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  • 11 Nov 2015


    We vaccinate against lots of childhood diseases now because we are told that having the diseases is a bad thing and leads to thousands of deaths. However, when we look at the figures from the Office for National Statistics, we see that 95% of the people who used to die from measles stopped dying before the vaccine was introduced in 1968 and similarly 99% of the people who used to die of whooping cough. The mortality rate for tuberculosis fell no differently in countries that did and did not use the BCG vaccine. Scarlet fever, rheumatic fever and typhus were deadly killers. They all disappeared without a vaccine. Why? […] more

  • 11 Nov 2015

    Look after your feet in winter

    Our poor old feet. After a glorious summer of feeling the caress of sweet fresh air, they often spend the winter trussed up in socks, slippers or winter boots. My own feet rarely see daylight in the winter months; without carpets, the floors in our house are pretty cold underfoot and I like to wear socks in our chilly bed. Our feet can get forgotten just at a time they need our attention. I have to admit to finding people who made a fuss of their feet a little highly strung before I trained in reflexology. My study of the feet – and their unique connection to the health of our body – instilled in me a deep respect for these miraculous workings of nature. Because feet really are incredible! […] more

  • 29 Oct 2015

    Pitta or Kapha?

    Anjum Anand explains how Ayurveda can help you to achieve optimum health. Ayurveda means science or knowledge of life and is thought to be over 5000 years old. It is said that Ayurveda influenced early health care around the world and many Eastern medical systems are thought to have their roots in Ayurveda. This science has two aspects – the preventative and curative. The preventative side guides us on how to avoid illness with the right diet and lifestyle, meditation and yoga. It states that everything we need to be healthy is all around us and empowers us to be our own healers. […] more

  • 2 Oct 2015

    Five ways to cope with clocks going back

    It’s a time of year a lot of us dread. Suddenly, on the 25th October at 2am, the clocks go back and we find ourselves entering the darker evenings of winter. Even the brightest of souls can feel affected by the clock shift, and those with a tendency towards Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD may dread the onset of symptoms. Research shows that clock shifts can have a real impact on our health, with the governments of Kazakhstan and Russia abolishing them because of the increase in suicides around this time. Clock shifts impact our circadian rhythms, our individual internal ‘body clock’ that dictates when we feel sleepy and when we wake up. There are several ways to manage this. […] more

  • 1 Oct 2015

    5 natural cold remedies

    It’s a magical time of year, thoughts of Halloween dancing through children’s minds and fireworks bursting through the evenings. Christmas twinkling on the horizon but what’s that sound coming from the upstairs bedroom? Oh no, one of your littles has the sniffles. It’s THAT time of year again. Coughs and colds are unavoidable and are, according to a growing body of research, actually important for our long term health. But that doesn’t make them any more pleasant or bearable when the whole family is struck down at once. Instead of reaching for the Calpol, Tixylix or antibiotics why not try to find relief naturally, without any chemicals, to help give your body the best possible boost it needs. […] more

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