Monthly Archives: August 2014

Kayleigh Herbertson

29 Aug

What Are Weak Ankles?

I suffer from weak ankles, as does my friend. Key difference? I’m self diagnosed. I don’t even know when I started saying this about myself or even where I heard it from. I’ve been reporting “weak ankles” since I was …

Continue Reading
Annemarie Aburrow

27 Aug

Spaghetti Carbonara

2014-08-27_21.21.23

On today’s blog is a spaghetti carbonara recipe. I adapted this recipe from others I found online, to make it simpler – by using one cheese instead of two, and by using a lower fat spread (instead of butter). I …

Continue Reading
talkhealth

27 Aug

A slice of what you fancy….

Chocolate cake

You would be forgiven for thinking that all we do is eat cake at talkhealth as it is currently looking that way – as the last Wednesday of the month we have ‘Cake Wednesday’ in the office….. The saying a slice …

Continue Reading
Kayleigh Herbertson

25 Aug

“Breathing’s Just a Luxury”

I was incredibly moved by Saz’s recent post about how some Coldplay lyrics had proven to have a deeper meaning relating to her experiences with Epilepsy. I feel the same when it comes to my own condition. There are certain …

Continue Reading
Saz

25 Aug

Great expectations?

“You can’t base your life on other peoples expectations”-Stevie Wonder. Expectation. To expect something from someone, to expect that life will be easy or to base our own problems on what we expect ourselves to be. Great expectations was a …

Continue Reading
Saz

25 Aug

Great expectations?

“You can’t base your life on other peoples expectations”-Stevie Wonder. Expectation. To expect something from someone, to expect that life will be easy or to base our own problems on what we expect ourselves to be. Great expectations was a …

Continue Reading
Amy Dunn

23 Aug

3 years later…

3 years ago this week, I started a blog. A blog about my baby daughter Ella. A lot had happened since her birth and I wanted to capture her milestones and achievements and to share our journey. I wanted to …

Continue Reading
Katy Gray

23 Aug

My Story

My problems with my mental health started when I was 13. Not long after I started my third year of high school, I started suffering from depression. My problems worsened when I started being bullied, and this bullying lasted for …

Continue Reading
talkhealth

21 Aug

talkhealth Office Round Up

The Big Birthday cake

It’s been an extremely busy week in the talkhealth office, so we thought we’d tell you what we’ve been up to. Firstly, we’ve had two birthdays so lots of cake has been consumed! Helen, the youngest member of our team, …

Continue Reading
Oral Health Foundation

20 Aug

Statins ‘help prevent tooth loss’

Elderly couple smiling and holding a toothbrushes

The article was released on the British Dental Health Foundation News section New research has discovered that people taking statins for general health problems were almost three times less likely to suffer from tooth loss compared to those not on …

Continue Reading
DrB

19 Aug

Attitude and Atopic Eczema in the Elderly

Stereotypes

At all ages the personal experience of chronic atopic eczema can lead to passive pessimism, a mindset that may need taking into account if treatment is going to be successful. Atopic eczema in the elderly has the added challenge of …

Continue Reading
Oral Health Foundation

19 Aug

Smoke-free cars ‘a step in the right direction’

Smiley Children - Sunny Day

The blog entry was released on the British Dental Health Foundation Blog section The proposal to ban smoking in cars carrying children is a very welcome one indeed. As mouth cancer campaigners, the British Dental Health Foundation believe the consultation put forward …

Continue Reading
talkhealth

18 Aug

Stress at work raises diabetes risk by 45%….

Tired young business man with problems and stress

An interesting article appeared in the Mail Online today stating that not only can being stressed at work make you feel tired, grumpy and stressed, it can also significantly increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes – even if you’re not …

Continue Reading
Annemarie Aburrow

18 Aug

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

2014-08-18_15.16.36

I love a good soup. I usually make mine the traditional way – sweat the veggies in a little butter, then add stock. However today I had a little more time so decided to roast my veggies instead. It was …

Continue Reading
The Future's Rosie

14 Aug

Glastonbuddy 2014

Well we’re now back from our Summer holidays and I thought it was about time I wrote a post, so here goes…A week and half ago we packed up our car filling every single available space with camping equipment and …

Continue Reading
Oral Health Foundation

14 Aug

Mediterranean diet reduces mouth cancer risk

Man eating salad

The article was released on the British Dental Health Foundation News section A Mediterranean diet can halve the risk of developing mouth cancer, according to a new study. The results, published in the British Journal of Cancer1, discovered that patients who …

Continue Reading
Saz

13 Aug

There’s no quick fix…

“Lights will guide you home, and ignite your bones and I will try to fix you”-Coldplay. First and foremost this has to be one of my all time favourite lyrics from a band that I’ve loved since I was a …

Continue Reading
Danielle Stewart

13 Aug

In Loving Memory of Robin Williams

I am aware I haven’t blogged in a rather a long amount of weeks and I apologise for my absence, however the past couple of days has sent me crashing back to earth and given me a stark and saddening …

