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Food: our first and best medicine

On World Health Day 2019, chef and nutritionist Izabella Natrins says its time we educated our primary healthcare practitioners to make food our first and best medicine.

Even light physical activity has health benefits

New evidence suggests that each extra hour of light activity above three hours – including daily chores – cuts your risk of heart attack by 15%.

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

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?

Glyphosate and the shocking disdain for public opinion

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