12 Tips on How to Deal with Brain Fog


12 tips on dealing with brain fogDo you sometimes wake up with a feeling that you have cotton wool in your brain? I do, quite often. Most people call it “brain fog”. On such days I just simply feel like the life is being sucked out of me, slowly. On days like these, I would give up my breakfast, lunch and dinner to help it go away.


Is it only me who suffers from brain fog?


Apparently, I am not alone (which is somehow good to know). There are many people who go through such days. Apart from lack of clarity, other symptoms of brain fog include:


  • Forgetfulness
  • Lack of concentration
  • Irritability
  • Feeling sleepy
  • Lack of energy
  • Nausea
  • Feeling stressed
  • Sleep issues.


Top 10 Natural Cold & Flu Remedies

It’s February, and we are in the middle of a flu epidemic. Last week I started feeling weak. I think it was caused by a combination of stress, fatigue and poor sleep. When I had the flu last year I had it really bad, with severe bronchitis and months of trying to clear the remains of it. This time I decided to take no chances and started taking precautionary measures early. By the way, I wrote a blog post about natural remedies for the cold season a few years ago which you may also want to take a look at. This is an updated version of it.



8 Simple Tips to Help Beat Seasonal Depression

8 simple ways to beat seasonal depression

In my previous post I have mentioned SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder – also called “seasonal depression”) and fatigue briefly as the cause for feeling uninspired. I might be one of the people who feels the effects of this aptly named condition which range from feeling tired and uninspired to downright sad. Isn’t it why the abbreviation for it is so telling?



In Search of Inspiration…


In search of inspirationI have been sitting here staring at the title of this blog post not knowing what I am going to say. I know that I want to write about it, but am feeling stuck… It’s as if I need inspiration to write about inspiration! Have you ever felt this way? What have you done about it? And have you done anything but succumb to feeling low and uninspired, ready to give up? Has there been a trigger for it?


It’s the end of the year. December and January are widely believed to be some of the most difficult months for many people. For some people it’s basic things like lack of warmth in the house when it’s cold outside – simply because they have to make a hard choice between eating and keeping warm. For others it’s relationship issues, a business not going well, an unsatisfying job or lack of social interaction.


While December brings excitement in anticipation of Christmas, January is the month when credit card bills start arriving. It is also a month of bitter cold, little sun and endless nights. I have read somewhere that January is the month of divorce and separation, and sadly – a sharp rise in homicide and suicide. It is also a season when depression hits many people. I wrote about it some time ago, and about natural alternatives to antidepressants.



Mineral Healing Workshops – Part 2. History of Mineral Healing. How Minerals Are Used Today.



I would like to let you know that I have restarted streaming Mineral Healing workshops on my @mineraltherapies page on Facebook. Here is the recording of the workshop.


In part 2 I talk about the history of mineral use for health both by humans and animals. I am also talking about how salts, muds, clays, zeolite and diatomaceous earth are being used today – in health, beauty, agriculture and other areas. Please leave any questions you may have in the ‘comments’ area, and let your friedns and family know about it.



How Toxins Make Us Fat & What We Can Do about It

How toxins make us fat and what to do about itThe fact that toxins make us fat has been proven many times. Toxicity and obesity are directly connected with each other, which is one of the reasons so many people struggle with weight loss.


The fast growth in the rate of obesity and type II diabetes in the past few decades has prompted scientists to look into possible causes which extend beyond diet and exercise. Various scientific research experiments have been conducted to establish the link, with very interesting results.


How toxins make us fat


Here is some more data which can be used as proof that exposure to environmental toxins is closely linked to obesity and type II diabetes:


“Surviving in a Toxic World” – Book Coming Out Soon

I have been quietly working on my new book – “Surviving in a Toxic World”. I thought I should keep it to myself until the book was published, but then decided to share it with you – both to keep myself on track and also to let you know what was coming. The subject is too important to my heart and too urgent to procrastinate with it. I will explain why it is urgent shortly.


Surviving in a Toxic World


What is the book about?


25 Health Benefits of Transdermal Magnesium Therapy

Transdermal Magnesium Therapy - Health BenefitsTransdermal Magnesium Therapy is not a new thing. It has been around for quite some time. Dr Mark Sircus wrote an excellent book on the subject – named “Transdermal Magnesium Therapy”.Dr Carolyn Dean and many other authors have also described in detail benefits and applications of magnesium salts for health and vitality.

Magnesium is the 4th most abundant mineral in the body. Without it:

  • 300+ body processes would be impossible.
  • Our cells could not produce energy without magnesium.
  • Toxins would not get eliminated. Bones and teeth could not be formed.
  • Our heart and muscles would simply go into spasm.
  • The food we eat could not get converted into energy.


Quick & Easy Home Remedies for Constipation

Are you constipated? Read on…

We all get occasional problems with constipation. Most of us keep it to ourselves, being so embarrassed that we don’t even ask for help when it is needed. Let me address the “embarrassment” factor first though. If we look at our stool movements as a natural process which happens in our body in order to keep us alive, we will be able to see that there is nothing embarrassing about it at all.


