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Does fast food really increase the risk of Asthma?

Does fast food really increase the risk of Asthma?

There have been many different findings recently, but does fast food really increase the risk of asthma? Regular servings of fast food could be causing a rise in the number of cases of asthma, eczema and rhinitis (persistent colds) in children. A study published in Thorax has found that children who have three or more servings of junk food are at a higher risk. The...

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A Healthy Start to School

A Healthy Start to School

With the school year about to start, this is a time of adjustment for many families. It’s time to get back into the daily routine of early starts, homework and early nights (hopefully). The re-opening of school again is also the sign that summer is coming to an end, with autumn fast approaching. So having a healthy start to school makes a great difference to...

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Top 5 Nutritional Health tips

Top 5 Nutritional Health tips

There are so many messages in the public domain about nutrition and health it can be quite overwhelming.  When asked what our top 5 nutritional health tips were, we looked at the countries public health issues and statistics to help us prioritise.  Here are our top 5 pieces of advice (in no particular order) to improve the health of the nation and a little bit about...

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Natural Creams for Eczema

The Weleda Baby Skin Care range is an excellent selection of natural products that can be used on a daily basis for general skin care, nappy rash, dry skin and cradle cap. The range of creams, oils and lotions are based on the herb Calendula. Calendula is a powerful herb that has demonstrated natural healing and soothing properties, which makes it ideal for treating...

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Lemon & Ginger Green Healthy Smoothie Recipe

Lemon & Ginger Green Healthy Smoothie Recipe

Smoothies are a delicious way of taking in a variety of vitamins. Here is a lemon & ginger green healthy smoothie recipe. Lemon juice can also help to alkalinize your digestive system. This can help to prevent illnesses such as arthritis, eczema and gout. The following ingredients make a delicious and nutritious smoothie: 1 Rib of Celery 1 Frozen Banana 1 Cup of...

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Clinical Results of Homeopathy

Homeopathy periodically receives negative press, usually from various scientific groups and the huge pharmaceutical companies. A lot of the negative press revolves around homeopathy not proving effective in clinical trials. There have been a number of clinical trials which actually show homeopathy to be effective. A study conducted at the Bristol Homeopathic...

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Aromatherapy Fact Sheet

What are Essential oils? Essential oils are from aromatic plants, which are grown in many different countries around the world. They are derived from different parts of plants such as flowers, leaves, seeds, fruits, woods and roots. Principally, most of the oils are extracted by steam distillation, those from citrus fruits by pressing and those from delicate flowers...

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Can Fish Oils During Pregnancy Prevent Baby Eczema

Fish oils have been found to protect unborn babies from eczema. The Australian scientists have discovered that mothers who took omega 3 supplements were less likely to have babies with eczema. Studies have found that taking omega 3 supplements during pregnancy also resulted in a 50 per cent less chance of developing intolerance to eggs. Researchers at Adelaide...

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Can playing in sunshine help prevent Eczema

Researchers claim that playing in the sunshine reduces the risk of children developing eczema and food allergies. Children living in areas with lower levels of sunlight have a greater risk of developing food allergies and eczema, compared with those living in areas with higher UV light. read on to find out more about if playing in sunshine can help prevent...

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Homeopathy for Eczema

Latest NHS statistics show that 1 in 4 children in the UK have some form of eczema. The symptoms usually start between the ages of 2-3 months to 2 years. Eczema is also common in adulthood, and is linked to stress and food allergies. Babies often develop eczema as a result of milk allergies. External irritants, such as perfumes, shampoos or washing powders can also...

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Probiotics

Probiotics such as Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum are beneficial bacteria that are normally present in the digestive tract. Probiotics are naturally found in the body and they have a number of important functions in the body. They are essential for proper digestion, preventing overgrowth of yeast and other harmful bacteria. Probiotics also...

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Probiotics

Probiotics such as Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum are beneficial bacteria that are normally present in the digestive tract. Probiotics are naturally found in the body and they have a number of important functions in the body. They are essential for proper digestion, preventing overgrowth of yeast and other harmful bacteria. Probiotics also...

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