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EPD treatment for allergies

Pharmaceutical industry 'rejoices' at demise of pioneering EPD allergy treatment

Charlotte Davis

13th April, 2012

Enzyme Potentiated Desensitisation is a groundbreaking treatment for allergy sufferers. But the recent closure of a firm championing EPD leaves its future in doubt. Drug companies and mainstream doctors are unlikely to be mourning, says Charlotte Davis
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TAKE ACTION to protect 'free from' labelling on skincare products

Mark Briggs

10th April, 2012

Knowing what isn't in a beauty product can be as important as knowing what is. New EU legislation threatens to restrict the 'free from' term on skincare labels but Neal's Yard Remedies say this penalises those that go out of their way to ensure products are safe more...
Plastic bottles of water

Bottled water industry wages PR battle against tap water movement

Eifion Rees

4th April, 2012

Worried by an eco backlash, the bottled water industry is waging a PR battle to turn the public back onto plastic bottled water more...
Heavenly honey: why the golden stuff is great for your skin

Heavenly honey: why the golden stuff is good news for your skin

Ruth Styles

4th April, 2012

A natural moisturiser packed with antioxidants, honey is a sweet treat that can make a big difference to your dermis more...
Sheep dip victim David Layton

Ghosts of farming: Britain's forgotten sheep farmers poisoned by pesticides

Tom Levitt

28th March, 2012



Government orders to use dangerous organophosphate chemicals left hundreds of sheep farmers with debilitating ill health, Tom Levitt reports on the UK's forgotten pesticide tragedy

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Pesticide spraying

UK fights EU attempts to bring in stricter rules on pesticide and crop spraying

Alistair Driver

28th March, 2012

UK opposition to restricting the use of pesticides in the 1990s and 00s has at times even seen the intervention of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown to lobby the case for the farming industry more...
An obesogenic diet

US-style 'obesogenic' diet being exported to poor countries, says UN expert

Tom Levitt

14th March, 2012

The West is exporting diabetes and heart disease to poor countries, along with the processed foods that line the shelves of global supermarkets warns UN advisor Olivier De Schutter more...
tsi la

The Ecologist meets… Tsi-La founder Annie Morton

Ruth Styles

21st March, 2012

The organic perfumier chats to the Ecologist about why organic is best and what IFRA’s latest legislation means for the natural fragrance industry more...
Mother's day

Tried and tested: Mother’s Day beauty gifts

Ruth Styles

16th March, 2012

Done with daffodils? Treat your mum to some gorgeous natural beauty goodies instead. The Ecologist has some suggestions more...
Maternity special

Top 10 myths about new parenthood

Ecologist

7th March, 2012

Worried your life, your marriage, your baby or your body isn't 'normal'? Don't fall foul of the myths of parenting more...
Maternity special

Flash 'em: how breastfeeding got political

Matilda Lee

7th March, 2012

An exclusive interview with Claire Jones-Hughes - the woman behind Brighton’s now famous breastfeeding flash mob. By Matilda Lee more...
Maternity special

Five maternity campaigns for better, safer birth

Ecologist

7th March, 2012

Get involved in the groups and campaigns working towards better maternity services in the UK more...

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Sarah Montagu

Midwifery on screen: how 'One Born Every Minute' gets it wrong

Sarah Montagu

8th March, 2012

Forget alarmist TV birthing dramas- get the real low-down on midwifery from Sarah Montagu more...
Maternity special

Anatomy of a C-section: they save lives, but would you choose one?

Andrew Wasley

8th March, 2012

Andrew Wasley watched his partner endure two invasive births, one elective, the other life saving more...
Maternity special

How birth was hijacked

Matilda Lee

7th March, 2012

For International Women's Day, the Ecologist reports on the maternity care crisis and looks at ways to overcome the culture of fear facing mothers-to-be more...
adverse drug reactions

Revealed: the prescription drugs and medications most likely to harm or kill you

Andrew Wasley & Bethany Hubbard

13th March, 2012

Official data suggests antidepressants, antipsychotics, stop smoking drugs, vaccines against swine flu and even paracetamol cause adverse drug reactions. So just how safe are they? Andrew Wasley & Bethany Hubbard report more...
Maternity special

Birth uncut: how women were turned off natural childbirth

Pat Thomas

7th March, 2012

Tested, assessed and treated as patients rather than mothers-to-be, it's no wonder women are afraid of giving birth naturally, says Pat Thomas as International Women's Day arrives more...
Maternity special

Labour of love: the demise of traditional midwifery

Matilda Lee

7th March, 2012

Women-centred maternity care through midwifery is in danger of extinction, replaced by a medical model that treats birth as an illness. Birth is an act of love, not one of fear and loathing, so what are the consequences? Matilda Lee reports more...
natural fitness

How to get fit, healthy (and slim) the natural way

Phoebe Doyle

7th March, 2012

Thanks to celebrity mums, the pressure to shape up post birth has never been higher. But don’t succumb to extreme diets; as the Ecologist’s natural fitness experts explain, slow and steady wins the race
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natural labour

Top 10...tips for a natural labour

Holly Jeffery

7th March, 2012

Whether it’s raspberry leaf tea or a spot of stretching, pregnancy massage specialist Holly Jeffery suggests some all-natural ways to keep labour pain at bay more...
ORGANIC BEAUTY

Organic beauty decoded: the truth about your favourite natural products

Bethany Hubbard

7th March, 2012

Baffled by the growing number of claims made by organic and natural beauty companies? The Ecologist reveals the truth behind the myths more...
massage

Make mine a massage: how the power of touch can give you better health

Ruth Styles

6th March, 2012

Not just a luxury, massage can reduce stress, tension and immune system baddie, cortisol. But not everyone can afford a weekly back rub so the Ecologist joined the students at Neal’s Yard Remedies to find out how to do it DIY style more...
Five of the best… natural ways to quit smoking

Five of the best… natural ways to quit smoking

Ben Martin

29th February, 2012

Trying to quit, but can’t face puffing on e-cigarettes or chewing Nicorette? With National No Smoking Day coming up, we take a look at some of the natural, sustainable alternatives more...
Natural antiseptics: safe for your skin and the environment

Natural antiseptics: safe for your skin and the environment

Bethany Hubbard

24th February, 2012

Essential oils and plant extracts can zap zits without causing lasting damage to your skin or the planet more...
Naturally gorgeous: it’s time to swap conventional skincare for the natural alternative

Naturally gorgeous: it’s time to swap conventional skincare for the natural alternative

Bethany Hubbard

22nd February, 2012

It’s ‘Paraben Amnesty Week’ at Neal’s Yard Remedies, so if you haven’t already made the switch to natural skincare, now is a good time to start more...

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