General Health

Why going it alone is bad for your health

Hold hands for health

The problem with coronavirus isolation – why it makes you feel more pain  Why holding hands reduces pain  If this was a drug, it would sell like hotcakes I’m the last person you’d accuse of being a hippy. I don’t have long hair, for one thing. Truth be told, I don’t have much hair at all. But when I was young I didn’t really do all that lefty rebellion stuff. I was a rugby player.  A bit of a ‘lad’. …
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Beanz Meanz… far more than any of us thought!

A windy prospect – or is it all in the mind? Being polite might just be the worst thing you could do Please don’t be offended by todays topic… it really is important Given the recent history of stormy weather (remember the good old days of just worrying about flooding!) I thought I should have a look at wind of another sort so be prepared for a little closet humour. The production of digestive gas is often a cause for…
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When fruit is bad for you

Why juice injections are bad for you

The weird case of the woman who injected herself with fruit The perils of this new ‘vitamin drip’ fad How to give yourself a super healthy vitamin shot the safe way I’m always extolling the virtues of fruit and veg. They are nature’s very best medicine! Only a few weeks ago, a new study showed that a piece of fruit plus a large serving of vegetables a day could reduce the risk of stroke by 13%. For instance, an apple…
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Why these Martian rocks in the toilet bowl should be avoided

Could Martian nanobacteria cause kidney stones

What has changed in the last forty years in your life? Are you the victim of nanobacteria? Natural protection against kidney stones I received one of those humorous round robin emails the other day. They’re usually an instant victim of my DELETE button, but I quite liked this one’s description of the difference between 1970 and now: 1970: Long hair 2020: Longing for hair 1970: Going to a new, hip joint 2020: Receiving a new hip joint 1970: Rolling Stones…
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Find out about the parasite we all need

mitochondria and energy

Don’t let your health end up in a bucket Why you should demand answers from your GP 5 ways to increase your energy levels As a kid I used to love comics, the Beano, Dandy and Beezer were required reading in my early years – and I have to admit well beyond! I even think the Numbskulls in The Beezer may have sparked my interest in health matters. These were a bunch of little men who lived inside the head…
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The natural way to prevent conjunctivitis

How to keep a healthy eye

Find out how your poor author is in trouble again! The most popular ways of treating this eye infection naturally The return of a favourite remedy… For some reason, Lara’s taken a keen interest in The Good Life Letter recently. She stands behind my shoulder, humming… occasionally tutting… and pointing out spelling or grammatical mistakes. It’s quite annoying. (But some of you might say that a few slip ups in recent letters have meant she hasn’t been doing her job…
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