Introduction to Permaculture

For tens of thousands of years, human beings knew how to feed themselves: Preservation of topsoil Crop rotation Natural fertilisers Locally grown, seasonal fruit and vegetables Fresh, free range meat, eggs and milk Freshly cooked, nutritious meals. The food they produced was rich in essential micro-nutrients. Today, with our sedentary lifestyles,…

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Omegas in a Nutshell

I get confused about the Omegas, so I am sure my readers do. The main reason for this confusion is that the names keep changing and the advice is often false. So, let’s clarify the issue. We’ll start with a quiz: The omegas are all ‘essential’. They are all polyunsaturated…

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Lifestyle

My very first post in March 2009 expressed concern that: Our health is failing, despite spending ever more, per capita, on health care We are overweight There is an epidemic of diabetes Ischaemic heart disease prevalence has not changed in 30 years Allergic conditions are escalating The war on cancer…

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Death of a Giant

It is with the greatest sadness that HETN reports on the death of David Patient – AIDS activist, life coach, educator, bon viveur. David was an inspiration to many. He was certainly an inspiration to Geoff Douglas, who wrote an entire chapter about him in Life is a Fatal Illness. He served…

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The NHS is on its Knees

When I was a medical student in the 1960s, I would occasionally ask what the NHS was trying to do. I was always told to stop asking stupid questions. I suspect that if my question had been taken seriously, the answer would have been that the NHS is trying to…

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