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We are one of the leading health blog sites – bringing together the widest range of health subjects from a diverse set of bloggers. Our blog provides a snapshot of the very personal daily lives of people living with various health issues and their carers, the viewpoints of industry experts and the latest health news.

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Latest Posts

Helen Barnshaw

23 Jun

Benefits of growing your own produce

  The benefits of growing your own fruit, vegetables and herbs are tenfold.  It’s easy to do, with lots of online resources to help get you started. Please check out the Royal Horticultural Society: https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/beginners-guide/vegetable-basics Not only does it give …

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talkhealth

18 Jun

Ask the experts…bladder issues

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Bladder issues can have a devastating impact on confidence, mobility and health - which is why we"ve enlisted the best experts to provide advice.

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talkhealth

5 Jun

Ask the experts…mental health and sleep

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Sleep and mental health tend to have a kind of "chicken and egg" relationship.

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talkhealth

5 Jun

Ask the experts…endometriosis

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1.5 million women live with endometriosis...so why are so few managing to get it under control?

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4 Jun

Ask The Experts…Lichen sclerosus

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Every month, talkhealth hosts a number online clinics with panels of experts on a particular condition or issue. Last month, we held one in partnership with the British Skin Foundation on lichen sclerosus. Our panel included consultant dermatologists Dr Anton …

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Guest blogger

3 Jun

How can you naturally help to reduce inflammation in the body?

Inflammation in our body can be good for us – it is an essential element of our innate immune response, and its task is to trigger a defense reaction. But sometimes persistent stressors (such as bad diet or lifestyle) lead …

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talkhealth

2 Jun

talkhealth meets…Ruth Holroyd, blogger and founder of What Allergy

What made you decide to start What Allergy? Starting the blog was a bit of an accident really. I wanted to do something but wasn’t sure what. Originally, I planned to create a website with reviews and safe places to …

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Guest blogger

1 Jun

What Does it Mean When Your Joints Hurt? 7 Classic Signs of Joint Inflammation

It is significant to keep your joints in good shape. With inflammation in them, it is hard even to walk, lie down, sit, grab something, or do many other basic things because of agonizing pain. To survive for the whole …

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talkhealth

28 May

talkhealth community’s recommendations for self-isolation week nine: refocussing on mental health

Every week, we’re sharing your recommendations for how best to pass the time during this period of social distancing. Many thanks to everyone who has filled in our survey. We’ll get through social isolation/distancing by pulling together as a community …

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Helen Barnshaw

21 May

Staying trim and healthy during lockdown

  So we’re now being allowed out to exercise for longer than an hour a day….whoop whoop! What about the the challenge of sustaining a healthy eating routine? You’ve stocked up the fridge with fresh fruit & veg, to make …

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Helen Barnshaw

14 May

How is sleep so important in the story of our health?

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When we sleep, we allow our bodies to go into a deep state of healing and repair. This is where our bodies do their recovery work. When we hinder our sleep with poor routine, toxins, and stress, over long periods …

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Trishna Bharadia

12 May

How dancing has kept me moving: Adapting exercise when living with a long term condition

In 2015 I was lucky enough to be one of six people chosen out of over 11,000 nominees to appear on a special four-part edition of Strictly Come Dancing on BBC1. As people watched me being twirled around the dance …

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Helen Barnshaw

7 May

The art of staying resilient during social distancing

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It’s totally normal to feel demotivated and a bit upside down during these times.  There are lots of ways to help get you motivated and back on form again. Here are my tips for creating good days and lifting myself …

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talkhealth

6 May

talkhealth community’s recommendations for self-isolation week seven: working and living with family

Every week, we’re sharing your recommendations for how best to pass the time during this period of social distancing. Many thanks to everyone who has filled in our survey already; if you haven’t had a chance yet, please do take …

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Rex Garratt

5 May

Toxic aluminium link with autism and Alzheimer’s – latest research

Toxic aluminium link with autism and Alzheimer’s – latest research

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talkhealth

5 May

talkhealth is now PIF TICK accredited

We’re delighted to announce that talkhealth is now PIF TICK accredited.  PIF is the Patient Information Forum, the independent UK membership body for companies working in health information and support. Being certified under the scheme demonstrates our commitment to the …

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1 May

talkhealth meets…Claire Richards, community manager and RA survivor

What’s your role at talkhealth? I’m the Community Manager – so I moderate the forums and make sure everything on our community pages is running smoothly. How long have you lived with rheumatoid arthritis? My RA started 12 years ago …

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Helen Barnshaw

30 Apr

Homemade Healthy Ginger Beer

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29 Apr

talkhealth community’s recommendations for self-isolating week six: living with a chronic condition

Every week, we’re sharing your recommendations for how best to pass the time during this period of social distancing. Many thanks to everyone who has filled in our survey already; if you haven’t had a chance yet, please do take …

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29 Apr

Foods for healthier teeth and hair

We are what we eat. What we eat can impact how we feel, how our skin looks, how we operate. And it can play a big role in how healthy our hair and teeth are. But food can also help …

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22 Apr

talkhealth community’s recommendations for self-isolating week four: home hobbies to keep you busy

Every week, we’re sharing your recommendations for how best to pass the time during this period of social distancing. Many thanks to everyone who has filled in our survey already; if you haven’t had a chance yet, please do take …

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talkhealth

22 Apr

How to eat for your skin

They say that our skin is the best window to our health. While that definitely doesn’t mean that you have acne, for example, you’re less healthy than someone with clearer skin, better over all health may contribute to plumper, brighter …

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Rex Garratt

22 Apr

Air pollution linked to mental health issues

Air pollution linked to mental health issues

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Rex Garratt

22 Apr

Silicawater may help reduce bowel inflammation

Silicawater may help reduce bowel inflammation

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Rex Garratt

22 Apr

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