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How to Combat Lockdown Weight Gain

Covid 19 has had devastating effects on people all over the world, but with obesity being hailed as the biggest link to severe symptoms and complications, is there more we could have done to avoid getting seriously ill? After all staying a healthy weight really is as simple as eating appropriate calories for you needs, […]

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Truth Origins Curcumin Drops Review

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Aching muscles after exercise, joint pain or IBS symptoms giving you grief? I gave Truth Origins curcumin drops a try, as the supplement has a lot of evidence to support it helps with inflammation. Curcumin is a substance found in turmeric, a root that’s in the same family as ginger. It’s often used in Indian […]

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How to Stay Fit In Isolation

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This BBC Wales interview was aired in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic and gives you some tips on how to stay fit in isolation.   I’ll be honest, I’ve been very concerned myself, no not about keeping fit! That’s actually easy as I explain in the interview.   But for now life has been […]

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Thriva Personalised Home Health Test Review

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Ever had an inkling something is wrong but your GP won’t listen? Take control of your own health and do a personalised home health test from Thriva. Thriva offer various easy to do blood tests for all aspects of your health but I tried out their personalised testing service created around my personal health needs. […]

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Are tomatoes why you look pregnant?

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If you look pregnant after eating certain foods chances are you have IBS. But while most people look to common culprits like dairy or gluten, nightshade vegetables such as tomatoes and peppers can be a problem for some people. Yet ‘nightshades’ are very unknown. I should know, I have an intolerance and I have to […]

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When Your Child is Suddenly Admitted to Hospital

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It was a regular cough-cold followed by a regular tummy bug. But nothing could have prepared me as a parent for the trauma of my child being rushed to hospital with severe but undiagnosable symptoms that left her getting sicker by the minute. I originally wrote this for parenting website The Motherload here, but it’s […]

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Avoid Antidepressant Withdrawal

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It’s no secret I’ve battled mental health problems for years and have taken medication for it, but I’m very thankful I didn’t suffer with Antidepressant withdrawal symptoms like many people do.   In fact 4 million people are at risk of withdrawal symptoms in England every year, yet only 25% say they got advice on […]

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Could Exercise Help Your PMS Symptoms?

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You might feel like binge watching Netflix with a family size bag of chocolates but doing some exercise could really help ease those horrible PMS symptoms. The figures show that getting active can really improve the physical and psychological symptoms of PMS. One study, analysing young women over an eight week period, found that exercise […]

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What’s up with your body?! A female hormone test could tell you

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PCOS, irregular periods, terrible mood swings or struggling to conceive? Women’s bodies are confusing at the best of times, but a female hormone test could give you some insights as to what’s happening month to month in your body.   I had anorexia when I was younger so missed out on years of periods from […]

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Medications That Cause Weight Gain

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There are certain medications that cause weight gain and might be the reason you’ve either put on weight, or are having trouble losing it.   Not every medication (or other pills like the contraceptive pill too) has this side effect, and in those that do not everyone will be affected.   But for those that […]

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