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Energy MOT

Energy MOT

We all have things we 'ought' to do every day/week/month to keep us healthy.  How many people have bought a juicer with the intention of making a fresh juice every day?  Or started a regime of dry skin brushing?  And most people have some kind of exercise equipment...

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Is your saucepan toxic?

Is your saucepan toxic?

Nearly everyone has a non-stick saucepan in their kitchen.  And for good reason - they make life much easier. But it has been known for some time that the material used to make the non-stick coating - PolyTetraFluoroEthylene or PTFE - can release toxic fumes when...

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Seven in Eight

Seven in Eight

New figures released by Cancer Research tell us that one in eight women will get breast cancer.  Apparently the charity’s figures show that breast cancer rates have risen from one in nine, to one in eight. This is very sad news for women, and another sign that the...

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What’s happening to breakfast?

What’s happening to breakfast?

I am naturally suspicious of any food advertised on TV, but I became especially suspicious when I recently saw the advert for ‘Belvita Breakfast Biscuits’ – have you seen it?  These biscuits are ‘made with wholegrain’ and are especially 'designed for breakfast'.  In...

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Purple Potatoes

Purple Potatoes

Last week I bought some purple potatoes from Sainsbury's, and very interesting they are indeed! They taste just like normal white potatoes, but they really are very purple.  I had mine mashed, and it looked a bit like someone had put food colouring into it. But there...

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