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Could ‘ food glue’ additive trigger celiac disease?

Microbial transglutaminase – a kind of ‘food glue’ used in processed foods could trigger celiac disease in some sensitive individuals.

Top five ways to boost your health in 2019 – based on the latest research

The basics of staying healthy in 2019 and beyond are not complicated – or expensive. You just have to remember to do them!

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

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

Glyphosate and the shocking disdain for public opinion

Why do corporations and the media think the public is too dumb to understand the issues?

Three pesticides down – many to go

The EU has just banned three toxic pesticides – now, what about the rest?