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M is for mangoes

The mango comes from India and is a member of the same botanical family (the drupes) as olives, dates and coconut, writes our guest blogger, Dr Susan Aldridge, freelance writer and editor based in London, with an interest in medicine, health, science and food/nutrition. According to one of my food ‘bibles’ (The Science of Good […]

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Vitamin D essential to health

The Government is now advising the public to take Vitamin D supplements in winter.   The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) has produced a report on Vitamin D levels for the Government, emphasising that everyone in Britain over the age of one should take 10 mcg of Vitamin D a day. Sunshine accounts for 90 […]


B is for blueberries

Although blueberries are available all year round, if you’re conscious of your carbon footprint, you will go for European-grown berries which are available mainly in late summer and early autumn,  writes Dr Susan Aldridge, guest blogger, who is a freelance writer and editor based in London, with an interest in medicine, health, science and food/nutrition. […]

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Organic farming is sustainable

Denmark wants to go 100% organic and is planning to turn over vast swathes of land to organic farming. Bhutan (with a population of fewer than 1 million) is also on the same path, banning the use of pesticides.   Why choose organic? Buying organic is more expensive so why would anyone want to do […]

Superfoods or balanced diet

Superfoods or balanced diet?

Diet is the most important factor in maintaining a healthy and long lasting life. A balanced diet is essential to reduce the chance of illness, obesity, and diabetes. A healthy diet benefits you in all aspects of your life from home to work. Yet not all foods are equal in their nutritional benefits. But are […]

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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Hysterectomies: are they really necessary?

By the time they reach 60 one fifth of British women have had their womb removed, but according to recent research 75 per cent of hysterectomies could be unnecessary. In the year 2000 to 2001 there were 62,391 hysterectomies performed on the NHS with plenty more in the private sector. Maryon Stewart, author and founder […]

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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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What is osteoporosis?

Ask a woman about osteoporosis and she’ll probably tell you it’s something that happens when you get older and your bones become brittle.  But that’s not something she needs to think about now is it?  In truth whether you walked to school or not has an impact on your chances of getting the disease. There’s […]


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 […]