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Greens

G is for Green

Eat your greens – it’s one of the simplest ways of improving your health! Forget boiled cabbage and tired lettuce – green vegetables (and fruits) can be tasty and satisfying (as I’ve tried to show in the recipes below), according to Dr Susan Aldridge, HS guest blogger, freelance writer and editor based in London, with an interest […]

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Autumn health tips

Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine put a lot of emphasis on the change of seasons and how it affects the body.   For instance, eating right for the time of year is very important so that you eat salads in summer and soups and stews in winter to warm up your body. Other issues at this time […]

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Don’t get SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

It’s that time of year again – nights drawing in and it’s getting dark.  And we only have British Summer Time until Saturday, 28th October!  Winter blues affect some 17 per cent of Britons*, while 7 per cent experience  SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder).   Winter blues can mean feeling extra tired, lacking in energy and feeling […]

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F is for French: the Mediterranean Diet Part Four

A report at the recent Alzheimer’s Association International Conference suggested that following a Mediterranean diet can help preserve cognitive function in later life and thereby reduce the risk of dementia. The research is part of the US Health and Retirement Study which involves nearly 6,000 adults. Those who stuck most closely to the Mediterranean diet […]

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Vitamin D levels low even after summer

For years we have been told that too much sunshine is dangerous and it is, but the sun is also vital to healthy living.  A recent study by The University of Surrey on Vitamin D. showed that most people in UK are deficient even at the end of the summer. Vitamin D is produced in the […]

This Month’s Spotlight: Natural beauty

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Natural cosmetics

When you put something on your face, you want to feel confident that it’s not going to cause harm and give you skin problems. However, harsh chemicals in cosmetics are causing a huge rise in skin allergies, as highlighted last year by the BBC programme Watchdog. Other problems with cosmetics have been exposed too – […]

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Skin glowing naturally

Every day your bodies face more and more man-made chemicals and they have been fighting back. Eczema, asthma, and allergies are three of the most obvious complaints that can be linked to harsh chemicals in our environment. Chemicals build up in the body and some are known as endocrine disrupters, because they upset our hormones. According […]