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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Eczema is Evil!

29Mar

This is my 9 year old’s stance on the whole eczema business. She, naturally hates this skin condition she is living with and decides to express it in this way! How can I blame her though? What I have found … Continue reading

  

The Saturdays Frankie launches Hey, It’s OK campaign

29Mar

The Saturdays singer Frankie Sandford has opened about about her recent battle with depression to launch the Hey, It’s OK campaign. This campaign is a collaboration between Mind, the mental health charity and Glamour magazine. The idea of Hey, It’s … Continue reading

  

Arthritic Knees Find Support!

28Mar

Sounds like a political campaign doesn’t it, but one of the things I am least enjoying about getting older is inheriting the family tendency to arthritis. Having discovered it in my knobbly fingers and then in my neck I thought … Continue reading

  

5 Chemicals You Won’t Find in Organic Food

28Mar

Most people know that organic fruit and vegetables are a healthier and more natural alternative to the mass-produced food you encounter at grocery stores.  But few are aware of just what types of chemicals are commonly found within inorganic foods.  … Continue reading

  

Celebrities and depression

27Mar

The Mirror has featured a story on Mel C from the Spice Girls and her long battle with depression and eating disorders. Mel says that when she found out she was pregnant she feared a return of her depression but … Continue reading

  

Dementia care discussion on BBC Radio London

26Mar

Did anyone listen to BBC London this morning? Nikki Bedi, who is sitting in for Vanessa Feltz this week was talking about dementia care. She featured some heartbreaking stories from people who are caring or have cared for loved ones … Continue reading

  

Jade Goody’s Legacy offers protection for boys.

26Mar

On the 22nd March 2012 it was three years since the tragic death of Jade Goody. The Big Brother reality TV star died of cervical cancer at the age of 27 on Mother’s Day 2009, leaving two young sons. Although … Continue reading

  

That all important .25 of a pound

22Mar

Well, great news! I’ve lost another .25 of a pound which puts my total weight loss to date at 8.75 pounds! Whoopeeee! You may be wondering why I’m getting so excited about such a tiny weight loss. Well, I’ve been … Continue reading

  

Plants, Pollen & Allergies

22Mar

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Natural beauty products may feel beautiful on the skin, enhanced by the delicious aroma of organic essential oils and gentle ingredients to soothe and nurture. However the plants from which we derive actives that treat our skin so well are … Continue reading

  

Menopausal or pregnant?

22Mar

The Daily Mail today features women who thought they were menopausal but instead were pregnant. It appears that many women over 40 are falling pregnant when they think they are menopausal. The Department of Health revealed that the number of … Continue reading

  

Cognitive Hypnotherapy – What’s that about?

21Mar

When we have a problem that we are facing, there are a number of different ways we can address it. Let’s take smoking. You have decided you want to give up smoking. You know that it will require willpower and … Continue reading

  

Online Clinic on Gynaecology

21Mar

talkhealth in partnership with NHS Choices and Menopause Matters have today launched an Online Clinic on Gynaecology sponsored by DermaSilkIntimo. Clinical experts including Mr Hugh Byrne, Mr Peter Greenhouse, Dr Heather Currie and Nurse Deborah Mills will be on hand to … Continue reading

  

Campaigners call for tax-funded National Care Service to solve crisis in care system

20Mar

Britain’s biggest pensioner organisation, the National Pensioners Convention (NPC) will today (20 March) launch a new campaign for a tax-funded, National Care Service. The Fair Care Campaign follows numerous reports by a range of governmental and charitable organisations in the last … Continue reading

  

Acne – A Herbalist’s View

20Mar

Acne usually starts at puberty and tends to affect males more than females.  Usually it’s the face, neck chest and upper back that are affected. Although acne is often triggered by puberty it can persist once puberty is over. Layers … Continue reading

  

Menopause and Self-doubt

19Mar

Since first grade, I’ve loved to write.  I began with stories for my dolls, moved to a column in my high school paper, and then published books for kids and adults. In 2006, I began studying for an MFA in … Continue reading

  

How 3 The Wise Monkeys Got Into Research

19Mar

A frequently found ornament in the homes of my family in my childhood was a brass figurine depicting the three wise monkeys.   This was used as a warning and a homily – very effectively against wrongdoing and in particular lying … Continue reading

  

Dying for good hair?

