General Health

This gum problem is more than a health niggle

A weird link between Covid-19 and the health of your mouth  Watch out if you see this in your sink  How your gums could save your life A lot of adverts on TV are rubbish, admittedly. But there was one a few years back that really struck a chord with me. It was either for toothpaste or a mouth wash. (I can’t quite remember the product, only the message of the commercial!) In the ad, a woman is brushing her…
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Just how frail are you?

Here’s a REALLY good reason why you should do everything to strengthen your eyes The swear word that could help your eyesight Laughter really is the best medicine My mother-in-law is 89 years old and a very independent and capable woman. I tell you this because I need to make it clear that she is a fit and healthy woman who is coping extremely well with the lockdown and the changes to her routines. On a Zoom call with her…
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Help, I’m addicted to looking in my fridge

Have you been corona-zombified?  How the pandemic has created a snacking boom and a dental timebomb  Why there’s been a worrying recent surge in oral cancer cases Have you found yourself staring into the fridge a lot recently? It’s a habit of mine. I go into the kitchen, open the door of the fridge and stare in for a while. Then I close it. That is, if I am STRONG. Other times, I don’t close it. I cannot close it….
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Yet another coffee story… but this one is worth reading

Why News about coffee – well, this is surprising!  How to turn back the clock so you feel younger and healthier  This natural tonic flushes dangerous toxins from your body for a stronger immune system, check it out here: Flush Away Toxins Coffee gets in the health news a lot. It’s like the Katie Price or Kim Kardashian of the health media. Almost every week, you get a coffee story. Coffee’s GOOD for protecting against diabetes. Coffee’s BAD because it…
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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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