Fantastic scheme getting children learning about nature and growing their own fruit and vegetables

I remember back when I was a wee lass, going on a school geography trip when one of my class mates triumphantly declared that they had discovered a ‘cows nest’ because they had found a milk bottle under a hedge. How could any one honestly think that milk came out of a cow already in … Continue reading “Fantastic scheme getting children learning about nature and growing their own fruit and vegetables”

The most effective way to get rid of head lice

A new strain of head lice that seem impervious to age old de-licing methods has emerged! If you think its relatively easy to get rid of these little critters with a quick dose of any old “guaranteed results” solution, you are horribly mistaken. Unfortunately its now a more arduous task with no quick fix, but … Continue reading “The most effective way to get rid of head lice”

Get involved in your local community

At Ecohip, we recently came across a project that we really believe in. The ‘Transition network’. It is a world wide scheme that gives people of like minds an opportunity to come together and do something about the hot topic that is climate change. It starts with just a few people forming a group and … Continue reading “Get involved in your local community”

Risk factors for breast cancer

Breast cancer is a very real and terrifying disease. No one is immune. Through out Western cultures it is becoming ever more prevalent when compared to under developed countries. Is it stress? Bad genes? Alcohol? Well yes, it could be any of these, but recent studies have shown that there may also be a link … Continue reading “Risk factors for breast cancer”

Hidden chemical additives to watch out for in food

We are all partial to a bit of sugary sweetness in our lives, despite the fact that we are told time and time again that it’s not good for us. But its ok, you reason with yourself, because for the few chocolate bars or sweets you might occasionally consume, you ALWAYS have diet coke and … Continue reading “Hidden chemical additives to watch out for in food”