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28Jan

Understanding Aspergillosis. What is Aspergillosis and how is it caused? Aspergillosis is a disease caused by Aspergillus, which is a variety of mould found in the air, soil, rotting plants, leaves and compost. We all breathe in Aspergillus fungal spores … Continue reading

  

28Jan

Hi Stephanie, to start, can you tell us a bit about yourself Aged 16, I was the British 100m Backstroke swimming champion and within months of being selected for Team GB to compete at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games when, … Continue reading

  

26Jan

So, for those people following the low FODMAP UK method kidney beans are now allowed and I would advise you to use tinned and rinse them well prior to using them. Beans are an excellent source of iron and fibre … Continue reading

  

5Jan

achieve health goals

Whether you’re looking to lose weight, give up smoking, or just try something new, New Year’s Resolutions are tough! According to statistics, most people who set resolutions were likely to give up by 12th January.  Here are some tips to … Continue reading

  

2Jan

overcome january blues

January can be a difficult time. Once the festive season is over, there are still two solid months left of dark, cold days to endure. For many of us, January is also a time where we feel our worst, and … Continue reading

  

26Dec

We are nearly in Veganuary and what could me more perfect than a vegan nut roast? Some people miss meaty flavours when they venture into meat free eating and this roast is stuffed full of umami flavours meaning you won’t … Continue reading

  

19Dec

This is everybody’s favourite time of the year when people are merry, bright and over indulge themselves with loads of office, family, friends and street parties going on every single week. It is equally the time for indulgence and over … Continue reading

  

9Dec

Ok, so why do we need a marzipan based on pecans? Well, marzipan is based on almonds and these are limited on the low fodmap diet, it also contains honey – it would be very difficult to know how much … Continue reading

  

9Dec

mouth cancer

Mouth Cancer is on the increase. Unlike lung cancer or breast cancer, it’s the only major form of the disease that increases in incidence year on year, now accounting for more deaths in the UK than road traffic accidents or … Continue reading

  

3Dec

Christmas eve is a time to start the celebrations but it is often very busy wrapping presents, last minute gift purchasing and perishable food shopping. I would usually do my food shopping perhaps a day before Christmas Eve as the … Continue reading

  

2Dec

Nutritional Therapist

When the body sleeps, it goes into a deep healing state, helping to repair and recover the body from stress and damage. Not getting enough sleep – over a long period of time – inevitably prevents the body from being … Continue reading

  

2Dec

Christmas party food is important for people who need to follow a free from diet. Here is a popular choice for most parties and the pastry worked out really well and was fairly easy to make. Ingredients 200g Plain flour … Continue reading

  

29Nov

It’s the most wonderful time of year but Christmas can be difficult for those of us with mental and physical health issues. Here are some of our top tips for looking after yourself and making sure you have a merry … Continue reading

  

29Nov

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is looking to speak to women to discuss the reclassification of medicines used for hormone replacement and oral contraception from prescription-only to medicines that can instead be purchased under the supervision of … Continue reading

  

29Nov

These days, more and more eager entrepreneurs are starting a business within the healthcare sector. And for a good reason: the demand for both products and services in the system are always high, making it a highly lucrative industry of … Continue reading

  

26Nov

Living with essential tremor is never easy. If you are looking for a way to minimise your symptoms, read this quick guide. A diagnosis of essential tremor can be life-changing. This neurological condition causes shaking in the hands, head, voice, … Continue reading

  

25Nov

To mark Self Care Week (18-24 November 2019) we hosted a live Self Care Twitter Chat, where individuals and organisations were invited to discuss self-care routines, mental health issues and more. We received a massive response, reaching over 119,817 views … Continue reading

  

25Nov

MS Trust has launched a campaign called #FairMSCare, which is aimed at raising awareness of the urgent need for more multiple sclerosis (MS) specialist nurses across the country. Latest figures show us that there are now approximately 130,000 people in … Continue reading

  

25Nov

A conversation I had with a recently arrived graduate in London inspired me to write this blog post. As it happens, this newbie reminded me of how, at some stage, it becomes so easy in London to lose track of … Continue reading

  

18Nov

Finasteride is a drug taken to slow down or prevent hair loss. In some cases it has been known to promote hair regrowth, although this is not the ultimate aim for those taking this particular drug. It works by preventing … Continue reading

  

15Nov

Regardless of the amount of alcohol you consume, your body will undergo many changes when you quit drinking. Alcohol plays a significant role in many cases of accidents, trauma injuries, and even deaths from homicides, drowning, and burns. Drinking is … Continue reading

  

12Nov

A qualified nurse, author and first aid trainer with over 30 years’ healthcare and teaching experience

The Health Profile for England report was published in September 2018 and is a comprehensive report covering life expectancy, major causes of death, mortality trends, child health, inequality in health, wider determinants of health and current health protection issues. The data and … Continue reading

  

10Nov

Mushroom soup is really very tasty and oyster mushrooms are the only suitable mushrooms for the low FODMAP diet. I love mushrooms and I went on a foraging course to help identify them but I haven’t picked any as yet … Continue reading

  

9Nov

Mince pies are quintessentially Christmas. Normally mince pies have a large amount of dried fruit which can cause problems for people with fructose malabsorption if enough are eaten, plus they are made from pastry, a source of fructans. This is … Continue reading

  

7Nov

Nutritional Therapist

The colder months have now arrived, and we’re experiencing more colds & flu virus’ 🦠 than ever. 🌿 Although scientists don’t yet understand why we are more susceptible to this in the winter months, we do know that the cold … Continue reading