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The coronasomnia pandemic

Do you suffer from coronasomnia?  The link between post-traumatic stress disorder and sleep problems  Three ways to get your body and brain into a sleepy state at night Ever heard of the term ‘coronasomnia’? Nope, neither had I until I started researching today’s newsletter. I have been reading so many accounts of sleep problems during this lockdown that I thought it would be good to revisit the subject. Lo and behold, I discovered there was a name for this phenomena:…
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How to relieve the dull pounding with peppermint

Discover a few more odd health facts that I’ve collected Could a deep throbbing headache be a sign of genius? Remedies that work for migraines and muscle spasms As you know by now, possibly to your utter despair, I’m addicted to collecting odd facts. I don’t know whether it’s the delight at seeing my friends and family slapping their foreheads as soon as I open my mouth and say, “Did you know…?” Or whether it’s some kind of preparation for…
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A post-Brexit food nightmare

This is a dangerous time for British food standards  5 health threats from American imports  Why you’ve the right to know what you’re eating It’s a dangerous time for Britain’s food standards. With the end of EU regulation, the government faces stark choices about what we deem acceptable in our food supply. I’m not about to wade into the Brexit debate here… But I care about food. I care about how far it travels… how much pesticide is on it……
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Why my head is a dandelion clock

The worrying thing about hair loss  This plant oil is really good for your prostate  Why coffee drinkers are less at risk of this disease There’s nothing wrong with losing your hair. But I can’t imagine that many men wake up in the morning and think “I hope I lose some hair today.” Believe me, I KNOW. Mine’s been doing a slow striptease for decades now. Shedding little bits at a time. I’m completely reconciled to this reality, and I’m…
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How to get the inside knowledge about natural health

Discover what a range of experts do to keep themselves healthy… …and why raw egg and farm cider played a part in the Collins’ heritage A chance to try a new daily routine that can be a real tonic Being confined to quarters has given me a real chance to think about a whole lot of stuff. Why did I never get the chance to pull on the Welsh Rugby shirt (everyone enjoying the Six Nations by the way)? How…
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Lockdown toilet horror

Lockdown toilet horror! BIG drama in the Collins’ house this week. Do you suffer from “beeturia”? Here’s what to check immediately if you get it. Why this ‘evil’ vegetable is so good for your heart Not much drama happens at the moment. I don’t mean on telly or in international affairs. But in everyday lockdown life. Each day is pretty much the same. Although occasionally there’s a bit of excitement… I might hit my shin on the side of the…
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