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Grape extracts – a new weapon in the war against colon cancer

Compounds derived from grapes may have the ability to help prevent colon cancer, by effectively killing colon cancer stem cells.

How yoga makes us happy

From ‘power poses’ to traditional asanas, varying claims have been made about their effects on our health and happiness. Now, according to science, we know that many of these claims are true.

Food

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.

Wasabi pea fritters

If you want a mouthful of something light that still packs a flavour punch, these little fritters are the answer.

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

Maintaining the same weight as you age may prevent diabetes

Even if you are moderately overweight to begin with, keeping your weight steady over the longer-term could significantly reduce your risk of diabetes.

Seven foods to supercharge your gut bacteria

A healthy gut is key to your well being. The good news is that you can begin to cultivate a new healthy gut flora, in just 24 hours just by changing what you eat.

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: 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.

Q&A: prebiotics or probiotics?

What you need to know about the difference between prebiotics and probiotics, and how they can both benefit and nurture optimum health.