Alternative Health

Get ready for summer

Weird and wonderful health hacks

Livia Gamble Winter is just about over and as hard as we tried, some of us became victims of the cold. We exercised less and stayed in bed more.

Cinderella Tissue: the most critically ignored part of the body?

Treating fascia: the answer to tension and tightness?

Sarah Berry We are literally surrounded by the stuff. Matrix-like, it wraps around all 600 muscles in the body connecting them to each other and to our bones.

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Health tonic?

Is camel milk the new superfood?

Sandy Smith Substituting cow’s milk for camel milk might not sound that appetising but a look at the health benefits and you might be queuing for a camel latte sooner than you think.

'Complexion-boosting' diet

Kate Middleton's extreme diet

Kate Middleton faces yet another privacy scandal.

The Duchess of Cambridge worked hard for her slim post-pregnancy figure, and now she's taking on an unusual diet to boost her complexion.

Download the divine

Download the divine: Soul healing miracles?

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Sarah Berry New York Times best-selling author Dr Zhi Gang Sha and his very unusual approach to healing.

Ask the expert

Nine simple food swaps for a healthier diet

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Susie Burrell Sometimes the difference between healthy eating or not is a few simply dietary swaps to take you from a B minus in nutrition to a glowing A plus - and just a warning, some of these simple swaps may...

Healthy foods you are definitely overeating

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Rachel Clun Thanks to nutritional labelling and education, most of us know or have a rough idea how much junk food makes an acceptable portion.

Food facts

Ten things you didn't know about fat

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Tom Sanders Our understanding of fats - including which ones are actually good for us - is evolving.

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Latest trends in bread go against the grain

Breaking bread: which slice is best?

Sarah Berry Breaking bread was once a simple act. That was 30,000-odd years ago, when it was just flour and water, hot stone and love.

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Food for thought: DNA helping shed light on our dietary needs

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Paula Goodyer Our genes sometimes influence how our bodies interact with certain nutrients and a new area of research suggests that tweaking our diet to meet those needs more precisely will do a better job of...

Food for thought

Can your DNA guide your diet?

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Paula Goodyer There’s an interaction between genes and diet that can increase the risk of health problems for some people if they eat a certain way.

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Treating depression and anxiety

Depression and anxiety – can over the counter pills really help?

Depression

Paula Goodyer For many herbs and supplements claiming to improve mental health the jury is still out.

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Want to live a long life?

Want to live a long life? Eat fermented cabbage and drink a litre of olive oil a week

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Kate Quilton Kate Quilton travelled the globe to countries with 80 per cent obesity, and one where a village has found the secret of eternal youth (two glasses of wine a day helps).

The top powerhouse fruits and vegetables

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Sarah Berry Kale does not even make the top 10 powerhouse fruits and vegetables, according to a new study.

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Wellbeing

Green smoothies unlikely to beat the flu

Green smoothies

Clifford Fram You can drink as many green smoothies as you like, but no immune-boosting magic potion is going to protect the average person from catching a cold or the flu.

Counting kilojoules doesn't add up

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Sarah Berry We can all exercise our inner control freak by counting kilojoules. But at what cost?

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Chew on this

Let them eat hemp

Hemp Seeds

Paula Goodyer If the Americans, Brits and Canadians are allowed to eat hemp, why aren't we?

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Paleo push

Food for thought in fad diets

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Sarah Berry It turns out that there is good food for thought behind many so-called fad diets. In addition to this they are not as different as first appearances suggest.

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Nutritional science

Biggest food myths

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Susie Burrell As we learn more and more about nutrition, and the greater the number of "experts" out there publishing diet books inevitably leads to the propagation of new diet beliefs and trends, whether or not...

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Questionable claims

Just eat well - most exercise supplements are bunk

Vitamins and supplements: are they worth it?

Stuart Gray I am always amazed by the wide range of sports nutrition products on sale in gyms.

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