General Health

How apples tempt you into bad habits

Can I really be losing it? How apples can tempt you into bad habits Discover the clock of health… sort of Did our caveman ancestors enjoy TV dinners? I never knew apples could speak… But yesterday evening, at around 10 p.m., they called out to me. It was faint at first, but gradually their noise drowned out the sound of D.I. Frost trying to solve another murder. It was no good I had to go and find them. I followed…
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Here’s why you smell terribly

Can you smell something? If not, then today’s letter is for you  How to rescue your sense of smell  Try this nasal workout for 80 seconds a day My friend has lost her sense of smell. She emailed me about it yesterday. “I’ve even shoved garlic cloves up my nose,” K wrote to me, “…but nothing!” It happened about six days after she developed COVID symptoms over Christmas. From what I’ve read and heard so far, people seem to get…
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Happy New Year!

The good news about New Year Why your mind is such a powerful healer The danger of setting yourself big goals HAPPY NEW YEAR from the Collins Household. It’s the first day of 2021. And, for many, what a relief! Now, I realise that the changing of the year’s number makes absolutely no difference in real terms. Logically, nothing has changed since yesterday. It’s just a number, that’s all. But humans don’t generally run on logic. We are emotional beings…
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My advice to anyone who has a pig in their eye…

This is why you shouldn’t rub your eyes A perfect remedy for a common eye problem How we need to look after our Posties… Bless ‘em all! I thought I had just been doing too much reading. A slightly sore, itchy and scratchy feeling in my eye turned out to be something worse though… …I had developed a stye. Over the next 24 hours it felt as though the pig had moved in too! My eye swelled, went red and…
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The science behind this New Age practice

Why a woman attacked me with a fiery stick  The common herb you can burn to ward off infection  So what does modern science think of this arcane, ancient practice? I was 26 years old when a woman attacked me with a fiery stick. It all started when I was invited to the flat of one of my rugby team mates for lunch one Saturday. When I walked in, I was surprised to see bohemian touches everywhere… Indian quilts thrown…
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Is it wrong to give a sham treatment?

Mock treatments are given out by GP’s… and their patients get better! The placebo effect and big Pharma, not always good news Discover how the placebo effect works Just imagine an ideal world where your ailments could be cured without any further risk to you. Every drug has some risk attached to it, common anti-inflammatories often cause stomach upsets, cold remedies make you drowsy and blood pressure pills risk kidney failure. But, there is a way that you can be…
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