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A Daily Mail article has reported that leading psychiatrist claims Doctors should dish out LAVENDER OIL as a first-line treatment for people with anxiety instead of addictive drugs. Professor Peter Hans-Volz said doctors are too quick to dish out benzodiazepines and other drugs to patients with anxiety. Instead, patients with a mild form of the disorder should be given natural remedies, including lavender oil, to combat their symptoms.   Official guidelines for the NHS say there is not enough evidence that lavender oil, marketed on its calming effects, could treat anxiety. Why Lavender Oil? Professor Hans-Volz claimed lavender oil capsules have been shown to be...

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Our friends at Chocolate and Love have shared the process that goes into making their tasty low sugar Chocolate bars:

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 The buying decisions we make every day are a simple but powerful form of direct action - the choices you make with the food you eat have an impact on the world you live in.  Organic food is everyday food. It doesn't always have to cost more. Everyday items such as yogurt, bread, pasta, tea and many seasonable vegetables are often the same price as non-organic.   Switching to just one organic item can really help contribute to change our food system for the better. Demand for more organic food means more organic farms. More organic farms means fewer pesticides,...

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Vitamins are an essential part of our lives and something we can't go without. Have you ever wondered what each vitamin does? We at HealthPharm give you the run-down. 1. VITAMIN A GREAT FOR: Healthy eyes and general growth and development, including healthy teeth and skin.WHERE IT'S FOUND:  Anything orange! Carrots, sweet potato and cantaloupe melons which get their colour from the carotene pigment. 2. B VITAMINS GREAT FOR: Energy production, iron absorption and immune function .WHERE IT'S FOUND: This crucial group of nutrients can be found in whole unprocessed foods, specifically whole grains, potatoes, bananas, lentils, chili peppers, beans, yeast and molasses. 3. VITAMIN C GREAT FOR: Strengthening blood...

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It is suggested that around 1 in 5 people in the UK suffer from recurring cold sores that can be caused by the herpes simplex virus. These cold sores are characterised by painful, burning or itchy blisters on and around the mouth or lips. Often caused by stress, tiredness or even strong sunlight, they can be frustrating, uncomfortable and embarrassing, lasting approximately 7-10 days without treatment. While some other cold sore treatments may draw more attention to the cold sore by leaving a white mark, NEW fast acting bonjela Invisible Cold Sore Cream turns invisible when applied. What’s more, unlike...

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