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Pycnogenol acts directly on painful joints

A natural extract from French Maritime Pine bark exerts its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effect on joints by being directly absorbed into the synovial fluid, new research shows.

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Herbal relief: Muscles & joints

Feeling achy? Here’s a handy chart of the herbs most commonly used to relieve joints and muscle pain.

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Protection from glucosamine extends beyond joints

Seniors taking glucosamine and chondroitin had a lower risk of premature death from all causes

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Medicinal cookery for healthy joints

Our joints are subject to a lot of daily wear and tear; try these medicinal foods to keep them healthy

The superfoods that can help fight arthritis

Ginger, blueberries, olive oil and green tea are among the ‘superfoods’ which a new scientific report suggests can help fight rheumatoid arthritis – without harmful side effects.

Nettle plant extract protects skin from photo-ageing

A member of the nettle family, Urtica thunbergiana, or Japanese nettle, has been show to boost collagen and help prevent skin-ageing associated with UVB exposure.

Are nightshade vegetables bad for you?

Some argue that nightshade vegetables cause various health issues, but how strong is the evidence? A nutritionist takes an interesting look at the research for and against.

Our favourite sensual oils

A sensual massage using essential oils blends that you’ve made yourself is the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift. Here’s our pick of the best aphrodisiac oils to get you started.

Yoga, aquatic exercise helps relieve MS symptoms

Gentle exercises such as yoga and water based exercises can have a positive influence on a range of symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis.

Borage for health – and courage!

Borage, also known as starflower, is sometimes called ‘the plant that cheers’ due to its anti-inflammatory, pain- and stress-relieving properties.

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