This year more than ever you may be worried about getting a cold, flu, a sniffle, sore throat, or a cough. Normally you might get away with going into work and laughing it off saying it's just a bit of a cold. But that can't happen anymore. So, what can you do to keep your immune system in tip top shape?
With all that is happening around the world, some of us are struggling to maintain a positive outlook. COVID19 has changed many things. Some are happier than before and finding a silver lining. Others are up and down. And some are feeling more stressed and anxious.
Spiders and this time of year sit well together, and any mention of spiders brings silk to mind. As autumn draws in and nights grow colder and longer, spider webs become more obvious on cool mornings especially when their intricate constructions are bedecked with dozens of tiny, glistening droplets of dew.
Chub is a species of freshwater fish found mainly in running water throughout central and southern mainland Europe. It is not native to Ireland, but it has turned up here. How it got here is unknown. Chub are prized as a sport fish by some anglers so it is suspected that anglers may have introduced the species here for its sporting value.
Jasper, the fifteen year old Labrador cross, knew that our consultation was finished. He went to the hinge side of the door (rather than the correct, opening side of the door) and he began to bark loudly. His owner commented on this: "He does that all the time now at home as well; it's as if he's forgotten which way doors open".
The first home cure I remember was when I had a wart as a child; my father bought it from me. And lo and behold a few days later I had no wart and the wart was on my father's hand. No idea how that happened, but perhaps it's what sowed the seed of interest in natural health that has me where I am today.
Birds of prey hunt by sight be it a local Kestrel hovering as it times its strike while monitoring the movements of a mouse or beetle in the grass below, or a vulture in a TV documentary soaring on a thermal at great height as it scans the ground for a carcass to scavenge.
A recently published report focuses on coastal flooding throughout the world and evaluates the risks to the end of this century due to climate change. North-west Europe is identified a hotspot with extensive flooding predicted. Ireland is placed among the vulnerable areas so the report should act as a wake-up call.
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