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  • Anxiety, Panic Attack

    Anxiety, Panic Attack

    Anxiety is a marriage between body and mind. An unhappy marriage. The more anxious you feel, the more symptoms your body exhibits. From diarrhoea and nausea to heart gripping chest...

  • Appetite, Poor

    Appetite, Poor

    In our ‘thin is beautiful’ society, we can easily forget that a good appetite is a measure of good health. Just what is a normal appetite? See also Anorexia Nervosa...

  • Appetite, Excessive

    Appetite, Excessive

    Our bodies are creatures of habit, and if lunchtime is always 12.30, the odds are that we will feel hungry at 12.25. Just like Pavlov’s dog we salivate at the...

  • Arthritis, Osteoarthritis

    Arthritis, Osteoarthritis

    By the time we reach 50 years of age, most of us will have some degree of osteoarthritis (OA). Almost all vertebrates are affected, even whales and fish. OA is...

  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is the vicious cousin of Osteoarthritis (OA). Rheumatoid arthritis is often excruciatingly painful, more so than OA. Whereas OA goes about its business of slow degeneration over...

  • Coeliac Disease – Diet and Diagnosis

    Coeliac Disease – Diet and Diagnosis

    Coeliac (pronounced ‘see-lee-ak’) disease, was not identified until 1950, even though the symptoms had been observed for many years. It is an intolerance to alpha-gliadin, a component of gluten which...

  • Candida Diet

    Candida Diet

    Candida albicans is a yeast which lives in 90-98 per cent of humans. Yeasts, related to moulds and fungi, prefer to live in a warm, dark and moist environment, so...

  • Acne

    Acne

    Pimples en masse are called acne or officially acne vulgaris. Vulgar(is) meaning common rather than vulgar meaning uncouth. Common or uncouth, acne is better absent than present. Acne occurs when...

  • Baldness (Alopecia)

    Baldness (Alopecia)

    A paper entitled ‘Shorn Scalps and Perceptions of Male Dominance’ revealed that bald or closely shaven men were perceived to be stronger and taller than their hairier colleagues. Despite these...

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