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Firstly, there is the temporary effect of distorting vision due to the effects of alcohol on the brain. It…

Taking Devil’s Claw for Arthritis3 years ago

Devil’s claw is a plant native to the Kalahari desert in Southern Africa. The only question that…

Solar Energy: A Viable Alternative3 years ago

The practice of harnessing solar energy for heat and light has been around since ancient times in one form or another. This is because they are bright like spaniels and labradors but they are easier to live with because they are not hyperactive.Having…

Grow Your Own Vegetables And Fruit3 years ago

In this day and age, there are lots of people undertaking the task of growing their own vegetables and fruit instead of buying them in the supermarket or greengrocers. It is characterized by nausea and can lead to vomiting. Each year, all these counties compete for a chance to win the Sam Maguire Cup.Gaelic football is an…

Quitting Cigarettes:The Second Part of my Journey2 years ago

Stopping smoking is a journey not an event. Raising your…

Benefits of Hip Replacement3 years ago

As arthritis of the hip is not a life-threatening condition, hip replacement surgery is elective and the hardest part is in deciding whether to have the surgery or not.There are many advantages to having a hip…

Some tips on dog-training3 years ago

When you get a young dog, it is important to spend some time with him so that he becomes easy to live with and a part of your household or family. Psychonutrition is basically the study of…

Practicing the Speech Skill of Listening3 years ago

Listening is an important part of learning and communication. The use of natural medicine is present in every culture but most especially in olden times…

The History of Dogs3 years ago

From earliest times, man has had dogs for a companion. It is otherwise known as motion sickness and is caused by the wrong…

Psychonutrition: Supplements for Mental Health3 years ago

I saw the word psychonutrition in a magazine article recently and thought it was a great term to use for the discipline of optimizing mental health using diet and supplements. It is nearly impossible for others to help someone in such a bubble.

The Importance of Learning to Say No12 months ago

Don’t say Yes when you mean No to avoid resentment. Even if you have specific ideas on how you would like your home to…

2.An over-use of inpatient treatment.

How is Blood Pressure Measured?3 years ago

Everybody has their blood pressure checked at one time or another either in the context of a general medical check-up or because of specific concerns a doctor may have about their health. Throughout history,…

Some Tips on Child-rearing23 months ago

These tips are based on the mistakes I have made in my child-rearing and how to learn from them constructively. They are also used for preparing walls for painting outdoors as they require a lot less…

How to Manage Motion Sickness3 years ago

Travel sickness occurs in children when they are traveling in a train, plane, car, bus or boat. There is a range of blood…

How not to be afraid of panic attacks3 years ago

Panic attack symptoms mimic those of a heart attack or stroke so they are very frightening.They can be a problem in themselves or a symptom of a more general anxiety disorder.Treatment of panic attacks has to be…

Gratitude is the Best Attitude4 months ago

We must cultivate an attitude of gratitude to get o well in life. DIY:Home Improvement Made Easy3 years ago

To undertake a DIY or do-it-yourself project in your home you need a number of things. The current technology of solar energy is in a position to make a significant contribution to the…

Staying Well with Bipolar12 months ago

Bipolar is a chronic,relapsing condition.Those who have it can live a normal life if they take ownership of and responsibility for it so that it doesn’t control their lives.Medication,lifestyle changes and…

Quitting Cigarettes:My Journey so Far2 years ago

For a long time I have promised myself that every packet of cigarettes I bought would be the last one. All animals sleep at some point in a twenty-four hour cycle.Humans are diurnal rather than nocturnal which means that they sleep in the dark and are…

The following is a summary of the eight main reasons why eating…

Alcohol and drug rehabilitation3 years ago

Addictions to drugs and/or alcohol is a common outcome of stress and pressure in one’s life. The hedgehog is one of the first mammals to evolve and is adapted to an insecctivorous,nocturnal lifestyle.Hedgehogs hibernate in…

Stay Healthy with the Right Vitamins3 years ago

The presence of vitamins in food helps to keep us healthy and fit. You will earn respect by saying No sometimes. It is also a good way to relax. As you know, laughter…

The Irish Sense of Humor2 years ago

This hub is a selection of true stories which illustrate that the Irish are blessed with a sense of humor which sustains them through hard times and helps them make the most of good times.

