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Help for High Blood Pressure
12 hours ago

Help for High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is measured as two numbers. The first number is the systolic reading and this is the pressure within your blood vessels as the heart contracts and faces blood into …
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How safe is coconut oil?
16 hours ago

How safe is coconut oil?

Last week’s headlines splashed the shocker ‘Coconut oil as unhealthy as beef fat and butter’.

Not so long ago, coconut oil was hailed as a cure-all for everything from dementia to dry skin …
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More than 5 a day
2 weeks ago

More than 5 a day

More than half of adults in Northern Ireland struggle to eat three portions of fruit and veg a week. This is shocking! It’s time to up our game for the …
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What is your body trying to tell you?
2 months ago

What is your body trying to tell you?

Dry itchy skin, joint pain, tired all the time, bad breath, anxiety and stress. If any of these symptoms sound familiar, it could be your body’s way of telling you that something is deficient in …
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Mental Health Week
2 months ago

Mental Health Week

It’s World Mental Health Week.

Mental health problems like depression, anxiety, substance misuse, eating disorders and post-natal depression are thought to affect 19% of our population, with people in Northern Ireland having …
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Reading Food Labels
2 months ago

Reading Food Labels

Reading food labels can be confusing at the best of times, but you don’t need a Food Science degree to work out what’s in your food if you follow some basic …
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Spring Clean Your Diet
3 months ago

Spring Clean Your Diet

Lighter evenings and sunny days are on the way as the clocks change next weekend. If you have been in winter hibernation, all this talk of sunshine, might put you in the …
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Eat your heart out!
4 months ago

Eat your heart out!

Heart health is a big issue in Northern Ireland, with 39% of all adult deaths caused by chest, heart or stroke conditions and 11% of the population living with these conditions.

With …
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Boost Your Winter Immunity
5 months ago

Boost Your Winter Immunity

The weather forecast is for colder weather to come in the next few weeks, so get your store cupboard stocked with some winter essentials to help keep your immune system in …
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Do burnt toast & roast potatoes increase cancer risk?
5 months ago

Do burnt toast & roast potatoes increase cancer risk?

Burnt toast & roast potatoes!

The Food Standard’s Agency’s (FSA) ‘Go for Gold‘ campaign encourages us to avoid burnt toast and cook our roast potatoes for a shorter time to …
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