Month: April 2018

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The Dirty Dozen: As Bad As They Sound?

29 April 2018 | 2 Comments

Concerned about pesticides? Buying and eating healthy, sustainable food is a concern for me and, like many people, I care about what I eat and how it is produced. Which is why I was interested to read about the 2018 Dirty Dozen. This is a list released by the US-based…

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Stress: Nurturing Your Vagus Nerve

22 April 2018 | 2 Comments

How stressed are you? Do you even know? Stress is invisible and easy to ignore. But it’s pervasive. Most of us have become so used to living relentlessly busy lives – with time pressures, constant demands, rushed social interactions, hurried eating – that we don’t even notice how stressed we…

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Homemade Yoghurt: Helping your Health and the Planet

15 April 2018 | 6 Comments

I have a confession to make: I buy food in plastic packaging. Much though I’d like to, I haven’t been able to eradicate plastic from my life. I did try, but fairly early on in the experiment I realised the Wannabe family would soon starve if I continued along the…

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Tree in winter.

Viva Las Vagus: The Vagus Nerve

08 April 2018 | 12 Comments

Mind-Body Connection Anyone who practises yoga can have no doubt about the power of the mind-body connection. Even non-yogis know that a few deep breaths can calm us if we’re stressed or in an anxious state. But did you know that just one nerve – the vagus nerve – is…

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Here Comes The Sun: Vitamin D

01 April 2018 | 4 Comments

Good news! It’s that time of year when we lucky Brits can start synthesising Vitamin D from the sun. Read on if you want to know how long you can sun worship for on a daily basis.

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