General Health

Myths about exercise busted

Controversial opinion alert  But here’s a man who says that exercise is unnatural!  Discover why the modern age might not be so bad for us after all A long time ago… Before Twitter and Instagram existed… Before Brexit, Trump, the banking crash, wildfires in the Arctic Circle and the pandemic… I started writing the Good Life Letter. Simpler times, back then, I think. Even though it was only 15 years ago. So much has changed in the world – not…
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It’s enough to make your teeth itch!

Discover why this type of heavy metal is bad for your health The real truth about your dentist Hurrah! These fantastic teeth protecting sweets will so be back in stock Back in July I offered some tips on how you can look after your teeth – if you missed it read the newsletter here. Surprisingly over the next few days I heard from several readers who wanted to know more about the health impact of mercury amalgam fillings. Truly this…
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2 tricks to help you swallow pills easily

Revealed, my version of The Matrix… will you take the red or the blue pill… or NEITHER? What to do if you find a whole food supplement hard to swallow. 2 tricks to help swallow pills easily In the sci-fi film The Matrix the hero, Neo (played by Keanu Reeves), suspects that something is wrong with reality. The world is glitching like a faulty computer programme, so he tries to find out why. In one of the most famous scenes, he…
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Have your youthful indiscretions left you at risk?

A shocking health revelation for an old friend. How could being overweight protect you? Natural ways of combating bone weakness & helping you stop the bad habit that can lead to it. None of us are perfect… certainly not me! Few of us have led blameless lives without the odd indulgence into something that places our bodies under pressure or at risk. However, I was sad to hear from one of my University friends about how her smoking back then…
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5 of the weirdest sunstroke remedies ever

How a heat wave can prove expensive for some Find out what happens when you have heat stroke Can these really be remedies for really hot weather? Thankfully it is a bit cooler this week. I know so many of you have really struggled with the heat and humidity we endured recently. Under normal circumstances where I have a cold swimming pool and a cooling beer close to hand I love heat like this… albeit for my 2 weeks in…
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The green space that heals you naturally

Why going green can be so healthy for you This troubling development policy is a major health issue Why we’re suddenly being prescribed green space The best preventative medicine you can take – and it will cost you nothing When I was a kid, I used to play in a field beside my house. It was not exactly the Garden of Eden. There was an industrial estate at one side and a busy road cutting beneath a bridge at another….
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