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Your Microbiome…much more than just some friendly bacteria

The microbiome is big news in the health world.  The study of those friendly bacteria in our gut has made enormous advancements and has changed the way we understand our immune system and our health.    What is the microbiome? Our microbiome is the collective name for the bugs that live in our gut and all the genetic material that …

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Your Microbiome…much more than just some friendly bacteria

Should You Be Taking Aspirin?

In August 2014 a scientific study published in the Annals of Oncology received huge publicity. The study examined the effect of aspirin in preventing cancer. Interest in aspirin as a drug to prevent cancer began to emerge in 2012 when two major studies (here and here), that were actually looking into the effectiveness of aspirin in reducing heart disease, demonstrated …

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Should You Be Taking Aspirin?

How You Can Avoid Shingles

If you’ve had a friend or relative who has had shingles, then you will be familiar with just how uncomfortable it is. It can affect up to 1 in 4 people and is more likely in people aged over 50, although it can occur at any age. The first thing people tend to notice when they have contracted shingles is …

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How You Can Avoid Shingles

What You Can Measure You Can Manage

How Our Advanced Blood Analysis Can Unlock Your Health Potential. From the outset we wanted to create a doctors’ surgery that was designed around the lives of our patients. People now are much more informed and proactive about their health than in the past. Nobody wants to wait for disease to strike before they take action. In addition, many patients …

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What You Can Measure You Can Manage

Seven Steps To A Good Night’s Sleep

Over a sustained period of time chronic partial sleep loss has been shown to reduce mood, increase the likelihood of picking up infections, impair mental performance and reduce physical performance. In addition, sleep loss can have unhelpful effects on the way the body regulates our appetite and how it handles glucose leading to weight gain. Try to make sure you …

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Seven Steps To A Good Night’s Sleep

Going Beyond Cholesterol

One subject that I am frequently asked about both by other doctors as well as patients is cholesterol. The topic of cholesterol is a source of huge debate and controversy in medicine at present. Sometimes the entrenched positions of the protagonists in this debate have resulted in unhelpful and confusing messages being delivered to the public. It’s particularly unhelpful when …

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Going Beyond Cholesterol

Tips to Get The Better of IBS

If you are one of the one in seven adults who suffers from IBS you will be very familiar with it’s troublesome symptoms of abdominal bloating, pain, wind and altered bowel habit. Although the condition is not ‘life-threatening’ it has an amazing and irritating ability to interfere with getting on with life. Here are our top tips from our Private …

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Tips to Get The Better of IBS

The Lowdown on Low FODMAPS For IBS

Without doubt the most common gut disorder we see in our GP Surgery in Fulham is Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS. It can be immensely frustrating for patients who suffer from it. People often find that despite trying a multitude of elimination diets, pills and potions, symptoms such as wind, bloating, pain and altered bowel habit intrude on their lives …

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The Lowdown on Low FODMAPS For IBS

Maca Root – Too Good To Be True?

Can an obscure Peruvian plant really improve fertility, sexual desire and increase endurance? For about 2000 years inhabitants of the Junín plateau in the central Andean region of Peru have cultivated the biennial plant Lepidium meyenii. Maca is the root of this herbaceous crop, it is one of the few plants growing in the harsh conditions at altitudes between 4000 and …

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Maca Root – Too Good To Be True?

The Power of Father Infant Massage

Today Dads increasingly want a more hands on role with their babies to help form a special bond. Often fathers worry that they will not be able to form as strong a relationship as the mother does, mums often find it easier to make that special bond through experiences such as pregnancy and breast-feeding. Some Dads find the transition to …

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The Power of Father Infant Massage