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A book about glyphosate

In this post we’re trying something a bit different by offering a review of a book about glyphosate – the world’s most widely used herbicide.   Toxic Legacy – How the Weedkiller Glyphosate Is Destroying Our Health and the Environment is written by Stephanie Seneff PhD and brings together all the latest research that focuses on … Continued

Sunscreen – mineral or chemical?

Staying safe in the sun is fundamental to our health, especially during the summer months when the sun’s rays are at their strongest. As you reach for the sunscreen, you may wish to consider what ingredients are being used. There are two main types of sunscreens to choose from, mineral and chemical based.  Mineral based sunscreens  … Continued

Clean Air Day, The UK’s largest air pollution campaign 

Thursday 15 June is Clean Air Day, a day of action to raise awareness about air pollution around the UK. This year’s theme is ‘Clean up our air to look after your mind‘, sending a strong message to us all about the health risks posed by air pollution, both physical and mental. Every year, air … Continued

A spoonful of honey 

There are around 20,000 species of bees in the world pollinate up to 35% of the world’s crop production. They play a vital role in the health of ecosystems and the security of the food chain. Pollen collected by bees makes around 1.8bn tonnes of honey across the world every year. But the widespread use … Continued

A day to celebrate tea 

Tea is the most popular drink in the world after water, and in the UK, we drink 165 million cups a day! That’s 60 billion cups a year. It helps to wake us up and provides a moment in the day to pop the kettle on and take a break.     Friday 21 April is National … Continued

One in six could face infertility 

One in six people may experience infertility at some stage in their lifetime. This is the startling estimate for 2022 from the World Health Organization (WHO) who have just published their global Infertility prevalence estimates 1990-2021.    Drawing from more than 12,000 studies, and using data drawn from 133 eligible studies, 91 data points were … Continued

Chemical free gifts for your mum this Mother’s Day  

As we approach Mother’s Day, retailer shelves and online shops are brimming with an abundance of “health, beauty and wellbeing” products – from bath bombs and body scrubs to makeup and moisturisers – all of which are marketed as the perfect gift to help mums relax, unwind and feel good. But some of these products … Continued

What can you do if you get the flu?

For the last two years our health focus has been largely on coronavirus, but it looks like the common cold and flu is back with a vengeance. So, what can you do to make a good recovery if you get the flu or nasty cold?  Eat and drink well It’s tempting to eat fast, processed, or … Continued

Early onset cancer rates

Since 1990 deaths from cancer have been rising in people under the age of 50 in many countries across the world. Rises have been recorded in a wide range of cancers including breast, liver, kidney, thyroid, and numerous others.   5.7 million people died globally in 1990 from cancer, increasing to 8.9 million by 2019. … Continued

Glyphosate detected in the urine of 99% of pregnant US women

Glyphosate has been detected in 99% of urine samples of 187 pregnant women tested during their first trimester in a study based in Indiana, US. High levels of glyphosate were also subsequently associated with lower birth weights.     Exposure to glyphosate has been associated with adverse developmental outcomes in numerous animal studies, but not as … Continued

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