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Four signs you have high emotional intelligence

Emotional intelligence – the way you perceive, understand, express, and manage emotions – can improve your relationships at work and at home.

Why you shouldn’t want to always be happy

True happiness is important to our wellbeing – but only as part of the whole suite of emotions that humans naturally feel from day to day.

Food

Polenta with grilled vegetables

This antioxidant rich dish helps rejuvenate skin cells, promoting a smooth complexion as well as supporting healthy teeth and gums and strong nails.

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!?

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

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.

Should you eat before exercising?

According to new data exercising in a fasted state might trigger more favourable changes in fatty tissue which, and bring more health benefits over the long term.

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.

Newsletter Archive

Antibiotics – the latest threat to our bees

How the ‘factory farming’ approach to honey threatens our precious pollinators

The pesticide myth

Why we don’t need pesticides to ‘feed the world’