General Health

15 July 2015

Getting to the heart of the matter

Your heart is an amazing organ. It beats around 70 times a minute, non-stop for 80 years or more, pumping more than 10 million litres of blood around your body ...
13 July 2015

Do you know which germs are lurking under YOUR fingernails?

Our hands and fingers are an essential part of us that we use regularly without even thinking about it. It is amazing how many times we touch, feel and work ...
13 July 2015

10 reasons why vegetarians need iron in their diet

By Sally Wisbey, Nutritionist Haemoglobin formation Iron is necessary for the formation of haemoglobin. This is the principal carrier of oxygen throughout the body and is responsible for the dark red shade ...
13 July 2015

How Can Diet Help Our Livers?

Up to one third of Britons suffer from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease or NAFLD and most don't even know it! If left untreated, this can progress into non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), ...
13 July 2015

Top Tips From Meditation Expert Emma Mills

We all lead busy and stressful lives and we rarely get the chance to give ourselves five minutes to relax. Emma Mills has some great meditation tips that will help ...

9 July 2015

What are mouth ulcers and what causes them?

Mouth ulcers (or canker sores) are small lesions (small oval sores) that develop inside the mouth, most often on the inside of the cheeks or lips. Usually painful and annoying, ...

7 July 2015

Spells to beat the Scorch – how to keep your mind cool!

Professional coaches, Bec Howard and Dannie-Lu Carr, aka ' The Good Witches of the North ' have stirred up 5 practical 'spells' to help you get in the right frame of mind ...

7 July 2015

10 ways to Reduce Your Risk of Bowel Cancer

Bowel cancer has a very strong association with diet and lifestyle. Most cases of bowel cancer are therefore preventable by making little tweaks to everyday life. Oncology Dietitian Tara Whyand ...
7 July 2015

Top 10 tips for reducing underarm sweating

Our body is designed to sweat in order to help us regulate our internal temperature, especially during periods of excessive heat, exercise and even during illness. When sweat evaporates from ...

2 July 2015

Stay protected in the heatwave

As hard as it is to believe, the met office has predicted a heat wave! With temperatures expected to reach 36°C, the Great British weather will be rivalling that of ...
2 July 2015

How to avoid deep vein thrombosis

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is the result of blood clotting whilst it is still inside the blood vessel. In the majority of cases, painful swelling in the leg will be ...

1 July 2015

Alternative Methods and Tips to Quitting Smoking

There are often times in your life where you decide to let go of the stick ruling your life and quit the habit for good. What is troubling for many ...
30 June 2015

How nutrition can help minimise breast cancer risk

Breast cancer development is thought to be largely preventable. Although all the ins and outs are not yet know, we do know that by exercising regularly and eating the right ...
29 June 2015

Top Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Who doesn't love to sleep? It's pure relaxation, no worries, no anything. Bliss. So when it suddenly becomes harder to zip off to the land of nod, things become problematic. ...
25 June 2015

Night time ‘insneezia’ hindering Brits summer shut eye

New research1 from Boots Pharmaceuticals reveals that for the 18 million Brits who suffer from hayfever - problematic pollen does not stop when the sun goes down. In fact, 64% ...

24 June 2015

10 Benefits of using dead sea salts

Karen Davis, Westlab's resident chemist tells us about the benefits of using Westlab Dead Sea Salts. A natural product Simply pure salt from the Dead Sea - nothing else added. ...

24 June 2015

6 Ways to beat the afternoon slump

Whether you're a night owl or an early bird, most of us will have struggled with the afternoon slump. It can creep up on you, even on your most energised ...
23 June 2015

Claire Sweeney exclusive Q&A - dealing with eczema

When did you first suffer with eczema? I think it was in 2000 - my Mum has psoriasis and there is asthma etc. in the family, so it wasn't too ...

18 June 2015

10 Top Tips for a ‘Summer-Ready’ Body!

Now that the sun is finally shining, our thoughts often turn to our body! We all like to feel and look as good as we can during the summer months, ...

16 June 2015

Grey Fever is to hit cities countrywide

You might have heard that this week 'Grey Fever' is sweeping across the country, meaning hayfever sufferers may notice a worsening of their symptoms. Boots Pharmacist Angela Chalmers says, "Grey ...

15 June 2015

10 Reasons To Get On Your Bike This Summer

As celebrations of Bike Week 2015 start around the country, the team at Macmillan Cycletta, the UK's leading women-only cycling sportive series, has outlined their top ten reasons why ladies ...
11 June 2015

Improve your posture and prevent ‘text neck’ with leading fitness expert Gill Stewart

As our reliance on smartphones and tablets continues to rise, recent studies have highlighted a growing problem amongst our modern generation known as 'text neck'. With the human head weighing ...
3 June 2015

Let’s Count The Chemicals, Not The Calories! By Dr Sally Norton

So many of us have been conditioned to focus on the calories in food, working under the assumption that by reducing how many calories we consume, we can help to ...

29 May 2015

Top tips on essential vitamins and minerals

To celebrate Healthy Eating Week this June 1st - 5th, Real Health Wholefood's Nutritional Therapist Libby Limon offers her tips on the essential vitamins and minerals needed to keep your ...
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