Forage for rose hips and turn them into a health promoting tonic this autumn

By Emma Schade-Stylli for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). Dog Rose (Rosa canina) is an indigenous herb to Europe, found in hedgerows, scrub, woods and wasteland. In autumn the arching stems with downy hooked thorns bear clusters of ‘flask-shaped’ scarlet fruit known as rose hips. These floral superfoods make eye-catching bait for birds, bursting with […]

Menstrual Cups: Tamsin Hopkins explains what they are and how you use them

What is a menstrual cup? A menstrual cup is a device worn internally that sits underneath the cervix and collects menstrual fluid. It’s typically made from medical grade silicone, although a few are made from natural rubber and/or TPE. Once the cup is full, you remove it, pour the contents down the toilet, and then […]

Plastic is putting our children’s health at risk and no one is talking about it, says Frederikke Magnussen

When you ask parents about what they worry about most when it comes to their child’s diet, there are some things that come up time after time. Processed foods, sugary drinks and teeth-rotting confectionery are some of the most common enemies as parents battle to serve up healthy meals. One item is conspicuous by its […]

Dude Making a Difference: Zion Lights interviews Rob Greenfield

If you haven’t come across Rob Greenfield, you’re in for a treat. I first heard of him through my publisher, who wanted me to make a series of videos based on excerpts from my book. Look up Rob Greenfield for some inspiration, they told me, so, somewhat apprehensively, I did. They weren’t wrong. This man […]

Ecocide: the fifth crime against peace

Saffia Farr talks to lawyer Polly Higgins, who asks us all to “pollinate” and leave a positive legacy for our children Polly Higgins’ proposed definition for ecocide: the extensive damage to, destruction of or loss of ecosystem(s) of a given territory, whether by human agency or by other causes, to such an extent that peaceful enjoyment […]