• Just Add Sunshine! 18 Oct 19

    Vitamin D plays a vital role in keeping our bodies healthy, but since sunlight is our primary source – and hey, this is England – many people struggle to create enough during the winter months. In... Read More

  • Consume Less Gingerly 23 Aug 19

    1. Digestion dilemmas prevented Ginger is a versatile spice brimming with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s effective in treating chronic indigestion and associated symptoms... Read More

  • Mozzie Mayhem 2 Aug 19

    DEET (an acronym for a group of chemicals with extremely long unintelligible names) is a repellent that works by interfering with a mosquito’s receptors. It’s enormously effective, and the key... Read More

  • Walking on Eggshells 19 Jul 19

    When I was in my early 20s I suddenly developed an allergy to shellfish. I’ll spare you the gory details of my symptoms, but I ended up in hospital on a drip several times before I identified the... Read More

  • The Joy of Sleep 5 Apr 19

    1. Take note of timings: Keep to a sleep routine, if possible setting your alarm to wake you up at the same time each day, regardless of the time you finally fall asleep. It is also a good idea to... Read More

  • An Appetite for Life 22 Mar 19

    A study by the Chartered Institute of Physiotherapists found that of 63% of Britons admit to not doing enough exercise and that 25% of those questioned put it down to not having enough energy... Read More

  • Keep Calm, it's only Christmas 7 Dec 18

    ‘Life is 10% of what happens and 90% of how you react to it,’ observed American clergyman Charles R Swindoll. That makes sense – but knowing it’s so isn’t always enough. How can we... Read More

  • The Lion's Share of Health Benefits 9 Nov 18

    An edible and medicinal mushroom, with long shaggy white tendrils, is the focus of scientific interest for a whole host of exciting health benefits. Hericium erinaceus, commonly known as Lion’s... Read More

  • As Snug as a Bug 26 Oct 18

    1. LIGHTEN UP If you struggle with dark mornings, try a light lamp alarm clock. The lamp gradually turns itself on, getting brighter and brighter, to mimic natural dawn and wake you up slowly... Read More

  • I'm Fine… Honest! 12 Oct 18

    If a single phrase could sum up the difficult relationship that we, as a nation, have with mental health, then ‘I’m fine’ would have to be in pole position. Seemingly innocuous, those two little... Read More

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