Nutrition, Food And Exercise

Eating Organic food – fad or fact?

Latest research says it can pay to eat Organic          Paying extra for organic fruit and  vegetables might pay off, according to latest research, and suggests it might improve chances of  avoiding cancer.A new study from the most prestigious French medical and...

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New ideas for exercise

Exercise IS good for you ! It's just trying to get it that's difficult. Having closed down hydropools, stopped many exercise classes in hospital gyms,  and introduced other cost-cutting measures, the NHS has finally realised that those who keep up with exercise...

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Will detoxing get rid of toxins and other nasties

Detox is in the news, but do we need it? My friend Lorna and I read the same article about a new treatment to detox our bodies to get rid of all the toxins in our bodies, so we booked a treatment.  Lorna was having treatment for a painful leg. with lots of drugs. I...

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Ideas for losing weight

Re-thinking weight loss   European Journal of Nutrition highlighted that fat does not necessarily make you fat, not even dairy fat.   Apparently  people who eat full-fat dairy tend to be leaner than those who opt for low-fat versions. In 2016, a long-term study of...

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Hydrotherapy makes a splash

 Give me an excuse to exercise in warm water - and I dive in Advice rains on cancer survivors saying exercise is GOOD for recovery after cancer, but sometimes it's difficult to access. The NHS  promises and advises, but the practicalities of finding somewhere...

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Foods to avoid if you are on a diet

Who doesn't want to lose weight? I am not a Nutritionist/Dietician/Doctor, just an ordinary patient.  But I sometimes feel that not enough notice is taken of what we need and what works for us.  My weight ballooned on Tamoxifen, and no-one seemed able to give me...

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Does anyone like hospital food?

                     Boris isn't helping improve hospital food During lockdown, the NHS decided it needed to commission a report by a Celebrity Chef into hospital food.  This is the umpteenth one - after Loyd Grossman first came on the scene.  One hopes - but doubts -...

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Boosting your skin internally for winter

Foods That Are Good for Your Skin Winter is always a bad time for our skin, both on the face and body.  However much you wrap up, winter cold still penetrates the layers and can cause itching, red patches, etc.  Don't stop using the best moisturiser you can afford on...

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