May 31, 2019

There is a growing body of research that is proving yoga has mental and physical healing benefits. More and more doctors, including those with traditional Western training are prescribing this ancient practice to their patients.

Yoga is no longer seen as only being suit...

January 31, 2019

It’s a cold, crisp and misty day in early January here in Cornwall, UK.

Many of us seek to make changes at the start of a new year. For some it has become a yearly habit to start a new a diet and fitness regime or to make a significant, positive alteration to one’s life...

October 13, 2017

Have you heard of The Dirty Dozen? I don’t mean the 1967 action thriller film starring Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, Telly Savalas and Donald Sutherland. I mean the list, produced by The Environmental Working Group researches, updated every year, which tells consumers t...

September 30, 2017

“That’s a silly question, right?” But the truth is, most of us are not moving enough, not moving enough to keep us in shape, maintain our weight, keep us healthy, keep us happy and finally to keep us free of disease. Public Health England have just released a commercia...

April 22, 2017

It is described as "the largest secular holiday in the world" with at least 192 countries taking part to demonstrate support for environmental protection. There are festivals, rallies, parades and it has its own flag and anthem. This year, more than one billion people...

February 24, 2017

Five is OK but ten plus is better. I’m referring of course to our consumption of fruit and vegetables.

In 2014 a study, carried out by researchers at University College London, analysed information from more than 65,000 adults aged 35 years or older, who responded to th...

February 12, 2017

Stress can cause major physiological health problems and one’s mental health is as important as one’s physical health. Many guests at The Raw Retreat report on their health questionnaires that they are stressed and have emotional circumstances in their life. Many are e...

February 5, 2017


The surface of the world is about 70% water.

The body of a human is around 60% water.

Water quality is evidently important for good health. As a nutritionist and live blood analyst, when I see a...

January 27, 2017

On a recent trip to India I was struck by how polluted the air was. Indeed, on the day we arrived, over 150 flights were cancelled due to smog in Delhi. It was not unusual to see people with masks on their faces which is synonymous with China but it seems air pollution...

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