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July 2014

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Trees clear the air, cut healthcare costs

New research has shown that “urban forests” – city trees and parks – contribute significantly to our health and wellbeing

31 July, 2014
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You are the poisons your great-grandmother was exposed to

Damage from pesticide exposure can be passed down through the generations, all the way from our great grandmothers

30 July, 2014
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Keep cool at night to control blood sugar

Could simply turning the heat down in the bedroom be an effective, drug-free way to improve glucose control?

29 July, 2014
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Rosemary, oregano & marjoram contain diabetes-fighting compounds

These pungent culinary herbs don’t just add flavour – they also contains substances that help balance insulin secretion

28 July, 2014
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Daily probiotics can improve blood pressure

Whether taken as yoghurt, fermented and sour milk and cheese, or supplements, regular probiotics can have a beneficial effect on blood pressure.

23 July, 2014

Essential oils – a better way to preserve food?

Scientists have found that many natural essential oils have properties that can keep bacteria and fungi at bay and can help prevent food from spoiling

21 July, 2014
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Stressed? Depressed? Stay away from high fat meals!

Eating a high fat meal when you are stressed – even if it contains ‘healthy’ fats – can significantly slow your metabolism down, say scientists

17 July, 2014
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Acupuncture cools hot flashes

A new analysis shows that acupuncture, in all its forms, can give long-lasting benefits to women suffering from hot flashes

16 July, 2014
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Agricultural fungicides create drug-resistant species for humans

The fungicides routinely sprayed on a wide variety of crops in the UK are creating resistant fungal strains which are a threat to human health

16 July, 2014
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Organic crops higher in beneficial antioxidants, lower in pesticides

A major new analysis has shown that organic foods contain significantly higher levels of beneficial antioxidants – and lower levels of harmful pesticides.

14 July, 2014