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I want to lose weight but...

....keep putting off my ‘diet start date’ ....feel overwhelmed by all the different diet advice out there ...when I get tired I reach for sugary snacks Here are a few simple tips to help you get on track: Start making small changes today…
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Candida and Thrush - Causes and Treatment

Everybody has some of the yeast Candida albicans living in their digestive tract, low levels are normal and do not cause any problems.  However, when Candida overgrows it can cause a range of nasty symptoms including wind and bloating, vaginal…
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Food allergy vs. food intolerance - what is the difference?

Food allergies and intolerances are talked about a lot, but are you clear about what these terms really mean?  When someone has a food allergy when they eat even a tiny amount of that food their body produces antibodies and mounts an immune…
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Herbs for anxiety and sleep problems (and exam stress!)

Western herbal medicine has lots of different medicinal plants in it’s medicine chest which may help to ease anxiety and tension, support the nervous system and promote restful sleep.  Two of my favourites are Valerian root and Passion flower. …
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Fizzy drinks and bone density in kids and teenagers

Commercial fizzy drinks are high in phosphorus and high intakes of phosphorus lead to calcium being excreted from the body, reducing bone density.  This is a particularly important issue for teenagers who need more calcium than any other age…
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Five simple suggestions for children's tummy bugs

Chamomile tea is antispasmodic to the gut meaning it helps to ease tummy cramps; it has an anti-inflammatory action within the digestive system meaning it helps to calm down soreness and irritation there. It is also relaxing so will help…
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Is milk good for my child?

Milk has had a lot of bad press in recent years and many parents are left confused as to whether they should be giving their children dairy products or steering well clear of them. The nutritional benefits of cow’s milk On the positive side,…
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Anaemia - more than just a bit tired?

I spoke to a friend today who mentioned she is ‘always’ anaemic.  Anaemia is usually caused by iron deficiency or B12 deficiency (pernicious anaemia) which results in less oxygen being delivered to the cells of the body.  Most people are…
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What is cognitive hypnotherapy? By Muriel Bouvier

Trance or hypnosis is an everyday occurrence. In fact, most of our behaviour is done in a trance (about 90%). Anything you do automatically is done in a trance. Or if you think of someone because you’ve walked passed someone else with the…
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Struggling to find healthy snacks you like?

A client following a gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free diet was upset when I said she shouldn't be eating crisps because they are so very bad for you - high in refined carbohydrates, high in the worst kinds of damaged fats, and contain acrylamides…