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Foods to fight inflammation

Naturopathy questions the effectiveness and long-term repercussions of prescriptive medicines, in fighting our ailments. It’s not to say that there’s no place for conventional medicine in treating cancer or heart failure. But, for minor to moderate inflammatory diseases — such as IBD, rheumatism and arthritis — there’s evidence to suggest that natural remedies could have […]

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In brief — Clean + green shampoo bars

Even the most forgiving hair has a once or twice a week wash regime, while those with finer locks may have to shampoo daily. We use a lot of hair care products in a lifetime, with a glut of packaging and an ingredient list that could eventually prove more damaging than we’d ever thought to […]

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In brief — A health food problem

With a plant-based January promising to undo the sins of another year, we could easily fall victim to the notion that all non-animal foods are good for us. Some, however, could have repercussions for the natural world that outweigh any benefit. The problem we find, with all mass shifts, is that there are simply too […]

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In brief — Cleaner clothing brands

There is no sustainable way to support the modern thirst for a ‘current’ wardrobe. Clothing is produced and discarded quicker than we can find water to grow the cotton and landfill in which to throw the pieces we’re bored of. As we come to learn that clothing production threatens more than just our human resources, […]

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In brief — Nature’s moisturisers

Our skin faces the harshest of daily elements. It yields to the cold and the heat, is permeated by air pollutants and imbued — or not — by the nourishment we put into our bodies. Protecting the skin’s moisture barrier helps to strengthen it against the stressors of life, wherever we live. But all too […]

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In brief — Probiotic foods

The humble gut has a profound influence over our wider bodily systems. It is a linchpin of immunity, increasingly under threat from the modern problem of chemicals, un-foods and stress. With our internal flora imbalanced, health becomes compromised and we look to pharmaceuticals and supplements for realignment. We wonder, as perhaps you do, whether there […]

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