Twists to help gut health   Twisting poses, which I discuss in detail in my new book Mind Body Cleanse, when combined with the breath, teach the importance of a healthy spine and inner body. The action of a twist squeezes and ushes the pelvic and abdominal...

The leaves have slowly begun to change colours and the air has shifted to being a little dryer and cooler as the daylight hours diminish. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that people experience at a particular time of year or during...

Studies have shown that exercise is good for your heart, for building lean muscle, for improving metabolism, and for balancing your mood and lowering stress hormones. New research has shown that for many, exercise simply means going to the gym for 45 minutes three times a...

Welcome to the season of Keats’ mists and mellow fruitfulness… At this time of year, when the light and the dark make up equal parts of the day, and as the weather gets cooler, we begin to draw energy inwardly. In Ayurvedic terms, autumn is the season where Vata is predominant,...

Over the years I have experimented with dozens of DIY kitchen and bathroom recipes to find the ones that I like and that work. Below are my favourite organic beauty products that I made from scratch.  The best thing about these is that none contains...

Today marks the Autumn Equinox, and the start of the Seed Gathering Season.  Since 1998, The Tree Council has been organising Seed Gathering Season, the autumn campaign to inspire everyone to gather seeds, fruits and nuts and grow the trees of the future. The festival starts...

Slimy, slippery seaweed has been heralded as the new, must-have superfood. Seaweed refers to several species of macroscopic, multicellular, marine algae.  The term includes some types of red, brown, and green algae. Despite its recently trendy, superfood status, seaweed has been used all over the world for thousands of years, but has most notably...

The most likely health complaint you will have after a short haul flight will be simple aches, pains, and cramps. Not exactly, life threatening but best avoided if possible. However on longer haul flights your health can suffer when you are trapped in a seated position...

I'm on the final day of the **STRONG FOR SUMMER 30 DAY CHALLENGE** and I am feeling pretty amazing.  I have received many compliments in the last week or so.  Apart for the 7 kilos that I know that I have lost, (final weigh in tomorrow)...

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