The properties of magnets were first noticed in ancient times by Thales of Miletus, a philosopher, possibly the first philosopher in the true ancient Greek tradition. Thales was born around 624 BC and stubbornly refused to accept supernatural or superstitious explanations for the events around him. Many regard him as the Father of Science. A son of noble parents, Thales received a good education and and travelled to Egypt where he applied his mind to using geometry to work out the height of pyramids. [Read more…]
A few years ago I went to visit my hair stylist, a really nice woman who suffered, as many stylists do, from a bad back. At the time I had long hair I was really rather vain about, since it was a vibrant shade of red, but she scolded me for not taking care of it. She even said that if I wasnâ€™t going to look after it properly I really should have it cut short. And that was a shock.
I hadnâ€™t realized until then that I wasnâ€™t just ignoring my hair, I wasnâ€™t looking after myself at all. I had been ill for quite some time I was feeling tired most of the time, and although I hadnâ€™t admitted it, I was beginning to find it difficult to do some fairly basic things, like brushing my hair. [Read more…]
One question you can ask just about anyone about their health is ‘How’s Your Back’ because most of us have back problem at one point or another. In the USA back pain is one of the most common reasons for people to visit a doctor and one of the most common reasons for surgery. In the under 45’s it is the reason given for the most time off work. The thing about back problems is that they really get you down. Especially is they’re the kind that won’t let you sit, stand, or lie without some form of discomfort. My mother has a lot of problems and when my husband has a sore back? Well there’s really not much point in talking to him, poor soul. [Read more…]
If you live in an area which is prone to natural disasters (I’m thinking Florida and hurricanes, but I’m sure there are others) you may want to take a look at our range of Berkey Water Purifier Systems. There are several different sizes, they’re all fully portable and no power supply is needed. You already have a water filter? Let me explain the difference.
Water filters remove the rubbish from water, it’s true, but water purifiers are something else again. We usually attach water filters to the tap and use them to treat water which has already been treated. Water purifiers go further. You can use them to treat water from untreated sources; rivers, streams, even stagnant ponds. They not only remove bacteria from water, they remove viruses, which are far, far smaller. [Read more…]
Physiotherapy is kind of new, or so I always thought. So I was surprised when the very nice man who tortured me in hospital told me that Hippocrates himself had used massage, manipulation and hydrotherapy to treat patients. Physical therapy it seems is as old as the science of medicine, dating back at least to 460 BC, and on the biggest problems physical therapists face is the varying degree’s of fitness in their patients. We all know that if you don’t use it, you loose it, but a degree of fitness is required just in order to take exercise. Not all therapies suit all patients, and while walking sounds nice and gentle, you can’t walk if you cant support your own weight, so something as fundamental as using your legs can be a problem. This is a common problem for anyone attempting serious weight loss. If you are already overweight you may find the exercise is as bad for you as the extra weight you carry, but you still need to exercise, so what do you do? [Read more…]