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Macca talks macular degeneration

Why this 78-year old Beatle doesn’t need glasses  The truth about eye yoga  Three simple exercises that boost your eyesight It’s been another week of carnage and misery in the global news. However, there was a quirky health story this week. You probably saw it, as it was all over the media, from Woman’s World to The Telegraph to The Daily Mail, to the NME (of all things!). These very different publications all revealed that former Beatle, Paul McCartney, does…
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A healthy tonic from a most unlikely source

How the good things in life can be even better Why science isn’t all bad Why this really can make a huge difference to health for all of us Today I have some fantastic news for those of you with a penchant for red wine. It turns out that a small glass a day is good for you as it can lower blood pressure for those at risk according to a study published in 20201. So that’s great! But I…
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The real reason you get cravings

Why you crave bad food (and why it’s not your fault)  The foods that act like heroin  25 everyday health problems and their possible causes Have you ever had such a strong craving for food that you wonder if you’re addicted? The usual culprits for this are coffee, chocolate, cakes, ice cream, bread, pasta, biscuits and cheese. Sometimes it might seem as if you’d NEVER be able to give one of these up – that you’d be unable to control…
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Exposed at last – the breakfast table killer

As a kid a bag of chips was a treat – is it now? Discover the health time bomb on your table Find out what a salty scientist has to say As a kid I used to love Friday nights. Dad would always finish work a little earlier and I would wait down the road to meet him as he walked back from work. Then the two of us would walk down to the local chip shop to buy dinner….
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Another link between gut and brain health

How your gut is linked to these serious illnesses  When your microbiome becomes poisonous  Do you need a poo transplant?  Last week I confessed that I’d not been feeling great during this last lockdown. I’d been overeating comfort foods out of anxiety and boredom, to the point where I really piled on the pounds. My stomach began to ache all the time and I felt pretty miserable in my head too. If you missed it, you can read that post…
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How to get healthy by opening your back door…

This is why Good life letter readers are the very best A remarkable health benefit from Dandelion & Burdock Why it’s time to celebrate the weed patches I can’t thank you enough for the emails I have had since I wrote about my lockdown struggle on Friday. You truly are a wonderful and supportive bunch, if Carlsberg made an audience for a modest little health letter, it would probably look a lot like you… It has really helped me focus…
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