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  1. Tips for fighting high blood pressure naturally

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    Article by Gemma Hurditch Give yourself the best chance of fighting high blood pressure naturally, with these tips from CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). High blood pressure,  (hypertension), is a common condition in which the force of the blood  against  our artery walls is high enough to eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease. Since much of the problem is related to diet and lifestyle, fortunately there are numerous steps you can take to help avoid or reduce high blood pressure. Diet A healthy diet loaded with fresh vegetables, whole grains and fruits, legumes and nuts and can go a long way to keeping our blood pressure in check.  Plant foods contain natural antioxidants and phytochemicals that help fight the damaging oxidant and pro-inflammatory wave...
  2. Exercising with Varicose Veins- The Dos and Don’ts!

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    Tips from Professor Mark Whiteley Varicose veins are a hereditary condition, which will affect up to 30% of us in our lifetime. These veins are swollen and enlarged, and may be blue or dark purple in appearance – usually occurring on the legs and feet. For those who have inherited the ‘varicose vein genes’, having a sedentary lifestyle or being inactive for long periods of time may encourage these veins to develop. However, if you already have varicose veins or “hidden varicose veins”, inactivity causes them to worsen quicker and increases the risk of complications. This is because the muscles in our legs that normally pump the blood aren’t used very much when we are sitting down and, as a result, the blood pools backwards...
  3. Top tips for staying flu-free this winter

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    Article by  CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine) None of us wants colds or flu, especially not when we want to enjoy the holiday season!  Aiming to avoid flu is our best strategy, since once it takes hold, the virus can lead to lowered immunity for some time afterwards, making us more susceptible to other winter bugs and bacterial infections. Trying to avoid the initial infection is our best strategy. Germs can live on surfaces for days, so avoid touching your face, biting your nails, or eating, without first washing your hands for at least 20 seconds with warm water and natural soap. To put ourselves in the best condition to fight off germs, it also pays to strengthen our immune system to enhance resilience....
  4. What is Cholesterol? : Everything you need to know about cholesterol

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    Cholesterol is a substance made in the liver that’s vital to human life. You can also get cholesterol through foods. Plants cannot create this, so you can only find it in animal products like meat and dairy. With all the bad publicity cholesterol gets our experts have addressed the topic in time for National Cholesterol Month – to tell you everything from surprising facts, to ways you can maintain or achieve healthy cholesterol levels. Only 20% of Cholesterol comes from food The UK’s leading Nutritionist and author of The Natural Health Bible For Women, Dr. Marilyn Glenville, explains why cholesterol isn’t always negative (www.marilynglenville.com), “your body needs cholesterol, that’s why it produces it.  Your liver actually produces 80% of the cholesterol in your body; only 20% comes...
  5. Looking Fab but Feeling Fab after 50 – Advice on Keeping Joints Healthy

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    It seems that once we get to 50 years of age, our bodies begin to show the effects of years gone by. All of the wild nights out in our twenties and thirties appear on our faces and we can feel that our joints are starting to ache and become stiff, even when doing the simplest of tasks. So is this what we can expect as we begin to age, or can we feel as good as we did in our earlier years, with a little help? Looking Good, Feeling Good? We know the way it goes, if you’re looking good, then your self-esteem rises and you feel good too. Taking regular exercise and eating healthily, can help to maintain your outward appearance...
  6. Health over 50: Keeping your gut happy

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    Article by Gemma Hurditch for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). Many health problems begin, or are worsened, by what’s going on in the gut. Leaky gut and dysbiosis are two of the different malfunctions that can occur.  They are separate conditions that can frequently occur together. Leaky gut Leaky gut refers to a gut lining that is too permeable; like a tea bag that has small tears in it. To get nutrients from our food our microvilli, which are tiny little finger-like projections in the gut lining, filter and absorb broken down food. Nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream through the gut mucosa (the first layer of cells in the digestive tract).  Sometimes the villi are damaged, or the gut lining is compromised for a number of reasons that can include stress, medications, alcohol, and inflammation.  Then, the tight junctions...
  7. 5 Health Care Tips for Summer Travellers 

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    Article by Dr Elizabeth Kershaw-Yates  Are you planning on travelling abroad this summer? In a lot of summer destinations, there are different diseases and hygiene factors to keep in mind. It is definitely worth researching your destination and remembering how you can stay healthy and travel safely abroad. We spoke to the team at The Online Clinic, for five key rules to keep in mind: Check before you travel If you know you are going to travel to a tropical country, make sure you check the health requirements. A good place to start is the NHS site Fit For Travel, which can provide you with up-to-date information. Don’t leave it too late as some injections need to be given well in advance of travelling. The...
  8. Get the Green Light for Your Heart with Your Own Blood Pressure Monitor

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    Around a third of adults in the UK have high blood pressure1, however, as new research by Braun discovered, 1 in 5 are unaware of their blood pressure measurement2.  This figure could be even higher. We track so much of our health at home today from calories and weight to daily steps, yet blood pressure is a metric that is often not considered but could in fact be one of the most important.  High blood pressure often goes undetected unless you are visiting your doctorand if not addressed, can lead to serious health problems, including heart attack, stroke and kidney failure. If caught early, simple lifestyle changes can do wonders for reducing blood pressure. Regular monitoring can help to identify triggers and allow you to...
  9. 9 Most Frequently Asked Questions by women over 50 at an STI Clinic

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    Article by Dr Elizabeth Kershaw-Yates, GP   There is an increase in the number of STIs being found in women over 50 – in the past 10 years, the number of women over 50 with STIs has doubled. There could be a number of reasons for this – STI awareness campaigns are often targeted at under 25s and may have been missed by over 50s. We spoke to Dr Lizzie at The STI Clinic to answer some of the most common questions she is asked.  1. Can I get STIs from oral sex?  Yes – gonorrhoea, genital herpes and syphilis are the most common infections transmitted through oral sex. Chlamydia, HIV, genital warts, public lice and hepatitis A, B, and C are less commonly transmitted...
  10. How to support someone diagnosed with dementia

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    Tips from Wendy Mitchell Whether you know someone who has been living with dementia for years, someone recently diagnosed or would just like to better equipped in day to day life, there are simple things we can all do to help improve the lives for people living with the condition to help them feel part of their community. This week marks Dementia Action Week, previously known as Dementia Awareness Week, where Alzheimer’s Society are calling on everyone to unite and take actions, big or small,  to make a huge difference to people affected by dementia. To get involved this Dementia Action Week and unite against dementia, visit alzheimers.org.uk/DAW Top tips to best support someone living with dementia Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador Wendy Mitchell, 62, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease four years ago. To mark the...
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