Scientists in Spain have found that cooked tomatoes boost the level of healthy bacteria in the gut and have a better probiotic effect rather than when eaten raw. The antioxidant lycopene is more readily available when the tomatoes are cooked and it is thought lycopene helps prevent some types ofContinue Reading

The depths to which Traditional Chinese Medicine can go seem to have no end – It is a bottomless pit of interdependency, a roundabout which doesn’t really have a start or an end. Trying to pinpoint an exact position in TCM is a bit like trying to find a startContinue Reading

A former school groundkeeper, Dewayne Johnson, has been awarded $289 million in damages against Monsanto, after suing the pesticide manufacturer in a Californian Court. Jurors agreed that Monsanto’s product, Roundup, had contributed to Johnson’s cancer in what was the first trial against the behemoth with potentially thousands of other lawsuitsContinue Reading

The Crown Chakra, or Sahasrara, is located at the very top of the head and it is through this chakra that we connect with not just higher realms, but with the greater universe and humanity. It is our mental and spiritual energy and is connected to our pineal gland, theContinue Reading

Watching news and our wellbeing don’t really go hand in hand. Having a positive attitude to life while news bombards us with negative stories and emergencies just doesn’t seem to be a good kind of balancing act. Especially if you buy into the premise that our minds and what weContinue Reading

The Gospel of Mary is a fascinating Gnostic text discovered in 1896 by Dr. Carl Reinhardt who purchased it in Egypt and brought it to Berlin. It dates from the late fourth or early fifth century and wasn’t fully published until 1955. Later fragments of the script were discovered withinContinue Reading