This month’s features

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Look after your Heart

Look after your heart and it will look after you.   Here’s how to give yours some extra TLC February is National Heart Month, the British Heart Foundation’s annual campaign to raise awareness of heart and circulatory disease. Be active, eat healthily and avoid smoking are some of their key messages. This year the British Heart […]

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    Zinc

    Although described as a trace mineral because it’s found in relatively small amounts in the human body, zinc is vitally important for an amazing number of functions; even a small deficiency can lead to widespread health concerns.  And its importance is also confirmed by the European Food Standards Agency (EFSA) who have permitted more nutrition […]

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    Q&A February

    What are the benefits of a consultation with a medical herbalist?   Gabriella Clarke answers: Medical herbalists combine centuries of tradition with modern scientific practice. Herbalists are trained in a similar way to GPs. The difference is that herbalists take a more holistic approach to their patients and will spend at least an hour discussing […]

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    February News

    FRUITY BENEFITS A handful of grapes just four times a week can help to stave off middle age spread according to recent research reported in the BMJ. The study, which was carried out on 124,000 people over 24 years, found that those who ate regular portions of grapes, cherries or apples put on no weight […]

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    Relief for RA

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can’t be cured but it can be managed. Medical herbalist Gabriella Clarke explores some natural options Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease affecting the joints, which causes pain, stiffness and inflammation. Long term, this inflammation can cause damage and destruction to joint tissue leading to chronic disability.  It typically affects the hands, […]

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