Illness

The placebo effect

The placebo effect

What is the Placebo Effect? You may have heard the phrase several times, without actually knowing exactly what it means, but the concept of a placebo is simple, yet surprisingly effective. The word “placebo” is Latin, meaning “I please” and is used to describe a medicine that has no actual physical medicinal qualities. You may

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Symptoms you should never ignore when pregnant

The body goes through so many changes when you are pregnant it can be tricky to know what’s normal and what’s not. Most symptoms are just your body’s way of adjusting to the new life growing inside you, but others can be sign there is something amiss. Here is a quick and simple guide to

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What is ME

If you’re a working parent there’s high chance you’re always tired…so how do you know if it’s just the regular toll of daily life, or something more serious like chronic fatigue syndrome? Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), or ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis ), is long-term tiredness that has actually become debilitating. You will most likely have other

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Crystal healing

There’s something magical about crystals. These beautiful, natural geological creations grow in a dazzling array of colours that just demand to be held. Their complex geometric configurations reflect and refract light in the most sublime ways, giving crystals a mystical quality that is enchanting. The idea of using crystals to heal the mind and body

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Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition that results in a person’s blood sugar levels becoming too high. Nearly 3 million people in the UK are known to suffer from diabetes and it is estimated that there are a further 850,000 undiagnosed cases. What is it? There are two types of diabetes: • Type 1 diabetes affects around

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Rosacea

Having healthy glowing skin is quite often seen as an indicator of good health and clean living. However, many of us actually take our skin for granted, we fry it for hours, un-protected in the sun, fail to cleanse it thoroughly and cover it in make-up. We can easily forget that skin is an organ

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