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Experiments with low carb

Without getting too heavily involved in the low carb, low sugar, low glycaemic index debate, I’d like to offer up just a few suggestions…My first thought was to look for lower carb versions of favourite pasta, rice and potato dishes. But I couldn’t face fish pie or shepherd’s pie with ‘alternative’ mash in this weather […]


Save your skin in the sun

The best summer most of us have ever seen has enabled us to live like the continentals. Day after day of hot weather has been good for those who have respect for the sun, but has caused many people to end up in hospital through over-exposure. There’s a mixed message about the sun – the […]


Cystitis tips

One in three women get cystitis in their lives and some get recurrent attacks, but doctors can only provide antibiotics as a solution. There are plenty of ways of trying to prevent it and natural solutions when you’ve got it.  At its worst cystitis can be excruciating.There are a number of symptoms and some can […]

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Experiments with fermented foods

An increasing amount of research is revealing the importance of a healthy gut microbiome in maintaining immunity, digestive and heart health, prevention of obesity and diabetes – and even in improving brain function, writes Dr Susan Aldridge,  Healthy Soul’s  guest blogger,  freelance writer and editor based in London, with an interest in medicine, health, science […]

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Holiday health tips

There are so many health issues that crop up when you go on holiday, particularly abroad, and especially with children too.  Whether it’s travel sickness, upset tummy, insect bites and stings, or too much sun, this helpful A-Z provides plenty of self-help tips for problems that don’t really need a doctor. ALLERGIES Foreign lands, strange […]

This Month’s Spotlight: Healthy Advice

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How much alcohol, and what’s a portion of fruit?

  According to The Health Survey for England: Only 14 per cent of men and 11 per cent of women know what a portion of fruit or veg is. Only one third of adults knows what the recommended amount of alcohol is for a man or a woman per week. One third know how much […]


Alcohol – do we drink too much?

You’ve had a hard day at work, the children are playing up and there’s no-one to talk to about it all. So you pour a drink – just one won’t hurt and then you pour another. And before you know it that’s half a bottle in one evening and so it goes on all week. […]


Flu fighting tips

The flu vaccine has only worked for three per cent of recipients, so what can you do when you’ve got flu? David Penwarden, Naturopath, Osteopath and Acupuncturist, gives his tips as to how to fight flu. If the ongoing media coverage given to flu concerns you, give some thought to the measures that you can […]

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Menopause positives

Alison Cullen, nutritionist at A. Vogel, and a Healthy Soul expert, offers hints on how to cope well with the menopause. The menopause is a tough time for your body. As hormone levels fluctuate, the adrenal (nervous) system is weakened making it difficult to cope with symptoms. Eat Right: Eat regularly – skipping meals can […]

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Skin cancer rates high in UK

Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world (possibly matched by their neighbour, New Zealand).   In the UK where we don’t have the same amount of sun we have double the amount of deaths due to skin cancer (although we have a much larger population).  See related article: Healthier Sunscreens. • Two […]