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Hit a Weightloss Plateau? What to do about it

It is quite common for people on a weightloss programme to ‘hit a plateau’ at some stage or another. Some will get quite desperate even blaming the programme and saying things like, “this programme has stopped working” or “my metabolism must have slowed down so much...

Podcast: Depression and Antidepressants

The title of this week’s podcast is Depression and Antidepressants: opening Pandora’s box. The term ‘Opening Pandora’s box’ is defined as ‘to start something that causes many new and unexpected problems’ (www.thefreedictionary.com). As the articles I write are almost...

High Blood Pressure

Are You Living With The Silent Killer? I would like to start this podcast by telling you a story about a friend of mine who recently had a health scare –I’ll call him AJ. AJ has always believed that his blood pressure was normal but a few weeks ago he suffered a mild...

Heliotherapy & Vitamin D

For many years we have been told to avoid sunlight, especially between the hours of 10:00 and 16:00. Our weather forecasts often  include information on  prevailing  UV radiation levels in order to caution us against being overexposed to the rays of the sun. In this...

Podcast: Eating For A Healthy Brain

What to include and what to cut out of your diet In this podcast I’m going to take a look at brain health, a subject that is getting quite a bit of attention in the medical and nutritional science communities, and even in some popular media. As the prevalence of...

Podcast: Challenging Negative Thoughts

People sometimes have distorted or negative thoughts about themselves, which do not reflect the reality of a given situation. Such thinking may be ingrained by the unfair and negative utterances of significant others, even starting during childhood. Any of these ring...