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Garlic fights the common cold Thanks to…natural antibiotics The science: A typical adult will contract an average of two to four colds every year, according to the NHS. But an adult who loads up their dishes with garlic at every opportunity will likely find themselves afflicted less frequently. “Garlic boasts powerful anti-bacteria, anti-yeast and anti-virus properties,” …

There are good reasons for eating seasonal food and here’s an excellent example. December is a good time for cabbage. Cabbage is part of the brassica family, which also includes cauliflower, broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts and watercress. They are a liver-friendly bunch that aid detoxication, ideal for the festive season. Packed with vitamin C and …

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is becoming more and more common and this article on the website ‘What doctors don’t tell you’ tells the story of lady called Rebekah who had battled with the condition for years. Film PR guru Rebekah Smith had suffered from debilitating fatigue for years but a diet programme tailor-made for her finally …

  If you’re sick of taking pills for IBS because they’re really not helping you, perhaps it’s a good time to re-think your Irritable Bowel syndrome treatment. IBS can be caused by any number of factors, such as the following:- Dysbiosis – an imbalance in your good and bad bacteria Candida – overgrowth of yeast Stress – often …

I remember years ago hearing a couple talking and the woman was explaining her symptoms of hypothyroidism.  The man said he thought maybe he should get tested for it and the woman responded “men don’t get hypothyroidism, it’s a female hormonal thing”.   This is of course, totally wrong and both men and women can suffer …

Many sufferers of PCOS find one of the most frustrating things about the disorder is their inability to lose weight.  Symptoms of PCOS can include feeling hungry all the time no matter what you eat, and this makes it very hard to lose weight. Polycystic Ovarian syndrome is a condition where small cysts grow on …

If you’re planning a family, then it makes sense to talk to a nutritionist to ensure that you get the best nutrition advice from conception through to your baby’s infancy,  thereby giving your baby the best possible start in life from all angles. Recent studies have shown that fertility problems in couples are increasing, with …

There are two types of fibre found in food: soluble and insoluble.  Soluble fibre can help reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering LDL (‘bad’) blood cholesterol by interfering with the absorption of dietary cholesterol as well as maintaining blood glucose levels.   As the name suggests, soluble fibre can dissolve in water and food …

Research has found strong links between the human brain and the gut, so much so that the gut is often called ‘our second brain’ The human gut has its own complex nervous system and produces the ‘feel good’ neurotransmitter serotonin, just like the brain does. 95% of our serotonin is found in the digestive tract, and this …

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