Author Archive: Ray Collins

A lifesaver if you have this food problem

Crisps are not a healthy food

How this diet turned a teenager blind My take on this shocking diet story – why weight isn’t the biggest worry people should have If you have problems with getting a wide range of foods into your diet, then here’s something to help I remember when my daughter was about ten, she had a friend who would occasionally come to our house to play. This girl was polite and well brought up. Her family seemed well-adjusted and happy. But what…
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Why this old fashioned condition might be creeping up on you

Natural gout remedies

This is why ‘The Disease of Kings’ is no laughing matter The foods that increase your risk… …and what you can do to reduce that risk, naturally I feel like I ought to write today’s letter in Old English… Sorry, Ye Olde English… Because a surprising number of Good Lifers have written in about gout. That’s right – gout. That staple of black and white comedies. In fact, one of my favourite Laurel & Hardy films is based around one…
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The danger of white rice

Is white rice good for you

Something I forgot to mention in my little confession about sugar last Sunday… The lesser known dangers of white rice Try this if you worry about controlling your blood sugar: the bitter melon remedy I wrote to you about controlling blood sugar on Sunday. If you remember, I confessed by hapless addiction to Scottish tablet (it’s closely followed by shortbread and fudge). The problem, obviously, is that the sugar rush you get from food like that plays havoc with your body….
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Why you should eat in threes

Easy Weight Loss

Why you shouldn’t trust an easy answer when it comes to health…  But then again, this 3-3-3 formula for good heart health makes sense…  And it could help stabilise your blood sugar People love easy solutions. I understand that. After all, imagine a single pill that could solve all your pain problems… A push-button business idea that would end your money worries… A secret formula that will guarantee you stay slim for life… These sorts of promises are hard to…
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How this very special razor will help everyone

Healthy bones naturally

You are never too old to learn from a puppy Find out how to keep your bones healthy These are the simple ways to increase calcium levels You join me today as an old dog has learnt a new trick. None of us are too old to be shown the error of our ways, or in this case how I could have handled things better. The story begins with BT… “Good morning, can you tell me why my internet has…
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The autumnal trick to improve your heart

healthy heart in autumn

The clever trick you can do in September to fix your health Why the time to do this is now Here’s a way to get your heart in better shape Well, well, well… it’s September! Autumn is my favourite time of the year – mainly the bit from now until the clocks change on 27th October. I love the fresher bite of the air… the mulchy scents of the countryside… And the fact that you can go to shops, parks and…
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