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This issue, the GP, health and wellness advisor and author of The Big Prescription*, discusses the power of tiny lifestyle tweaks, daily mindfulness and having fun

Relaxing with a healthy read; wife Emma and son Daniel on the beach; Shan’s a huge green juice fan
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KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL
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