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Carrot & Almond Soup

Soup, you say, that’s winter fodder, isn’t it? I could eat (drink?) soup any time of the year, so spring doesn’t put me off a big, warm bowl of comfort. But during the warmer months, you might want to lighten up a little. This delicately-flavoured soup is perfect for spring and it full of goodies. … Continue reading

Dame Sally Davies reports on the health of Baby Boomers: and it’s pretty shocking stuff
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Dame Sally Davies reports on the health of Baby Boomers: and it’s pretty shocking stuff

The Chief Medical Officer of England has released a report into the health of Baby Boomers. This is the group of people born between 1945 and 1965. I’m one of them, maybe you are too. We are living longer but are not really in better health. A huge burden of cardiovascular disease and cancers would … Continue reading

Rowan Hillson:Diabetes and fracture risk
Guest posts / health / Living with diabetes / Medical Info / Vitamin D

Rowan Hillson:Diabetes and fracture risk

Adapted from:   Fractures and Diabetes Rowan Hillson MBE National Clinical Director for Diabetes England 2008-18   Practical Diabetes Jan/Feb 17 Summary Fractures are more likely in diabetics compared to non- diabetics. Metabolic factors, an increased risk of falls, complications, infection, medications and the effects of low blood sugars all contribute. Neuropathy is a particular … Continue reading

Food / Recipes

Sausage and Onion Frittata

Hopefully, wherever you are in the world, you get to eat outside regularly. As you may know, the authors of this blog live in Scotland where outdoor eating isn’t possible for most of the year. We’ve just enjoyed an exceptionally beautiful May in the West of Scotland, though, and it did present opportunities for al … Continue reading

Heri: Understanding your biological clock
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Heri: Understanding your biological clock

Daily Health Points The Art of Healthy Living   Synchronizing with our biological clock Biological Human Clock The 24-hour light–dark cycle is a fundamental characteristic of Earth’s environment and profoundly influences the behaviour and physiology of animals and humans. The illustration above highlight how hormone production and vital signs fluctuate during the day. This is called … Continue reading