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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

  • 10 Nov 2015


    Barleycup, the gluten and caffeine free range of instant hot drinks, is giving one lucky reader the chance to win a luxury relaxation package - including £100 of vouchers, so you can pamper yourself at a spa of your choice. Plus we are including a hamper of all four Barleycup products. Perfect for those colder winter days Barleycup contains no added sugars, making it a great alternative to tea and coffee. Just stir into hot water and enjoy it morning, noon or night! […] 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

  • 20 Oct 2015

    7 things to do with pumpkin

    Every year we merrily carve away at our pumpkins, being careful to scrape out all of the seeds and flesh beforehand. All too often I have planned to do something tasty or creative with my pumpkin ‘innards’ and never seem to get around to it. This year, it’s all about planning head. The list of things to do with your pumpkin is surprisingly large, so we’ve narrowed it down to seven of the most interesting or delicious, but simple, ideas to help you on your way: […] more

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