Pain Relief

Is there real danger in this common joint pain remedy?

How to help arthritis naturally

Do you know why my inbox exploded about this topic? Are you safe taking these two common arthritis remedies… …and do they work anyway? Discover the facts here Every so often my email inbox explodes with questions relating to a similar topic. When it is something that I have written about I kind of expect it – like the response I got to the coffee newsletter last week! Invariably I get people who write in to agree with me or…
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Some home truths about this painful condition

What is arthritis

Discover what causes arthritis Prevention, management and cure is naturally easy Why you should never give in Right, let’s talk about arthritis. This is a condition which many of us know well, because we suffer from it. Every time we go to our GP with a painful knee, neck or back they will say we have a ‘touch of arthritis’ and that they can only give us pain killers to help. I know this is the case because I’ve just…
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Why this old fashioned condition might be creeping up on you

Natural gout remedies

This is why ‘The Disease of Kings’ is no laughing matter The foods that increase your risk… …and what you can do to reduce that risk, naturally I feel like I ought to write today’s letter in Old English… Sorry, Ye Olde English… Because a surprising number of Good Lifers have written in about gout. That’s right – gout. That staple of black and white comedies. In fact, one of my favourite Laurel & Hardy films is based around one…
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A reader has tasted something funny in this pain remedy Copy


Oops, sorry for my gaff A reader has tasted something funny in this popular over-the-counter pain remedy Why these drugs can be dodgy I remember once seeing someone post a funny proofreading gaff online. It was from a report on infectious diseases and STDs, which contained a list including Chlamydia, Syphilis, Lyme disease and – er… “Genital Wars.” Genital Wars? I can’t imagine that being something George Lucas would take on as a box office smash movie idea. Or an…
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Why we are all heading for pain

The UK’s commonest pain

Discover what the most searched for term is on the NHS website… …prepare to be amazed that it isn’t a cure for the cold or flu! Here is the advice we all need to listen to As I sat down to write today’s newsletter I began to think what would be the most common pain most people would have to endure. Most of us would know the agony of toothache, maybe slightly more the pain of a blister on the…
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British resolve means that you might suffer more pain

How Britain deals with pain

Does your experience of A&E match mine? Napoleons descendants were our saviours. Never say that I don’t cover the complete story… Tony is a really good friend, and a good drinking mate to boot My wife describes us as being as ‘thick as thieves’ in reference to our close friendship, rather than our mental capacity. And it’s true, we have been through school, sixth form and university together so there is not a lot of secrecy between us. A few…
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