Our health and immune systems are often compromised at this time of year for various reasons such as dehydration, overindulgence, change of our normal sleep patterns, depression and loneliness, as well as exposure to other sick people around you.
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Digestive Disorders include anything that causes pain or discomfort stemming from our digestive system. This includes conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Reflux (GERD), Celiac Disease, Chrones Disease, Ulcers, Haemorrhoids, Constipation and more.
Tonsillitis is one of the most awful infections for young children and adults. Swallowing, eating and drinking is almost impossible and with it generally comes a massive fever, pain and inflammation. Any mom will know that with Tonsillitis around, a good nights sleep is almost impossible.
If you ask any parent they will tell you that their child having a fever is one of the most worrying conditions and usually means an underlying infection which should be treated immediately. Getting the fever down as soon as possible however is important to reduce the child being uncomfortable or becoming dehydrated. If the child is under 5 months old, a doctor should be called immediately. Taking your child to a professional healthcare provider when they have a fever is the first port of call, however if you are unable to at that particular time, there are a few home remedies for fever in children that you can try in the interim.
ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and ADD (attention deficit disorder) can create a variety of problems for children both at school as well as at home. It is often also difficult for these children to be understood by their peers and teachers and they may struggle to learn at school. By asking a few questions you should be able to identify whether your child may need further intervention and possible diagnosis of ADD and ADHD.
Anxiety is unfortunately a very common problem in our chaotic and busy lives. Not managing anxiety levels correctly can lead to a host of other health issues such as high blood pressure, heart problems, low immunity and various others. Anxiety and stress are catalysts for more severe health issues and therefore needed to be treated as a priority.
Winter (especially in the dry Highveld) really takes its toll on our skin. The constant exposure to heaters and outside cold air as well as drinking too little water often wreaks havoc with our skin, especially on the face. We take a look at a few great natural home remedies for dry skin disorders:
Headaches are one of the most common ailments that people suffer with on a day to day basis. The causes will vary and may include stress, poor diet and lack of water. By using a few natural remedies for headaches to help ease the pain, you should be back to yourself in no time at all. However if headaches persist it’s wise to seek the advice of a healthcare professional.
Some great home remedies for colds & flu
Eugenie Rowson speaks to Africa on Radio 702’s Best of Weekend Breakfast show on Saturday 18th June about natural home remedies for coughs and other alternatives that can fight colds and flu without breaking the bank balance.