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May 25, 2018

This post is to inform you that we have updated our Privacy Policy in accordance with the new European Union General Regulation of Data Protection (RGPD), which will be applicable from May 25th.

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February 3, 2016

When considering the pros and cons of taking on a family pet, there may be some unseen benefits to add to the pro side of the equation. According to a burgeoning body of research, children who grow up around animals have a lower risk of developing allergies and autoimm...

January 12, 2016

The bacteria in our guts are estimated to number in the region of 39 trillion, a figure in excess of the number of human cells in the body. These bacteria exert a powerful effect on our health and metabolism and there is quite a body of research demonstrating how the b...

December 21, 2015

 

So you are a party animal and want to enjoy all that the festive season has to offer but you also have a busy family life and work commitments to juggle, on top of which three generations of relatives are coming to you for Christmas lunch and are staying until the 28t...

December 18, 2015

 

The smell of spices is everywhere at Christmas but we don't always think of them as making a contribution to our health.  So next time you reach for the spice rack, think about what they may be doing for you.  Here are a few examples of some spices which could bring b...

December 4, 2015

 

So December is here already; the month of excess that spawned the January resolution of abstinance.  We are apt to shoulder the rigours of the Christmas season, with a sense of wilful inevitability, dutifully wading through multiple stacks of mince pies, crates of win...

November 18, 2015

As we head into the sneezle season, we start to turn on the heating and spend more time indoors, snuggled up with our nearest and dearest, sharing time, company ...... and microbes.  And if some of our nearest are nursery school children, there may be a particularly ri...

October 28, 2015

 

As we approach the end of October, the air is still mild and the autumn display provided by the trees and hedgerows is spectacular, one of the most beautiful of recent years.  Moons are large and mellow and hedgehogs are still to be spotted, if we are very lucky.  Now...

September 24, 2015

 

This month I can only speak apple.  Everywhere I look there seem to be fruit of every colour and variety and the boughs of my own apple trees are bending under the weight of an unreasonable abundance.  Whilst I love apples and my children are cutting quite a swathe th...

August 24, 2015

 

It is natural for us to love sugar, so instead of feeling guilty as you reach for your third biscuit, take a few moments to understand why you may be doing it.  Humans are designed to eat carbohydrate as a fuel and to be attracted to those foods which contain it.  Nat...

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