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Features

Five brain-boosting reasons to take up martial arts – at any age

Martial arts practices range from the more gentle and meditative, to the combative and physically intensive – but all have benefits for body and mind.

Osteopathy can be used to treat mental health issues related to back pain

New data shows that osteopathic manipulative therapy can help both the back pain and the mental health symptoms that sometimes appear alongside it.

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

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.

Can coffee improve your workout?

Coffee and caffeine aren’t the same thing and whether coffee makes you run faster and lift heavier could come down to having the right genes.

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.