SLEEP … The Best Medicine

If you ask any of my 8 children what they do when they feel unwell, they will tell you that they go to sleep.   I have always believed that sleep is the best medicine and there have been very few times when […]

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Light up Your Life: Increase the Light Coming into Your Home

This post might be a bit late in the season but as I sit here looking at the sun streaming through my window – I am reminded of some advice I came across some years ago which has helped me with my […]

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Intermittent fasting for health – the 16:8 method

How does 8 hours of guilt  free eating sound? What if it also made you feel better too? Too good to be true ? I was more than a bit sceptical and spent several days scouring the internet for scientific evidence.  There […]

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What Causes Fibromyalgia? A personal insight

By Deanna Couras Goodson © Diego Vito Cervo | Dreamstime Stock Photos Fibromyalgia Syndrome is generally an elusive disease. I know from personal experience that not many people seem to understand much about it. I include many medical professionals in that group. There are several […]

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5 tips to make housework less overwhelming

© Mykola Velychko | Dreamstime Stock Photos Household chores are the number one cause of depression in people with chronic illness. This is a bold statement, which I am not sure I can back up with actual statistics, but in my experience and that of […]

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Tryptophan, for a better sleep and a better mood

Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that can’t be synthesised by the body and must come from diet. People who experience problems sleeping or suffer from seasonal affective disorder who want to control their symptoms naturally seek out foods high in trytophan. This […]

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Our Top Tip for Insomnia, Hearing Loss, Tinitis or just Relaxing …. Speaker Pillows

For those of us with Chronic illness, falling asleep is often difficult.  The spiral then begins as our bodies are so busy fighting fatigue that we do not have the energy to be as well as we could be. Many people like […]

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7 things to tell your Doctor – get the most out of your appointment

© Anatoly Tiplyashin | Dreamstime Stock Photos By Dr Kristie Whether you visit your doctor for a health problem or for health maintenance, there are certain pieces of information he or she needs to know in order to give you the best medical care. Sometimes […]

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Acupuncture for Arthritis

Arthritis can be a frustrating condition to treat. Doctors most commonly prescribe non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to treat the pain, but these medications have significant side-effects including an increased risk of heart attack. No wonder people are looking for alternative ways to treat […]

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5 Ways to put a Spring in your Step

After the darkness of the winter months, the Spring sunshine is very welcome.  Everyone  has a spring in their step, grown men are humming Spice Girls songs and the very bravest of us have actually ventured out without a coat.  There is […]

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