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Why taking a break from the Pill isn’t the 'detox' you might have thought

February 22nd 2022 / Anna Hunter

'Clean contraception' and taking a 'cleanse' from hormonal contraception is increasingly touted as the natural option and better for your health. Experts explain why >>>

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6 expert-rated supplements to take when you feel a cold coming on

February 21st 2022 / Melanie Macleod

With restrictions easing this week, the chances of catching a cold are higher. Health experts tell us what they take to stop a cold from taking hold >>>

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Should I brush bleeding gums?

February 17th 2022 / Melanie Macleod

Nobody likes to see blood in the sink, but what should you do if you do spot it? >>>

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Best period pants reviews: we put 15 styles to the test

February 16th 2022 / Emma Elms

They look and feel just like normal knickers and leggings but does washable period underwear - and even period leggings and period swimwear really work? We found out >>>

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Are you overtraining?

February 16th 2022 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

We’ve seen the clean eating trend taken to the extreme with cases of orthorexia, but what about our HIIT habits? We find out when pushing yourself should come with a health warning >>>

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Do you need a low histamine diet?

February 15th 2022 / Jane Collins and Emma Elms

Experts are noticing an increase in histamine reactions after Covid. Could a low histamine diet help? >>>

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Join our IRL manifesting workshop at The Organic Pharmacy, London

February 13th 2022

Discover how to manifest your glossiest self and enjoy an evening of healthy snacks and Organic Pharmacy treats and discounted shopping! Hurry, limited tickets! >>>

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Lost your sense of smell after Covid? Now there's a new way to help it come back

February 12th 2022

Long-term smell loss now affects so many of us. Smell training might just be the answer >>>

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What is manifesting and can it help you attract what you want?

February 11th 2022 / Verity Clark

It’s the self-care buzzword of the moment and advocates say it can fast track your goals, whether that's getting engaged or buying the dream house. How do you it – and is it any more than wishful thinking? Our experts weigh in >>>

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These vegan banana bread muffins are our new favourite breakfast

February 8th 2022 / Roz Purcell

For when you want to flex your baking muscles further than banana bread, try Roz Purcell's vegan recipe – ideal for breakfasts and snacks >>>

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Brain health: are you age-proofing your brain as much as your body?

February 2nd 2022 / Stacey Carter

You may spend time keeping your body, face and even your gut in top condition, but are you also futureproofing your brain? Our experts reveal how to boost your brain health so that what you do now helps you stay sharper for longer >>>

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What is dopamine fasting and should I try it?

February 1st 2022 / Melanie Macleod

It sounds bizarre, but could the wellness trend out of Silicon Valley help you feel happier and more present? >>>

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Anna Jones' green pepper and pistachio recipe has made us fall in love with risotto all over again

January 29th 2022

Fed up with the same old meals? Jazz up dinner time with this plant-based risotto >>>

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Make Anna Jones' super simple tofu and broccoli pad thai recipe tonight

January 28th 2022

Stuck for dinner inspiration? Chef Anna Jones is here to save the day with her vegan take on pad Thai >>>

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3 healthy breakfast recipes that will reboot your body, energy and mood

January 20th 2022 / Verity Clark

Whether you love a smoothie bowl, scrambled tofu or eggs or a chia parfait, these low calorie, high nutrition breakfast ideas will supercharge your morning >>>

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Best natural and organic skincare to use during cancer treatment

January 20th 2022 / Judy Johnson

When you are going through chemotherapy and radiotherapy, your skin may become more sensitive. These are the natural brands there to help >>>

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Strong glutes can help with lower back pain – try our 25 minute workout to tone and strengthen your bum

January 20th 2022

Wake up your glutes with PT Caroline's Circuits' easy-to-follow home workout - resistance band a bonus! >>>

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Infrared sauna blanket: we tried the hottest thing (literally) in home wellness

January 19th 2022 / Victoria Woodhall

It claims to lower inflammation, burn 600 calories, give a natural high – and sales have soared during the pandemic. Victoria Woodhall bags up >>>

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How to get over your 'smear fear'

January 18th 2022 / Anna Hunter

When was your last smear test? It needn’t be an ordeal - here’s how to take the stress out of your next appointment >>>

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Why you keep getting cystitis and how to treat it

January 18th 2022 / Anna Hunter

The ‘every two seconds’ toilet trips, stinging when you pee and constant fatigue: at least half of women can relate to the limiting symptoms of cystitis. But given that cranberry juice is futile and ibuprofen slows recovery, here’s what you can do to prevent it or ease the pain >>>

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Try the 3 Day Reset to help kickstart healthy eating habits for good

January 18th 2022 / Verity Clark

Forget dieting, a reset is the new detox - no cravings allowed. Nutritional therapist, Rhian Stephenson, has created this 3-Day Reset diet plan to kickstart a healthy lifestyle that lasts beyond January. >>>

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Could this squishy red face ball spell the end of your tension headaches? We tried it

January 17th 2022 / Melanie Macleod

Holly Willoughby said it reminded her of a Pilates ball, but does this weighted face workout ball really soothe jaw tension and lift your cheeks? >>>

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11 tiny tweaks that make a big difference to your happiness levels

January 13th 2022 / Rachel Kelly

This is what mental health campaigner and author Rachel Kelly learned from her breakdown. Even the simple acts of making your bed and using the word 'yet' can make a marked difference in how you feel right now >>>

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Is the Covid vaccine affecting our periods? A new study confirms a link

January 12th 2022 / Melanie Macleod

More than 35,000 UK women have reported disrupted periods after receiving the coronavirus jab and now a study shows that it can cause a small delay to periods. Doctors explain what this might mean >>>

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Does your skin need a supplement regime?

January 10th 2022 / Melanie Macleod

Whether you’re looking for skincare supplements for acne or sensitive skin or to reduce wrinkles, these are the best, according to experts >>>

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