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Q & A

Q:  I often suffer from bloating and flatulence, which is very uncomfortable. I also seem to pick up any cold doing the rounds, so clearly my immune system is below par.  Are these two issues connected? Would probiotics help? Clinical nutritionist, Suzie Sawyer, offers some advice A: The answer to your questions is a resounding […]

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    Korean Ginseng

    Used for thousands of years to enhance longevity and quality of life, this herb from the East is often referred to as ‘nature’s cure all’. Medical herbalist Gabriella Clarke introduces this wonder herb and explores its many benefits Also known as Panax Ginseng, this herb is held in high esteem in Traditional Chinese medicine as […]

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    NEWS

    SALT ALERT National Salt Awareness Week runs from March 20th – 26th. Make this the year you cut back on your intake for the sake of your health.  Here’s four ways for starters. 1 Add less salt to cooking and at the table. 2 Be a label watcher. Check front of pack colour coded labels […]

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    Special Brews

    Take a leaf from nature’s book and enjoy healthy herbal teas. They taste delicious and their benefits are great.   Medical herbalist Gabriella Clarke picks five of the best Chances are you can’t remember the last time you got through the day without a cup of tea or coffee, because you drink them all the […]

  • shutterstock_204463204 happy woman brain Sept16

    Love your brain

    Lack of concentration, forgetfulness, poor memory, low mood – we all experience one or more from time to time, especially as we get older.   But, some simple changes to your diet can make all the difference to brainpower, says clinical nutritionist Suzie Sawyer Eat omega-3 fats Omega-3 fatty acids, found mainly in oily fish but […]

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