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Is it just me or is it hot in here?

I first wrote this for a magazine back in 2006 when I was still in my 30s. Nine years on and I experience the occasional hot flush myself, and I know that alcohol and too much sugar are definitely triggers. [..]
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That bloated feeling is caused by stress

A common complaint I hear from people is that they feel bloated in their stomach area, just below the chest and above the waist. This is often particularly bad after eating and can limit the amount of food that they [..]
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BBC Horizon on allergies

On 27th August 2014 BBC’s Horizon programme was on the issue of allergies. Here are some of the facts presented in the programme. The bad news: o 25 to 30% of people in the UK have allergies o The main [..]
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Don’t take away my chocolate

At the end of June I spent a beautifully sunny weekend in a room with forty other people overlooking the beach and sea on Brighton seafront learning how to use and help others to use Emotional Freedom Technique. Inevitably much [..]
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Dairy intolerance – the most common allergy

When I talk to fellow allergy therapists we generally agree that the most common allergy we see in the clinic is to dairy, especially cow’s milk. So frequent is this problem that I have observed some key signs in children [..]
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Tips for a good night’s sleep

Getting good quality sleep makes a huge difference to our overall health as well as our mood. There can be external factors which may inhibit your sleep such as a snoring or restless partner, children who wake in the night [..]
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Thyroid health

I see many people with thyroid problem, but as with any condition, the focus of holistic treatment is on the cause of the problem. A common cause of thyroid issues is a period of severe stress. When the adrenal glands [..]
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Acute illness – why it’s often good

An acute illness is usually short-lived and can come on suddenly. Anything with an -itis at the end (which means inflammation e.g. tonsillitis, sinusitis etc) is usually acute, as are the symptoms associated with flu, colds, sick bugs, chicken pox, [..]
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Molluscum Contagiosum

This is a viral condition which produces clusters of blister-like eruptions on the skin. I’d never heard of it until about 15 years ago as it didn’t seem to be around when I was a child. It’s now quite common; [..]
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Ash Tree

Ash tree die-back: Can homeopathy help?

This article was written by homeopath Steve Scrutton, and is shared here with his permission. It would appear that our woodlands, indeed our entire countryside, is going to be devastated by a new disease facing our Ash trees. Just how [..]
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