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Discover how celery could save your Christmas

Find out how you can boost your happiness this year This is why I must say ‘nuts to you all!’ A much maligned favourite that can really help your day At this time of year I usually do my ‘best of’ selection. I seek out my favourite natural health tips from a year’s worth of Good Life Letters and compile them into a festive issue. But this year I’m doing it slightly differently. What with the constantly depressing health news……
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Why your olive oil is probably fake

Hope I don’t get a horse’s head in the bed for this, but…  There’s a dodgy Mafia-controlled product in your kitchen cupboard – and it’s probably fake  Is this alternative any healthier? Last week, I got some great responses to my letter about burning sage. Otherwise known as ‘smudging’ – an ancient practice for cleansing the air, warding off infection and sharpening the mind. At the end of that letter I asked for some of your experiences with sage as…
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My advice to anyone who has a pig in their eye…

This is why you shouldn’t rub your eyes A perfect remedy for a common eye problem How we need to look after our Posties… Bless ‘em all! I thought I had just been doing too much reading. A slightly sore, itchy and scratchy feeling in my eye turned out to be something worse though… …I had developed a stye. Over the next 24 hours it felt as though the pig had moved in too! My eye swelled, went red and…
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When Xmas food packaging info is wrong

Just because it’s a Covid Christmas we don’t want to be suckered by this calorie trick  Look out for this dodgy info on party food packaging  How to make festive eating a bit healthier Ho ho ho! Pandemic or not, Christmas is in full swing. OK, so we may not be allowed to see friends and loved ones indoors… And in some areas, we may not even be allowed to mix outside in the cold. But hell will surely freeze…
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How to avoid being left alone this Christmas

Why this is a good time to celebrate Don’t let these health warriors spoil your fun The natural way to save your teeth whatever you put them through To say that 2020 has been a challenging year is probably the most widely used understatement in the history of the planet. I totally understand the amount of worry, stress and concern that we all have about all sorts of aspects of our lives. But one thing none of us needs are…
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The science behind this New Age practice

Why a woman attacked me with a fiery stick  The common herb you can burn to ward off infection  So what does modern science think of this arcane, ancient practice? I was 26 years old when a woman attacked me with a fiery stick. It all started when I was invited to the flat of one of my rugby team mates for lunch one Saturday. When I walked in, I was surprised to see bohemian touches everywhere… Indian quilts thrown…
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