this little bug infects millions of people with a whole host of unpleasant and sometimes Continue reading >

Symptoms of a mosquito bite

by Felicity Mann, on 23 September 2016, Health, Herbal Remedies, Summer Health
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The symptoms of a mosquito bite are often mild, superficial and easy to treat. However, in some instances certain symptoms can be a sign of a weakened immune system, or even a side effect of a more serious health condition. Here, I describe the symptoms of a mosquito bite, discusses what should be considered mild, moderate and sever, and advises when you should consult your doctor. Continue reading >

Camping in hot weather

by Felicity Mann, on 23 September 2016, Health, Herbal Remedies, Summer Health
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Camping can be difficult, especially if you are constantly exhausted by the scorching weather or find yourself unable to cope with the stuffy conditions inside your own tent. In this page, I discuss the do’s and don’ts of camping during a heat wave and make suggestions about essential items that every camper should pack. Continue reading >