Continue Reading
Danielle Stewart

13 Aug

In Loving Memory of Robin Williams

I am aware I haven’t blogged in a rather a long amount of weeks and I apologise for my absence, however the past couple of days has sent me crashing back to earth and given me a stark and saddening …

Continue Reading
talkhealth

13 Aug

Cervical Awareness survey results

syringe and medicine for injection

In March 2014 for Ovarian Cancer Awareness month we ran an online clinic on gynaecology with NHS Choices, Multi-gyn, Promensil Menopause, Sylk Intimate Moisturiser, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and Eve’s Appeal. To find out more about our talkhealth members views, we also …

Continue Reading
talkhealth

13 Aug

Food Allergies survey results

lacteos

From 9-15 April 2014 NHS Choices and talkhealth teamed up with Allergy Academy, Action Against Allergy, Allergy UK and MedicAlert to present an online clinic on food allergies. Alongside this, we ran a survey on food allergies. Most people who answered this …

Continue Reading
Kayleigh Herbertson

12 Aug

Gemstone Healing: A Not-So-Serious Look

Snow Obsidian Jewellery

Whenever I see advertisements for herbal medicine, gemstone healing and magnetic treatments I can’t help but feel a tug of curiosity. I know that such forms of complementary therapy are offering non-specific results at best and expensive placebos at worst …

Continue Reading
Guest blogger

12 Aug

How emollients work & how much to use

If you live with eczema then you know that using emollients regularly is a vital part of an overall routine. But do you know how they work, and more importantly how much emollient to use? Molnlycke Healthcare, manufacturers of the …

Continue Reading
Annemarie Aburrow

11 Aug

Top 10 Blackberry Recipes

IMG_47741-1

I love blackberries, and let the brambles grow wild at the end of my garden every year. Blackberries are now in season and are such a brilliant, versatile fruit. If you don’t want brambles in your garden, why not try ‘PYO’ (pick …

Continue Reading
LeeMartinRD

11 Aug

American College of Gastroenterology Issues 2014 Evidence-Based Review on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Management

This past week, on August 5, the American College of Gastroenterology Task Force on Functional Bowel Disorders, publicly released the 2014 ACG evidence-based systematic review on the management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC), also known …

Continue Reading
LeeMartinRD

11 Aug

American College of Gastroenterology Issues 2014 Evidence-Based Review on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Management

This past week, on August 5, the American College of Gastroenterology Task Force on Functional Bowel Disorders, publicly released the 2014 ACG evidence-based systematic review on the management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC), also known …

Continue Reading
Kayleigh Herbertson

9 Aug

When Did I Need Help?

Rosacea

When it comes to this question, the answer for all three of my conditions seems to be “months before I actually tried to get any”. It’s pretty much the case of everyone I meet, a total reversal of hypochondriacs and …

Continue Reading
Oral Health Foundation

8 Aug

Top sports stars encouraged to brush up ahead of busy summer

Athlete - Fitness

Written by Dr Nigel Carter OBE for  the Blog section of the British Dental Health Foundation Website We’ve had Wimbledon, the World Cup and the Commonwealth Games. With the return of the domestic football season, sports men and women across the …

Continue Reading
LeeMartinRD

7 Aug

Bloglovin

The FODMAPPER Blogging about the FODMAP diet for IBS sufferers and eating lots along the way FODMAP, glorious FODMAP! all things FODMAP friendly Cooking for the Sensitive Gut Delicious soothing recipes the sensitive gut FODMAP free living Yummy recipes for …

Continue Reading
Amy Dunn

6 Aug

Little butterfly

Today was Ella’s leavers party at nursery. Saying goodbye to all the children leaving to go to school or pre school. They had a great day, with bouncy castle, games and party food. There was still very much a party …

Continue Reading
Saz

6 Aug

The art of courage.

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are”-Anon. The quote above has been chosen today because I’ve drawn the conclusion that life and courage walk simultaneously together. Courage can be underestimated to others because we are …

Continue Reading
Oral Health Foundation

5 Aug

Oral health deteriorates during hospital stays

Nurse writing down into a file

New research suggests that oral health deteriorates during hospitalisation and is associated with an increased risk of malnutrition in older patients. Research published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology1 provides the latest evidence that oral health is being overlooked in hospitals, …

Continue Reading
Amy Dunn

3 Aug

On a Roll

I suddenly seem to have a little girl by my side, no longer a toddler… She’s very independent, chatty, pushing boundaries and generally growing up way too fast.   Over the last few weeks, the biggest change in her has …

Continue Reading
Kayleigh Herbertson

1 Aug

No Pain, No Gain? Keeping Fit with Tietze syndrome

I know that almost all gyms and fitness instructors have long-since moved away from the die-hard dedication to “No pain, no gain” but it can still be a psychological issue for someone with a chronic pain condition. Depending on what …

Continue Reading