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Vitamins for Women: A Guide to Dietary Requirements for Women’s Health

Food and nutrition is a complex and confusing field to get your head around. If you are a woman who is trying to nourish your body by eating the right things, it can be difficult to know where to find reputable information about what to eat. I hope that this guide about vitamins for women to […]

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5 Simple Things You Can Do to Protect Your Heart

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women worldwide? (Don’t believe me? Here’s proof.) More than anything else, it’s your heart that is the most likely to let you down in the end. But knowledge is power. If you know that your heart is one of the weak spots as a […]

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Do You Need Protein Powder After A Workout?

Protein powder is a hot topic in the health industry; there’s no doubt about that. From personal trainers posting a picture of their post-workout protein shake to a brilliant excuse for loading up your plate with roast chicken and fried eggs, everyone seems to be getting on board. But do you really need all this […]

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How Food Interacts with Drugs: Have you considered your diet?

The way drugs work on our body can be very delicate: food drug interactions really do exist. What you eat can have an effect on how well your medications work. It may sound a little extreme, but eating a little more spinach than usual could wind some people on certain medications up in hospital. The same […]

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Ginger: Does it really help to reduce nausea?

Perhaps you’ve heard somewhere that ginger can help to reduce nausea. Morning sickness in pregnancy, seasickness, migraine-related nausea, even nausea from chemotherapy – there are whispers that ginger can help all sorts of nausea. But is there any truth to it? We’re going to get to the bottom of it right here (at least, as deep […]

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Heartburn: The Role of Diet and Antacids

Do you suffer from heartburn? It’s not a nice thing to experience, with burning pain working its way up your oesophagus and sometimes causing coughing or irritation in the throat too. Interestingly, heartburn is not actually related to the heart at all. It is caused by acids escaping from the stomach and reaching up to the […]

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A Simple Trick to Lower Blood Pressure

Would you believe me if I told you there was one simple trick that could help to lower your blood pressure? At first, I’d be a little skeptical. It sounds like a bad gimmick: one simple trick and all your dreams will come true. But it’s not quite like that. There’s a whole host of […]

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The First Step in Managing Type 2 Diabetes

Sometimes, the answer is more straightforward than we were expecting. The best way to managing Type 2 Diabetes is one question that invites a simple answer – at least at first. Type 2 diabetes is a little more hopeful than Type 1 because the pancreas is still functioning and there’s some insulin in our bloodstream. […]

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Pregnancy and Alcohol: Is it okay to have a glass of wine?

To drink or not to drink is a topic that has many pregnant women baffled. There is a lot of conflicting advice about pregnancy and alcohol, both on the internet and from people you know – some claim they had a glass or two whilst they were pregnant and the baby was fine whilst others ask why […]

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