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Aspirin – Are the risks worth it ?

Don’t use aspirin to prevent heart disease. A study published recently found that, while aspirin does slightly decrease heart disease...

January 25, 2019

Stop Counting Calories

This eloquent equation gave birth to the low fat, high carb calorie controlled diet (since 1 gram of fat has...

January 14, 2019

Is there any point spending money on supplements?

You’ll notice that the ODA’s are often ten times the standard Recommended Daily Amounts (RDA’s), which reflect only the minimum...

December 17, 2018

Lose the festive belly fat (without feeling hungry). Here’s how.

If weight loss or dieting are at the top of your new year resolutions, then read on.

December 15, 2018

5-HTP gets better results than anti-depressants. Discover the natural way to beat the blues.

According to an article in the New Scientist, antidepressants are meant to make things better. But the increasing reliance on...

December 15, 2018

Are you going to have the flu jab?

Are you going to have the flu jab, for which your GP will be paid £7.64? I'm not.

November 6, 2018

Horizon: Supplements-Miracle or Myth?

False Claim 1 We get (almost) all the nutrients we need The programme said that we get all the nutrients...

November 4, 2018

Do you have the guts to be happy?

Could a damaged digestive system have an effect on your mood?

October 31, 2018

How to reduce stress for weightloss

Why stress affects weight Your appetite, weight and energy level are all largely controlled by your blood sugar balance. If...

October 16, 2018

Tips on getting relaxed for a good night’s sleep

1. Prioritise relaxing activities in the few hours before you go to bed This will reduce your stress levels and get...

October 15, 2018

What’s really driving suicide?

'Antidepressants increase risk of suicide, violence and homicide' reads the headline of an article in the British Medical Journal last...

October 11, 2018

Sleep and the mid week wine habit

WHY WINE MAKES YOU FEEL RELAXED Alcohol makes you relax. It promotes the release of the neurotransmitter GABA, the brain's...

October 9, 2018

Ask Patrick on Stress and Sleep

Every month I answer your questions on the topic of the month. October 2018 was Stress and Sleep. Thank you...

October 1, 2018

Meet the BRAINMAKERS

The dry weight of your brain is 60 per cent fat. The trillions of brain cells are largely made out...

September 6, 2018

Why Coffee is Bad for Your Brain

Many of us self-medicate unknowingly by eating, drinking or smoking substances that temporarily promote the neurotransmitter we lack. Caffeine is...

August 21, 2018

Turmeric – spice up your memory

Turmeric is the bright yellow spice found in most curry powders. You can buy it separately and sprinkle it liberally...

August 21, 2018

Why GPs are being told to go Low GL

Is the medical profession finally waking up to the need to put nutrition at the top of the agenda? Today’s...

June 13, 2018

To C or not to C?

What’s the best form of vitamin C? Is natural better than synthetic? How much can you absorb anyway? So many...

May 14, 2018

Mobiles double brain cancer risk

Long-term mobile phone use more than doubles brain cancer risk.

May 2, 2018

Avoiding GM foods Improves Health

Avoiding GM foods improves health

January 8, 2018