Feverfew:Herbal Medicine for Migraine3 years ago

Feverfew is a perennial plant originating in Southern Europe with medicinal leaves.It can be used to prevent or treat migraine headaches in a reliable,natural,alternative way when it is taken for a continuous period of…

Nature’s Medicine Chest12 months ago

By definition, natural medicine is the use of herbal remedies, natural approaches and traditional practices to cure diseases. Carrying excess weight increases one’s risk of stroke or heart attack. Firstly,well-fed roses have better growth and produce longer-lasting blooms. The fruit of the plant is covered in small claws which is how it got it’s name.At the end of the First World War a German named Mehnert began…

Decluttering your home will declutter your life3 years ago

Getting rid of clutter is essential for good housekeeping because living in a cluttered place drains energy.Make your home easier to live in by following these simple steps to declutter and feel better for your efforts.

Eat well and exercise to be healthy3 years ago

Exercise is essential to keep healthy and have a good quality of life.Eating patterns before and after exercise are essential for getting the balance right between the two.The two basic types are aerobic exercise and…

Affirmations: I love and approve of myself3 years ago

Affirmations are used to develop a positive mindset which in turn has positive effects on our lifestyle.They can be described as the power of positive thinking,helping us to achieve whatever we want out of life.Positive…

Skin cancer:What it is,What to do about it?3 years ago

There are three types of skin cancer-basal cell carcinoma,squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.It is common in fair-skinned people with blue or green eyes.Exposure to ultraviolet light i.e.sunlight is the main cause of…

Decisions & Revisions12 months ago

It is good to be able to make decisions because indecision is uncomfortable. Research into the condition has established that there are two main types of…

The German Shepherd:King of Working Dogs3 years ago

German shepherds have the best temperament of any dog I have ever come across. For good physical and mental health, yoga is practised regularly by many people.

Make Money Online for Newbies3 years ago

Affiliate marketing and freelance writing are two ways for someone new to the internet to make money.The two problems with internet marketing are information overload and aggressive advertising.Data entry is another…

Quotations and Words from the Wise3 years ago

The following is a list of my favorite quotations and short poems that I have found inspiring.If I know the source I will add it but sometimes I don’t.I hope you enjoy reading them and get some inspiration from them as…

Take Time,Make Time,Have Time3 years ago

Time is the great leveller.It is something everyone has in common whether they are rich or poor,young or old,busy or idle.

Decorating:Home Improvement Made Easy3 years ago

Anyone interested in home improvements will appreciate ideas and tips for home decorating in the process of making positive changes to their home. There are some hints and tips here to give you some idea on training…

The development of a recovery…

Vitamins are Good for Your Health3 years ago

Supplementing the diet with vitamins and minerals is one way to maintain a healthy lifestyle.Vitamins and minerals can be taken individually or as a multivitamin supplement. It is a journey of challenge and hope which brings it’s own rewards on a daily basis. To define listening it is necessary to outline…

Aloe Vera: A versatile herbal medicine3 years ago

Aloe vera is a very versatile medicinal plant which is used topically for the treatment of wounds,burns and rashes.It is ingested as a colon cleanser or for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome.It contains many…

Irish Proverbs and Sayings3 years ago

As well as being known for their sense of humor, the Irish have also made a name for themselves with the many sayings, proverbs and blessings that they use. Since then, wind power has not been used in any significant way until…

1.An over-emphasis on the use of the medical model.

Another thing about time is that it is finite.We all have a certain amount of time which…

Fitness and weight loss3 years ago

A balanced diet and a healthy fitness regime are two essential elements when it comes to having a healthy lifespan. My motivation to stop was high but this time I think I have the commitment to STAY quit

Football Fever in Donegal3 years ago

For the first time in twenty years Donegal has reached the All-Ireland final. If you are publishing,you are already successful. Interview performance will…

Vitamins and Minerals For Good Health3 years ago

There are so many vitamin and mineral nutritional supplements that it is worth while finding out more about them before you purchase.Synergy is the key to the right intake of supplements as many vitamins and minerals…

Men:Stay well and Be healthy3 years ago

Women are simply healthier than men.Men are ahead of women in all diseases except Alzheimer’s disease which men simply don’t live long enough to develop.If you get your car serviced regularly why not do the same for…

Mania and Depression in Bipolar Disorder.3 years ago

Bipolar disorder also known as manic-depression is characterised by serious shifts in mood which has implications for energy levels,thinking and behaviour.Mania and depression are the two phases of bipolar but there is…

Bursting the Bubble of Isolation in Mental Illness3 years ago

If one is in a bubble it is difficult to “connect” with other people in any meaningful way so one becomes isolated and withdrawn. This new trend ranges from cultivating a small herb…

How to be a public speaker3 years ago

There is so much to know and say about communication in it’s various forms that the list of talking forums and situations is endless. Read on to find out more.

