December celebrations: Mel Tibbs on reconnecting with the joy and magic of the festive season

Sometimes rediscovering the true roots of a festival can help remind us why we are celebrating, readjust our priorities and reconnect with the natural forces evident at a particular time of year. Christmas has been so seized upon as the primary festival we all celebrate in such a homogenous, material way that much of the magic of the season is lost. […]

Raising a Vegan Family: Bringing up a vegan child doesn’t need to be difficult

Deciding to bring our daughter up vegan from birth was never difficult for us. The first thing we did was to get some valuable advice from Amanda Baker at The Vegan Society. She gave us lots of information and suggested that we do some nutritional research and buy key books on the subject. When I […]

You are when you eat

There may be several reasons why young children have tantrums. The crayon is the wrong shade of red, the story ended too soon, the sock won’t go on. But one of the most important, yet probably most often ignored, reasons is low blood sugar – the child needs to be fed, and NOW. He or she eats […]

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 Cup Reviews

The cups featured have been reviewed by a team of women and we have amalgamated the comments. Our aim in this is to focus on each cup rather than what suited individual reviewers, acknowledging that each woman’s body is unique, so what suits one may not suit another. Our team were menstruating women of all […]