Isn’t it fun when something that’s good for you, also feels like a little luxury? Take dark chocolate for example.  Delicious and indulgent … and also full of antioxidants! Or getting a massage.  Feels amazing, but also reduces stress, helps muscle pain and boosts your lymphatic flow. This week I’m sharing a quick and easy

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I love me some vintage remedies. I think there’s something timeless and empowering about nourishing and healing ourselves with food and herbs. It’s what our great-grandmothers would have done out of necessity.  But somewhere along the way we seem to have lost touch with this valuable (and often effective!) wisdom. (Don’t get me wrong, I

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In my quest for beauty and glowing skin, I’ve tried a fair few things: Fish pedicure (feels weird, but really effective at removing dry skin!) Soaking my hair in beer and sitting in the sun (supposedly to develop red highlights – mainly just attracted insects!) Putting honey on my face (oh wait, I still do

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Skeptical?  You should be. If you’ve been around here awhile, you know that I often ask readers where they need help with natural health & beauty. Not long ago, a reader sent me a comment like this: I’m just so tired all the time.  It’s hard for me to get up in the morning, and

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Forget the idea of holding your nose while taking some unpleasant medicine. One of the many reasons I love natural health and herbal remedies, is that you can usually get beneficial foods and plants into your body AND have them taste good! (Not all of the time of course.  Hello, valerian!) You can make herbal

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I promise I’ll stop complaining about the cold soon enough.  It is mid-Feb, which means Spring is right around the corner, right? (Please say yes!) But here’s one, last, deeply warming recipe for this winter, made out of desperation and very cold feet. (Hot water bottles work amazingly well to warm my feet in bed

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It has been so cold in London this winter.   So on my recent trip to the grocery store when I found pots of kitchen herbs on sale, I got this sudden urge for fresh, green, infusions!  I live in the city, in an apartment, without any outdoor space, so these little pots of herbs

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We’re having a blizzard* in London today. * in London, this means about 2 inches of snow.   I know all of you New Englanders are laughing right now. So I’m taking advantage of this snow day to post one of my favorite discoveries from the past few months.  Since the craziness of late-December, almost

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An autumn chill is in the air (which means cold & flu season is right around the corner) – so it’s perfect timing to finish up our wild rosehip vinegar. You may remember that in September I came across a ton of gorgeous rosehips.  Want to know more about rosehips, their traditional health benefits or

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This post is a work in progress.  Generally I like to finish projects and make sure that they’re tasty / effective / fun before sharing them with you.   But I’m going to take a bit of a risk and just let you know what I’ve got brewing in the cupboard… Last weekend I found

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