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Wireless Technology — A Danger We Can’t Live Without

Waiting for high levels of scientific proof before taking action on electromagnetic fields can lead to very high health and economic costs, as was the case with asbestos, leaded petrol and tobacco1… Note: Article published in ACNEM Journal. Vol 32(1). pp17-20. The wireless revolution has effectively changed the way we communicate with one another, enabled…

6 Tips To Sleep Through The Night

“Sleep is essential for the body to recover and regenerate.” —Dr. Fabrizio Mancini Just as activity is healing, so is sleep. During sleep, your body repairs damage caused by stress or environmental toxins, and sorts out memories from the day. When you get less than six or seven hours of sleep each night, your risk…

Saving Face – What’s in Your Makeup?

My five year old daughter came home with her face made up by her ten year old (going on twenty-five) cousin. Nothing was spared: foundation, blush, eye liner, eye shadow, lipstick as well as bright red finger and toenails — just in case I had not noticed. The only thing that was missing was a…

Ancient Ayurvedic Detoxification

Have you heard of ‘Oil Pulling’? Jaws often drop when I tell people I do this every single morning! This is an ancient Ayurvedic practice to detoxify the body. This involves taking 1-2 tablespoons of oil (I personally use coconut oil which melts as soon as you put it in your warm mouth, but olive,…

Research Reveals We’re Only 10% Human

A little boy’s father was confined to his bed with influenza and his wife had been very busy sterilizing all his dishes. “Why do you do that, Mummy?” “Because dear, Daddy has germs and the germs get on the dishes he uses. I boil the dishes and that kills the germs. The little boy reflected…

Study Links Probiotics To Stress Reduction

In a 2011 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers found that probiotics seemed to blunt physiological stress responses of mice, and also lowered their levels of stress hormone, compared with mice not fed probiotics. In last week’s post, “Is Your Gut Making You Feel Unhealthy, Paranoid or Stressed Out?” we…

Is Your Gut Making You Feel Unhealthy, Paranoid or Stressed Out?

Do you regularly feel confused or forgetful? Are you increasingly anxious or paranoid? Or do you fly into a rage unexpectedly? Firstly, let me assure you that you are not alone and secondly, there are some very intriguing reasons how these emotions come into play… In the next few months we will look at how…

4 Great Reasons To Laugh Whenever You Can

As I sit by the pool on holidays with my family I realize that I could stress about the countless blog posts I wish I had been able to complete for you all OR I can laugh and be light-hearted about the ebb and flow of life… Work pressures come and go, but so too…

Love, Sex & Health for Parents

A few months after the birth of one of our sons, my midwife asked me, “So what type of contraception are you going to use now?” I glanced at my husband, Simon, and laughed, “Abstinence! It’s really effective!!!” Let’s be honest: how many couples with small children lose sight of their sex life due to…

Homemade Dips to Boost the Immune System!!

Over the next few months I’d like to offer a number of ideas about how we can boost the immune system and strengthen the body rather than focusing on eliminating germs and bugs. These posts will include “Immune System” in the heading so you’ll be able to follow the theme of those posts. We will…