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What happens to your body when you’re stressed – and how breathing can help

Deep breathing has a profound effect on your body and may be one of the quickest and simplest ways to deal with stress.

Does eating at night make you fat?

Eat a good breakfast and think before you snack at bedtime – studies show that late night snacking does tend to encourage weight gain.

Food

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.

Turmeric latte

More than just a ‘hipster’ drink, ‘golden milk’ provides curcumin – a powerful antioxidant, comparable to vitamins C and E. Here’s a delicious way to get more.

Health Tips

Try baking soda to fight inflammation

A little bicarbonate of soda in water each day can reduce acidity and inflammation and help to reduce some of the symptoms of autoimmune and other diseases.

Are the health benefits of cobalt ‘underappreciated’?

Getting more cobalt-containing foods in your diet could reap antioxidant and anti-inflammatory rewards for your health.

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.