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Is rhubarb romantic? Valentine’s Day special!

Have you noticed how all the food ads for Valentine’s Day centre around strawberries? Usually enclosed in a heart shape! Well, I have just bought some strawberries for juicing. They’re from Egypt and are also fairly tasteless. To say nothing of the air miles. So, if you must have a pink pudding on Tuesday, go […]

Stress is on the up

Stress has been a hot topic for years, and it’s not getting any better.  People are even more stressed now and technology is making it worse.  How many emails do you have to deal with each day?  Do you get phone calls and emails wherever you are at any time of the day or night? […]

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M is for Mexico

I’ve not been to Mexico, nor have I eaten in a ‘real’ Mexican restaurant, writes our guest blogger, Dr Susan Aldridge,   freelance writer and editor based in London, with an interest in medicine, health, science and food/nutrition. But I’ve made up three Mexican-style recipes which I suggest are at least as authentic as the […]

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I is for Indian

For 2017, the A to Z of Superfoods blog goes on tour! Each month, we’ll look at a different cuisine and pick out those elements that make it healthy – then create some recipes around them, writes Dr Susan Aldridge, freelance writer and editor based in London, with an interest in medicine, health, science and […]

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Colds, coughs, flu

Everyone’s got colds at the moment but there’s not much the doctor can do when you have a cold or flu,  because antibiotics won’t work for viruses. But there’s plenty you can do yourself. Regular Vitamin C – especially as Montmorency cherries. Echinacea daily – you can take it all winter. Garlic – many people […]

This Month’s Spotlight: Family Health

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How posture affects your health

by Dr Paula Moore, the Posture Doctor What is Posture? Posture is your body’s position against the effects of gravity and the everyday stresses and strains you place upon it. Human beings are bilaterians, meaning that we are symmetrical – your left side is the mirror image of your right (two kidneys, two eyes, two […]

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Ayurvedic holiday health tips

Dr Prasanna Kerur, Ayurvedic Consultant, Ayush Wellness Spa, Jersey gives his top tips for stomach cramps, diarrhoea and dehydration, sunburn and sunstroke, insect bites, and prickly heat. Ayurvedic medicine is the ancient Indian system that incorporates a mental approach, yoga and herbal medicine. Here are some helpful tips that can make all the difference to […]

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SAD time of year

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 SAD include: • Depression – low self-esteem, misery, despair, hopelessness, numbness,apathy • Constant fatigue • Disturbed sleep patterns with early morning […]

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Food intolerance testing

In a survey commissioned by Allergy UK and carried out by the University of York it was found that three out of four people were suffering unnecessarily from food intolerances. After they had an intolerance test they cut out the foods that were causing them problems, and felt considerably better within three weeks. Most of […]

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Patrick Holford’s Feel Good Factor

Feeling just ‘alright’ is not all right, according to Patrick Holford, nutritionist, author, broadcaster and director of the Brain Bio Centre  He surveyed 55,000 Britons to find out what makes them leap out of bed in the morning with enthusiasm, a consistent good mood and a sharp mind. The Brain Bio Centre works with people who […]