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Scary plants to spruce up your Hallowe’en
With Hallowe’en in sight, pumpkin sales are set to go through the roof, while houses and shops are festooned with
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Inflammatory bowel disease more common than initially thought
The number of people suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) is three times higher than previous estimates, according to new
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Healthcare attitudes of the nation revealed
People in the UK are more aware of mental health issues than elsewhere in Europe, yet half have experienced or
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How to boost your Winter immunity in 10 easy steps
Don’t get caught out by colds and flu this winter, act now to build up your body’s natural defences! Get
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6 ways to stay energised when the clocks go back
With the clocks going back next Sunday (27 October) you may be looking forward to that extra hour in bed, but
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Winter deaths in Scotland drop by 13%
Last winter, 20,188 deaths were registered in Scotland, 2,965 (13%) fewer than the previous winter, according to figures released this
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Don’t miss: Cupar Wellbeing Fayre & Family Fun Day
Why not get along to Cupar’s first Wellbeing Fayre & Family Fun Day this Saturday (19 October) to find out
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The 2020 wellness trend taking Netflix by storm
It’s estimated that around 10% of people in the world have had an out of body experience (OBE) of some
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Daily consumption of sweets, cakes and unhealthy foods associated with acne
Poor dietary habits, increased stress and harsh skincare routines are among the most significant factors associated with acne, a new
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Sir Chris Hoy launches SAMH partnership with sportscotland
Olympic gold medal winner Sir Chris Hoy has helped to launch a new partnership between SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental
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New and improved liver testing for the Highlands
Fatty liver disease, which is related to obesity and type 2 diabetes, is the second most common cause of liver
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Plastic-stemmed cotton bud ban comes into force in Scotland
Scotland has become the first country in the UK to ban plastic-stemmed cotton buds. This is the latest step being
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New eco-friendly pop up shops at Health Food & More support Fife crafters
Fife crafters are being given an exclusive opportunity to showcase their creative talents in the lead up to Christmas, thanks
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Don’t let arthritis hold you back from being active!
Arthritis affects many people in the UK, but it needn’t stop you from being active. In fact, in addition to
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Mental health benefits of nature
What if there was a natural way to uplift your mood, destress, promote a sense of wellbeing, leave you calm
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Don’t miss: Magical Herbalism Weekend with Elisabeth Brooke
Join herbalist and author Elisabeth Brooke for a two-day Magical Herbalism Weekend in Scotland where all you need is an
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Employees in Scotland are the least happy at work
This year’s ‘State of Workplace Happiness’ report by Engaging Works reveals employees in Scotland are the least happy at work
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Is it time to consider natural alternatives for diabetes?
Pharmacists in the UK have warned of shortages for every major type of medicine – including those prescribed for diabetes.
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Millions of Brits say workplace stress has affected their mental health
Millions of British workers believe the stress of their job has had a negative effect on their mental health. A
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How to cope if dark evenings make you SAD
According to the Mental Health Foundation, 1 in 15 people in the UK are affected by seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
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Highland Children’s Unit receives quality award
Staff at the Highland Children’s Unit at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness have been honoured with a Highland Quality Approach award
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Why Autumn could be the time to invest in Astaxanthin
We all know the importance of slapping on sun cream during the summer months but could taking an Astaxanthin supplement
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6 reasons why staying single is good for your health
Although occasions such as Christmas and Valentine’s Day can be harsh reminders that you’re single, flying solo could actually be
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10 unusual ways to beat a cold naturally
If you’ve had enough of trying the usual methods for getting rid of your cold without much luck, nutritional therapist
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Return to Practice scheme offers the chance to return to nursing
Nurses with lapsed registration are being offered an opportunity to work at the Belford Hospital in Fort William while they
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Chatbot therapist launches to help combat depression
A chatbot therapist to treat depression has launched as recent figures show that NHS patients are waiting more than eight weeks to
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New! Plant wax massage candles
We are super excited to expand to the Holistic Scotland Naturals range of organic, vegan skincare and remedies with the
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Find your inner calm with this simple pranayama
Magazine columnists and Zen yoga teacher Scott Hutchison-McDade shares a simple pranayama exercise for relaxation and wellbeing We live in
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Research suggests strawberries and blackberries could help heal wounds
New research published in the journal of Food Research International has revealed that berries, especially strawberries and blackberries, could help wound healing. For
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5 minutes with mum and daughter at Mandala Flow
Holistic Scotland Magazine caught up with mum-and-daughter team Liz Rapson and Heidi Grillo of Mandala Flow in Edinburgh whose core
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The power of essential oils
Rhiannon Yee writes about the effects of essential oils on our skin and on our minds I’ve long been fascinated
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Get your liver checked at the Love Your Liver roadshow in Glasgow
Men and women in Glasgow are being encouraged to get a free health check at a mobile liver screening roadshow
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Falkirk e-bike scheme is a winner
Falkirk Active Travel Hub‘s e-bike scheme has scooped a top award for helping the community get more active and reduce
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