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Nuclear Power: The Facts & The Fiction

There are few issues in the environmental movement as polarizing as nuclear power. On one hand, nuclear provides a huge, baseload energy source that has no real carbon footprint. On the other hand, it’s easy to see why people are against it: just this week a senior nuclear expert advised that California’s nuclear power plant […]

September 4th

5 Nontoxic Alternatives to Polyurethane

Polyurethane is a very versatile material. It’s flexible, lasts a long time, and is used as an air sealant and for insulation in everything from mattresses to airplanes. Unfortunately it’s not great for your health, as it can cause skin and eye irritation, asthma, lung damage, other respiratory and breathing problems. The bad news it […]

July 28th

6 Natural Remedies for Eczema

Eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis. If you suffer from any of these skin conditions, you know that the words I’m thinking of are ‘inflammation’ and ‘itch’. Thankfully there are some natural remedies that have been found to help with these conditions by soothing, moisturising or healing the skin, or through tackling the root of the problem and […]

July 23rd

8 Fracking Myths Debunked – Updated

Earlier this year I penned a popular mythbusting guide to hydraulic fracturing, also known as ‘fracking’, the process of extracting shale gas by drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at a very high pressure. This process is intensive and potentially risky because the pressure is required to fracture the shale rocks and release the […]

July 16th

8 Natural Remedies for Arthritis

The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The bad news is that both types of arthritis cause pain, inflammation and discomfort in the joints. The good news is that a lot of research is being done into treating and preventing arthritis, and there are a number of natural remedies available […]

July 2nd

6 Natural Remedies for an Upset Stomach

We all suffer from an upset stomach from time to time, but what to do when it’s a regular occurrence, or it happens at work or at an important function? Here are six natural remedies that can help with the problem, either by preventing indigestion over time, or putting a stop to the upset right […]

June 13th

6 Natural Remedies for Heartburn

Many of us have experienced heartburn from time to time but when it becomes a regular occurrence it can become hard to live with. Scientists call regular heartburn ‘acid reflux’ or ‘GERD’ (gastroesophageal reflux disease). It can be uncomfortable, painful and embarrassing when symptoms of heartburn occur, especially in public places or at work. The […]

May 16th

10 Natural Remedies for Depression

As with many mental conditions, people who suffer from depression often feel that it is impossible to overcome. This is made worse by the fact that the symptoms of depression usually include having low energy levels  and motivation. There is no simple solution to depression but many people find that a combination of natural remedies […]

May 9th

6 Natural Remedies for Treating and Preventing Gout

Ouch. If you suffer from gout, you don’t need me to tell you that it’s uncomfortable, painful and frustrating. Gout causes stiffness in your joints, most commonly your toes, and it can be made worse by lifestyle habits. It is also often inherited, which means that reducing flare ups and dealing with symptoms is key […]

May 1st

8 Natural Remedies for Insomnia

I can attest from experience that insomnia is really, very annoying and also hard to manage alone due to the fact that it makes you so tired that you can’t think straight enough to help yourself. So here’s a helping hand: these natural remedies will help to get your sleep schedule back into sync with […]

April 24th