My Top 10 Tips for Sleep

We all know how important sleep is to our overall well being but according to neuroscientist, Matthew Walker, if we get less than 7 hours sleep a night, we are increasing our risk of chronic diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease, a heart attack and mental health problems (1). Eek! When we sleep, our […]

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Bacteria – where is the logic?

I read an article in the Health and Science section of the Week yesterday, where a recent study has been done in Germany on bacteria found in our kitchen sponges. It concluded that there are 54 billion bacteria per cubic cm of sponge and whilst most are harmless, there were varieties […]

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Gluten-free Oats?

As I was walking the dogs through the farm fields this morning, I was wondering what I should write about next. Up the hill, through a field of oats and it occurred to me that those interested in cutting out gluten from their diets might think that they MUST buy gluten-free oats, […]

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Being Sensible About the Sun

Its that time of year again that we are seeing some wonderful long, sunny days and with it comes all the adverts for staying safe in the sun and plastering on suncream. The dangers of overexposure to the sun are well documented, including sun burn, premature skin ageing and potentially […]

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