This is not to say that we should broadcast it to the world, but taking the “embarrassment” out of the subject means that we can discuss it without going red in the face, at least with health professionals. It is a lot easier to treat constipation when at an early stage – by simply adjusting our water intake and nutrition, than using prescription medicines.



Magnesium Salts for Chronic and Acute Back Pain

Magnesium salts for chronic and acute back painUsing magnesium salts for chronic and acute back pain has been a subject of discussions and research for a long time. There is no arguing that replacing medications with natural treatments and remedies could save many people from sometimes horrible side-effects which come with taking pain-killers, sometimes very strong.


Back pain affects most people at some point in their lives. In many cases, it has simpe reasons, such as a muscle strain (commonly known as a pulled muscle), ligament or tendon injury, or a herniated intervertebral (“slipped”) disk which may press on nearby nerves causing acute pain.


Back pain that lasts for more than 2 or 3 months is considered chronic. Chronic back pain may have a number of causes, most common of which could be an old injury or degenerative disease (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis etc).



20 Tips to Help Prevent Heavy Metal Toxicity & Radiation

The industrial progress, with all its indisputable benefits, has brough about a lot of challenges to the environment and human health. Chemicals containing heavy metals are being used in oil and ore extraction, electronic goods, car fuel, cigarettes, medicines and even household products. This has created ample conditions for heavy metal toxicity in all areas of our life.


What is a heavy metal? 


Some use the atomic weight to identify it, while others base the name of the element valency (ability to bind other chemical elements). The majority of researchers who write about heavy metal toxicity define any metal which is dangerous to human health in small amounts as heavy. Heavy metal toxicity can arise from acute or prolonged exposure to certain substances which contain heavy metals. I found a good reference table of symptoms which you may want to take a look at.


How Minerals Can Protect Us from Radiation Toxicity

Radiation protection with mineralsThe subject of radiation protection is fast becoming ever more pressing since the Fukushima disaster. The nuclear fallout from the earthquake in Japan is going to be on top of the list for health-conscious people and health professionals for an indefinite period of time. I believe it is important to spread the message of the importance of minerals in protecting us all from radiation, as well as general heavy metal toxicity of the environment we now live in.


It is no secret that the economic progress has led to alarming rises in the number, as well as levels, of heavy metals in the air we breath in, the food we eat, the water we drink. Under normal, healthy environment with nutritionally abundant uncontaminated soil and clean air and water, the body would receive all the nutrients it needs to perform all the cleaning and detoxification procedures efficiently. However, we do not live in an ideal environment, and unfortunately things are not getting any better.


Heart Disease, Stroke & Insomnia – UK Research Findings

Heart disease, stroke, insomnia - how they are connectedHeart disease, stroke and insomnia are directly connected with each other according to the latest reaserch conducted in the UK. Burning the candle at both ends increases your risk of suffering from a stroke or heart disease and dying prematurely, new research suggests.


“If you sleep less than six hours per night and have disturbed sleep you stand a 48 per cent greater chance of developing or dying from heart disease and a 15 per cent greater chance of developing or dying of a stroke,” said Professor Francesco Cappuccio from the University of Warwick Medical School. He also warned: “The trend for late nights and early mornings is actually a ticking time bomb for our health so you need to act now to reduce your risk of developing these life-threatening conditions.”


Which Magnesium Supplement Is Best?

Best magnesium suppelmentsWith so much choice available both online and in shops, I often hear a question: which magnesium supplement supplement is best? Shall I use salts or tablets? Which salt shall I use for baths and other skin applications? It is impossible to give the answer which suits everyone, for a simple reason that everyone’s situation is different. So we can take a look at various forms of magnesium, and decision will have to be taken in each particular case based on your needs.


7 Reasons to Use Far Infrared at Least Once a Week

7 reasons to use far infrared at least once a weekThere are many reasons to use far infrared for better health. First of all, far infrared is not some recent technological invention. It is part of nature. The sun emits far infrared, and so do humans and animals. Far infrared is an invisible spectre of sunlight of between 4-1000 microns – the longest of the infrared range. Only the smallest range is useful to us though – 6-14 microns.  80% of far infrared is produced by the sun.


It is not only the sun that produces far infrared – our body does too. When we are ill, the production of far infrared is diminished, which makes the metabolic rate slow down. We start to feel cold and lack energy as a result. Far infrared supports all the life processes in the cell.


How to Lose Weight Using Magnesium Oil


How to Lose Weight Using Magnesium OilMagnesium is one of the most important minerals in the body, taking part in over 350 body reactions. Without magnesium a cell wouldn’t be able to produce energy, the body wouldn’t be able to make hormones we need to function. Magnesium is one of the most important minerals in metabolising sugars.


