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Herbs suitable for diabetics

Type 2 diabetes is increasingly common in industrially developed societies. Simon Mills explores the...

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Five herbs to enhance your mood in winter

These five herbs bring the comforting qualities of nature inside us helping lift our...

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The Jade Screen Project

The Jade Screen Project (JSP) offers immune-enhancing and anti-viral herbal formulae for front line...

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Back to the future: How plant medicine can save us from antibiotic resistance

Antibiotics have undoubtedly saved millions of lives but the assumption that they are safe...

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Are herbs safe?

In this review we understand that herbs are not a public hazard, and that...

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What is herbal medicine?

Herbs are very well suited to expert personalised health care, and were the basis...

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Healing the Whole

How herbs are changing the face of the world through a holistic approach to...

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Healthy oils

Fat can be healthy, you just have to pick the right ones. We will...

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Healthy weight

Maintaining a balanced body weight and appearance is a constant pressure in the modern...

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Ayurveda and Immunity: Thriving the Ayurvedic Way

Ayurveda presents some excellent philosophy and guidance on how we can maintain a healthy...

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Relaxation

We all need to relax sometimes. Modern living is stressful and our adrenal glands...

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The Joys of Being a Vegetarian

The vegetarian world is a colourful, nutritious and exciting place; perhaps more than you...

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The Six Tastes

Taste impacts what we eat, when we eat and how much we eat. Each...

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The Lipid Layer: Medas Dhatu, Health and Balanced Weight

Our lipid layer protects, comforts and nourishes our whole body. Here we delve into...

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Rainbow Food and Phytonutrients

Many of the very compounds that protect plants from attack also have an immensely...

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Turmeric, rather a lot more than curcumin

Curcumin is undoubtedly a key active medicinal constituent found in turmeric but there is...

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The Birth of Nutraceuticals

Find out how nutraceuticals first evolved and are now a booming industry bringing the...

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Your Ayurvedic Menstrual Cycle

In Ayurveda, the menstrual cycle has its very own Vata, Kapha and Pitta stage....

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Tea – the original health drink?

So, is tea drinking good for you? As is so often the case when...

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An Ayurvedic Perspective on Arthritis

The seasonal change that takes place moving from the heat of summer to the...

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What is detoxification?

Traditional systems of healthcare have used purification and cleansing techniques for centuries, here we...

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Perceptions of herbal medicine in the media

Do we abandon the potential benefits of botanicals to uphold outdated prejudices, or do...

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Skin Inflammations

Skin inflammations are becoming increasingly common, with atopic dermatitis or eczema affecting 1–3% of...

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From Food to Capsule

Is our modern day desire to want to ingest concentrated nutrients in the form...

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Our caffeine and sugar culture

We discuss some home truths about sugar, coffee and caffeine including its origins, evolution...

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Ulcerative Colitis & Dysentery

In this article we will consider dysentery, known as pravahika, from the standpoint of...

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The Story of Life: People, Plants and Planet

However hard we might try not to be; we are all interconnected. Each living...

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Plants: Love ’em or loathe ’em, we can’t live without ’em!

Plant foods, herbs and spices, are all about information. Our bodies use the information...

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The Ayurvedic Approach to Digestive Health and Nutrition

In this article Sebastian Pole looks at the Ayurvedic perspective of how both the...

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Herbal Festival Survival Guide

Explore our top herbal tips for making the most out of your festival.

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Seasonal eating and fasting with Ayurveda

The change in atmosphere and temperature moving from the bright summer months into the...

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Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is a powerful relaxation meditation technique performed in the lying position. It...

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Fair for plants as well as people

Pat Thomas discusses how we can meet the ever-increasing demand for herbal medicines in...

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Balancing Oestrogen

Elevated oestrogen dominance are some of the most common factors associated with breast, uterine...

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