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How To Age Well

How To Age Well

I have definitely reached middle age. How do I know? There are a few tell tale signs you might be able to relate to. The most obvious sign is that I now love Radio 2, and 'Gardener's World', and I was very excited to join the National Trust a couple of years ago. Bits...

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Healthy Eating For Covid19

Healthy Eating For Covid19

This week's guest blog is from Nutritional Therapist Donna Lowe. I asked Donna if she could tell us about which foods will help to prevent and help us recover from Covid19. Here's what she had to say: As a nutritional therapist I have been asked a number of times...

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Ten Easy Ways To Avoid Burnout

Ten Easy Ways To Avoid Burnout

Just when we thought things couldn't get any more stressful, they did. I'm writing this at the start of lockdown 3, and simply getting through each day without resorting to drink or hard drugs is an achievement. The risk of burnout is very real, and it can creep up...

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How To Tell If You’re Heading For Burnout

How To Tell If You’re Heading For Burnout

2021 has got off to a shaky but not unexpected start, and earlier this week, parents across the UK were given 12 hours notice that they need to homeschool alongside their usual job. The first time around, more families had at least one parent furloughed, making it...

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Home First Aid For Covid Infection

Home First Aid For Covid Infection

Over the past week, eight of my friends have become unwell with Covid19. All are around my age, and none of them live near me. One has underlying health issues, and lives alone. "I thought I was prepared, but I'm really not" she said when we talked about what she had...

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Is My Medicine Safe?

Is My Medicine Safe?

I've just listened to a debate on Radio 2 about whether care and medical staff should be forced to have the Covid vaccine, and a number of people have asked me recently whether I think it's safe. This question doesn't get any easier to answer over time, and it's not...

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Self Care In A Global Pandemic

Self Care In A Global Pandemic

Some years ago, a friend of mine, who also happens to be a Medical Herbalist, was asked to present to some student GPs. She started her talk by asking them who was responsible for their patients health. Virtually all of them said that Doctors were responsible for...

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Fire Cider Recipe

Fire Cider Recipe

Fire Cider is an old remedy traditionally used to protect against infections over winter. It's based on the old 'Four Thieves Vinegar' which, as the story goes, was used by grave robbers to protect them against the germs they'd encounter as they went about their...

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