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Yoga in the workplace can reduce back pain and sickness absence

Employers should be encouraged to provide yoga programmes for staff in order to support health, well-being and general productiveness.

How mindfulness could give you the gift of a calmer Christmas

Make sure to find a little ‘Christmas presence’ by being kind and compassionate to everyone you have contact with – including yourself.

Food

Aubergine, potato and chickpea balti

If you like warming, spicy foods you will love this satisfying and nourishing dish.

Creamy pea and cashew soup

Fresh peas make an excellent and seasonal creamy soup that has a fresher taste than if you use traditional dried peas.

GMOs

Is Roundup killing our honeybees?

Evidence is growing of a link between the world’s most widely used herbicide – Roundup – and Colony Collapse Disorder in bees. Is there a human health threat too?

Q&A: Why should I worry about non-food GMOs?

It’s a question that needs to be asked: if you don’t eat them are GMOs OK? The answer is definitely NO!

Health Tips

Can you make that side of chips healthier?

To preserve nutrition when frying foods like potatoes, according to a new study, your choice of oils matters – and fresh oil is a must.

Recurring cystitis? Drink more water

For women prone to urinary tract infections, drinking an additional 1.5 litres of water a day can be a simple, effective form of prevention.

Herbs

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.

Herbal relief: Pregnancy and birth

Several herbs can help relieve uncomfortable symptoms that are common to pregnancy and birth. Here’s what you can – and can’t – use.

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.

Q and A

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.

Q&A: Natural treatments for gingivitis

It’s important to treat gingivitis as soon as it appears and there are a number of natural remedies that can help keep gums healthy.