Heartburn in fact has nothing to do with the “heart” but is a burning pain in the oesophagus and stomach, often accompanied by nausea and anxiety which affects many South Africans every day. Causes vary from being overweight to diet, being pregnant or to an hiatus hernia. Whatever the cause is, heartburn is one of the most annoying and uncomfortable digestive ailments which countless people seek help for.
Heartburn occurs when the digestive acids in the stomach are pushed up by gases into the oesophagus causing a burning sensation, abdominal pain and discomfort. Natural remedies are a great and inexpensive way to treat heartburn, particularly in pregnancy as many conventional medicines are off limits.
If you’re suffering from neck, shoulder and upper back problems and possibly arm pain requiring repeated therapy that has not corrected the problem, this could very possibly be related to an underlying disorder of the small intestine, large intestine or general digestive system – each of which has its own life flow of energy which is called a meridian. Each of these meridians channels energy along its own unique path around the body. Should a meridian’s related organ be disordered, the path of the meridian may also, in turn, show signs of such disorder – such as neck, shoulder, upper back or arm pain or tension.
Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, pets can suffer from bad breath. This may be an indication of some important underlying issues your pet could have and can be unpleasant for the owner. We have a look at a few natural remedies which you can use in order to help put the freshness back into your pet’s smile.
Ticks and fleas are without doubt the most annoying and dangerous parasites for pets, especially dogs. Ticks can give rise to ‘tick worry’, transmit diseases to dogs, and may also bite and transmit diseases to the owners of the dogs. Fleas cause intense irritation in healthy dogs, flea-bite allergies in sensitised dogs and are the intermediate hosts of the larval stage of the dog tapeworm, Dipylidium caninum. This tapeworm may also infect humans, and especially children.
5 Common Post-Holiday Ailments and the Natural Remedies to help
Most people can’t wait until December, where holidays, celebrations and relaxation are all something to look forward to. But some view it with a little trepidation as overindulgence, lack of sleep and too many office parties signal heartburn, fatigue and a variety of other ailments come January and the start of a New Year. We have a look at a few ailments and the natural remedies to use to help you through…
Travelling with your pooch, leaving them behind with petsitters, fireworks, music, lights, parties and more, particularly over the festive season all cause our beloved pets much anxiety. There are, however a few tried and trusted natural remedies that will help to ease the stress that pets undergo at this time of year. We have chosen a few below:
Sleepless nights, wrestling to dress a toddler, rushing to fetch, carry, pack lunch, calm a fever, kiss a knee better, make appointments, meet teachers, wash the dishes, feed the dogs and in between all that somehow earn a living… no wonder women (and men) of today are tired and burnt out.
Here is a list of a few natural remedies that can help to ease the burden…
If you have ever suffered from sleep disorders, you will know how all-encompassing it is. It affects everything in your day from energy levels to concentration ability. It also seems that the older we get, the harder it is to enjoy a good night’s sleep. However, help is at hand in the form of natural remedies – here are a few…
Most parents you speak to who have children of school going age will probably tell you that their children seem to constantly be sick. Whether it’s tummy bugs, snotty noses, recurrent flus, constant coughing or just general ill-health, many parents seem to be fighting the same battle and are exhausted by it.
There are however several natural remedies and solutions you can use to boost your child’s immune system, here are a few:
Hayfever also known as Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis, must be one of the most annoying negative effects of spring. For hayfever sufferers, not only is it annoying but in extreme cases can also be quite debilitating. There are however a variety of natural remedies that can do wonders to minimise or even eliminate the symptoms of hayfever. These include: