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Features

Eating standing up – is it really bad for you?

What you are eating and how you are eating it – stressed or in a hurry, for example – may be more likely to cause indigestion than just standing up while you eat.

Zinc – dietary protection for your DNA

Are you getting enough? A modest 4 milligrams of extra zinc a day in the diet can have a profound, positive impact on cellular health that helps fight infections and diseases.

Food

Chickpea shakshuka

This classic Middle Eastern dish is spicy, hearty, uses inexpensive and healthy ingredients and can be made in a single pan. What’s not to love!?

Harmony juice

Perfect for when you’re feeling hot and bothered (and not necessarily with the weather!).

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

The ‘fast five’ immune boosters

Taking care of yourself at any time of year is mostly a matter of common sense. Here’s our top 5 quick tips for staying well at any time of the year.

Why frequent dieting makes you put on weight – and what to do about it

Fat-loving microbes in the gut could be at the heart of the frustrating yo-yo effect of weight loss and weight gain. The solution? Take care of your gut to take care of your waistline!

Herbs

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.

Herbal relief: Women’s health

Herbal remedies have a long history of use in treating a range of discomforts and health problems that women experience throughout their lives.

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: Essential oils for psoriasis?

There’s no cure for psoriasis but essential oils can help reduce dryness and itching, reduce stress, promote healing and enhance a sense of well-being.

Q&A: Does St John’s wort interfere with the Pill?

Potential interactions between herbal and conventional medications mean you should always tell your healthcare practitioner what you are taking.