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Just how frail are you?

Here’s a REALLY good reason why you should do everything to strengthen your eyes The swear word that could help your eyesight Laughter really is the best medicine My mother-in-law is 89 years old and a very independent and capable woman. I tell you this because I need to make it clear that she is a fit and healthy woman who is coping extremely well with the lockdown and the changes to her routines. On a Zoom call with her…
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Do you know what day this is?

It’s a big day for the world’s problem sleepers…  Are you making this mistake before bedtime?  Why you should put a drop of this under your pillow Do you know what day it is today? Yes, it’s Friday, obviously. (Hooray!) But it’s also WORLD SLEEP DAY. I like to think that in an ideal world, that would mean everybody in the world gets to stay in bed for an extra two hours. However, no such luck. This day is more…
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How to avoid the fat that gets ‘squirreled’ away

How a snacking habit got me into big trouble The fantastic health benefits from being a bit nutty The research that shows almonds are fat busters! Lara came into the living room as I was glued to the Wales Six Nations rugby game on the TV. “Is there some kind of squirrel on the loose in here?” she said. I was momentarily confused. See, if you make statements like that out of the blue, my brain will briefly assume that…
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Help, I’m addicted to looking in my fridge

Have you been corona-zombified?  How the pandemic has created a snacking boom and a dental timebomb  Why there’s been a worrying recent surge in oral cancer cases Have you found yourself staring into the fridge a lot recently? It’s a habit of mine. I go into the kitchen, open the door of the fridge and stare in for a while. Then I close it. That is, if I am STRONG. Other times, I don’t close it. I cannot close it….
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Yet another coffee story… but this one is worth reading

Why News about coffee – well, this is surprising!  How to turn back the clock so you feel younger and healthier  This natural tonic flushes dangerous toxins from your body for a stronger immune system, check it out here: Flush Away Toxins Coffee gets in the health news a lot. It’s like the Katie Price or Kim Kardashian of the health media. Almost every week, you get a coffee story. Coffee’s GOOD for protecting against diabetes. Coffee’s BAD because it…
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The Great Leek Crisis of 2021

The health benefits of St David’s Day  The great leek crisis and what it means  Good Life Letter readers respond to my letter about post-Brexit food labelling (we even have a response from Plaid Cymru!) It was St David’s Day earlier in the week. Traditionally, the Welsh wear a leek to celebrate. Why? One story is that a troop of Welsh soldiers used leeks to distinguish themselves from English attackers who were dressed in similar garb. Another that it was…
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