16Mar

As you can see from my picture I have short blonde hair. I don’t mind confessing, while being naturally fair, that is not my natural hair colour. I noticed on the forum people had been asking for advice about going … Continue reading

  

In-Flight Story

16Mar

A couple of weeks ago a journalist asked me if there was any evidence for natural remedies helping to reduce colds and similar infections suffered after plane journeys. In a beautiful example of the workings of Murphy and his Law, … Continue reading

  

Young people’s mental health under pressure like never before

15Mar

Commenting on research published today (15th March 2012) by the Nuffield Foundation showing a significant increase in the rate of teenagers suffering from anxiety, depression and behavioural problems. Lucie Russell, Director of Campaigns Policy and Participation, YoungMinds said: “Young people’s mental … Continue reading

  

Why Do I Have Sensitive Skin?

15Mar

I have always had sensitive skin from a very early age and dread to think how much I have spent over the years. Buying the latest claimed product for sensitive skin to find that I react and it goes into … Continue reading

  

Sugar – Poison, Drug or both?

13Mar

 What is all the Fuss about Sugar! Its just Sugar right? Our World is infested with Sugar in many forms, in Soft Drinks, over Pills, in Medications, Sweets, Syrups, Sauces the list goes on… Have you ever hit the pause … Continue reading

  

What is cognitive hypnotherapy?

13Mar

Ever driven through a set of traffic lights and wondered a few seconds later if the lights were really on green? Ever taken an instant disliking to someone within minutes of meeting them for the first time? Ever walked out … Continue reading

  

Just wish I could wake up tomorrow thin!

13Mar

But that’s not going to happen is it!!! I’m up and down with my enthusiasm to lose weight. I want to stick to a sensible diet most of the time but it’s a long hard slog! Still lost my initial … Continue reading

  

So much to say, so little time!

13Mar

Hi all, I’m a mother of four and wife to one! I have a very busy, naturally stressful life and living with eczema is no picnic, let alone the fact that my middle daughter and 10 month old son suffer … Continue reading

  

I Can Solve Your Problem! I Just Know I Can, She Says with Her Hand over Her Mouth

13Mar

I can solve her problem.  I know I can.  I know I can.  I just know I can! But she won’t listen. I can solve his problem.  I know I can.  I know I can.  I just know I can! … Continue reading

  

Factor 50 Working In Partnership With Crawford Healthcare

12Mar

Skin Cancer support group, Factor 50, has today announced its new partnership with Crawford Healthcare Ltd.   The UK distributor of the Australian sun protection range, SunSense, will be supporting Factor 50 throughout 2012, providing samples of high factor sun … Continue reading

  

Online consultations with doctors for those with long term conditions

12Mar

Ministers are planning on allowing patients with long term conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) to manage their illnesses at home via telehealth and telecare. Telehealth is a system which allows patients to submit … Continue reading

  

Sweat Your Pants Off!

12Mar

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Now I’m very old school when it comes to diet and exercise. I believe in eating sensibly and move as much as you can . So when I started to read up on these new super pants that help you … Continue reading

  

Is It A Good Idea To Pop Pimples?

