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O is for oranges

O is for oranges

February is often associated with oranges because it is the season for the Seville oranges that are used for making marmalade, writes our guest blogger, Dr Susan Aldridge, freelance writer and editor based in London, with an interest in medicine, health, science and food/nutrition. But you won’t find any marmalade recipes here – just two healthy […]

Nutracheck

Eat smart, not less App

Research* shows that keeping track of calories in a food diary can double weight loss because it makes you more aware of portion sizes and food choices. The Nutracheck App  keeps track of the calories for you. Many people think that losing weight means eating less food. Not so if you choose wisely – it’s […]

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Sleep tight

Almost of half of women in the UK don’t get a good night’s sleep.*  Sleep is a very precious thing and we only think about its quality when we aren’t getting enough. A key reason for not sleeping well is worrying. It keeps the brain whizzing round and round at night, while all we want […]

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Colds, coughs, flu

There’s not much the doctor can do when you have a cold or flu,  because antibiotics won’t work for viruses. But there’s plenty you can do yourself. Regular Vitamin C – especially as Montmorency cherries. Echinacea daily – you can take it all winter. Garlic – many people swear by garlic capsules, or if you […]

Sweet potatoes

S is for sweet potatoes

I prefer to go for healthy comfort food in January, rather than bother with detoxing or going dry, writes our guest blogger, Dr Susan Aldridge, freelance writer and editor based in London, with an interest in medicine, health, science and food/nutrition. Sweet potatoes can form the basis of some lovely winter recipes for cheering up […]

This Month’s Spotlight: Healthy Advice

Flu

Flu fighting tips

The flu vaccine has only worked for three per cent of recipients, so what can you do when you’ve got flu? David Penwarden, Naturopath, Osteopath and Acupuncturist, gives his tips as to how to fight flu. If the ongoing media coverage given to flu concerns you, give some thought to the measures that you can […]

BOARDING PLANES

Healthy air travel

Flying can be a hazardous business – not from a safety point of view – but in terms of your health. Sometimes you can catch a bug on the plane and spend most of your well-earned holiday in bed. There are many ways of easing the effects of a long flight, so that you can […]

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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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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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Growing old gracefully

Here are a few tips to help you age gracefully, naturally. From Erin McCann, Nutritional Consultant for Unbeelievable Health. 1) Increase Your Antioxidants • Eat more fruits, like berries and citrus fruit, and vegetables, like leafy greens and squashes. • Take a quality, natural supplement containing antioxidant rich plant extracts, like Bee Prepared Immune Support […]