Are you taking too many pills?

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CAPTION: My seventy-something parents – were they taking too many pills? I’ve been writing about the growing problem of polypharmacy – put simply that means taking multiple daily prescription pills for long-term chronic conditions. You can read the full article here in the Daily Mail’s Good Health section http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2280761/Pills-The-patients-prescribed-25-different-drugs-day-devastating-results.html. I…

Great review for ‘What’s Up With Your Gut?’

If you’ve read my post on  Why you bloat after eating bread and pasta (and lots of people seem to be reading it as it’s getting thousands of views per week), you may want to read more about similar gut complaints in my book ‘ What’s Up  With your Gut?‘  Why you bloat after eatingContinue reading “Great review for ‘What’s Up With Your Gut?’”

What’s up with your gut? Find the answers to bloating and diarrhoea in my new book

Gut problems are incredibly common and plague millions of people on a daily basis.Sadly, many people never find a satisfactory explanation or diagnosis for their painful and embarrassing symptoms. Whether you bloat after eating bread or pasta, suffer cramping pains in your abdomen or experience bouts of watery diarrhoea or suffer  unexplained constipation despite eatingContinue reading “What’s up with your gut? Find the answers to bloating and diarrhoea in my new book”

Do you bloat after you eat bread or pasta? You may want to read this…..

Do you bloat after you eat bread or pasta? Now it’s a book………

5 reasons why we should all be LOVING prunes

Prunes:  yes they’re wrinkly  BUT delicious and good for you too Prunes have always had a bit of an image problem – often teamed up with the words “wrinkly”, “old” or even “laxative” – they’ve had a bit of a bad press of late. Classic 1970s school dinners didn’t help much either –  lots ofContinue reading “5 reasons why we should all be LOVING prunes”

£35 heart screening test is ‘feasible and cost effective’ says new study

Originally posted on whatsupwithyourhealth.com:
CAPTION: Arabella  (pictured bottom) and Holly playing volleyball just weeks before Arabella’s death in May 2013 A year ago next week my 16-year-old daughter Holly’s beautiful, funny, clever,kind, best friend Arabella died. Her mum Clare found her in her bedroom with her GCSE revision books around her. She’d had a…

£35 heart screening test is ‘feasible and cost effective’ says new study

CAPTION: Arabella  (pictured bottom) and Holly playing volleyball just weeks before Arabella’s death in May 2013 A year ago next week my 16-year-old daughter Holly’s beautiful, funny, clever,kind, best friend Arabella died. Her mum Clare found her in her bedroom with her GCSE revision books around her. She’d had a normal quiet Sunday with herContinue reading “£35 heart screening test is ‘feasible and cost effective’ says new study”

Do you bloat after you eat bread or pasta? You may want to read this…..

Originally posted on whatsupwithyourhealth.com:
CAPTION: Pasta contains gluten which can cause bloating It’s a mystery that has puzzled gastroenterologists for years. Why do they see so many patients who complain of bloating ,diarrhoea and stomach pain after eating foods  such as bread and pasta, but who test negative for coeliac disease? And more importantly…

Why you don’t have to be a sun worshipper to get skin cancer

CAPTION: WATCH THAT MOLE < IMAGE SHUTTERSTOCK> I tan easily, rarely burn and prefer a “healthy” glow to a deathly white pallor.Like all health journalists I wear sun cream. And a hat.And I sit in the shade and reapply cream regularly, but I  have to admit I do love a bit of sunshine. I don’tContinue reading “Why you don’t have to be a sun worshipper to get skin cancer”

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