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What can help carpal tunnel syndrome?

December 8th, 2019
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Previously, I discussed what carpal tunnel syndrome is and how desk based workers have an increased risk.  So what can you do to help youself: Vitamin B6 – Carpal tunnel syndrome has been linked to low levels of vitamin B6, so suplementing with the vitamin may help.  In fact, several trials have found B6 may […]

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Introduction to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

November 29th, 2019

Way back when I first started at Barclays, one of the first clients I treated was returning to work after being signed off with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.  Which is a common and painful disorder of the wrist, caused by pressure on the median nerve which creates numbness and tingling in the fingers.  At its worse […]

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More tips on how to reduce severity of a cold

November 23rd, 2019
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Following on from last weeks blog article on the benefits of garlic in fighting colds and flu, I wanted to share more tips on how to reduce the severity of a cold. Take a zinc supplement: Take zinc lozenges or syrup within 24 hours of the start of a cold, as this may reduce the […]

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Did you know this reduces your changes of getting a cold or flu?

November 17th, 2019

When I worked in an office, this was the time of the year when everyone either got the office cold or sometimes even worse flu, so I wanted to share something that can reduce your chance of getting one. Garlic has been used for centuries as both a food ingredient and a medicine.  Garlic contains […]

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What can assist you with anxiety?

November 10th, 2019

Like most people there are times when I feel anxious.  I appreicate I am luck in that this isn’t a permanent state.  Based on anetdotal evidence I am aware that there seems to be a rise in our clients feeling anxious.  So I wanted to share some latest scientfic evidence of what may be able […]

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Is it time you considered a digital detox?

November 2nd, 2019
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For those of your who don’t know I have a background in IT.  This means I am very comfortable with technology and love my smartphone.  However I am for once a month to do a digital detox the reason is that I recognise that I live in an “always on” society.  I am inundated on […]

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Do you go home being mentally exhausted but physically full of beans?

October 27th, 2019
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I know when I worked in IT I would often leave the office mentally very tired and depending upon how trying the day had been somtimes I was just mentally exhausted but often I was not physically tired.  The simplest solution to this conundrum is to go down the gym and burn of the excess […]

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Natural treatment for cold sores

October 20th, 2019

A common treatment for cold sores is antiviral cream called aciclovir.  A new randomised controlled trial of nearly 1,000 adults with cold sores where they either applied aciclovir cream or medical grade New Zealand manuka honey to the cold sore. There was no significant difference in the time taken for the cold sore to heal: […]

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Sleep is good for your arteries

October 6th, 2019

For a while there has been an assumed link between poor sleep and heart disease but it was not understood.  Now fresh evidence suggests that sleep regulates a mechanism that can help to protect arteries from hardening.  Which reinforces the notion that good quality sleep is important for cardiovascular health. Researches studied the development of […]

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Why a good nights sleep is a dieter’s best fiend..

September 29th, 2019
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Inadequate sleep has been linked to many things including an adverse impact on: Mental health Fertility Immunity Long term lack of sleep can lead you to put on weight because it changes the levels of two hormones: Leptin – which is the satiety hormone Ghrelin – which is the hunger hormone Sleep deprivation increase ghrelin […]

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