‘My child has earache/stomachache/nettle rash’. ‘I’ve burnt myself/cut myself/pulled a muscle’. These are the sort of first aid issues that people call about; not serious enough to go to the doctor, but needing attention right now.
The ‘Isle Singers’, a small choir of ladies, sang to the patients in Aria Court Care Home in March Cambridgeshire on Thursday 6th July 2017.
Back in the 70s, when I first started getting interested in food and nutrition, chocolate was recommended as part of a vegetarian diet because of its high iron content.
There are lots of ways to test for allergies or sensitivities, from patch testing on the skin to hair analysis to kinesiology.
On Tuesday 20th June patients in Heron House, Aria Court Care Home, March, Cambridgeshire, had an unusual visitor.
Did you know that June 14th is World Blood Donor Day? We are all encouraged to present ourselves at our nearest centre.
A recent study has backed up the traditional use of Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) as an aid to memory – and Holland and Barrett reports a huge surge in demand as a result.
Yes, it’s another garden nuisance, growing like crazy at the moment, flowering and setting seed almost before you have time to blink. But like a lot of vigorous weeds, it has benefits to offer us.
If you’re a gardener, you probably think that Couch Grass (Agropyron repens) is just a nightmare.
It’s a very confusing picture. In the first place, a lot of the foods we call ‘nuts’ are not nuts at all in the botanical sense: you probably know that about peanuts, but it’s also true of almonds, pecans, walnuts, pistachios and Brazil nuts.
Hotter Hereford Store Manager Jan Paton probably never considered herself inspirational, but when she sent us a photo of her latest craft creations we knew there was a very special story to be discovered.
Right now, Devon is full of primroses. The common primrose, Primula vulgaris, is one of those early spring flowers, like sweet violet and coltsfoot, that have a particular virtue in soothing coughs and sore throats.
I talked last week about acid reflux, and the medications that are often used to control it.
It is universally accepted that humour can defuse an explosive situation, spice up a flagging event and lift a grounded party.
Hay fever season is almost upon us.
In just a short time, my beloved husband has gone from someone who hasn’t had a day’s sickness for many, many years, didn’t go to the doctors’ unless there was no alternative and wouldn’t even take headache tablets unless absolutely necessary, to someone who now takes eight tablets a day and will have to do so for the rest of his life.
I’ve just been to a seminar giving updates on the latest thinking about female hormones, and what we can do about it when things do not run smoothly.
A useful tool in social work (and indeed in life) is to be able to hold an assortment of different versions of reality in your head at the same time. And that is what is going on here in New Normal land at the moment.
A few weeks ago I wrote about how transplanting bacteria from a healthy person’s gut to someone suffering from irritable bowel or other digestive problems can dramatically improve their health.
So this is the new way to live forever, according to the latest guidelines.
Yes, it’s that time of year again. Though of course, people are less likely to need aphrodisiacs in spring, when the sap is rising and – as the joke goes – ‘young men’s fancy turns to what young women have been thinking of all year’.