Q and A

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.

Q&A: Does burnt food give you cancer?

From flame grilled blackened meat to burnt toast, acrylamide can form in our food when exposed to extreme high temperatures. But just how dangerous is it?

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.

Q&A: Fluoride in tea?

Tea plants naturally accumulate fluoride as they grow – but is it the fluoride or something else that we should be worrying about?

Q&A – Cupping: suck it and see?

The spectre of Olympic athletes covered in dramatic circular bruises has prompted many to ask whether the ancient Chinese therapy called cupping really works.

Q&A: Antioxidant health claims

Whether you are eating them or putting them on your skin antioxidants have verifiable benefits for both health and beauty.

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.

Q&A: Can turmeric help soothe psoriasis?

Research on using turmeric to treat psoriasis is still relatively new but results are encouraging that it can be safe and effective.