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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Please don’t butter the mushrooms…

31Jul

Mushrooms fried in rape seed oil - no butter in sight

I love mushrooms but I can rarely eat them outside my own kitchen because every chef on the planet seems to cook them in butter. But a fried breakfast just isn’t a fried breakfast without mushrooms. To me, mushrooms fried … Continue reading

  

5 Sweet Swaps for Healthy Teeth This Summer

31Jul

Via Unilever and PaneDolceAlcioccolato

During the warmer months we are inundated with refreshing choices such as cooling fruit, ice lollies, and freezing cold drinks. However most of these options are packed with sugar, which in excess can cause tooth erosion and decay. We’ve spoken … Continue reading

  

Win a signed Nipper Clipper

30Jul

nipper clipper

You may recognize the name Tom Pellereau as he was the winner of the 2011 series of The Apprentice and is also a well-respected inventor and creator of the Nipper Clipper. The Nipper Clipper is the first ever nail clipper … Continue reading

  

Acupuncture and Fertility Challenges

30Jul

  Working within health and wellbeing I have learnt to become more conscious with my words. For example, I prefer to use the phrase ‘fertility challenges’ instead of ‘infertile’ when working with patients who have come to me for treatment … Continue reading

  

Why my allergies make me a super being

29Jul

With trusty adrenaline by his side the allergy super being is indestructible

One day you’ll look back and wish you’d had allergies like me because my immune system makes me super human. They give me the power to eradicate the common cold within hours and I never get ill (oh the irony… … Continue reading

  

14 Shocking things you need to know about dental health

28Jul

A woman brushing her teeth

14 Shocking things you need to know about dental health. We all know that brushing our teeth twice a day and regular visits to our dentists are the key to keeping our teeth healthy. While this is true, there are … Continue reading

  

Can you get hay fever later in life?

28Jul

Symptoms of hay fever

This was a question posed today on the BBC2 Chris Evans Radio show and caught my attention as I drove into the talkhealth office this morning. One of Chris Evan’s colleagues says he’s just started getting hay fever this year … Continue reading

  

The NHS – Still a Great British Asset, or Struggling Under Pressure?

28Jul

I have always been a great believer in the NHS. I was what I would term an old fashioned family doctor – the patients advocate. Recently my elderly father, who lives alone, became seriously ill and we thought we were … Continue reading

  

A Simple, Effective, Non-Surgical Treatment For Osteoarthritis

27Jul

Are you, like me, noticing signs of age creeping in such as osteoarthritis related knee and hip pain? Do stairs, standing for long periods, and getting in and out cars or onto public transport proving to be more of a … Continue reading

  

Surviving three VERY different weddings with allergies

27Jul

Normal wedding catering - not freefrom by any stretch of the imagination

This year we were invited to three very different weddings. One involving a walk in the Lake District and a riotous Ceilidh in the evening, one involving camping and outdoor entertainment and one traditional wedding at a hotel venue. What … Continue reading

  

Is Botox Right for You?

27Jul

Portrait of middle-aged woman

Ageing is not fun. It is hard when you see your youthful looks slipping away, so unsurprisingly every year millions of people across the world decide to reverse some of the ageing process using either plastic surgery or Botox. Increasingly … Continue reading

  

Remember me?!

26Jul

Some of you may (or may not) have noticed but it’s been a fairly epic break since I last wrote a post on here… I decided to take a little break to spend more quality (less distracted) time with my … Continue reading

  

5 High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Sessions

24Jul

Because of the incredible benefits it offers your body, HIIT is fast becoming an incredibly popular fat loss workout plan in the fitness industry. HIIT enables you to burn a ton of calories, lose more fat and enhances an individual’s … Continue reading

  

Understanding How Chiropractors Help You Overcome Back Pain

24Jul

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Do you have an aching back, that is either a sudden occurrence or been your companion for a long time? For some quick ways to get rid of back pain, check out these time tested remedies and tips. Numerous people … Continue reading

  

Reduce the Risk of Denied Claims by Avoiding Common Mistakes

24Jul

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Whether you are a provider or a patient, little is more frustrating than a denied insurance claim. For patients, a denied claim usually means either a large, unexpected bill or many hours spent on the phone trying to appeal the … Continue reading

  

ITV news, allergen regs and a FreeFrom cafe

24Jul

Me outside ITN Studios before the filming

The allergen regulations came into play in December 2014, almost six months ago, so food service businesses have had quite some time to get ready for the allergic community. There was plenty of warning before the regulations came into effect … Continue reading

  

Soft, luxurious pyjamas for eczema skin

23Jul

Copper Clothing ladies pyjamas - great for eczema skin

This month I’ve been testing some very interesting copper infused super soft fabric ladies pyjamas with amazing health giving benefits. If you have eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis or sensitive dry skin then this blog post is for you. Anyone with eczema … Continue reading

  

Take the kit!!! New Anaphylaxis Campaign film

22Jul

The Anaphylaxis Campaign estimate that around 20 people a year die from anaphylaxis. Many of those will be 15-25 year olds – and many of those deaths just could have been prevented. As anyone with allergic children will know, life is relatively … Continue reading

  

Job-Related Back Pain: Smart Tips for Getting the Help You Deserve

20Jul

The problem with that strategy is that you can easily end up doing more harm than good to yourself and if you sustained the injury at work, you definitely need to first report the incident as soon as the injury … Continue reading

  

Deafness is no barrier to communication

20Jul

Parents playing with children

Finding out that your child has hearing difficulties sparks a whole range of emotions in parents. Some feel guilty, sad, isolated or angry. Some feel relieved that the issue has been identified, while others are frightened about what the future … Continue reading

  

Milk and peanut allergy patch – potential cure?

