General Health

I have to admit, she looked pale…

Why vitamin D is key

Not feeling quite yourself? It could be this hidden problem… Why your bones are under threat this winter One in five people who read this have a deficiency in this crucial nutrient I have to admit, she looked pale… We were visited recently by one of Lara’s friends. She complained that for a while now she’d been feeling what she described as ‘flat’, mentally speaking. Not totally depressed… not upset at the state of the world… just not quite herself……
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I have a weird confession

How to improve your Microbiome naturally

Why antibiotics make the flu season worse  Could the answer to the coming global health crisis be up your nose?  An easy way to improve the health of your gut I’m not a ghoul or anything… Promise! But I have to confess that I have been tracking this year’s flu statistics (I know, I know, my wife thinks I’m like a weird train-spotter). The reason is, I wrote to you in the summer about some worrying outbreaks of flu in…
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How to improve your eyesight with jam

Bilberries can improve eyesight

How breakfast jam was used to scare the enemy The amazing health benefits of bilberries Find out how this fermented remedy can cure your horse! My Dad likes to tell an unusual story about my grandma’s visit to a department store in the ’80s… While on the escalator between floors, she was startled by the sight of a woman descending on an opposite escalator. She waved at the woman, and the woman waved back. ‘Ooooh,’ she said, ‘I think I…
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Are we living through the Rime of the Ancient Mariner?

How much water do we need to be healthy?

The truth is out at last, make sure you listen Discover the body’s secret mechanism for keeping you alive Find out why this ‘absolute health rule’ is not what it is cracked up to be Despite the assertion of my dear wife that I spent my days in English Literature lessons merely reading Just William, I did do proper English as well. For instance I vividly recall a line from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge…
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It is time to come clean about aspirin…

health risks of aspirin

Aspirin; safe cure or health risk… Discuss! How a misprint put the worlds healthy at risk The way forward… according to Ray Over the past few months there has been a lot of discussion within medical research circles about the potential benefits of aspirin being over stated. Maybe the advice that we should all be taking it to avoid a heart attack might not be based upon flawed data. Despite several claims that small doses of this inexpensive drug can…
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Magnesium – A Real Powerhouse of Health

Magnesium for better health

Make the most of it… Ray apologises for a tardy response! Could this mineral be the answer for your health problem? Why up to 70% of us in the UK need to do something now “In a minute!” “I’ll be right on it just as soon as I can!” “I’ve put it at the top of my ‘to do’ list..!” Any of these statements ring true with you? We all have our preferred way to put something off. Often it’s…
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