Our daily protein requirement is really a need for Amino Acids. Dietary Amino Acids are classified as “essential” or “non-essential”. Essential Amino Acids (Histidine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, Tryptophan and Valine) cannot be manufactured by the body and must be supplied in the diet or ill-health results. The non-essential Amino Acids are also essential for health, but can be synthesised in the body from the essential Amino Acids. Both the essential and non-essential Amino Acids are reassembled as hormones, enzymes, neurotransmitters (chemical messengers), antibodies and nutrient carriers.
Calendula really is one of the most healing botanicals around! For centuries, midwives and mothers alike have used Calendula to heal all manner of skin conditions in babies like nappy rash, eczema, cradle cap, and minor cuts and grazes. Recent research suggests that the fragrant essential oil found in Calendula has an SPF (sun protection factor) of approximately 14.84, what a bonus!
There are many beautiful plants in natures kingdom, some strikingly beautiful, some velvety soft, and intricately structured but none matching the all round sweetness of the White Mallow plant -Althea officinalis L. (Althea) with its pale pinkish blossoms and velvety leaves. The delicate skin that a baby is born in will only reach a structure and strength similar to that of adult skin by the age of three. So a child’s barrier system to the world is much more fragile. That skin is the child’s physical boundary to the world through which they sense and feel what is around them. Thus the medicinal plants best suited to babies and children are essentially protective
Infertility is so often looked at as a woman’s problem. But in fact, when a couple are struggling to conceive, around half of these issues are the result of male fertility problems. These issues can often be addressed by changes to the male’s lifestyle that will support sperm production, motility and quality. Men around the globe need to take control of their own fertility, unfortunately many men do not, they bury their heads into the sand and pretend that they do not have a need to be tested nor take a Vitamin / Antioxidant supplement that will help not only their chances of a successful pregnancy but also a healthy happy baby as an end result.
The more you look after hair naturally the longer it says healthy, however women especially use harsh stripping shampoos, add conditioners and treatment products that coat the hair with synthetic silicon to make it shine, add volume, straighten, define curls or texture. Add to this the impact of colouring, hair driers and straighteners and it becomes obvious why people have to continue to wash and condition their hair more and more frequently. It has lost its natural resilience and is now chemical dependant. A new healthy approach is to reduce washing and conditioning and nurture the scalp so it becomes a healthy place for hair to grow, much like watering and caring for a plant to produce beautiful flowers.
There are literally hundreds of diet programs that claim to be the answer to the Western world’s weight problems and we’re constantly bombarded with new reports of a ‘wonder’ diet ‘worthy’ of trying to help us lose excess weight. However, a successful weight loss program must be consistent with all four cornerstones of good health: a nutritious diet, adequate exercise, a positive mental attitude and the right support for the body through natural supplementation measures. Lean more about each of these aspects of healthy weight loss.