• The Lion's Share of Health Benefits 9 Nov 18

    An edible and medicinal mushroom, with long shaggy white tendrils, is the focus of scientific interest for a whole host of exciting health benefits. Hericium erinaceus, commonly known as Lion’s... Read More

  • As Snug as a Bug 26 Oct 18

    1. LIGHTEN UP If you struggle with dark mornings, try a light lamp alarm clock. The lamp gradually turns itself on, getting brighter and brighter, to mimic natural dawn and wake you up slowly... Read More

  • I'm Fine… Honest! 12 Oct 18

    If a single phrase could sum up the difficult relationship that we, as a nation, have with mental health, then ‘I’m fine’ would have to be in pole position. Seemingly innocuous, those two little... Read More

  • Berry Enticing 28 Sep 18

    Protect your eyesight… Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) is highly nutrient-dense. Its vitamin A content makes it a great food to support healthy skin and optimal eye function. Get more out of... Read More

  • A Well-Oiled Approach 3 Aug 18

    1. They make us cleverer… For centuries the ancient Greeks and Romans exalted rosemary, and, in the village of Acciaroli, Italy, consuming it has even been linked to longevity. In Shakespeare’s... Read More

  • When Memories Fly Away 20 Jul 18

    Professor Tom Kitwood, a pioneer in the field of dementia care during the 1980s and 90s, coined the phrase ‘When you’ve met one person with dementia… you’ve met one person with dementia’. It... Read More

  • 40 Fertile Years 20 Jul 18

    ‘Just relax…’ ‘keep trying…’ ‘you’ll be next…’ are just a few of the platitudes friends and family often give to couples struggling to conceive. They mean well, but it’s small... Read More

  • But What If? 20 Oct 17

    If I had to describe how I feel most days the answer would most likely be ‘on edge’. I honestly cannot remember a time in my life when I haven’t been anxious. I can clearly recall from a young... Read More

  • The Elder Statesman of Medicine 20 Oct 17

    In My novel, making the elderberry remedy leads to lots of trouble for some of the characters. But that was back in the 17th century. Today, it shouldn’t cause you many problems, beyond stained... Read More

  • Are You a Lark or an Owl? 6 Oct 17

    I’ve tried everything – drinking alcohol, not drinking alcohol, eating oily fish, avoiding bananas after 4pm, buying machines that make double espressos or blast out fake sunlight and ice on my... Read More

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