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Nuts October

October in a nutshell

If you want to add one healthy small change to your lifestyle this October, can I suggest you include more nuts in your diet? Nuts may be high in calories, but they’re good calories with the fat content being of the unsaturated omega-3 and omega-6 variety. They are also high in fibre, vitamins and minerals, […]

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Don’t get SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

We’ve had such a lovely summer, but it is clocks back time again – so the nights are longer and darker.  Winter blues affect some 17 per cent of Britons*, while 7 per cent experience  SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder).   Winter blues can mean feeling extra tired, lacking in energy and feeling low.   Symptoms of […]

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Tea tree oil – nature’s healer

Aborigines have recognised its healing qualities for hundreds of years, it’s natural and it can heal cuts and burns, boils and warts, athlete’s foot and thrush, and boost the immune system. It is antiseptic, a fungicide, fights bacteria and viruses, has anti-inflammatory qualities, expectorant and balsamic characteristics. It is a natural household disinfectant and insecticide […]

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Vitamin D levels low even after summer

For years we have been told that too much sunshine is dangerous and it is, but the sun is also vital to healthy living.  A recent study by The University of Surrey on Vitamin D  showed that most people in UK are deficient even at the end of the summer. Vitamin D is produced in the […]

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White teeth the natural way

These days the majority of celebrities have beautiful straight white teeth because these are part of their image. The dentist suggested I had my teeth whitened to match the new white crown I was having, but I kept deliberating and finally didn’t do it. The idea of having chlorine in my mouth was not good, […]

This Month’s Spotlight: Complementary therapies

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GP practice of the future

Ever wished you could go to your GP and be offered acupuncture, homeopathy or herbal medicine as an alternative to prescription drugs? The people of Cullompton, Devon have this choice at the College Surgery. Three quarters of the British public would like to see complementary therapies available on the NHS according to a poll commissioned […]

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Bowen for Bear Grylls

Intrepid adventurer Bear Grylls, currently starring in Mission Survive, has a rather surprising ally in his efforts to stay at peak physical performance – the gentle complementary therapy called the Bowen Technique. Bowen Therapy is an alternative form of massage therapy that uses gentle touches to encourage the body to actively engage its own healing […]

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Aromatherapy oils

Many people know aromatherapy as a relaxing massage with oils. But it’s much more than that. You can use essential oils in a variety of ways:  in an oil burner, in massage oil, in the bath, in a spray bottle.  They can form part of your first aid kit when travelling. See the wide range […]

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RaphaYad Bioenergy healing taps into frequencies

I am familiar with healing so it came as no surprise when Michael Cohen was moving around me feeling my energy, but then he stood back and was watching me intently.  While you’re sitting, standing or lying he scans your body with his eyes for imbalances or energy blocks. Having developed the RaphaYad Bioenergy Healing […]

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Complementary therapies on the NHS

More people would enjoy the benefits of complementary therapies if they were available free on the NHS. One of the big advantages of our health service is that you can go to the doctor and receive treatment free of charge, but while you may be given a prescription for drugs or referred to a specialist, […]