Category Archives: Keeping Healthy

Keeping healthy in the Caribbean and knowing what the regional healthcare infrastructure can offer.

The Importance of Effective Household Plumbing

Bahamas Villa Photo Credit : Caribbean Land and Property

Bahamas Villa
Photo Credit : Caribbean Land and Property

According to the Caribbean Environment Programme, the effective management of wastewater is a huge challenge in the Wider Caribbean Region with up to 85% of untreated wastewater currently being discharged in rivers, bays and seas.

While current and prospective home owners can do very little about larger sources of waste like, factories and refineries we can certainly make a big difference by controlling our domestic sewage.
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Energy Efficient Caribbean Home

5 Steps to create a Net-Zero Energy Home within the Caribbean

Creating a Net-Zero home

Creating a Net-Zero home

Moving to the Caribbean gives one the automatic option of living in harmony with nature. No, I don’t mean using large glass windows to bring outside in! We are talking about the harmony which nurtures, rebuilds and strengthens the environment that we live in.

You don’t have to attend the G2 Summit and place a vote to make your contribution – start with these simple five steps and create a Net-Zero Energy Home within the Caribbean Continue reading

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5 Steps to Homemade Coffee

5 Steps to Homemade Coffee – the Caribbean way!

5 Steps to Homemade Coffee

5 Steps to Homemade Coffee – From berry to cup

A breakfast cup of coffee is healthy for most of us it seems, and even several more throughout the day!

Recent studies over the last ten years indicate that coffee drinkers are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s, colon cancer, and diabetes compared to non-drinkers, and they are also less likely to die from heart disease.

A group of Japanese women who drank three or more cups of coffee a day halved their risk of developing colon cancer, compared to those who didn’t drink coffee, and other comparative studies seem to show that coffee drinkers have a 41 percent lower risk of developing liver cancer.

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Bay Leaf Love Affair – The West Indian Bay Tree

The West Indian Bay Tree

I love things that are multi-functional. My love affair at the moment is with Bay Leaves! I’m realizing how many times in one day I use this magnificent plant in my home and I’m bowled over by its multiple talents and versatility. If Bay was a human it would surely be considered a Da Vinci type genius.

The West Indian Bay Tree (Pimenta racemosa) is an indigenous plant of the Caribbean. In the wild the trees can grow up to 80ft tall but when cultivated for commercial reasons the trees are usually kept at a low 12ft. A bay tree can be identified by its dark blue/green leaves which, when crushed instantly emit the unique and uplifting fragrance.
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