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Experiments with cacao

If you love chocolate, it’s worthwhile starting to include cacao powder in your daily diet. Unlike chocolate, raw cacao is naturally fermented, unprocessed and free of sugar, milk and other additives. This concentrates the true chocolate and coffee flavour compounds, allowing for a deeper taste experience, writes Dr Susan Aldridge,  Healthy Soul’s  guest blogger,  freelance […]

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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 […]

This Month’s Spotlight: Women’s Health

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Mobiles adversely affect sperm

Mobile phones may be the most popular item in a man’s life, but they could prevent him from having children.   The problem is that too many men wear their phones in their jeans pocket, right by their sexual organs and research has shown that this is having an adverse effect on sperm. Women may also be […]

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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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PMS can be prevented

Change your diet and feel the benefits quickly – says Ian Marber, a renowned nutrition therapist, broadcaster and author of health books. He is the founder of the Food Doctor, a brand that is becoming more and more known for its healthy cereals, nuts and seeds, and snack bars. According to Ian,  PMS affects over 40 per […]

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Could it be candida?

According to nutritionist, Ann Rowland, ‘One hundred and fifty years ago the average amount of sugar we ate was seven pounds a year – now it’s 120lbs. As some people don’t eat it at all others are overdosing on it.’ Take a look at these symptoms and see if they seem familiar: Thrush Stomach bloating, […]

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Infertility affected by lifestyle?

Lifestyle Changes And Therapies Boost Fertility One in six couples in the UK seeks help when trying to have a baby. One cycle of IVF treatment should be available on the NHS, but it can still be a geographical lottery with long waiting lists. Some couples give up and pay thousands of pounds for each […]