Relaxing Lavender Bath Salts Recipe

There is nothing more soothing than a warm fragrant bath in a dimly lit room. I remember feeling soothed by the lavender bags as I opened my grandmother’s chest of drawers as a child. It was a comfort somehow and I would pick them up and inhale deeply. There is growing evidence that the aroma … Continued

Magnesium Deficiency Can’t Be Ignored

As a child I suffered from restless legs; an irritating, troubling sensation in my legs. They just wouldn’t keep still. There were other signs too that I now, through much study, have concluded were from deficiency in this forgotten but vital mineral, magnesium. But until I read Dr Carolyn Dean’s book The Magnesium Miracle, I … Continued

A Silent Public Health Crisis

Dr Carolyn Dean has called magnesium deficiency the ‘silent public health crisis.’ Magnesium a vital nutrient, is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and is used in over 300 biochemical reactions. It is necessary for healthy bones, regulating blood pressure, restful sleep, muscle strength and vitamin D assimilation. Common signs of magnesium deficiency … Continued

Magnesium is a Miracle Drug

‘When someone dies in front of you it can be a little unsettling. Thankfully, sometimes, all they need is a little extra magnesium.’ Magnesium is a Miracle Drug is a guest post by Dr Dan Keown, an A&E doctor with a degree in Chinese Medicine and acupuncture and author of the best selling book The … Continued

When sleep became ‘cool’

Who knew it, a fundamental necessity for good health becomes cool. Sleep is being touted as ‘the new sweat’ and while it comes easy to some, for many it can be hard to attain. Are you struggling to lose weight, have inflammation, depression, want to reduce the risk of dementia, diabetes and heart disease? Ensure … Continued

Depression, bipolar disorder and magnesium

Psychiatric disorders are becoming more and more prevalent in society and in people in all walks of life. The 2007 Adult Psychiatric Morbidity in England study showed that nearly one person in four (23.0 per cent) had at least one psychiatric disorder and 7.2 per cent had two or more disorders. Mental instability disables the … Continued

Coffee the Adaptogenic Beverage

Drinking coffee has several health benefits   An interesting point about coffee is how and when you drink it. Coffee should make you feel calm but alert, energetic but not wired. Many people feel shaky, nervous, and anxious after coffee. This is quite obviously not a helpful healthy way to feel. 5 tips to drinking … Continued