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Vitamin D levels too low in many Covid-19 patients

Sadly the number of black men who have died in the UK from Covid-19 is the highest of all.  The link between Vitamin D and BAME people has been made, as darker skins absorb less Vitamin D than whiter skin. This is well suited to hot countries, but not for the British climate where it is possible […]

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Healthy highlights for June – cherries and mushrooms

Cherries – a delicious treat, packed with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytochemicals – are coming into season. Last year, as well as ‘just’ eating them, I tried stoning and halving them for a fruit salad. These stoned and halved cherries are also a great addition to a juice, taking advantage of the berries that are also […]

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Holistic approach to osteoarthritis

The reason I wrote the book One Step Ahead of Osteoarthritis was because I had OA myself and had taken an overall approach to managing it, which has worked well for me.  While supplements are incredibly valid, it’s about more than taking turmeric or glucosamine and encompasses a range of measures that we can all […]

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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 […]

This Month’s Spotlight: Fitness & Lifestyle


Stay healthy and beautiful

It’s much easier to look lovely in your 20s when your skin is soft and smooth and you haven’t become weathered by time. So how can you maintain a shapely and toned body and good skin as you get older? Live Long and Healthily Living a long life may not always be a good thing […]


Live long, stay young and be healthy

Up to five million people are stressed by work and as many as 9.8 million working days were lost due to stress in the year 2009/10, according to a Health and Safety Executive survey. While most of this stress is described as work-related, in reality there are often many other contributing factors. Stress is a […]

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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 […]


Healthy foods for long life

LIVE LONG AND HEALTHY (Source: British Nutrition Foundation) Particularly good for Important food component Great food sources The heart Unsaturated fatty acids Vegetable oils and reduced fat spreads, nuts, seeds, avocados Heart, brain, joints Long chain Omega 3s Oily fish Gut & heart Insoluble fibre Wholegrain foods, nuts, seeds, vegetables, skins of some fruits including […]


Live longer, take a holiday

We all know this really, but now it’s official – holidays give us many health benefits according to a new study. Among the findings of The Holiday Health Experiment conducted by tour operator Kuoni, and Nuffield Health, the UK’s largest healthcare charity, were: • Blood pressure of the holidaymakers dropped by a beneficial six per […]