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Features

Anxiety and depression: why doctors are prescribing gardening rather than drugs

Blooming marvelous! How regular gardening can contribute to better overall emotional health and wellbeing.

Forget toast and oatmeal, low-carb breakfasts reduce sugar spikes in those with type 2 diabetes

New research shows that eating a low-carbohydrate breakfast both reduces sugar spikes in the morning and reduces cravings for sweet foods in the evening, in people with type-2 diabetes.

Food

Book review: Once upon a cook

Nutritionist Izabella Natrins new book is call to care where your food comes from and become a more conscious and much healthier eater.

Winter roots and beans soup

This flavoursome and warming homemade soup is made with seasonal vegetables and pulses and is packed with nutrients and plenty of fibre.

Health Tips

We have weaker bones than our hunter-gatherer ancestors – this is what you can do about it

A comparison of bones from over hundreds and thousands of years ago to modern bones suggests that our skeleton today is more fragile than that of our ancient ancestors.

Salt: how to cut back without losing that delicious flavour

Boosting the flavour of foods with herbs, spices and other tasty seasonings can ‘trick’ the brain into craving less salt.

Q and A

Q&A: What are the best essential oils for coughs?

Essential oils are a simple and affordable treatment to help soothe the throat, break up mucous and reduce inflammation.

Q&A: Which essential oils work best for bug bites

Essential oils have soothing, calming, anti-inflammatory and anti-infection properties that can ease the swelling and itching of bug bites and stings.

Herbs

Fantastic fennel

Fennel is a traditional herb whose seeds and bulbs are rich in volatile oils and other beneficial substances that are antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and hormone balancing.

Moringa – a little herb with big potential

The leaves of the moringa tree are a source of important antioxidants and other beneficial compounds that could help address many modern illnesses, according to a recent review.

Life Lessons

Change your life: Busy vs. Productive

There’s a very clear distinction between being ‘busy’ and being ‘productive’ – can you spot it in your own life?

Change your life: Emotional bank account

A thought for ‘Blue Monday’: Depression is just one of many things that can result from a denial of the interdependent nature of our relationships.

Newsletter Archive

Your right to health information under threat

A new algorithm on Google’s search engine has wiped out traffic at some of the top natural health websites all over the world.

Can we eat to save the world?

A new report says we need to change the way we eat – but just what is the ‘best’ diet for people and planet?