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Most new cancer drugs won’t let you live longer or improve your quality of life

A sobering look at recent research which shows that almost two thirds of recently approved cancer drugs are of little benefit to patients.

The ancient clock that rules our lives – and determines our health

Biological clocks or “circadian clocks” help time our sleep patterns, alertness, mood, physical strength, blood pressure and much more.

Food

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.

Warm new potato and asparagus salad

New potatoes and asparagus are at the peak of their season now and they blend beautifully to make a nourishing and satisfying light meal.

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

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: 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.

Q&A: What is a placebo?

Studies have shown that placebos can sometimes work better than conventional medicine and as part of a mind/body approach to medicine can relive pain, reduce drug use, heal ulcers and more.