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COVER How To Be More Tree

How to be more tree

This fabulous book identifies trees from around the globe and describes their characteristics in a fascinating way. But what is even more intriguing is the way the author has related the tree’s strengths with those of people adding a pscyhological twist which provides a healthy insight to people. For example: The Balsam Fir survives the […]

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Pears, apples and citrus fruits – welcome to 2020

Pears – rich in soluble fibre Pears, apples and citrus fruits are all in season this month, so I’ve highlighted them for a healthy start to the year, writes Dr Susan Aldridge, freelance writer and editor based in London, with an interest in medicine, health, science and food/nutrition.  A recent study from the University of […]

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New year tips to kick start your health

Even if you don’t have real resolutions most of us see the New Year as a new start in life, when we’re going to get fit, go to the gym, lose weight, eat and drink less, exercise more, work harder…..Try these tips for a good start to the year:  1. Drink water for more energy […]

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Gaining weight in winter?

These simple tips from Ayurveda Pura will help keep your waistline healthy. During the cold season we naturally crave more comforting foods – and often have to deal with the consequences of a few extra pounds of weight as a result. To those looking for easier ways to offset that side-effect, Ayurveda, an ancient Indian […]

This Month’s Spotlight: Complementary therapies

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Lavender fields revival

Lavender fields have returned to Surrey over 100 years after they were big business. From the 18th to 20th centuries anyone standing on the hills of Chipstead, a village close to Banstead, Surrey could look towards London and see a sea of blue lavender fields. There were literally thousands of acres of lavender in the […]

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Alexander Technique helps kids who spend hours playing games

The Alexander Technique is a practical way of improving posture by restoring natural, easy posture and functioning and the proper balance and coordination of the head and spine. It reduces pain and undoes tension and stress. It’s a great leveller: creating self-awareness and development and improving overall wellbeing. The earlier a child learns it the […]

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Complementary therapies A-Z

Some complementary therapies are well-established now, having been around for 30 years. Most people are familiar with aromatherapy, acupuncture, reflexology, chiropractic, osteopathy, homeopathy, and herbal medicine, but do not always know what they entail. Chiropractic and osteopathy are regulated therapies, and they along with acupuncture should in theory be available on the NHS.  This is not […]

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GP practice of the future

Ever wished you could go to your GP and be offered acupuncture, homeopathy or herbal medicine as an alternative to prescription drugs? The people of Cullompton, Devon have this choice at the College Surgery. Three quarters of the British public would like to see complementary therapies available on the NHS according to a poll commissioned […]

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Unlock your own power – Seka Nikolic

I’d only heard good things about the bio-energy healer Seka Nikolic, and had interviewed her in the past. I went with an open mind for a healing session with her. The first thing that I noticed when I arrived was a notice saying you know more than you think.  I think this is probably very […]