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Monthly Archives: January 2019

Slimming Down: How to Lose Weight without Working Out

31Jan

When it boils down to it, losing weight is about losing calories. It is a simple idea, but it is not something that most people can achieve quickly. It might surprise you, but more often than not it is the … Continue reading

  

Five ways to boost your Qi or body energy

30Jan

The concept of Qi – body energy that is stored in the blood – is a fundamental aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Massaging your meridians – the paths through which Qi flows – to improve their fluidity will boost … Continue reading

  

Spinach, a superfood – fable, fact or just wartime propaganda?

29Jan

If I had a pound every time a patient says spinach is high in iron in the clinic, I reckon I would be relatively wealthy. Also, if I knew what I was about to find out about this story whilst … Continue reading

  

What to Expect: Endoscopy

28Jan

Welcome back my most exquisite readers. I am starting a new series called “What to Expect.” It will touch base on such topics as doctors, hospitals, treatments, so on and so forth. Note that I am speaking from my personal … Continue reading

  

What Every Woman Should Know About the Menopause

24Jan

Menopause is still a taboo subject, leaving women feeling ill-informed and unsupported. I have worked in Women’s Health for several years and yet 3 years ago as I started experiencing my first symptoms, I realised I knew very little about … Continue reading

  

Low Fodmap Diet is Not for Everyone

22Jan

Greetings! It is the IBS savvy teen, Laura. Being in the IBS community for quite some time, I thought I should share my experience with the lowfod map diet. If you do not know what that is, it is an … Continue reading

  

When is a headache something more serious?

19Jan

Headaches are a symptom of pain that occurs anywhere in the region of the head or neck. Most of the time, headaches are not anything to worry about and will simply go away on their own. You can usually help … Continue reading

  

Correct portion size, diet, sandwich carers, cancer & more

18Jan

portion size, British Nutrition Foundation, healthier portions

This week in health – 18 January 2019. This week we look at diet, portion size, research into concussion with premiership footballers, and teenage cancer and more. A snapshot of some of the key stories in health can be found … Continue reading

  

How to have a healthier commute

17Jan

A daily commute can sometimes take a toll on your physical and mental health. In this post for talkhealth, I will be sharing some helpful tips on how to have a healthier and happier commute. Be more active If your … Continue reading

  

Head lice: what you need to know

17Jan

Head lice made headlines after Labour MP Emma Hardy suggested changes made to NHS guidelines “threatens an epidemic of head lice in our schools” in parliamentary debate at the end of last year. The guidance published by NHS England in … Continue reading

  

How to Explain your IBS

17Jan

“Not one IBS case is alike…” I have heard that phrase from my doctors countless times. Professionals are not wrong when they say it though. Since becoming involved in the IBS community, I have not come across one person with … Continue reading

  

Chronic Pain and Mental Health

16Jan

When it comes to our physical health problems, it’s important that we also consider our mental wellbeing. As a psychotherapist with a background in Health Psychology, the link between our physical and mental health is always at the forefront of … Continue reading

  

Broccoli

13Jan

Broccoli is a newer addition to the low fodmap family – although particular attention needs to be made concerning which parts are low fodmap. Growing conditions and plant storage of FODMAPs affects the fodmap content of foods. A good example … Continue reading

  

NHS health plan, HRT, mental health, pollution, fibre & more

11Jan

Mental health patients missing appointments are at risk

11 January 2019 – this week in health Each week, we look at the key health news. Below are just some of the health stories for this week. Find out quickly about the NHS long-term plan, HRT, mental health, asthma … Continue reading

  

Post Holiday Blues

11Jan

Dealing With Post-Holiday Blues JANUARY 7, 2019 It was the most wonderful time of the year. Everyone decked the halls and rocked around the Christmas tree. The New Year has been rung in. The ball has dropped. The resolutions, set. … Continue reading

  

Should prescriptions for eczema treatments be cut by the NHS?

11Jan

Are you aware the NHS might stop prescribing certain treatments for eczema and other chronic conditions? We are interested to understand what you think about the proposed changes and the impact this could have on you, as either a patient … Continue reading

  

Your Guide to Male Infertility

10Jan

According to the NHS, around 1 in 7 couples may have difficulty conceiving but “84% of couples will conceive naturally within a year if they have regular unprotected sex (every two to three days).” What is male infertility? Male infertility … Continue reading

  

This week in health – 4 January 2019

4Jan

Children are consuming too much sugar

Each week, talkhealth summarises the key health stories of the week. This week it’s all about wasted GP appointments, sugar and children, children and screen time, how the NHS is coping better this winter and the challenges the NHS will … Continue reading

  

Running Machine: Why are regular runners leaning towards treadmills for training?

4Jan

Treadmills take out the factor of weather and its unpredictability out of one’s fitness routine completely. These are convenient running machines that have found their way into every celebrity’s fitness routine, athlete’s regular workout and beginner’s fancy. Every gym is … Continue reading

  

The Aubergine

1Jan

Aubergines have to be my favourite vegetable. I love that they marry well with other vegetables such as tomato and potato. They have a velvety texture and a creamy taste and more than earn their title as the vegetarian steak. … Continue reading

  

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