General Health

Bowel troubles? Here’s a way to ‘stay regular’

flaxseeds stop bowel troubles

A low-carb porridge breakfast idea that’s great for diabetics How these super-nutritious seeds could be the ideal vegan alternative to fish oils Bowel troubles? Here’s a way to ‘stay regular’ It’s been a weirdly warm autumn… Well, for most of us in the UK anyway. But now that it’s getting all wintry and December is fast approaching, I thought I’d give you an idea for a warming breakfast meal. The good thing about this one is… It has a LOT…
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What I think about a crazy weight loss fad

weight loss drug

My eyeball damage horror story This Guardian article was so annoying that I did myself a mischief What I think about this new weight loss fad (clue: not a lot) I regret to inform you that I have suffered eyeball damage. Sad, but true. It happened last week, on the 9th November, while I was reading an article in The Guardian online. The headline was this: ‘I miss eating: the truth behind the weight loss drug that makes food repulsive.’…
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Seaweed: Why this type of sea food is the future

Seaweed Laverbread

An underappreciated health elixir that we should all be eating more of – it doesn’t need water or soil to grow! The surprising benefits of sea lettuce, laverbread and sushi Alternative tips for getting this sustainable superfood into your diet When you think of the British seaside you might conjure up images of sand, sea, buckets ‘n’ spades… And rain, of course. You probably also think about the smell. That rotten, salty, eggy whiff. It’s so evocative, even if it…
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Comfort Food Too Much of a Temptation?

Healthy comfort food for winter

The pleasant changes of the autumn season Do you turn into a winter hermit? Discover the 2 part plan to keep fit over the colder months Comfort food is synonymous with cold dark nights… and here comes Autumn! I know many people don’t like this season, but it does have some benefits. For instance, our household will be gathered around the fire of an evening and wrapping ourselves around steaming mugs of cocoa. (Make sure that you are using properly…
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Money worries will make you ill

Money Worries_Credit crunch

This is why we all need a little help in troubled times How to find the help you need Eat yourself to better sleep A few weeks ago I also talked about how happiness could protect you from serious disease. I wrote that studies have found that a generally positive outlook on life could reduce the chance of breast cancer by a quarter….while the stress of divorce of a family death lifted that cancer risk by more than 60%. So…
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Rosehips: The garden pain reliever

health benefits of rosehips

The ‘itching powder’ that could be good for you  This anti-wrinkle treatment might be growing in your garden right now  Revealed, a tiny fruit with more vitamin C than an orange, which can fight disease and lower pain Let me tell you about Rosehips and pain relief… …the story starts with a visitor. A friend of mine runs a seedlings business. Very kindly, he brought over a bunch of plants the other weekend for Lara’s birthday. With his help, we’re…
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