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Seeds November

Spotlight on seeds for November

Seeds are probably more nutrient-dense than any other food – after all, they contain everything a plant needs to grow to maturity. They are rich in protein, essential fatty acids, fibre, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Here are just a few reasons why my recipes this month are all about seeds, writes Dr Susan Aldridge, freelance writer […]

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Don’t get SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

It happens so suddenly that the dark nights draw in and only a short while ago we were sitting in the garden.  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 low.   Symptoms of […]

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Tea tree oil – nature’s healer

Aborigines have recognised its healing qualities for hundreds of years, it’s natural and it can heal cuts and burns, boils and warts, athlete’s foot and thrush, and boost the immune system. It is antiseptic, a fungicide, fights bacteria and viruses, has anti-inflammatory qualities, expectorant and balsamic characteristics. It is a natural household disinfectant and insecticide […]

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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: Complementary therapies

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Aromatherapy oils

Many people know aromatherapy as a relaxing massage with oils. But it’s much more than that. You can use essential oils in a variety of ways:  in an oil burner, in massage oil, in the bath, in a spray bottle.  They can form part of your first aid kit when travelling. See the wide range […]

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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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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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RaphaYad Bioenergy healing taps into frequencies

I am familiar with healing so it came as no surprise when Michael Cohen was moving around me feeling my energy, but then he stood back and was watching me intently.  While you’re sitting, standing or lying he scans your body with his eyes for imbalances or energy blocks. Having developed the RaphaYad Bioenergy Healing […]

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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 […]