General Health

Discover why being naked isn’t the important part of this story…

Revealed, the health benefits of being a sabre toothed sausage How a cup of tea can beat a horrendous health issue Your headache remedies shared When I am in the office (or clutterden as Lara calls it!) I often listen to the radio, BBC Radio 4 more often than not. Last week they had a programme on about Naked Mole Rats which caught my attention. Strange little creatures who spend their lives in the pitch black underground in their native…
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Why my head is a dandelion clock

The worrying thing about hair loss  This plant oil is really good for your prostate  Why coffee drinkers are less at risk of this disease There’s nothing wrong with losing your hair. But I can’t imagine that many men wake up in the morning and think “I hope I lose some hair today.” Believe me, I KNOW. Mine’s been doing a slow striptease for decades now. Shedding little bits at a time. I’m completely reconciled to this reality, and I’m…
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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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