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Lactose intolerance

Do you get bloating and abdominal pain after drinking a large cappuccino, or eating ice cream? If the answer is yes, you could have Lactose deficiency…
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Calcium, why it’s important.

Did you know that the body contains more calcium than any other mineral? Alongside it’s a vital role with bones, it helps with heart health, and is …
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Mattresses advice​.

Almost every patient I see in pain asks if their bed or mattress could cause their symptoms. While your bed could contribute to discomfort, making a c…
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The Relaxation Response

A variety of techniques can help our nervous system back into balance. The relaxation response is one of the simplest because it works like a braking …
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Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless leg syndrome is a nighttime condition of unpleasant sensations in the legs. This could be cramps, aching, pain, tingling or burning. Res…
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Helicobacter Pylori

Helicobacter pylori is a common bacterium that grows in the digestive tract (gut).  It is also known as H. pylori, the …
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Dietary fibre, explained.

Getting enough fibre in the diet is essential for health as research has shown that besides reducing constipation, it can help with weight management,…
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Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a long-term condition of the digestive system that causes episodes of abdominal cramps, bloating and changes in bowe…
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Coeliac disease

Coeliac disease is a lifelong autoimmune disease caused by a reaction to gluten. It affects one in 100 people. However, it is estimated that nearly ha…
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Tinnitus

Often described as a ringing in the ears, Tinnitus is the name for perception or sensation of hearing any sound in the ears or head not created from t…
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Potassium, why do we need it?

Potassium is a mineral and one of the body’s essential electrolytes, and it has many vital roles in maintaining our health. Found in all body tissue…
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Coccyx pain explained

Sitting below the sacrum at the lowest part of the spine is the coccyx, also known as the tailbone. It is a small triangular bone resembling a shorten…
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Calming the monkey mind

Mindfulness and meditation are everywhere; it’s being offered as a cure-all for everything from IBS and low-self esteem to help pain management and …
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Zinc, the inside scoop

Zinc is an essential trace element involved in many crucial processes in our body including the optimal function of over 300 enzymes, facilitating d…
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High blood pressure, explained

One in four adults in the UK is estimated to have high blood pressure without realising it. Hypertension the medical term for high blood pressure, unt…
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Anaemia

Do you struggle to get through the day? Or get breathless, sluggish and weak doing everyday activities? These could be signs of anaemia. Anaemia leads…
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Serotonin, why you need it?

Serotonin is sometimes called the happy chemical because it contributes to wellbeing, mood and happiness. Serotonin is widely believed to be a neuro…
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