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What are friendly bacteria and what are their benefits? Clinical nutritionist Suzie Sawyer answers Friendly bacteria is a term frequently used, particularly on yoghurt pots in the supermarkets!  And, it can also be slightly confusing, bearing in mind that bacteria are usually associated with disease and illness.  However, these bacteria are certainly very friendly to […]

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    Omega-3 for the heart After a heart attack the heart’s shape and function can change, which over time can lead to heart failure. And now US research suggests that omega-3 fatty acids found in oily fish, such as herring, mackerel and salmon could help prevent this. The OMEGA-REMODEL study of 300 heart attack survivors found […]

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    One way to combat viruses, especially colds is to strengthen our immune system, and to do this the most popular choice for herbalists is the herb echinacea .  It is widely available and a great choice for giving our immune systems a boost and protecting us from some of the common cold and flu viruses […]

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    Managing migraine

    In this year’s Migraine Awareness Week (Sept 4th-9th) medical herbalist Gabriella Clarke looks at some remedies that might help to bring relief Anyone who experiences migraine headaches will be only to familiar with the throbbing, pounding, pulsating pain and often accompanying nausea and visual disturbances. Causes are many and include intolerances to certain foods, alcohol, […]

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    Soothe the misery of cystitis

    Unfortunately for many women, cystitis can be an ever-recurring problem.  Clinical nutritionist, Suzie Sawyer, provides her five top tips to help keep it in check Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder, generally caused by a bacterial infection, which can be particularly troublesome.  This leads to a burning sensation when passing urine, the urge to pass […]

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