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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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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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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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The vagus nerve, explained

The vagus nerve is the leader of our inner nerve centre, also known as the 10th cranial nerve or cranial nerve X.  It’s the longest of the 12 c…
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Headaches and pain explained

Approximately 50% of UK adults will have a headache each year, most of these are not dangerous, but they can debilitate and sometimes be a challenge t…
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