Winter Wellness

Winter Wellness

The clocks have changed, the beautiful colours of autumn are all around us and the weather is getting colder. It is that time of year again when cold and flu become more widespread and we start thinking about how we can boost … Continue reading

Modern Children

Childhood obesity rates have tripled in the last 30 years and the UK has seen the highest rate of obesity in Western Europe. Figures from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) show that up to 79% of children … Continue reading

Hay Fever time again

Hay fever is an allergy, a disorder of the immune system in which it decides harmless substances such as pollen are dangerous. White blood cells are activated and histamine released resulting in inflammation and leading to skin rashes, excess mucous, … Continue reading

April is IBS Awareness Month

In the UK 13% of women and 5% of men are effected by Irritable Bowel Syndrome, a collection of symptoms which effect the digestive system. This makes IBS the most common gastrointestinal disorder. It is, however, poorly understood with no … Continue reading

7 a day? No problem!

So now we are being told that we should be eating at least 7 fruit and vegetables a day. A study by University College London has found that those eating at least 7 portions of fruit and vegetables a day were 42% … Continue reading

Dark Chocolate is good for your heart

Scientists at Wageningen University in the Netherlands have found that dark chocolate (containing 70% cocoa solids) helps to reduce cardiovascular disease. The study found that the chocolate restored flexibility to the arteries and prevented white blood cells from sticking to … Continue reading

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