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Superfoods or balanced diet

Superfoods or balanced diet?

Diet is the most important factor in maintaining a healthy and long lasting life. A balanced diet is essential to reduce the chance of illness, obesity, and diabetes. A healthy diet benefits you in all aspects of your life from home to work. Yet not all foods are equal in their nutritional benefits. But are […]

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At home test proves beneficial in Alzheimer’s detection

A team of researchers of the Ohio State University has recently offered up an alternative to comprehensive cognitive testing with the Self-administered Gerocognitive Exam, now known as SAGE. The SAGE test was specifically designed to detect early signs of cognitive impairment, like those inherent to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, as a tool in fighting the […]

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N is for nectarines

When I was a child, Peach Melba was always a favourite family dessert, writes Dr Susan Aldridge, guest blogger, who is a freelance writer and editor based in London, with an interest in medicine, health, science and food/nutrition. I’ve retained a fondness for the combination of peaches and raspberries. Nectarines are, in fact, smooth-skinned peaches, […]

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Vitamin D essential to health

The Government is now advising the public to take Vitamin D supplements in winter.   The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) has produced a report on Vitamin D levels for the Government, emphasising that everyone in Britain over the age of one should take 10 mcg of Vitamin D a day. Sunshine accounts for 90 […]

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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: Women’s Health

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Painful, heavy, irregular periods?

Anyone whose periods are extremely painful every month, who has stopped having periods or who is suffering from heavy periods should see a doctor. Complementary therapies and self-help tips can be a solution once serious problems, such as endometriosis, fibroids, or cancer, have been ruled out.  Complementary therapies can, however,  help for both endometriosis and fibroids (see Hysterectomies – […]

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Therapies for pregnancy, labour and afterwards

Massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy  ‘If a pregnant women is suffering from a debilitating condition such as carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, excessive swelling, or severe back ache they are referred to the complementary therapy team for reflexology, massage, aromatherapy and shiatsu massage,’ according to Wendy Gadsden, midwife specialist and complementary therapists co-ordinator at the Barratt Maternity Home […]

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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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Natural sanitary protection

Even a woman who has no problems might like to think about using natural sanitary products not only to protect her own body against chemicals but also to protect the environment. Many of the niggling problems women experience could be put down to wearing tampons – toxic shock syndrome is the worst scenario, but itching […]

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Balancing hormones

How much does stress really affect the body? We all know that it plays its part in depression, heart health and other conditions, but actually it has an enormous effect on our hormones which can affect you in many different ways. Kimberley Gridley, a homeopath, nutritionist, specialises in Natural Hormone Balance for Women, based on […]