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Nutritious Christmas food

Turkey is a great source of lean protein. It is also low in fat and low in calories – just what you need this festive season! It is also high in selenium, which supports metabolism, zinc that help to boost our immunity and vitamin B6 essential for energy production. Turkey is also packed with tryptophan, according […]

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Festive recipes

I’m already seeing too many articles about how to deal with excessive consumption at Christmas. My advice is simple, writes Dr Susan Aldridge, HS guest blogger and freelance writer and editor based in London, with an interest in medicine, health, science and food/nutrition. Use the season as an opportunity to give your food a festive touch by […]

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Are you sleeping in the right position?

Are you sleeping incorrectly? When it comes to sleep, many of us wish we could have more of it, and to improve the quality of the sleep we are getting. But did you know, that you could be your own worst enemy when it comes to getting the rest you need? To help you get […]

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Avoid bloating this Christmas

By Melanie Simcock, Nutritional Therapist We’ve all been there; feeling bloated on January the 1st with a strong desire to hibernate for the rest of the winter.  The party season is drawing to a close and the only thing we’ve exercised over the past fortnight is a little plastic card!  But it doesn’t have to […]


Experiments with coconut

I’m just back from the Oceania exhibition at the Royal Academy and was struck by how many of the 200 artefacts from the Pacific on display used coconut fibre as a material, writes Dr Susan Aldridge, our dedicated guest blogger and freelance writer and editor based in London, with an interest in medicine, health, science and […]

This Month’s Spotlight: Healthy Advice

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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 […]


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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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 […]

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Chuckling goats’ kefir for eczema

Many moons ago on a Turkish boat I tried something which I was told was like yogurt. It was kefir and I thought it was vile. All these years later I have come across kefir in a completely different way. You may have heard Shann Jones on BBC Radio 2’s Steve Wright Show. She is […]


Painkillers not best for headaches

Ironically and not before time NICE (the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence) has reported that one of the most common causes of headaches is overuse of medication.  They advocate (quite surprisingly) that acupuncture is the only proven method to treat tension headaches and migraine and that it should be prescribed by doctors. Those […]