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Dr. Chris Murphy
A guide to buying the best bedding

A guide to buying the best bedding

Sleep is a crucial contributing factor to our health and general sense of wellbeing and yet it receives less attention than other key determinants such as diet and exercise. And while we are normally very conscious about what we put in our bodies (our diet); what we put on our bodies, particularly our bedding, receives even less attention.   To choose the best bedding for a healthy and sound sleep here are three important factors to consider:   (1) Your bedding should be made with 100% natural fibres. Natural fibres (e.g. cotton, linen, wool) are more breathable than synthetic ones and...

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Nisa Shah
Why we should all be thinking eco-friendly this Christmas

Why we should all be thinking eco-friendly this Christmas

I’m sure that you will have heard of, or seen, Iceland’s Christmas advert.  The advert is hugely heart-warming, featuring a little girl and an orangutan, which turns up in her bedroom unannounced. However, this advert has caused quite a stir. It has been labelled as politically controversial and has been banned from being shown on TV. The advert delves into the process of Palm Oil production and how it endangers orangutans. The deforestation that occurs, in order to obtain the palm oil, results in the destruction of the orangutan’s habitat.   It is a moving advert and it got us thinking. Christmas really is a wonderful time of year, with all...

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Dr. Chris Murphy
Organic – the common thread

Organic – the common thread

We use the term organic in diverse contexts. We might be talking about carbon chemistry, particularly the chemistry of life, or in the sense of organ-ic, referring to organ systems or organisms, or to specific farming practices and its produce. Let’s look at each in turn and see if there’s a common thread...       The chemistry of life All life forms are based on organic compounds; that is compounds containing carbon. What’s so special about carbon is its ability to hook up with other carbon atoms in long complex chains, leading to the formation of, literally, millions of distinct...

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Dr. Chris Murphy
Organic and Fairtrade – can we afford not to?

Organic and Fairtrade – can we afford not to?

Organic products are produced as nature intended, free of artificial interference by genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) and toxins. They are typically of a much higher quality, are better for you, and kinder to the planet and the atmosphere. Can we really afford not to go organic?   Organic Certification Any product labelled organic must meet a set of strict criteria. In the UK, organic products are approved by the Soil Association through Global Organic Textile Standard - GOTS certification, the leading regulatory body worldwide that evaluates produce to decide whether it meets the criteria necessary to be called organic. To...

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