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Recharged

Recharged

Are you someone who likes to buy new batteries when the old ones run out or do you prefer rechargeable ones? According to a well known website ‘Rechargeable batteries offer a cost effective option of using devices which require portable power, as the energy supply is recharged and reused’. Did you know that, with the ...

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The Wonders of Henna and Other Plant Dyes

The Wonders of Henna and Other Plant Dyes

Well, many of you, like me, have been dreaming of the day we can return to the hairdresser for a trim or for colourant! In desperation, I actually watched a couple of videos on Youtube and had a go at cutting my own hair - to be honest, it’s not bad (at least it will get me through until I get to the salon!). As ...

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Gut Reactions

Gut Reactions

More than 2000 years ago Aristotle said that ‘All disease begins in the gut’ and yet only recently have we begun to understand how right he was. Research has shown us that a healthy gut is critical for good health and that an unhealthy gut contributes to a wide variety of diseases from diabetes and obesity to autism ...

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Changes Ahead

Changes Ahead

‘Why do people around the world tell stories? Is it because there is some urgent need to confess?’ writes James Pennebaker. In many native cultures we see stories passed from generation to generation in order to maintain customs and traditions and the honour of a tribe. As I write this article we have just had the ...

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Why not try…Making your own Soap!

Why not try…Making your own Soap!

I’ve been making soap (and lots of other stuff) for a long time. It’s such a magical process and I generally make up enough for about a year or so. It’s also of course much cheaper than buying it, plus you have the added benefit of knowing exactly what’s in it. For example: no unsustainable palm oil, no synthetic ...

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From Surviving to Thriving!

From Surviving to Thriving!

Have you ever said “I wish the world would stop so that I can get off”? I know that in extremely busy and stressful times I have said it myself. Now that we are in this global pause we have been given a tremendous opportunity to recalibrate and reset our lives, and yet it comes as the result of global tragedy. To ...

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FREE Places for NHS Staff at GoFest Kids Camps

FREE Places for NHS Staff at GoFest Kids Camps

Surrey based company GoFest Active is offering free places at its Easter and May Half Termkids camps for NHS workers and emergency services staff. Paul Farris, CEO said “Nobody is working harder than those on the frontline. As well as the unprecedented workloads they are taking on, childcare is also a concern. ...

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Father & Son Health Awareness

Father & Son Health Awareness

It’s a well known fact that the average man pays less attention to his health than the average woman. Compared to women, men are more likely to drink alcohol and smoke, make risky choices and not see a doctor for regular checkups. Men have 4% more brain cells than women and about 100g more brain tissue but somewhere ...

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The Sound of Health

The Sound of Health

'Health is life lived in the silence of the organs' wrote the French surgeon René Leriche in 1936. Disease or ‘dis-ease’ (the absence of ease) usually shouts loudly and makes a lot of noise whereas health is silent. Or is it? A body struggling to cope will send messages of distress, but more often than not the ...

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