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Insect Bites Advice

Question: Whenever I go on holiday I’m forever getting bitten. What do you recommend? 16 September, 2008 – 17:21 Answer: In some parts of the world, such as Africa and South America, mosquito bites can lead to serious diseases such as malaria, which is why visitors to these areas have to be immunised before they travel. […]

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Co-Enzyme Q10 Advice

Question: What is Co-Enzyme Q10 and is it good for energy levels. BY Rebecca Laske 16 September, 2008 – 17:20 Answer: Scientists have discovered that as we age, the body produces less of a vital chemical responsible for the production of energy. Co-enzyme Q10 is found in every cell within the body. There are approximately 100 trillion cells […]

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Painful Feet Advice

Question: I work in a shop and I am on my feet all day. By the time I get home, they are often swollen and painful. How can I look after my feet better? 16 September, 2008 – 17:18 Answer: The fact is, people who are often on their feet all day whether at home or […]

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Christmas Depression Advice

Question: It might sound daft, but I always feel a little tearful during the festive period. Is there a logical explanation for this and if so, what do you suggest? 16 September, 2008 – 16:11 Answer: Christmas is supposed to be a time of happiness and togetherness, but statistics show that it is also the […]

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Brittle Nails

Question: I am a lifelong sufferer of weak nails. They break with even the slightest use; do you have any suggestions? 16 September, 2008 – 12:59 Answer: Weak nails are a common complaint in both men and women and unlike that bottle of malt in the dining-room cabinet, they are unlikely to improve with age! In […]

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Basic weight loss advice

Question: I’ve just come back from holiday and I’ve piled on a few pounds. Do you have any suggestions? BY Rebecca Laske 16 September, 2008 – 12:49 Answer: Above all the key to a healthy lifestyle is exercise. Although there are no instant results, exercise increases the rate at which the body breaks down foods, so […]

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Tendon injuries and omega fish oils

Question: I am running the London marathon in April but have developed tendinitis in my knees. I’m no athlete and really need to get back into training. Can you suggest anything? BY Rebecca Laske 16 September, 2008 – 12:47 Answer: Budding marathon runners eager to start their training often do too much too soon. It is very important […]

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Cold Sore Advice

Question: Unfortunately, I’m prone to cold sores. Are there any natural remedies you would recommend? BY Rebecca Laske 16 September, 2008 – 12:33 Answer: Cold Sores are caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV). There are two types of herpes simplex virus; type 1 and type 2. HSV-1 is the first type of Herpes Simplex Virus and generally infects […]

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Circulation Boosting Advice

Question: During the winter I find that my fingers and toes get very cold. Is there anything that could help me? BY Rebecca Laske 16 September, 2008 – 12:27 Answer: Getting cold fingers and toes comes down to poor circulation. When the body’s flow of blood is restricted, blood and therefore warmth is not reaching the […]

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Memory Boosting Tips

Question: I’m in my late 60’s and am becoming quite forgetful. Most recently I forgot my daughter’s birthday. Do you have any memory boosting tips? BY Rebecca Laske 16 September, 2008 – 12:17 Answer: Many people experience occasional memory lapses. While lapses sometimes signal a deeper problem, most do not. The key to a better memory is […]

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