Mama Mindfulness for stressed busy mums

Lotus flower

Lotus flower

Stressed busy mothers can take some calming time out with new “Mama Mindfulness” course designed especially with mums in mind.

Mindfulness teacher Nikki Fitzpatrick, herself a mother of three, has created the course to help mothers to slow down, become more focused and find a greater sense of calm and well being. Continue reading

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A sweet solution to antibiotic resistance

honeyHoney may be the sweetest way to resolve the growing problem of anti-biotic resistance.

The sweet-tasting produce of the honey-bee has unique properties with the “ability to fight infection on multiple levels making it more difficult for bacteria to develop resistance” say scientists. Continue reading

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Making your own herbal tinctures, syrups and teas – April 5th

herbsDiscover the herbs to help your heart, circulation, respiratory and immune systems.

Make herbal tinctures, syrups and teas.  You will also learn to make creams, ointments, pastes and decoctions at the first of three Herbal Workshops by Medical Herbalist Christine Best this Saturday – April 5th 2014. Continue reading

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Hemp and green tea used in gluten-free crackers

Hemp field

Hemp field

Hemp and decaffeinated green tea are being used by food scientists to develop a gluten free snack cracker.

The aim is to improve the nutrition, protein, fibres, minerals and essential fatty acids in the crackers. Continue reading

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Work stress could sharpen the brain

brainWork stress may be good for you.  A mentally challenging job which is stressing you out today could keep your mind sharp after you retire.

A new study based on 4,182 people over 18 years suggests that certain jobs have the potential to protect your brain function in later life. Continue reading

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