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July

CHERRY GOOD When it comes to reducing high blood pressure, research from Northumbria University in Newcastle shows that drinking cherry juice could be as effective as medication. The male participants in the small study, who all had early signs of high blood pressure, saw a seven per cent reduction after drinking 60 ml of Montmorency […]

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    Super summer light bites

    Here’s three great ideas for summer eating from clinical nutritionist, Suzie Sawyer. With summer officially here, our thoughts inevitably turn to holidays and the prospect of longer summer days, coupled with outside eating.  However, for those of us, perhaps, still trying to lose a few pounds before a holiday, or who are, quite sensibly, trying […]

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    Flower power

    Flowers are pleasing to our senses but their benefits don’t stop there.  Many of our favourite summer garden blooms are thought to have powerful medicinal properties too. Read on for our pick of the bunch. CAMOMILE (Compositae/Asteraceae) The go-to/ number one herbal remedy for sleep problems, camomile with its pretty daisy-like flowers belongs to the […]

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    Menopause matters

    If you are not a fan of HRT there are alternative ways to tackle symptoms, says Gabriella Clarke As if period pain, PMS and childbirth didn’t present enough problems for a women to endure throughout her reproductive life, reaching the menopause presents a whole new set of issues. Some women are lucky enough to sail […]

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    CHERRY GOOD When it comes to reducing high blood pressure, research from Northumbria University in Newcastle shows that drinking cherry juice could be as effective as medication. The male participants in the small study, who all had early signs of high blood pressure, saw a seven per cent reduction after drinking 60 ml of Montmorency […]

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