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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Out of my comfort zone: Fitness pilates

27Feb

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Trying new things: Out of my comfort zone I am an advocate of finding the exercise that works for you, it may be running, lifting, swimming, cycling, circuits, chair based. Whatever gets you moving is what works. If possible throw … Continue reading

  

Just 8 weeks till the London Marathon, and a lot has happened since my last blog

26Feb

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Marathon training plan is still relentless, mid way through week 12 of 20, with lots of hills sessions, which have proved really good for building my base strength and endurance.  The fast running, threshold stuff has been OK but I … Continue reading

  

EXTRA ARMOR PLEASE

24Feb

My mom will be posting once a week throughout February, so enjoy this post written by Karen Brocker as she writes what it is like to be the mother of a daughter with a not so normal life. Sarah has … Continue reading

  

{Proud Moments} – February 2015

20Feb

There’s a lovely little thing that happens every month in the ‘Future of Downs’ Facebook group.  We celebrate our children’s milestones and share what’s made us proud. We do this on the 21st to represent the three copies of chromosome … Continue reading

  

The Invisibility Cloak

19Feb

I didn’t gain weight accidentally.  I didnt gain weight because I simply couldn’t resist the chocolate or couln’t be bothered to exercise. I didn’t gain weight by having my four children. It didn’t creep up on me.  I gained weight … Continue reading

  

I'm not a Pessimist

19Feb

Being a realist is not the same as being a pessimist.  In fact, it makes me kind of angry when people tell me I am being pessimistic about my illness.  There are certain things that I say and do that … Continue reading

  

Atopic eczema and topical steroids: not too much, not too little

18Feb

Three Levels of Treatment for The Vicious Circle of Chronic Eczema

Being creatures of habit is usually useful, but nature can get the better of us. Anything that is done on a regular basis can become a habit. A habit is a behaviour that we lose conscious control over. Sometimes then … Continue reading

  

It’s not exactly rocket science

18Feb

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Improving patient care in NHS is not rocket science! – Patient dignity is simple trust me! We talk about patient dignity and compassion all the time but aren’t they simply fashionable new buzz words? In the back of my mind … Continue reading

  

Handling soft play with an eczema child

17Feb

Eczema and softplay

If your child suffers from eczema, beware the soft play party invite if you’ve never been before. Soft play places are noisy, full of kids going crazy and lobbing plastic balls at each other and therefore usually one of the … Continue reading

  

We Need a Vacation

17Feb

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My mom will be posting once a week throughout February, so enjoy this post written by Karen Brocker as she writes what it is like to be the mother of a daughter with a not so normal life. I’m really … Continue reading

  

Ask the pharmacist…

16Feb

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Ask the Pharmacist… is our newest forum. Whether you need advice about your medicines, have a question you’d rather not ask face to face or simply want advice- You can now- Ask our Pharmacists. The forum is always open. You can either … Continue reading

  

Oh Help, Oh No…It’s a Gruffalo!!

15Feb

Friday was an inset day for Ella, before her half term break starts. With Lucy at her nursery as usual, I had a rare day to spend with just my big girl. A quick google search for local days out … Continue reading

  

My Unlovable Insides

15Feb

Ever heard the saying, “I love the person I am, because I fought to become her?”   True, I have fought so hard. But what happens when you don’t love who you are? And I don’t mean loving yourself in … Continue reading

  

A Hard Hitting Disease for Everyone

13Feb

Sometimes I forget how hard it is for people to be in my life. I forget that me being sick is hard on other people as well as hard on me.  Maybe it is because it hurts me to know … Continue reading

  

One small step for Rosie…

11Feb

Wow what a few weeks we’ve been having with little Budlington! Those that follow on Facebook will be aware that her recent jaunts with her walking aid have reached a whole new level after we walked all the way to … Continue reading

  

I’ve Been Hit…

10Feb

My mom will be posting once a week throughout February, so enjoy this post written by Karen Brocker as she writes what it is like to be the mother of a daughter with a not so normal life. Crohns is … Continue reading

  

Low Fodmap, Gluten free, low lactose pancakes

7Feb

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According to Wikipedia’s reference for Shrove Tuesday pancakes represent the sun in pagan mythology and eating them gave power, light and warmth of the sun. Pancakes were also a way of using up rich food before the fasting of lent … Continue reading

  

A Google Diagnosis

5Feb

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The Wonderful Internet: The Internet is a wonderful thing and it can provide loads of helpful information, but what happens when all of sudden you have a new symptom and the Internet can give you all of the potential causes, … Continue reading

  

Running to beat blood cancers

4Feb

Running to raise money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research

My journey into marathons and ultra-marathons to challenge myself and raise funds for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research I’m a 53 year old Dad with two daughters at UNI, kart racer and a management consultant working long, pretty stressful hours from … Continue reading

  

So now I can’t run!

3Feb

Knees - not my knees but I do have to massage them sometimes!

If you’ve stopped by my blog and read some of my posts, you’ll know I’m a runner. Or should I say I ‘WAS’ a runner. Running has been great for me in so many ways and quite a big part … Continue reading

  

Mom’s Corner:  My Special  Paranoia

3Feb

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My mom will be posting once a week throughout February, so enjoy this post written by Karen Brocker as she writes what it is like to be the mother of a daughter with a not so normal life. Most parents … Continue reading

  

Recent talkhealth Survey Results

3Feb

Young Man in Boxer Shorts. Model Released

To coincide with our Online Clinics we ran a survey in November on Erectile Dysfunction, in December on Drink Awareness and in January on Weight Management.  A brief summary of the results are below with links to the full findings. … Continue reading

  

10 Steps To Hormone Health In 2015

2Feb

New Year resolutions are something we often make, and more frequently break, but if you want some simple tips to stay hormone healthy then these might just keep you on track. Hormones, and their various related symptoms, are not static. … Continue reading

  

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