Dry Brushing

Body brush and bath salts

Even if you don’t, the multitude of adverts that we’re confronted with make it clear that many people pay great attention to caring for their face. After all, it’s the bit of us that people see the most. The same cannot be said of the skin covering the rest of…

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Can you smell the roses?

What is the smell

The human body is designed to sweat. As well as being one of the mechanisms to excrete toxins from the body it’s important for regulating the body’s temperature. Huge under-arm sweat patches are not attractive in any outfit and, consequently, the deodorant and antiperspirant market is big business. In most…

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Battling hay fever (and other inflammatory ills)

Child crying with hand over eyes

I’ve never really suffered with allergic hay fever reactions. The same cannot be said for everyone in our household. The runny nose and itchy-scratchy-want-to-rip-them-out eyes have regularly been a curse that has just about been held at bay by the highest dose of over-the-counter medicines. Sometimes we resorted to prescription…

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A healthy breakfast smoothie

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Fortunately we know this thanks to a 1917 issue of Good Health magazine, edited by Dr J H Kellogg. Some years later this fact was brought to a wider audience by another company with a product to sell, General Foods. Many…

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All things beige and beautiful

Fast food or Fresh Food?

Not far from where we lived there was, in my early teenage years, a car that was the subject of much ridicule in our household. It was not the vehicle’s vital statistics that caused this derision by top-trumps obsessed youngsters. It was the colour. Beige. Hearing-aid beige is not a…

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Leek and borlotti stew

Chopped leeks

With autumn well and truly here, it’ll soon be time to start preparing some of those warming dinners. Since we first introduced it, this tasty stew has become a firm family favourite. The quantities below fed our family of 2 adults and 4 young children. Ingredients 1 tbsp coconut oil…

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Home-made pizza


We love pizza in our house, especially home-made pizza. A pizza party, where everyone makes their own pizza, is a great social occasion in the kitchen. It can be messy, but fun, especially when trying to spin the base. That was until we discovered that cutting out your regular wheat…

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What beanz meanz

Picture of mixed beans

Voted the “top advertising slogan of all time” in 2012[1], the 1967 phrase “beanz meanz heinz” is probably more commonly repeated across many a school playground as “beanz meanz fartz!” Beans, like all legumes, are good for your health. As long as your diet is properly balanced they can be…

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