Health Tips

Elderflower Cordial

At the end of May / beginning of June, elder comes into flower. It is a great medicinal plant but also makes a tasty, refreshing summer drink.

Follow my step by step instructions to make this delicious elderflower cordial. This recipe makes 2 - 3 litres of cordial.
  1. Pick about 20 elderflower heads. If they are small you might want to pick a few more. Picking elderflowers
2. In the biggest pan you have, put 1.5 litres of water and 2.5kg of sugar. Put on a very low heat to help dissolve the sugar in the water. It …

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Spring Sneezes

It's that time of year again, when the pollen count starts to increase, your nose and eyes start itching and you're sneezing as if you have the 'flu from hell. Yes, it's hayfever season!

But don't despair. All month on Facebook  and twitter I will be sharing some tips on how to beat the spring sneezes.

Some people find a spoonful a day of natural local honey relieves hayfever‬. It is thought that ingesting local allergens helps build immunity. There isn't much scientific evidence to back this but…

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Gurgling Gertrude

Digestive issues can range from the minor (but embarrassing) to life threatening.

While home help can improve some of the more embarrassing issues it's important to be able to recognise when it's time to seek professional help.

Constipation and diarrhoea are illnesses in their own right but can be signs of more serious illness. If your symptoms have lasted for more than 3 days, it could be time to see your healthcare professional.

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