General Health

This is why BBC’s Bill Turnbull wants you to act now

The incidence of this condition is increasing, but it has to be stopped How a simple 30 second online test can help The daily routine that will protect your prostate – click here Today’s letter concerns an emotive, worrying and deeply personal topic for many people. I’ll guarantee that any man of a certain age will be thinking about this. In some cases it might even be keeping you awake at night – literally. I’m talking about the prostate gland…
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If you feel the cold even in spring, read this

A hidden cause of feeling cold in spring  The genetic curse of coldness  Two nutrients that could help you regulate your temperature How was your Easter? After the ‘stay at home’ order lifted we were finally able to travel to places for walks and recreation. So I hope you got out and about. There was only one snag (for me, at least)… It wasn’t exactly the warmest long weekend. Not in my neck of the woods, anyway. Lara and I…
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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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