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Boost the immune system

Health stores are doing a roaring trade at the moment, due to  Coronavirus and that’s because people who know about vitamins and herbal medicines are stocking up. So what are they buying? Vitamin C:  has a reputation for fighting all viruses, and so it’s a daily essential. When you are healthy you only require 10mg of Vitamin C, […]


Soothing tips for viruses

The symptoms of Coronavirus are a dry cough, sore throat, feeling achey and tired, and lacking energy.  You can’t cure it, but as with flu and colds, you can soothe symptoms. Coughing at night Dilute a teaspoonful of honey (preferably Manuka honey) in a glass of  warm water and have it by the bedside in case […]


Spring forward with greens, turnips and leeks

We’re in Lent. Dry January and Veganuary are behind us – so what to give up now? I grew up with Lent (though I haven’t observed it for many years) and the last thing I remember giving up was sugar in tea – not a bad idea if you want to manage your weight and […]


Vitamin C fights all viruses

In China there is a trial going on with intravenous Vitamin C 24g or 24,000mg daily for 120 hospitalised coronavirus patients. We all know about Vitamin C and many take it when they are getting a cold. What is less known is that the NHS advises people to take 40mg a day, which is quite low. Supplements […]

This Month’s Spotlight: Fitness & Lifestyle


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 […]


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 […]

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Top health tips

Eat porridge and wholegrains for long life. More research into eating plenty of fibre has found that eating fibre-rich foods like porridge mean that you are less likely to die prematurely.  The study of nearly 400,000 people in the US found that whole grains like oatmeal, wild and brown rice, fruit and vegetables had best […]

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Healthy ageing

 Eating healthily and regular exercise can protect the body against ageing.In 1840 people lived until 45 and now it’s around 90, but living longer is not always welcome as 10 to 20 years at the end of life are often spent in ill health and pain. In 2005 there were 1.2 million over 85s in […]

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Exercise tips

Guest blog by Alison Cullen Before you head out for a workout make sure you stretch properly before. This will let your body prepare for exercise and will also warm you up which is important to avoid muscle soreness and injury as cold muscles mean tense muscles, which can lead to an increase in muscle […]