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The best foods to protect your summer skin

What you eat during the summer can also impact how well your skin copes with the sun. Here’s some skin-loving foods that can provide protection.

How sauerkraut is leading a food revolution

Shoppers have had it with supermarket science and instead are embracing more holistic styles of eating. Enter the fabulous fermented foods!

Food

Barley risotto

There are many wonderful ways to eat barley. This risotto recipe is adapted by nutritionist Daphne Lambert from an ancient Roman cookbook.

Baobab and bee pollen yoghurt

This delicious recipe is full of functional foods to help boost your resistance to allergens in hayfever season.

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

How to remove a splinter

Splinters come in all shapes and sizes and most of the time they are easy to remove with the right tools and technique.

Mind the doughnut: emotional eating is a habit that can start in childhood

Teaching children how to manage their appetites, to eat if they are hungry and to stop if they are full, is an important lesson which is often overlooked.

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: Do flower remedies work?

While there is still only scant published research into flower remedies, many people who use them report remarkable results.

Q&A: Super seaweeds

Seaweed has long been used as a food and medicine, especially for island nations. It is rich in nutrients, fats and proteins and multiple other co-factors that are known to help fight disease.

Newsletter Archive

Sugar, sweeteners and science for sale

An unremarkable study shines a spotlight on corporate science

Fracking? Crazy!

Why the UK U-turn on fracking is a threat to our health and environment