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Keeping your hair young and vibrant

Organic, natural hairdressing is the new way to keep your hair beautiful and natural. Using hair dyes and treatments full of chemicals can lead to damaged wiry hair that no longer looks beautiful as women age. In addition, hair dyes have been cited as a cancer risk with some research showing a slight increase to […]

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Celebrate February with celery

February marks the end of the British celery season (although imported celery is, of course, available year round), so grab some while you can, writes Dr Susan Aldridge, freelance writer and editor based in London, with an interest in medicine, health, science and food/nutrition. Celery is 95% water – and the rest of it is […]

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Colds, coughs, flu

Everyone’s got colds at the moment but there’s not much the doctor can do when you have a cold or flu,  because antibiotics won’t work for viruses. But there’s plenty you can do yourself. Regular Vitamin C – especially as Montmorency cherries. Echinacea daily – you can take it all winter. Garlic – many people […]

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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 […]

This Month’s Spotlight: Fitness & Lifestyle

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Healthy ageing

 Eating healthily and regular exercise can protect the body against ageing.In 1840 people lived until 45 and now it’s around 90, but living longer is not always welcome as 10 to 20 years at the end of life are often spent in ill health and pain. In 2005 there were 1.2 million over 85s in […]

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Natural beauty

  Some shocking facts about cosmetics Do you ever think about what you put on your face every day as you do your make up?  And do you expect them to be tested on animals?  Here are a few facts: • Everything you put on your skin is absorbed into the bloodstream. • Many cosmetics contain chemicals […]

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Lose weight – stand at work

Stand at your desk all day and you burn an extra 50 calories per hour, 52,000 calories a year and it’s the same as running 20 marathons!  You also can avoid back pain which is such a problem for computer users and boost your health.           The way to do this […]

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Five ideas for a healthy and happy retirement

Many people dread their retirement, seeing only a never ending stretch of non-activity ahead of them once their working days are done. In the 21st century, as more of us live longer, this needn’t be the case. Here are a few ideas for a happy and healthy retirement. 1. Change your accommodation If you are […]

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Men healthier and happier than women

Men are healthier and happier than women in general, a survey by PatrickHolford.com revealed today. Health and Happiness, a nationwide study of 2,000 men and women found that men reported a higher rate of happiness when it came to their weight, shape, appearance, and the way they are perceived by others (55 per cent). Women, […]