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Caring for your Skin in Winter

It is that time of year, when the weather is less kind and it starts to affect your skin. With the cold wind, wet outdoors and heating indoors, skin tends to get very dry and irritated. Here are a few simple things we need to remember to keep our skin happy throughout these colder months.   1.Try to switch to …

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Caring for your Skin in Winter

Wearables and Apps-How to Track Your Body

Using wearables and apps on your phone can be helpful to monitor the body’s response to stress or training throughout the day. Although blood and salivary tests are available and genuinely more accurate in measuring stress responses through cortisol levels, these are not practical on a daily basis.   Monitoring Mood- A basic way to measure response to stress or …

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Wearables and Apps-How to Track Your Body

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
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