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Spring forward with greens, turnips and leeks

Without wishing to follow the example of a minister in government, suggesting that we eat turnips instead of tomatoes (because of food shortages),  this is a blog by Susan Aldridge which is very seasonal. We’re in Lent. Dry January and Veganuary are behind us – so what to give up now? I grew up with […]

Squats and laser for arthritic knees

For several years I have not been able to get up easily if I am bending down to a low cupboard to get something out, have a look or to clean it. In yoga I have avoided doing squats that hurt my knees. So, when I was asked to show an NHS physiotherapist some squats, […]

Sugar highly addictive – & children’s foods are full of it

Most people would find it hard to believe that sugar is as addictive as cocaine, alcohol and nicotine. The world’s leading sugar addiction expert Nicole M. Avena, PhD, has devised a plan for reducing sugar intake and improving health. Her 7 step plan helps to wean people off sugar and other sweeteners.  Over-consumption of sugar […]

Manuka honey – double the health benefits

Honey is n to be good at fighting viruses, but Manuka honey has even more clout. Extracted from the Manuka Plant, Manuka Oil also possesses naturally potent antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Research confirms that it combats the micro-organisms that cause many common skin irritations and infections. It also protects against peptic ulcers and […]

GP practice of the future

Dr Michael Dixon has been appointed by King Charles as Head of the Royal Medical Household.  The usual suspects among the media are deriding the appointment as if King Charles cannot choose his own physician. But he Dr Michael Dixon is a well respected medical doctor who also believes in complementary therapies. According to the […]

This Month’s Spotlight: Healthy Mind

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? […]

Six tips for mindfulness

Here are some ways you can practice mindfulness without meditating to improve a sense of wellbeing even while you are on the go. Eat mindfully Take a few minutes during the day to just eat. Not multi-tasking lunch with conversation, the computer or phone. Just absorb the taste and textures of the food. Take in […]

Sleep tight

Almost of half of women in the UK don’t get a good night’s sleep.*  Sleep is a very precious thing and we only think about its quality when we aren’t getting enough. A key reason for not sleeping well is worrying. It keeps the brain whizzing round and round at night, while all we want […]

Effortless living

We live in a world that is fast paced, noisy and extremely demanding of our time, attention and presence. A world in which people have forgotten who they truly are. Not being in the flow, nor present and not being able to listen to our own intuition has become many peoples default way of being. […]

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 Try  these tips to give yourself a lift when life is getting you down. Happiness is something we do rather than something that just […]