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Drinking water – bottled or tap?

Bottled water or tap water?  Which should we be drinking? Actually a water filter is probably best! In the developed world millions of bottles of water are consumed every day, 80 million bottles in the United States alone.  Bottled mineral water is promoted as being cleaner than tap water and better for our health.  Is this true?  Is there such a thing as ‘pure’ water? An examination of this question reveals that the availability and quality of water is a global issue and one with which we should all be concerned. Water is becoming a scarce resource. The corporations who sell bottled water are defining the control of water. And the environmental and health arguments for not drinking bottled water are compelling.  But is tap water safe? Around...

Functional Medicine Explained

Have you ever wondered why you are depressed and lacking in energy?  Why is it that so often the symptoms of disease are treated with medication?  Why did you actually develop that disease in the first place? When I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease at the age of 22, the only thing that conventional medicine could offer me was steroids, resulting in bloating and difficulty sleeping.  They also carry an increased risk of osteoporosis and were not a cure, just a bandage.  I knew that my disease was a direct result of my stress over my mother's terminal illness but not once did a doctor ask me what was going on in my life.  Fortunately for me, I discovered Functional Medicine quite quickly. In the words...

What to eat in October

A monthly look at seasonal produce so that you can buy local, improve the nutrient value of your food buy buying fresh fruit and vegetables and help save the planet by reducing your carbon footprint! Produce at it's best in October in Europe: Fruit Apple Blackberry Cranberry Date Fig Pear Plum Pomegranate Quince Tomato Chestnut Vegetables Aubergine Beetroot Broccoli Brussels Sprouts Cabbage Cavolo Nero Celeriac Celery Garlic Globe artichoke Jerusalem artichoke Kale Kohlrabi Lamb's lettuce Leek Lettuce Onion Pak Choi Parnsip Peas Pepper Pumpkin Radiccio Radish Runner bean Salsify Spring onions Swede Sweet potato Swiss chard Tomato Turnip Meat Duck Venison Other game Fish and seafood Mussels Oysters Mackerel Whiting Recipe ideas :  Apple & blackberry crumble; Squash and pomegranate salad;  baked Brussels sprouts, broccoli or kale; sweet potato and pumpkin soup. I...