Advice and Health

Migraines: Easing The Agony

Dr Seth Rankin | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Seth Rankin

There are also a number of things that you can try that may well work to treat or stop the migraines from happening that don't involve a trip to the GP or specialist. Try these first, but of course if they don't work come and see us.

Men's Health Month

Ben Edusei | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Edusei

It is a month where men come together and begin to talk and raise awareness of preventable health problems and diseases. To help educate men in disease prevention or early detection of illnesses for males of all ages. It's the perfect opportunity to share your story and pay it forward to allow men to be inspired and do something about their own health and well-being.

Comfort During Radiation

Lee Thrash | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Thrash

Your personal radiation treatments will be based on careful review of your pathology information that will identify the type of breast cancer, size of the cancer, location and other prognostic information that will help your medical team plan your care.

Open Up - Free Your Fear

Katherine Press | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Press

I've always struggled with a small form of anxiety. Some folks have scoffed when I've confided in them because I'm always chatty. I'm a great hostess. I'm the life of the party - but mostly I talk so no one can ask me questions. I talk so people will like me. I talk so I'm not a burden to entertain. I talk to drown out my inside thoughts.

Adrenal Dysfunction - The Overachiever's Disease

Ben Edusei | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Edusei

To have a better understanding we must go back, way back, thousands of years ago to the caveman era. During this time, we lived in the wilderness where constant threats and predators co-habited.

Translating Pet Food Labels

Katrin Scholz | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK
Katrin Scholz

Whilst most people are paying more attention than ever to labels on their foods are we doing the same for our pets? Often pet owners are not entirely ...

Top Canine Nutrition Fails And How To Spot them

Katrin Scholz | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katrin Scholz

April is National Pet Month and the perfect time to examine and consider your pet's nutrition and health. Here's some of the most common complaints w...

Prioritising Nutritional Care Leads To Improved Patient Outcomes - Why We Need To Act Now

Rebecca Stevenson | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Stevenson

We all instinctively know that proper nutrition is the foundation for good health throughout life. That's why, when we're sick, nutrition plays a key role in supporting our recovery and helps keep us out of hospital. In turn, that helps to cut healthcare costs. In fact according to NICE, delivering optimal nutritional care could provide the fifth largest cost saving to the NHS.

Personal Advice For Travelling With OCD

Jodie Randell | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jodie Randell

As a lover of travel and long-term OCD sufferer, I know how the two can sometimes create an ugly mix! The stresses sometimes uncovered by being out of your comfort zone can make it harder to shhh that OCD bully inside your head. This article aims to assist anyone wishing to travel with OCD, by outlining some personal tips I have learnt on my travels. It is important to note that I am not a healthcare professional, and you should always consult a doctor for professional advice.

10 Ways To Bring A Piece Of Peace To Your Life

Becky Stafferton | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Stafferton

Do you ever get a moment of peace? Or is your head constantly swimming with to do lists, appointments, deadlines and data? I've put together my top ten tips to help bring a bit of peace back into your life and to basically help you to just chill the heck out!

Misophonia - Coping With Anger From Noises Other People Make

Dr Phil Lurie | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Phil Lurie

Misophonia, meaning a 'hatred of sounds', has become quite the click-bait darling e.g. "Want to know why you hate other people chewing?" In fact, many of the referrals I receive are from those who have searched online for their condition and then self-diagnosed

How To Stay Motivated When Anxiety Wants You To Fail

Sian Abigail Bradley | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sian Abigail Bradley

My anxiety wants me to fail. It makes me second-guess myself, my ability and my likelihood of succeeding. Even whilst writing this article, the doubts and worry about failing, about my writing not being good enough, makes me want to stop typing and crawl into bed with some Netflix instead.

Water Retention In Pregnancy

Parentdish UK | Pip Jones | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Parents

If you are suffering from water retention, you’re not alone – up to 80 than normal during pregnancy), and the strain that puts on your circulatory...

How To Stay Away From A&E This Christmas

Dr Sara Kayat | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sara Kayat

Every January, without fail, we are greeted with headlines about an NHS inundated with emergencies over the festive period. It seems that Christmas 2015 slightly bucked the trend with 'only' 278,000 attendances at A&E in the week leading up to the New Year, compared with more than 310,000 for the same period in 2014.

Supplements For Children - Are They Necessary?

Sarah West | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah West

However, many children aren't consuming balanced, nutrient-dense meals. Picky eaters and children with food allergies or intolerances often don't consume sufficient calories or are reliant on highly processed convenience foods, which are deficient in the vitamins they need to grow and develop.

Looking After Your Mental Health Over The Festive Period

Dillen Iyavoo | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Dillen Iyavoo

They aren't called the Christmas holidays for just any reason. One sure way to help look after your own mental health over Christmas is to find time to relax. Furthermore, mindfulness, meditation and yoga can help you regain a sense of control of your emotions and mental health and help you to relax even more.

How To Enjoy Dessert The Healthy Way (Low Sugar Or No Sugar)

Katrin Nürnberger | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katrin Nürnberger

Dessert. There are not many people who can say in all honesty that they are not fussed. Desserts taste great. They are the crowning glory of a meal; d...

Anti-depressants May Have Saved My Life

Holly Whiting | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Holly Whiting

If I could describe depression, I'd say it feels like you're in a well and there's a rope that you can't quite reach, and when you look up at the other end of that rope, the person holding it is you. If you think you're suffering then hand yourself the rope, anti-depressants and depression are nothing to be ashamed of, just like any other illness you can get better.

Five Reasons Why It's Okay to Care Too Much

Imogen Clegg | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Imogen Clegg

It can be a tenuous balance between not caring and caring too much, but which one is more damaging? Which is worse? I think that in this day and age it has become a seen as a sign of weakness to show any sort of emotion at all.

Five Reasons Your Body (And Mind) Wants You to Drink More Water

Tayana Simons | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

It may seem obvious. I mean we all know it; we've been told for years. We should all be drinking between 2 and 3 liters of water a day. It makes sense as after all, humans are made up of around 60% water.

Not So Healthy ...

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

The sugar from fruit is 'natural', for sure, but that doesn't mean it is good for you - deadly nightshade is natural too! Don't be lulled into the marketing ploy of an 'all-natural' juice - sugar is sugar, and we need to keep on top of our consumption.

Which Diet Works?

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 01.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

Here's the low-down of the most popular diet plans available, and the pros and cons from a scientific point-of-view ...

Nutritionists: The Good, the Bad and Everything in Between

Eleanor Coales | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Eleanor Coales

When I first started getting interested in healthy eating, lots of bloggers were advertising themselves as nutritionalists. As someone who had seriously considered taking a degree to become a registered dietician, seeing these nice shiny qualifications was reassuring.

Why Breast Isn't Always Best

Parentdish UK | Georgia James | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Parents

Getty Images"Do you think they're trying to tell us something?" said my husband, waving a fan of five identical bright yellow NHS leaflets in his hand...

We Have to Tackle the Widespread Stigma of Doctors Asking for Help

Steve Crone | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK
Steve Crone

A survey released this month by the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund (RMBF) has revealed that an alarming number of doctors are experiencing mental health and wellbeing problems, such as depression and anxiety as a result of working under increasing pressure and scrutiny. Yet despite their obvious need for support and advice, the doctors surveyed also said they are unlikely to seek help for fear of discrimination or stigma from colleagues (84%).