12Mar

Is popping pimples good for us?” this is a very good question in regard to doing our skin good or in fact harming our skin. The desire is very primal and animal like in quality. It is also virtually impossible … Continue reading

  

Top Australian sunscreen now available at Waitrose

9Mar

SunSense, the No 1 Australian sun protection brand, is now available at selected Waitrose stores and Ocado.  SunSense, which is also available at John Lewis stores and from Crawford Healthcare Ltd, provides high factor protection from the sun’s dangerous rays. … Continue reading

  

Bracelets made from poisonous red and black Jequirity bean

8Mar

Although we understand that there have been alerts about these before, a fresh alert has been issued about bracelets that contain poisonous red and black Jequirity beans. The bracelets and beans contain the toxin ‘abrin’, which is a controlled substance under the … Continue reading

  

New code established to safeguard older people’s dignity in care

8Mar

Britain’s biggest pensioner organisation, the National Pensioners Convention (NPC) has launched a high profile Dignity Code which sets out minimum standards for the dignified treatment of older people, whether in hospital or the community. The Code has been widely supported … Continue reading

  

Yorkshire Cancer Research funds scientists for research into ovarian cancer

8Mar

Yorkshire Cancer Research has awarded scientists at the University of Leeds more than £41,000 for further research into the identification of drug resistant cells in ovarian cancer. One of the deadliest cancers in women, ovarian cancer is hard to detect … Continue reading

  

What’s The Fastest Growing Cancer In Women?

7Mar

One of the wonderful things about being a writer is people send you all sorts of snippets – without which I would never have heard of Dr Oz. Not as you might think a native Antipodean, his is actually from … Continue reading

  

Operation to heat up lungs relieves asthma attacks

7Mar

Ever since Michael Keenan’s brother, Joseph, who was seven years older than Michael, died from an asthma attack when Michael was 18, he’s been on a mission to help doctors find a cure. Michael was diagnosed with a severe form … Continue reading

  

Recession has positive effect on obesity

6Mar

I read, with surprise and interest, that as people are tightening their belts financially obesity levels have fallen! A study carried out by researchers at Arizona State University, looking at 350,000 adults across the US, found that the number of … Continue reading

  

Large new study shows recession increases work-related stress by 40%

6Mar

New research shows that one in four workers experience work related stress in times of recession. The study published today in the scientific journal, Occupational Medicine, shows that work related stress increases by 40% during an economic downturn. It also … Continue reading

  

Economic climate creates mental health timebomb – YoungMinds

6Mar

Commenting on research commissioned by Patient.co.uk that shows that young people are being hit the hardest by the economic downturn, Lucie Russell, Director of Campaigns Policy and Participation, YoungMinds said: “Young people today face pressures like never before, the economic … Continue reading

  

British Association for Anger Management Celebrates 13 Years of Helping to Beat Anger

6Mar

When the British Association of Anger Management formed 13 years ago, they had no way of knowing that a few years later they would be opening treatment centres in 10 new destinations due to overwhelming demand. Back then anger management … Continue reading

  

Take Away? or Take that Take Aways?

2Mar

Its Friday…. I have had 3 Text Messages from Takeaway Pizza Companies! 4 Flyers through the door from fast food companies At least 10 people say they are going for takeout today!! Thats 17 opportunities to justify a take away tonight … Continue reading

  

Testing for allergies

2Mar

When all your usual remedies fail and the doctor is baffled by your symptoms, you may suspect you or your child has an allergy. It’s often difficult to find a specialist in allergies who can help, but there are now … Continue reading

  

More info about Rosacea

2Mar

Rosacea affects one in 10 people in the UK – most don’t know they have it. I have been out and about recently promoting Pure and Gentle and have been amazed how many ladies I have met who have rosacea. … Continue reading

  

How you become the local cake maker

1Mar

Gluten free cake

Since my daughter started pre-school we have had to deal with some new and challenging situations around her needing a gluten free diet. The most challenging one is around the birthday parties she is now getting invited to. We take … Continue reading

  

So…

1Mar

Just realised how long it’s been since I last posted. To be fair, I did spend 2 months of that time in Europe, which, by the way was amazing! And it’s what I’m here to talk about. Before I left … Continue reading

  

Collaboration with the Bladder and Bowel Foundation

1Mar

talkhealth are proud to be in collaboration with the Bladder and Bowel Foundation (B&BF) in our talkcontinence forum. The Bladder and Bowel Foundation (B&BF) is the UK charity for people with bladder and bowel control problems.  B&BF provides information and … Continue reading

  

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