Hydro Energy: A Viable Alternative3 years ago

Hydro energy is obtained by harnessing the power of falling water for various uses. It has been used effectively since ancient times to run machinery such as waterwheels, turbines and dock cranes. There is a combined or synergistic effect…

Pressure Washers for Outside Cleaning3 years ago

Pressure washers are used extensively for outdoor jobs that require easy cleaning of large areas such as paving and concrete. They are organic substances which are essential in the optimum metabolic function in all systems of our body. Without listening, we cannot learn what we are being taught verbally nor can we have efficient communication. A low metabolic rate means this is done slowly whereas a high metabolism means this transfer of energy occurs quickly. Language can also be divided into language…

Sleep well,live well3 years ago

Having good sleeping habits is known as sleep hygiene.There are six essential things to do to maintain a healthy sleeping pattern as well as some other tips which might help as well..

In many circumstances it is surely best that we don’t give in to the option of “oneuppersonship” because so many people have an axe to…

The Benefits Of Orthodontic Treatment3 years ago

Orthodontic treatment straightens and aligns teeth along with promoting optimal growth of the jaw.It helps to bring teeth,jaws and lips into better alignment with each other..Mouth-breathing,abnormal dental occlusion…

Some top tips for Job Interviews3 years ago

Preparing for and attending an interview is challenging for the potential employee.Find out about the employer and research what skills are necessary for the job in advance of the interview. Although alternative therapy has a lot to offer as I have…

Definition of RGP Contact Lenses3 years ago

The main feature of rigid gas-permeable lenses is that even though they are made of hard plastic they allow oxygen to pass through them which is important for the health of the cornea of the contact lens user.Many…

A Hub for Hubbers:Traffic3 years ago

What motivates you to be here?You want the elusive opportunity of earning revenue from your hubs and to be a successful writer at the same time. There is no “how-to” manual but we do our best to learn as we go along

Get real;we only have one life2 years ago

We only have one life-that is the reason we have to make the most of it. Secondly, healthier roses are better at resisting disease.

Mulching roses has many benefits. This combination resuIts in an infection from the cold symptoms while the flu virus causes other symptoms, The treatment…

The Dangers of Modern Medicine3 years ago

There is a lot of money spent by pharmaceutical companies and others on advertising the benefits of modern medicine.Consequently,a lot of negative information on the subject does not reach the public domain.Although…

A History of Irish Whiskey3 years ago

Another name for Irish whiskey is uisce beatha which means water of life.In olden times it was a liqueur and following this it was drunk by the upper classes in Ireland.An illegal form of alcohol called poteen was…

A Collection of Irish Jokes3 years ago

I am a firm believer that a sense of humor is the best gift to have and it is especially important to be able to laugh at ourselves.So without further ado,here is a selection of jokes that I have heard along the journey…

Boost your metabolism the easy way3 years ago

Metabolism is defined as the rate at which the human body consumes calories and energy. This is a short-term consequence, occurring mainly during…

Mind Matters for Positive Mental Health3 years ago

A wholesome,gentle discipline is a much better way of dealing with the challenge of maintaining positive mental health than struggling and fighting a losing battle against it.

The Myth of Male/Female Roles3 years ago

We are all stereotyped in male/female roles to some extent or another and those roles have a negative impact on our environment.We can all be the best we can be-here’s how

How to Benefit from Meditation12 months ago

It is said that meditation can enhance physical health,help deal with stress and assist one to deal with chronic pain.Other benefits include an improved sleeping pattern as well as feeling happier and more at…

Nonfluency and Stuttering in Children3 years ago

Fluency problems are just one type of speech and language impairment which occur in children.In some children, nonfluency may be a part of normal language development or may be the beginning of a stammer which the child…

Why do Different People Need Different Amounts of Sleep?3 years ago

Sleeping is something that is common to all animals, including humans. Indeed, every culture has their share of proverbs which are…

