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Intermittent fasting could help tackle diabetes – here’s the science

Skeptical about the healthy benefits and effectiveness of intermittent fasting? Research suggests it’s not just a health gimmick.

Gluten-free products – not as healthy as we think?

There’s more to a healthy gluten-free lifestyle than avoiding gluten. Studies show that gluten-free products can be less nutritious than conventional ones, often higher in fat, salt and sugar and lower in fibre.

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

When it comes to dieting, one size doesn’t fit all

When it comes to shedding those extra kilos, according to Danish researchers, success is less about what you eat and more about who you are at a biological level.

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.

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

The mind-altering effects of stress

How poverty and disadvantage raise the risk of dementia

The poison papers

New historical document cache details chemical industry cover-ups