If you support the idea that ‘bread is the staff of life’, you may change your mind after examining some facts about how it can affect the human gut, as well as other body systems. Even high-fibre or wholegrains may contain some surprising substances that don’t do the body any good. The problems with grain […]

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Skin sensitivity is not uncommon as one ages – but ageing folk sometimes experience a diminished sense of touch, i.e. feel less, we also tend to become hypersensitive to external stimuli; chemicals other environmental aggressors. In addition, the skin starts to thin as the epidermal barrier decreases, due to the ageing process and hormonal changes. […]

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There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. Hamlet (Act 2, Scene 2) Plants have been used since the dawn of time for food, medicine and beauty. Some may have been good for the skin, some not so good. And while many ingredients used for skincare have received negative press at […]

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Oil pulling is a simple and relatively inexpensive treatment that effectively combats yucky bacteria lurking in the mouth and simultaneously strengthens gums and whitens teeth. This tried and tested biomedical method of intensive cleansing and detoxing has been enjoying a modern resurgence since the early 1990s, when it was popularised by Ukranian MD, Dr Fedor […]

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When you or your family are hit with the almost inevitable colds and flu, you don’t need to reach for that paracetamol straight away. Mother Nature’s medicine cabinet holds a host of different options to remedy your seasonal complaints. Herbs, spices, homeopathics and good nutrition are your first line of defence. NATUROPATHY, HERBS AND SPICES […]

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People are often confused about exactly what an EFA is, what it does, and why it is (or they are) important in the human diet. Then, just to add to the puzzle, there’s the often contentious debate about which fatty acids are actually ‘essential’. Sandi Nye takes a look at these fascinating molecules. Are only […]

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One of the most beautiful aspects of yoga is that it provides the perfect platform from which to reach out to others and give back, enabling you to develop your spirituality while serving others. Taking your yoga practice off your mat and into your life does not mean you are expected to do yoga poses […]

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Do you suffer with really dry, chapped lips during winter. Discover natural solutions to ease your discomfort. This is a common problem for many folk during the winter months, since unlike the rest of our skin, lips do not produce sebum, which makes them vulnerable to drying out. But don’t despair – there’s plenty that […]

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Meta-aromatherapy is basically a combination treatment using essential oils, massage and touch techniques, coupled with hypnotherapy and psychophonetic-type counseling. The ‘meta’ element refers to the use of the client’s own metaphors relative to stimulating emotional (and potentially physical) healing through a trauma release process, i.e. it helps to remove emotional blockages or negatively held patterns […]

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Q.: I have dandruff and it’s a real embarrassment. Are there some natural ways to treat it and is it curable? Would expensive scalp treatments help? I’ve read somewhere that it’s caused by a fungus, or excessive heat or cold. Would tea tree oil help? How did I get it? I don’t use other people’s […]

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