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Coconut

Experiments with coconut

I’m just back from the Oceania exhibition at the Royal Academy and was struck by how many of the 200 artefacts from the Pacific on display used coconut fibre as a material, writes Dr Susan Aldridge, our dedicated guest blogger and freelance writer and editor based in London, with an interest in medicine, health, science and […]

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Cannabis for multiple sclerosis?

The debate about cannabis has brought to mind how many people with Multiple Sclerosis found that the herb eases the discomfort and helps them to live a normal life.  However, the fact that GPs are now prescribing CBD (cannabis oil) doesn’t mean that they will get it because it is solely available for children with […]

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Don’t get SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

We’ve had such a lovely summer, but it is clocks back time again – so the nights are longer and darker.  Winter blues affect some 17 per cent of Britons*, while 7 per cent experience  SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder).   Winter blues can mean feeling extra tired, lacking in energy and feeling low.   Symptoms of […]

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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 […]

This Month’s Spotlight: Healthy Advice

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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 […]

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 […]

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Alcohol – do we drink too much?

You’ve had a hard day at work, the children are playing up and there’s no-one to talk to about it all. So you pour a drink – just one won’t hurt and then you pour another. And before you know it that’s half a bottle in one evening and so it goes on all week. […]

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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 […]

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 […]