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Hay fever top tips

You’ve started sneezing, your eyes are sore, and you know that this year’s hay fever has started. Read our top tips from Alison Cullen of A. Vogel. And read Prevent hay fever. 1. Caffeine triggers histamine release which can bring the skin up in a red, itchy, angry looking rash and dilate your blood vessels […]

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Experiments with pineapple

When I heard that sales of pineapple are booming in the UK, with one buyer claiming that it might start to rival avocado in popularity, I just had to put together a pineapple blog to follow on from last month’s avocado blog, writes Dr Susan Aldridge, HS guest blogger,  freelance writer and editor based in London, […]

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Be fit for exam season

It’s exam season for thousands of British students – at school and university.  After years of hard work it’s important to stay focused, healthy and alert, including the recently heralded Rosemary Oil. On top of doing lots of work it’s important to: Get plenty of sleep. Eat healthy foods, not sugary snacks. Take breaks and […]

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Experiments with avocado

Avocado is used increasingly to make dishes vegan – instead of butter on toast and in main course salads instead of ham or chicken. But avocado is far more than an animal product substitute, writes Dr Susan Aldridge, HS guest blogger,  freelance writer and editor based in London, with an interest in medicine, health, science […]

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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 […]

This Month’s Spotlight: Women’s Health

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Morning sickness tips

Morning sickness in pregnancy is debilitating, but we have some morning sickness tips from Dr Marilyn Glenville, leading nutritionist and author, and Russell Bowman ND BSc (Hons) Dip N.N is a nutritionist at The Nutri Centre. Apple Cider Vinegar – ‘Apple cider vinegar is pH neutral, so it can help settle the stomach acid which causes […]

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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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Natural baby

Finding out you’re pregnant is a time of joy and excitement, but you may also be apprehensive and nervous. Knowing that your life is going to change forever can be daunting and with a first baby you have no idea what to expect. Physically you may feel great all through the pregnancy or you may […]

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Early menopause on the increase

‘A leading women’s health expert, Dr Marilyn Glenville, claims that more and more women are having an early menopause – before 40 and sometimes in their 20s.  The normal age for ceasing periods is between 45 and 55 with an average of 50 years old. ‘The numbers are increasing and now around one in 20 […]

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Eating for two?

In the last few years there is much more awareness about the need for pregnant women to be careful about what they eat and drink while carrying a baby. Organic food for babies is virtually the norm in the UK now, even in ready-made foods. Scientists believe that a baby is programmed for a lifetime of […]