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How To Cook Seaweed

Seaweeds are so nutrient rich that they must be called a superfood, especially useful for people eating a vegan or plant based diet as a concentrated source of iron, calcium, other minerals and vitamin B12.

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How Do Dietary Changes Help Emotional & Mental Health Problems?

The food and drink we consume every day have a big effect on our emotions and thoughts.

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What is Holistic Nutrition?

In this blog, I look at food in the widest possible way, as a foundation for our individual physical, emotional and spiritual health, and our collective environment and planetary health.

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What The Government Should Be Telling Us About COVID-19

What the government should be telling people is that most cases of people dying from Covid-19 could have been prevented. And most people can take steps to increase their health.

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What Can We Learn From The Covid-19 Pandemic?

Many people are asking, "what can we learn from this worldwide scare?" Oliver Cowmeadow shares his views, and asks you what you feel you need to change in the world after this pandemic?

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Eating Vegetables Does Help You Live Longer

A recent review by scientists at the School of Public Health, Imperial College London, has concluded that eating 800 grams a day has an even greater beneficial affect, reducing heart disease by 24%, stroke by 33%, cancer by 13%, and a 31% reduced risk more...

Conscious Eating - Food That Develops Our Spirit

Our food can not only nourish and maintain the health of our physical body, but also our emotional, mental and spiritual selves as well!

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Why Eat A Plant-Based Diet?

There's now so much evidence confirming traditional wisdom that eating mostly plant foods creates better physical and mental health.

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The Health Benefits Of Porridge

Getting a daily dose of oats will help fight off winter fatigue, boost energy levels and warm up the body on cold mornings whilst oat porridge makes a great hearty breakfast at cooler times of the year, creating strong warming energy.

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How To Cook Millet

Learn how to cook this delicious grain, a staple of many African countries.

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Black Turtle Bean Stew Recipe

Learn how to cook black turtle beans to make a heart warming stew.

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How We Can Develop Resilience When It Comes To Our Health?

People are talking about how we can create more resilience to changing weather, dwindling oil supplies and other challenges, here Oliver looks at how we can all develop greater resilience and robustness in our health.

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Dairy-Free and Refined Sugar-Free Lemon Pie Recipe

Make a deliciously zingy refined sugar-free and dairy-free lemon pie.

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We All Know That Food Affects Health, But What Will The World Be Like When This Connection Is Fully Realised?

When our society fully accepts the enormous role of food in creating health and healing disease, many things are going to change.

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The Plant-Based Revolution

New research on healthy eating and delicious tempeh recipe.

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Sugar-Free Desserts - Three Recipes That Taste Incredible

Learn to make your own sugar and dairy-free desserts that are good for you and delicous.

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How To Go Sugar-Free in Seven Easy Steps

Satisfy your sweet cravings and nourish yourself without eating foods that are bad for you.

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Ways to Stay Healthy - Three Methods For Finding Optimum Health

Our health is primarily in our own hands. Learn what you can do to take charge of your health and wellbeing.

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Fried Rice Recipe With No Egg

A quick recipe to use left-over rice and create a delicious egg-free dish.

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The Effects Of Unhealthy Eating - Why Plant-Based Is The Solution

It's official - eating more grains and vegetables will lengthen your life and greatly reduce your chances of an early death from heart disease or cancer.

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How To Prevent, Or Heal, Type 2 Diabetes With Diet

A hundred years ago type 2 diabetes was a rare illness, yet in the last 20 years it has increased from 1.8 million people diagnosed in the UK to 3.7 million today.

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Brine Pickles - A Homemade Source of Lactobacilli

Brine pickles are very easy to make and when fermented they produce plenty of Lactobacilli which helps to keep our guts very healthy. In most countries fermented pickles are made - most famously in Germany (sauerkraut), Korea (kimchi) and in Japan (tsu more...

How To Keep Warm In Winter With Macrobiotics

Are you feeling the chill of winter?  Maybe you are a person who struggles to keep warm in winter, or even suffer from feeling totally depressed and lacking in energy when the cold weather comes.

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How To Do Abdominal Breathing

Breathing is essential for life and how we breathe really makes a big difference to our health.

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Macrobiotic Food And Medicine - Prevention Is Better Than Cure

The origins of macrobiotics lies in Far Eastern philosophy and medicine, which has long held that we can enjoy vital health through our whole lifetime, by paying attention to our daily diet, lifestyle and positive social interactions.

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The Incredible Value Of Oriental Healing's Methods Of Diagnosis

One of the greatest gifts of Oriental medicine are its methods of assessing our internal health by looking at subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) changes on the outside.

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How To Stop Headaches And Migraines Naturally

For people who are prepared to take their health into their own hands, there is a very good chance they can heal even migraines and headaches naturally. Find out how.

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Is Economic Growth Sustainable? The Folly Of Our Economics

The economy of the UK and most developed countries depends on continuous growth – the mantra is the more the better, and no growth is a disaster. But is it possible to have continuous growth for much or all of the world’s economies?

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Macrobiotics - The Ultimate Wholefood Plant-Based Diet

With today’s macrobiotics we can take a further step in healing problems and maintaining robust health, using the guiding principle of creating balance between opposites, expressed as yin and yang in Oriental culture.

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