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Dina Rose – Our Hypocritical Approach to Healthy Eating

Sometimes I feel like my Facebook feed is a little psycho. The very same people who regularly post about the importance of healthy eating often simultaneously drool over recipes for cupcakes and brownies. Yes, there’s a place in the diet for everything. And as anyone who has read pretty much anything I have ever written on this topic knows, I don’t demonize any food. Not …

Lavender oil

Surprising medicinal uses for lavender oil by Michael Ravensthorpe

The lavender plant, which is native to the Old World and is characterized by its beautiful hues and invigorating fragrance, has been used for more than 2,500 years as a cosmetic aid. The ancient Egyptians and Phoenicians, for instance, would use lavender as a natural perfume. The Romans loved to use lavender to scent their baths (in fact, lavender is derived from …