Road test: Oil pulling

Oil pulling: pulling toxins or just our leg?

MJ Angel Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice that involves swishing a cold-pressed oil around your mouth first thing in the morning for about 20 minutes to remove toxins and impurities.

Chew on this

Surviving the supermarket


Paula Goodyer Comparing labels eats up shopping time - here's how to make fast work of choosing cereal and yoghurt.

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Scratch the old remedy

Lissa Christopher Is evening primrose oil all it's cracked up to be?

I blame Gwyneth

Gluten-free diets are more than a fad for many of us

Gwyneth Paltrow.

Shelly Horton I called it the Gwyneth Paltrow effect. Once she started banging on about gluten-free diets it seemed like everyone jumped on the bandwagon.

Weird science

Method to alternative medicine madness

Evidence of cupping therapy on the back of Chinese Olympic swimmer Wang Qun at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Luke Malone Cupping, leeches, urine therapy. Alternative therapies can be strange - but surprisingly effective.

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Organic food: what you need to know


Organic food is no better for you than the traditionally grown even though it may taste better, say researchers.

Hooked on health


If anything we eat is worthy of being called a ''superfood'' it has to be fish. Studies have proven fish oil can help alleviate a seemingly endless list of conditions, from heart disease to...

Sweet news

Liquorice: all sorts of health benefits

Licorice, liquorice, all sorts, lollies, confectionery, candy, sweets.

Annabel Ross What's naturally sweet, low-calorie and good for you too?

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Fending off food allergy

Lunch box, healthy, snacks, school, children, kids.

Paula Goodyer What's the most common food allergy in children? Hint: it's not peanuts.

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