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To be a REAL MAN, don’t smoke and drink

For once the Atkins diet was not in the news this week. Small wonder considering the devastating blow it received from Denmark. (See Newsletter no 96 for the Danish study showing that Atkins dieters do lose more weight than other dieters - but only for the first 6 months.To be a REAL MAN, don't smoke [...]

By |2004-09-13T18:58:00+01:00September 13th, 2004|Health, Homeopathy|Comments Off on To be a REAL MAN, don’t smoke and drink

Adkins: Does it work in the long term? • Tip of the Week: Bad Breath

THE ATKINS DIET: Does it work in the LONG TERM?The book called itself 'revolutionary'. It sold more than 45 million copies making it one of the biggest selling books in history. Its message was simple: Carbohydrates are the enemy and must largely be avoided. Protein and fat are fine and you can more or less [...]

By |2004-09-04T18:55:00+01:00September 4th, 2004|Health, Homeopathy|Comments Off on Adkins: Does it work in the long term? • Tip of the Week: Bad Breath

Let the Diet Wars begin! • GREED IS THE ENEMY! • Fines for missed GP appointments• Tip of the Week: Sunburn

Let the Diet Wars begin!After two successive columns devoted to the redoubtable Atkin's diet it would have been time to move on. Except I couldn't resist telling you about an article in Tuesday's Times which put the diet in the ring against that old workhorse of a diet or slimming plan - Weightwatchers!Under a full [...]

By |2004-08-28T18:47:00+01:00August 28th, 2004|Health, Homeopathy|Comments Off on Let the Diet Wars begin! • GREED IS THE ENEMY! • Fines for missed GP appointments• Tip of the Week: Sunburn

The Atkins Diet: Part II • Tip of the Week: Toxic or overeaten?

The Atkins Diet: Part II In my last column I reviewed the Horizon programme on the Atkins Diet. Although the programme clearly showed that people on the diet do indeed lose weight, (by simply consuming less calories) it was not able to give answers to some important questions: Is the diet good for you? What [...]

By |2004-08-23T18:06:00+01:00August 23rd, 2004|Health, Homeopathy|Comments Off on The Atkins Diet: Part II • Tip of the Week: Toxic or overeaten?

The Atkins Diet: Part I • That Horizon Programme • Tip of the Week: Mosquito bites

The Atkins Diet: Part IThat Horizon ProgrammeWell the health news item of the week just has to be BBC2's Horizon programme on Thursday night. It was all about that most fashionable of diets, The Atkins Diet.It was one of the most interesting and well-made television programmes on a health issue that I've ever seen. That [...]

By |2004-08-14T18:04:00+01:00August 14th, 2004|Health, Homeopathy|Comments Off on The Atkins Diet: Part I • That Horizon Programme • Tip of the Week: Mosquito bites

Healthy Snacking • Fruit • Tip of the Week: Digestion

Healthy Snacking - Around the worldThe BBC has a plethora of information on health issues on the health area of its website (http://www.bbc.co.uk/health) which is well worth a look at. There is a useful article on how to snack without putting on weight. The piece makes the point that snacking is not necessarily unhealthy. It [...]

By |2004-07-29T18:00:00+01:00July 29th, 2004|Health, Homeopathy|Comments Off on Healthy Snacking • Fruit • Tip of the Week: Digestion

Fertility and the Atkins Diet • Dr Kaplan’s Rules of Rational Eating • Hay fever •

Fertility and the Atkins DietSo many people are on the Atkins diet that Britain's butchers are on a high. But how healthy is this popular diet that calls carbohydrates 'the enemy'. Various studies have allegedly linked it to sugar diabetes, depression, osteoporosis and breast cancer, but none of these links has been substantially proved. Now [...]

By |2004-07-22T17:41:00+01:00July 22nd, 2004|Health, Homeopathy|Comments Off on Fertility and the Atkins Diet • Dr Kaplan’s Rules of Rational Eating • Hay fever •

The Nation’s Health • Safe Sex: Prostitution: To legalise or not to • Homeopathic Tip: Warts

The Nation's Health As I write this newsletter I'm looking at an A3 poster sent to me by a company called NatCen (The National Centre for Social Research). Apparently they work 'on behalf' of the Department of Health.NatCen have done a big health survey of England. The study used a sample of 20 000 adults [...]

By |2004-07-16T17:38:00+01:00July 16th, 2004|Health, Homeopathy|Comments Off on The Nation’s Health • Safe Sex: Prostitution: To legalise or not to • Homeopathic Tip: Warts

To smack or not to smack • Good news for milk drinkers • Jogging • Homeopathic Tip: Bruises & grazes that redden the skin

To smack or not to smack, that is the question So how does this controversial debate in the House of Lords become a medical issue? Let me explain. They want to make a law that says you should not smack your kids but if you do smack them, you shouldn't smack them too hard. So [...]

By |2004-07-10T17:35:00+01:00July 10th, 2004|Health, Homeopathy|Comments Off on To smack or not to smack • Good news for milk drinkers • Jogging • Homeopathic Tip: Bruises & grazes that redden the skin

When will your biological clock begin to tick? • Homeopathic Tip: Premenstrual TensionWhen will your biological clock begin to tick?

When will your biological clock begin to tick?This is a question that millions of childless women ask themselves. In today's society women are having babies later and later and some manage to leave it too late. It brings to mind a cartoon I once saw of a smartly-dressed, obviously successful woman throwing up her hands [...]

By |2004-07-01T17:33:00+01:00July 1st, 2004|Health, Homeopathy|Comments Off on When will your biological clock begin to tick? • Homeopathic Tip: Premenstrual TensionWhen will your biological clock begin to tick?