Natural Health

English lavender 'Edgerton Blue'

Smell the lavender?

October 31, 2018

Find the right lavender, says Penny Woodward, to use for its calming and relaxing effects.

Peter Cundall

Patches of peace

October 6, 2015

Gardening is proving a therapeutic tonic, both physically and mentally, for returned war veterans around Australia, writes SIMON WEBSTER.

RMIT's Professor Marc Cohen

The ten toxic truths

March 3, 2015

PROFESSOR MARC COHEN investigates the effects of chemicals used in food production on the health of our soils, environment and bodies.


The Herbalist's Bible

February 26, 2015

What did people do for medicine in the 17th century? JUSTIN RUSSELL reviews a modern take on a Middle Ages herbal classic.

cleansing green smoothie

Top 5 healthy eating tips

January 5, 2015

Kick start your new year's resolution with nutritionist MEGAN YONSON's top five tips for a healthy eating lifestyle.

Treating head lice

Treating head lice

March 25, 2014

With the incidence of head lice on the rise, KYLIE McGREGOR looks at the shift towards chemical-free treatments.

The allergy epidemic

June 5, 2013

KYLIE McGREGOR looks at the sudden rise in childhood allergies, in particular food allergies, and ways to reduce the risks.

Herbal Tea, grow your own

Herbal teas from the organic garden

May 20, 2013

If the cold, winter days are making you feel a little run down, then maybe a warm cup of tea made from some regular garden herbs is just the thing to lift your spirits, writes PHIL DUDMAN.

State of play

July 29, 2012

KYLIE McGREGOR looks at the importance of outdoor play and why children should be swapping screen time for ‘green’ time.

Recent research shows that our children are spending dramatically less time outdoors than previous generations and suffering what one expert has dubbed “nature-deficit disorder”.