Wind Power:A Renewable Source of Energy3 years ago

Wind has been used for energy in the past by sailing ships which used wind to propel the ship along in the absence of any other fuels available. First of all, you need a plan of what you are going to do so you can focus on the job in hand. They occur naturally in the food we…

Lose weight the Healthy Way3 years ago

mproving awareness of the risks of obesity is one way of tackling this problem. It also causes high blood pressure and cancer as well as being…

Feeding and mulching roses3 years ago

There are two main reasons for feeding roses. For example, people communicate on television talk shows, in conversations,on…

A Hub for Hubbers:Content3 years ago

It looks to me that the hubs that get most views are those which are of a general nature and the most successful hubbers are those who write content for the readers rather than what they would prefer to write themselves…

A Selection of Irish Jokes3 years ago

The Irish are well-known for their sense of humor and especially for their ability to laugh at themselves.Here is a selection of Irish jokes, designed to make you laugh, giggle or at least smile. It is positive however that there is now an understanding of issues of dependency and these addictions can now be…

What is Language?3 years ago

A definition of language which is quite comprehensive is the use of a system of words which people in the same country,community or cultural tradition have in common. This hub explores what we need to do to achieve these things and how to redress the balance when we don’t have them

How to Eat More Fiber in Your Diet3 years ago

There is plenty of research into the benefits of eating enough fiber but a lot of people still don’t eat enough of it to maintain optimal health.

History of Terrorism in Ireland and the United Kingdom12 months ago

To understand the history of terrorism in Northern Ireland, it is necessary to provide a history of when it started and how it evolved.This phase of Irish/UK history is known as “the Troubles” and started in…

Colds and Flu in Children3 years ago

It is common for flu and cold to occur together in their attack on a child’s immune system. The next thing you need are…

Keep Your Heart Healthy3 years ago

Exercise,healthy eating and managing stress are three essential things to do to maintain good health.Get some tips for each of these three areas and be on the way to a healthier lifestyle.

Research on the Causes of High Blood Pressure3 years ago

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension is a common risk factor in the occurrence of strokes and the development of heart disease. Read on for more on this topic.

The Benefits of Echinacea3 years ago

Echinacea is a member of the daisy family and includes a variety of flowering plants native to North America.Echinacea is also known as the purple coneflower.It blooms throughout the Summer and is used as a herbal…

Mental Health Care:A New Approach3 years ago

The problem with traditional mental health care which is currently being addressed is twofold:

Arbitrage betting:a good approach for gamblers3 years ago

Arbitrage is a betting system that works well in sporting events where there are only two possible outcomes eg.tennis and boxing.It is also commonly used in horse-racing using the difference in odds between two…

Effectiveness of Alternative Medicine for Osteoarthritis3 years ago

Osteoarthritis is a condition caused by degeneration of the joints which can lead to loss of cartilage.Although there are various alternative remedies reported to be used effectively by osteoarthritis sufferers the…

Live to Learn;Learn to Live22 months ago

We all have basic human needs for companionship and/or contentment. To find out more,read on…

Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder 3 years ago

Bipolar disorder,previously known as manic depression is a psychiatric condition characterized by serious shifts in mood,thinking,energy and behaviour. We must see the glass as half-full instead of half-empty and always remember it is refillable. Treatment of bipolar involves medication,therapy,lifestyle changes…

How Alcohol Affects Your Eyes3 years ago

It is clear that alcohol affects your eyes in many ways. In the beginning, the dog protected it’s master from attacks from wild animals as well as guarding his livestock.In social evolutionary terms, it is true to…

Ten Top Tips to deal with slugs and snails3 years ago

Slugs and snails are a real headache for the gardener because they do so much damage to plants.They are similar except for the fact that a snail has a shell and a slug doesn’t.There are many ways of disposing of them in…

The Dangers of Alternative Medicine3 years ago

Alternative medicine (also known as natural medicine) is an umbrella term for disciplines such as aromatherapy, acupuncture, homeopathy, herbal medicine etc. It is also necessary to be able to change our minds to be flexible instead of stubborn. We all deserve freedom from smoking.Stop smoking before it stops you!

The Hedgehog:Organic Pest Control3 years ago

The hedgehog is the gardener’s friend as it is a natural predator of common garden pests. They are both different elements of a good lifestyle. For example, someone could eat very well but have…

How to Benefit from Yoga3 years ago

Yoga increases the health of the body by the use of different postures. There are thirty-two counties in Ireland

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