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Diabetic Diet: Can you eat to beat diabetes?

Diabetic Diet Tips

The strange world where GP advice is better than medicines… …but they get into even more trouble for telling anyone about it! A simple way to actually enjoy lentils, celery and artichoke It’s a funny old world that would want to stop a health professional passing on best advice… …and an even crazier one that would threaten a doctor because they weren’t prescribing enough medicines… …but that is the sad reality I must offer you today. During a clear up…
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Tinnitus: The curse of Captain Kirk


Another celebrity gets the annoying buzz What you should never eat if you suffer this ear problem How to avoid splashing out money on expensive hearing aids Another celebrity came out earlier this year. As a tinnitus sufferer. This time it was 45-year-old sports presenter, Kirsty Gallacher. She told the Loose Women programme that she woke up one morning with what she thought was a cold, because her ears were blocked up. A week later, she got checked out by…
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Herbal medicine: The plants that are drugs

herbal medicine: herbs as drugs

The surprise cause of many hospital admissions  Why natural remedies & medicines are closer than we think  These plants can outperform drugs I hate it when this happens… You’re talking to someone about nutrition and natural remedies… And they suddenly blurt out… “YOU are the reason that so many people die from serious disease.” Yikes! I realise their response might sound odd, but here’s their rationale… They think that because I support the promotion of diet, exercise, nutrition and complementary…
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The health benefits of chocolate… really!

health benefits of chocolate

A square of dark chocolate could be the start of 100 ways to be more healthy Find out some of the easy ways to improve your life The secret of a happy Easter It’s time to discover the health benefits of chocolate because the Easter break will soon be upon us. I hope that you are planning a relaxing time, preferably surrounded by family and friends. For me the main holidays are all about taking a bit of time to…
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Herbal Tea: Reasons to be careful

health risks of herbal tea

My friends were shocked when I told them this My friends were shocked when I told them this  Why there’s a potentially dangerous ingredient lurking in herbal teas  Try this spicy alternative bedtime healing drink After two years of occasional Zoom chats… It’s so nice to be able to visit old friends again. Stuttering conversations with wonky computer cameras were fine, I guess. But nothing can replace seeing real people in the flesh. So last weekend, Lara and I drove…
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Healthy water consumption: What do we need?

8 glasses a day

Are we in danger of becoming waterlogged What is healthy water consumption? Who benefits from our devotion to bottled water A doctor has spoken – find out what she said Having been lashed by several more gallons of rain this week whilst out with the dog, I must admit that I know what it is like to feel drenched. But today’s letter isn’t about the foul weather… it is about a modern fascination with drinking water, and trying to work…
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