Magnesium deficiency leads to stiffness in the muscles and joints, build up of cholesterol plaques in the blood vessels, anxiety, lethargy, depression, poor sleep, water retention, weight gain.  If you want to start your weight loss program, make sure that you take ample amounts of magnesium, because without sufficient magnesium levels your body will not be able to produce enough energy to start shedding the pounds.


Beating the Blues – Natural Alternatives to Antidepressants


Beating the Blues - Natural Alternatives to Antidepressants

Have you noticed how on onset of autumn and winter affects our mood? I notice every year.  With rare sunshine, longer nights and clouds dominating the sky, the mood definitely nosedives. Seasonal changes in the way we feel and think are inevitable in most of us. For some people they are not so noticeable, while others dread the end of summer.


The way our body responds to seasonal changes is quite natural both for humans and animals. The word “hibernation” is being used by us regularly – as a joke. But to many animals it is a reality. This is the way the body and mind are naturally designed to respond to an onset of cold, and it hasn’t changed since pre-historic times. Most of us adapt to these changes, and just carry on. Some suffer from low moods when winter comes. There is even a recognised condition called SAD -Seasonal Affective Disorder. (more…)

17 Tips on How to Survive Monday & Enjoy It

How to Survive MondayI often hear it from my friends, and read it on social media – people complaining about Monday being the worst day of the week. So what is it about  Monday that turns us into grumpy unsociable moaners? Is it that the weekend is not long enough, and we don’t have the time to unwind? Or do Mondays have this special bad energy about them? Why do we feel so weary of them? How can we survive Monday?


The problem is that although we take time to relax on our weekends, we fail to prepare ourselves for the week ahead mentally or physically. What can we do to make our Monday more enjoyable, productive and fun? How can we survive Monday?


Dehydration – Why It Can Be Fatal. Water for Detox.

Water - Most Important Nutrient. Its Role in Detox. Dangers of Dehydration.Water is a basic and most important nutrient for all living organisms and is critical to life. The human body contains 70% of water. Losing even an insignificant percentage of water results in severe dehydration which can be fatal.


Water supports the digestion of food, absorption, transportation and use of nutrients and the elimination of toxic waste from the body. Water inside us is the ocean which is needed to keep us alive. We can live without food much longer than we can without water.


An average human body contains about 70% of water by body weight. A newborn’s body is about 75%, while some elderly and/ or obese people may have as little as 45% of water. Water content in the body is determined by gender, age, fitness and general health. For example, a male body would normally contain less water than a body of a female. Older people lose water from tissues as they age, so they would have less water in their body than a younger person.


12 Reasons You Need To Start Using Magnesium Oil


12 reasons you need to start using magnesium oil

We hear a lot about magnesium, and advice from natural health practitioners about the importance of magnesium supplementation. There are loads of articles about it on the web. However, do we really know why it plays such an important role in maintaining our health – and life? What is it about magnesium that singles it out from other minerals?


In this article I will try to summarise why it is that we need is so much – what it does for us and what happens when we don’t get enough of it. For those of you who don’t know what magnesium oil is – it is in fact a highly saturated magnesium chloride solution, which is a salt, and not an oil, but which feels like an oil when applied on the skin – hence the name.


Old Age – Can We Stop the Clock?


Ageing - can we stop the clock?

The question about the possibility of stopping the clock of ageing is being asked by many scientists all over the world, and the research is ongoing. There are those who believe that it is possible to extend life indefinitely, even though they are still to provide solid proof of it.


At present, we are nowhere near finding a solution to stopping the clock of ageing – not yet anyway. Nevertheless, we can all take steps to extending our own life, and improving its quality, by following these simple common sense rules:


Radioactive Legacy of Fukushima – How to Protect Ourselves from Radiation


Radioactive MapCurrent Situation


The earthquake and the Tsunami in Japan in March 2011 has brought a ticking bomb with it, which I am afraid keeps ticking. It is not widely reported in the news, and I am in two minds about it. On the one hand, the situation will not be helped by many people going into a panic mode, knowing that they cannot do anything about it but rely on their government to put pressure on Japan to make sure that it takes every measure to contain the situation, and let update their own nation and international community about the true state of affairs.


Pain and Inflammation – Natural Alternatives to Ibuprofen



This post was inspired by my daughter developing a very painful condition called coccydynia – a pain in the tailbone (coccyx) which normally results from a fall or sitting down too abruptly. She doesn’t remember sitting down abruptly or falling. Sometimes it happens without any apparent reason actually. But the fact of the matter is that for the past few weeks she has been complaining about sharp pain in the tailbone, when she was sitting and even walking.


This prompted us both to look for solutions. The GP was the first port of call. She went to see the GP twice, and only on the second visit was told what was the cause of her pain, and advised to “sit properly”.  Nothing about what “properly” meant. On the third visit, when the pain became absolutely agonising she was prescribed Ibuprofen and another medicine to protect the stomach. (more…)