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Is your cleaning routine damaging your health?

Is your cleaning routine damaging your health?

Our immune systems develop according to our environment, developing the necessary bacteria and antibodies to fight infection. If we over-sterilise our environment our immune system will not develop as it should, so we should avoid doing this if we want to say healthy. However, you might be surprised to hear that researchers in Norway have conducted studies that show that people exposed to spray cleaners in particular, increase their risk of lung damage similar to that of smoking a pack of 20 cigarettes a day! Learn how to make your own multipurpose cleaner which is as effective, if not more so, than chemical laden supermarket bought ones.

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Do you trust your intuition?

Do you trust your intuition?

Sometimes it is your intuition, or sixth sense, that will guide you towards optimal health. Do you listen to your intuition? What is it telling you? Do you trust it?

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It’s pumpkin season! – Where health and tradition go hand in hand

It’s pumpkin season! – Where health and tradition go hand in hand

It’s that time of year again when pumpkins appear on the shelves of supermarkets and green grocer’s. Bearing in mind that pumpkins are full of health benefits, what will you do with all that orange flesh you spent so long carving out? And don’t even think about throwing away those seeds!

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What is millet? - And why you should be eating it!

What is millet? - And why you should be eating it!

Referred to as the Queen of Grains, millet is in fact a seed from a grass originating in Africa and dry regions of Asia, where it replaced couscous. Apart from cooking faster than most grains, it is naturally gluten free and has a low GI as well as a host of health benefits.

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How to boost your immune system ready for autumn

How to boost your immune system ready for autumn

The month of September marks not only the end of summer and beginning of autumn, but also the back to school period. As temperatures begin to drop, and the weather changes, sometimes dramatically and unpredictably from one day to another, so our body needs to be in top shape to avoid getting ill. Mother nature, as always, has what we need at hand.

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Dandelion Root to reduce summer bloat

Dandelion Root to reduce summer bloat

Suffering from water retention? Are you feeling heavy after a long hot damp summer or prior to that time of the month? There is a powerful weed growing in your garden which holds the solution to this and many other ailments. It is also a liver and kidney cleanser like no other and you can get all your benefits in one simple cup of tea!

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Seafood Salad with Fresh Octopus

Seafood Salad with Fresh Octopus

Tired of the same old summer salads? Here is an alternative seafood salad which will bring back the taste and smell of your best seaside holidays. I used to be under the impression that octopus was really difficult to prepare and cook, but like for many other seafoods, this misconception couldn’t be further from the truth.

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Are you taking care of the biggest organ in your body?

Are you taking care of the biggest organ in your body?

What you put on your skin is just as important as what you put into your body, especially if you consider the role of your Interstitum in your overall health. We eat healthy organic products, and use healthy shampoo on our hair which stays on it for a few minutes at most, yet how many of us actually think about the creams and lotions, other than sunscreens laden with chemicals, that we use all over our body and leave to be absorbed, and how these affect our overall health?

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Red Rice Summer Salad

Red Rice Summer Salad

Rice salad has always been a favourite of mine, however, as I have discovered over the years, and despite the fact that millions across the world eat white rice at every meal, white rice is not a healthy food. You could replace the white rice with brown rice, of course. But what if I was to tell you that there is another type of rice which is even healthier than brown rice?

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The Health Benefits of Water - The H₂O series, part 2

The Health Benefits of Water - The H₂O series, part 2

In order to choose the correct water, you need to know which different micronutrients in mineral water are beneficial for each need. Water can also contain a number of harmful substances, trace elements and heavy metals. What about choosing plastic vs glass bottles?

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What’s cooking in your kitchen?: The 15 minute lunch

What’s cooking in your kitchen?: The 15 minute lunch

It’s all very well talking about eating healthy, but healthy food is more expensive, takes ages to prepare and is boring, I hear you say. Well, not necessarily! I am here to tell you that even when you are rushed off your feet, don’t have more than 15 minutes to prepare a meal, and you only have a few ingredients left from last week’s grocery shopping in your fridge, it is still possible to rustle up something not only nutritious, but tasty and pleasant on the eye.

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What water should you be drinking? - The H2O question

What water should you be drinking? - The H2O question

As someone who drinks about 3 litres of water daily, I have always taken great care to pick good quality waters. Consider the fact that water makes up between 60 and 80% of the human body, and that water is not just important to stay hydrated, but it is also essential in bodily functions including in helping with the elimination of toxins, as well as in transporting nutrients in the body. However, none of this can happen unless the water you drink is the right water.

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