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Experiments without potatoes

You can replace potatoes with other root vegetables that contain more vitamins and fibre, without sacrificing any of the comfort or taste element. The recipes below would work well at a Halloween/Bonfire supper or party if you’re planning late autumnal events. Also, I’ve been struck by the number of food delivery bikes in my area […]

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Vitamin D levels low even after summer

For years we have been told that too much sunshine is dangerous and it is, but the sun is also vital to healthy living.  A recent study by The University of Surrey on Vitamin D. showed that most people in UK are deficient even at the end of the summer. Vitamin D is produced in the […]

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The Mood Boosting Plan

Written by positivity coach, Miriam Akhtar. Who is currently working with Ryvita and Davina McCall as part of their Positivity Panel to inspire women into #getmore good in their lives https://www.ryvita.co.uk/living-well/miriam-akhtar Try  these tips to give yourself a lift when life is getting you down. Happiness is something we do rather than something that just […]

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Discovering chia seeds

Chia seeds may be tiny, but they are packed with vital nutrients so if, like me, you hadn’t tried them previously, it’s well worth starting to include them in your diet. They come from the Salvia hispanica plant, which is native to Central and South America and a member of the mint family. It’s said […]

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Painful, heavy, irregular periods?

Anyone whose periods are extremely painful every month, who has stopped having periods or who is suffering from heavy periods should see a doctor. Complementary therapies and self-help tips can be a solution once serious problems, such as endometriosis, fibroids, or cancer, have been ruled out.  Complementary therapies can, however,  help for both endometriosis and fibroids (see Hysterectomies – […]

This Month’s Spotlight: Healthy Advice

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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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Traveller’s tummy

Between 20 and 50 per cent of international travellers suffer from some form of stomach bug according to research, and it can be dangerous, causing severe dehydration, malnutrition and in worse cases, hospitalisation. Traveller’s Tummy is probably one of the most unpleasant conditions you will get while on holiday, but unfortunately it’s also one of […]

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Tax sugary drinks?

Recommendations to put an extra 20 per cent tax on sugary drink to prevent people becoming obese were put forward by the BMA (British Medical Association) recently. But will anything change? Recommendations come out all the time but do they get taken up. The BMA claims that poor diets cost 70,000 premature deaths a year. […]

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How much alcohol, and what’s a portion of fruit?

  According to The Health Survey for England: Only 14 per cent of men and 11 per cent of women know what a portion of fruit or veg is. Only one third of adults knows what the recommended amount of alcohol is for a man or a woman per week. One third know how much […]

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How teeth affect your health

A lack of care for teeth and gums can lead to a host of problems in the mouth including a build-up of bacteria, cavities and gum disease. However If these problems are left untreated not only can this lead to further long-term pain but also infection, irreversible tooth damage and even serious health risks including […]