Throwback Thursday Health

Throwback Thursday – Health: The Backwards Era When Doctors Promoted Smoking

August 27, 2015

Today’s Throwback Health Thursday is dedicated to the 1946 marketing campaign of Camel cigarettes when doctors were actually used to promote the habit of lighting up. I find this pretty shocking because this advert tells anyone looking at it back then, that smoking is perfectly okay because your doctor does it. Doctors who we look to for the correct health advice. It is these kinds of adverts that have played a role in making smoking what it is today; hard to phase out. Camel were not the only brand to use doctors and health professionals to promote their cigarettes, as Old Gold Cigarettes once used the slogan; “Ask your dentist why Old Golds are better for the teeth.” Better for teeth?! They definitely are not…

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Healthy & Tasty Recipes

My Gut Health Boosting No Lettuce Chickpea Salad Recipe

August 24, 2015

Stop right there! Do not click off because you simply read the word ‘salad’. As this salad recipe is most definitely not like all the others out there in recipe land (I promise)! My salad recipe here is not boring and stuffed with reams of lettuce for starters. So much lettuce that you can hardly see any of the other ingredients in there. This is my worst kind of salad I am describing here but today I want to share with you my favourite kind of salad to make that is quick to make, super filling and super tasty too! Make Friends With Your Good Gut Bacteria Every ingredient in this salad contains lots of fibre, and this is the part that helps to boost…

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Drug Free Mental Health Solutions

Redwings Horse Sanctuary: Respite From Life’s Craziness

August 20, 2015

  If you want to achieve great mental health; start spending time with animals. Seriously, I can’t begin to put into words just how much my anxiety levels dropped in the years I have had my rescue animals. And what good would my blog be if we failed to address ways to boost mental health naturally? Which stats now show 1 in 4 people will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of the year, with anxiety being one of the most prevalent even though it is still under reported. In a previous post I mentioned how attending mindful mediation classes has helped me to cope with life better and further reduce my anxiety which spiked majorly after giving birth, and today…

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