Monthly Archives: October 2013

Journalist Mandy Appleyard gives a brutally honest account of the menopause in today’s Daily Mail

Welcome to my menopause nightmare: She’s wrinkling like a prune, sweating like a bull – and going to bed with a man has never been so scary! A brutally honest yet life-affirming account of the menopause – Mandy Appleyard’s having … Continue reading

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Why the return of the ‘nervous breakdown’ could be a GOOD thing!

Article in the Daily Mail by John Naish – The disused term was long ago replaced by ‘depression’ – But there are crucial differences between the two conditions – Those labelled ‘depressed’ when really suffering from a nervous breakdown are … Continue reading

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GPs ‘turning us into a nation of pill poppers’… so reports The Telegraph

Article in The Telegraph Britain is becoming a nation of pill poppers, with GPs too quick to prescribe anti-depressants, according to mental health experts. GPs are 46 times more likely to prescribe medication for depression and other mental illnesses instead … Continue reading

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National Cholesterol Week – Artichoke!

     It is National Cholesterol Week between 14-20th October. What is your contribution to raise awareness of what cholesterol is, its benefits and of course the damage it can do to the body?

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Hidden ingredients in herbal medicines ‘put users at risk’….. but NOT Schwabe products!!

Article in The Times by Hannah Devlin Herbal medicines frequently contain unlisted ingredients that could pose health risks, scientists have warned. Some 44 popular remedies, including St John’s wort, Asian ginseng, echinacea and ginkgo, were studied and nearly 60 per … Continue reading

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It’s true: Women DO get more bloated than men – mainly because they have longer intestines. Try a natural solution!

Article in the Daily Mail by Anna Hodgekiss, 9th October 2013 – Dr Robynne Chutkan, a U.S. gastroenterologist, says women’s colons are on average 10cm longer than men’s – May be to allow them to absorb more water or fluid … Continue reading

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Why wearing socks in bed can cure a low libido…OR…if that’s too unflattering…try Vitano!

Article in the Daily Mail by Chloe Lambert, 8th October 2013 Are you happy with your sex life? If the answer is no, you’re not alone. Studies suggest that behind closed doors, millions of Britons are struggling to find the … Continue reading

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