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‘Kangaroo mother care’ helps preterm babies survive… but offers benefits for all

For premature babies close skin-to-skin contact with mum, combined with frequent breastfeeding produces significant health benefits that are evident even 20 years after birth.

Our favourite sensual oils

A sensual massage using essential oils blends that you’ve made yourself is the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift. Here’s our pick of the best aphrodisiac oils to get you started.

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

Bribing kids to eat vegetables is not sustainable – here’s what to do instead

If your kids are not eating all the vegetables they should be, here are some tips to get your picky eaters into lifelong healthy eating habits.

Lutein protects the brain as well as the eyes

Decades of research show that lutein can delay or prevent age related macular degeneration – but new evidence shows the brain needs it to stay young as well.

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.