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View National Obesity Week

National Obesity Week

January is the month of new beginnings and lots of New Year’s resolutions! It is no coincidence that this is also the month of National Obesity Week, which is taking place between the 8th-13th of January. What is obesity? Obesity is defined as having a person having a Body Mass Index of 30+; a BMI…

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Dry January

Millions of people join this annual movement to abstain from alcohol for a month; it is a registered trademark for the charity Alcohol Concern, who have previously partnered up with Public Health England. Why? Lose weight Sleep better Save money  Get healthier Feel happier Some controversy does surround the efficacy of the practice, although 2014…

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View Bringing Crohn’s and Colitis out of the fog

Bringing Crohn’s and Colitis out of the fog

IBD What is it? Inflammatory bowel disease is the term used mostly for two conditions and their sub-variants:  Crohn’s Disease (approximately 115,000 people in the UK are affected) and Ulcerative Colitis (approximately 146,000 people in the UK are affected).  Although both involving inflammation of the gut lining and various similarity in symptoms, both carry separate…

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View Alcohol awareness week 2017

Alcohol awareness week 2017

Alcohol Awareness Week 2017   Oh, alcohol!  An accompaniment for dinner, a meet up with friends or perhaps just to unwind at home.  However, when consumed in considerable amounts, heavy drinking can lead to an array of health issues.  To take one example, the gut microbiota exists to supply relevant bacteria to support immunity, mental…

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View National School Meals Week

National School Meals Week

It is a daily challenge for parents to find a healthy packed lunch that their children will eat. So many choose to go for the school meal option, but unfortunately, this choice removes some of the parental control over how much salt and sugar their child may be exposed to in their school meal. There…

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View Autumn comfort food without sugar

Autumn comfort food without sugar

Comfort Food Through The Autumn As we head deeper into autumn, some of us are glad we don’t have to worry about our summer bodies and look forward to snuggling in warm jumpers and eating comfort food often laden with sugar. This season rather than reach for those sugary snacks, follow our top ten tips…

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View Vaginal Seeding After Caesarian – is it really risky?

Vaginal Seeding After Caesarian – is it really risky?

Vaginal Seeding after Caesarian Vaginal seeding after Caesarean is it ‘risky’? – BBC Article 23 August 2017. When I was newly qualified as a naturopath, having studied hours of anatomy and physiology on the way, I decided that the human body was not designed correctly. With that arrogance so often characteristic of the newly educated and academic,…

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View Farts aren’t funny! – Mens Health Week

Farts aren’t funny! – Mens Health Week

 Whether you’re 16 or 60, one thing that remains unchanged from teen adolescence to adulthood is laughing at farts. We all do it (some more openly than others), so even if you’re blaming it on ‘that squeaky chair’, the dog or your partner, it’s important to understand while passing gas is a normal bodily function,…

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