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  • 24 Jun 2014

    Barefooting for beginners

    Maybe you’re new to the concept and would like to try it now and then or perhaps you’re giving some serious to binning your beloved Doc Martens for good. Barefoot living doesn’t have to be an all or nothing approach, with research suggesting that any time at all spent barefoot outdoors has immediate and lasting health benefits whether you do it for 5 minutes here and there or on a full time basis. […] more

  • 16 Jun 2014

    Autism is not a disease

    I consider myself to be a scientifically minded person. I grew up in a household with two scientifically minded parents. My father, a maths and astrophysics enthusiast and my mother a qualified nurse and senior midwife. In between watching countless episodes of sci-fi spectacular TV shows like Star Trek with my father, I would also be stargazing through his telescope, stealing his copy of Stephen Hawking’s “A Brief History of Time” and pouring over my mother’s many anatomy and physiology textbooks. […] more

  • 14 Jun 2014

    Cold-busting Orange Wonder Soup Recipe

    If, like me, you feel as if you’ve had a cold for months now it’s time to take action! Just recently, our family seems to have been caught in a downward spiral of coughs and colds. This is coupled with the fact we’ve been out and about and generally busy, and just haven’t made time to really think about what we’re eating. A quick pasta dish or a sandwich at lunchtime is hardly going to return us to optimal health, even with a garden salad thrown in. […] more

  • 13 Jun 2014

    10 ways to deal with anxiety and depression

    Ups and downs are a natural part of life. But what happens when the lows seem to come more frequently than the highs and each day we have to drag ourselves out of bed? Even in its mildest form, anxiety and depression can be frightening and have a miserable impact on our family life. We might find ourselves pushing through even when we know we should rest and take time out, simply because admitting we feel emotionally bleak feels like a kind of failure. […] more

  • 12 Jun 2014

    Five essential oils for back pain

    There’s something deeply empowering about taking your family’s health into your own hands. Essential oils – derived from the flowers, leaves, bark, seeds and fruit of plants – allow you to have a pharmacy of healing in your own home. The practise of using essential oils is called aromatherapy and can be dated back to Ancient Egypt. Aromatherapy Awareness Week runs from 9 to 15 June and is a great opportunity to find out more about this healing art. […] more

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