20Jul

Could there be a cure for peanut and dairy allergy? Those of us with one or multiple allergies often dream of a world where our allergies could be cured forever but it’s a long way off. We all know that … Continue reading

  

Is juice an option for children?

16Jul

Earlier this week on my Facebook page, I asked for suggestions of what topics people wanted covering in my blog. As this was a popular choice, I thought I’d start with this. As a mum of three children myself, I … Continue reading

  

Neal’s Yard Remedies – Healing Foods Book Review

16Jul

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We’re constantly being told what foods are bad for us – to cut back on sugar and eat more fruit; eat more eggs for protein or eat fewer eggs to prevent high cholesterol. With so much conflicting information it leaves … Continue reading

  

Milk in cooked chicken? Dairy allergy alert

14Jul

This is really a little mini rant for my Mum who recently braved the ‘catering for the allergic girl’ challenge. She’s pretty good at it now but almost fell foul to hidden dairy in cooked chicken. What is it even … Continue reading

  

Working, speaking and eating at the Allergy Show 2015

14Jul

Free From Skincare Awards at the Allergy Show 2015

This year’s Allergy Show went by in such a blur of activity I cannot believe I still didn’t manage to speak to and visit all the stands I’d ear-marked for attention. It was heaving and sometimes you just had to … Continue reading

  

Allergy awareness – or the lack of it – in high street takeaways

13Jul

Olleys

I was interviewed on last night’s ITN 6 o’clock news, thanks to a report from the Royal Society of Public Health  revealing that : * Over two thirds of all takeaways visited (55 around London) failed to provide legally required information … Continue reading

  

The online private GP

13Jul

I wasn’t very well last week. This was really rather annoying as we were just back from a lovely holiday in Wales and I had plenty of work to catch up on. So when I woke up on Sunday morning … Continue reading

  

Infographic – Caring for your teeth

10Jul

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We have put together the following infographic with some simple Do’s and Don’ts from our fully trained oral health experts which can help you to make the difference in the long term. Enjoy and look after your teeth! Click here … Continue reading

  

Smear Test Saved My Life!

8Jul

To me, it is a no brainer!  If someone says to you, would you like a test that could potentially save your life, then the answer should be ‘yes, yes, yes!’ I am utterly shocked that in this day and … Continue reading

  

Tips for Optimum Summer Health

8Jul

Most of us look forward to the summer months; it makes a welcome change from the short darker days, cold weather and low mood experienced in the winter months. The weather tends to be warm, the sun is out, everything … Continue reading

  

Never2Young + Bladder, Bowel and Digestive Health

8Jul

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talkhealth and NHS Choices have teamed up with Bladder & Bowel Foundation, The IBS Network and PromoCon to present an Online Clinic on Bladder, Bowel & Digestive Health – open now! We recently received a press release from Never Too Young … Continue reading

  

How to Prevent and Treat Sports Injuries

8Jul

sports injuries

Exercising and playing sports is great for your health, but can result in prolonged injuries. Sports injuries can be caused by a number of situations including; a heavy fall, not warming up properly before exercising/playing sports, using equipment incorrectly, utilising … Continue reading

  

Living the dream

7Jul

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This week we are running our online clinic on bladder, bowel and digestive health. I have had a stressful week, moving house, downsizing here in the UK and hoping soon to semi-retire and move to France. It made me think of … Continue reading

  

Others play ketchup as tomato sauce is crowned king of the summer condiments

7Jul

Food - Cooking

Votes are in and the British public have unanimously said we are most likely to reach for the red bottle at our barbecues this summer. Facing fierce opposition from other saucy summer stalwart’s, ketchup put the squeeze on the competition … Continue reading

  

Medical Misdiagnosis Facts & Figures

7Jul

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Medical misdiagnosis is a problem that crops up in the NHS time and time again, despite medical technology becoming increasingly advanced. The vast amount of illnesses and injuries doctors have to diagnose (often under pressure and with limited resources) can … Continue reading

  

Do you have a problem with vinegar?….

6Jul

Infused vinegars

A few weeks ago we had an email from Joyce who, for some reason, I think lives in the US… I could be completely wrong! Anyhow, she was really addressing her question to Dr Janice Joneja who runs an on-going Q&A series for … Continue reading

  

Tropical Low FODMAP Breakfast

5Jul

Little Georgia Cafe

Breakfast is our favourite meal of the day and at weekends when you actually get the chance to have a decent breakfast you need to make sure it is a good one. We love cooking our own or going out … Continue reading

  

Tropical Low FODMAP Breakfast

5Jul

Little Georgia Cafe

Breakfast is our favourite meal of the day and at weekends when you actually get the chance to have a decent breakfast you need to make sure it is a good one. We love cooking our own or going out … Continue reading

  

Is depression an allergic reaction to inflammation?

2Jul

Just a very quick blogette for you today. I saw this, which is actually not new news, it was reported in January this year but still merits attention. New research has discovered that some depression is caused by an allergic … Continue reading

  

Teens that skip breakfast are almost twice as likely to have bad breath

2Jul

Teens skip breakfast lead to bad breath

MISSING BREAKFAST has been identified as one of the most common causes of bad breath within teenagers, according to a new report. New research published in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene has shown evidence that teens were almost twice … Continue reading

  

Living with Alzheimer’s

2Jul

Alzheimer’s diseaseis the most common type of dementia. It is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that usually starts slowly and gets progressively worse over time. Symptoms The most common early symptom of Alzheimer’s is short-term memory loss, where sufferers have difficulty remembering … Continue reading

  

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