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Staff at Morriston Hospital

Vitamins & minerals for NHS Frontline staff

A crowdfunding project, Frontline Immune Support,  is providing frontline staff with immune support supplements, with over 500 doctors, emergency nurses, and other NHS staff having so far taken up the offer. The pack includes Vitamin C, Vitamin D, zinc and other immune supporting supplements including homeopathic remedies and mushroom complex. Dr Alex Mentzer*, an Infectious […]

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The merry month of May

Spring is here – and so are we! Still in lockdown, so let’s see this as an opportunity to think about healthy eating and try some new things. While I’m not going to make any claims about boosting immunity, this month’s recipes do have that in mind. Blueberry smoothie This smoothie contains three immune-boosting ingredients […]

Deep breathing

Deep breathing could save your life

Many of us shallow breathe not using the full capacity of our lungs, therefore not getting enough oxygen into the body. Now we know that deep breathing could save your life it takes on a much bigger perspective. A 59 year old man survived Covid-19 due to his deep breathing. NHS staff at the Gloucester […]

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Easter healthy treats

When I first started planning this month’s blog, I had no idea how life was going to be when it got to actually sending it out. My original thought was how to deconstruct that childhood favourite – the Crème Egg. So, something with eggs and something with ‘ultimate’ – ie 100% cocao solids – chocolate […]

This Month’s Spotlight: Fitness & Lifestyle

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Natural beauty

  Some shocking facts about cosmetics Do you ever think about what you put on your face every day as you do your make up?  And do you expect them to be tested on animals?  Here are a few facts: • Everything you put on your skin is absorbed into the bloodstream. • Many cosmetics contain chemicals […]

pilates

Pilates for all

Every town and almost every village runs a Pilates class now because so many people have found that it keeps them fit and trim. In the last 10 years Pilates has taken the UK by storm, but it was developed by Joseph Pilates almost 100 years ago to help him to fight the ill health […]

Standing at work

Lose weight – stand at work

Stand at your desk all day and you burn an extra 50 calories per hour, 52,000 calories a year and it’s the same as running 20 marathons!  You also can avoid back pain which is such a problem for computer users and boost your health.           The way to do this […]

men and women

Men healthier and happier than women

Men are healthier and happier than women in general, a survey by PatrickHolford.com revealed today. Health and Happiness, a nationwide study of 2,000 men and women found that men reported a higher rate of happiness when it came to their weight, shape, appearance, and the way they are perceived by others (55 per cent). Women, […]

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Tax sugary drinks?

Recommendations to put an extra 20 per cent tax on sugary drink to prevent people becoming obese were put forward by the BMA (British Medical Association) recently. But will anything change? Recommendations come out all the time but do they get taken up. The BMA claims that poor diets cost 70,000 premature deaths a year. […]