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Restless legs – can we help?

Restless legs – can we help? What is Restless Leg Syndrome? Restless leg syndrome, also known as Willis-Ekbom disease is the irresistible urge to move your legs because of uncomfortable sensations. The uncomfortable feeling gets worse in the evening when resting or sleeping.  Jiggling or moving your feet and legs can provide short-term comfort – […]

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Garlic – a helpful little bulb

Garlic – a helpful little bulb! For thousands of years, before this bulb was used to flavour our favourite dishes, it was used as a medical treatment in ancient cultures. The health benefits of garlic were used by Egyptian, Chinese, and Roman civilisations.  To quote the often-called father of western medicine, the ancient Greek physician […]

Alcohol and bone health!

Alcohol and bone health!

Alcohol and bone health! One of the ways alcohols can cause problems is by negatively influencing your bone health and increasing the risk of osteoporosis! Bone is a living tissue that continues to undergo change and replacement, even after you have reached full maturity.  Long-term alcohol consumption can interfere with bone growth and replacement, resulting […]

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Eggcellent eggs!

Eggcellent eggs! Since the domestication of the chicken, we have been enjoying and nourishing ourselves with eggs. A single large, boiled egg contains: Folate Vitamin A Vitamin B12 Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) Phosphorous Selenium Riboflavin (vitamin B2) They also contain good amounts of vitamin E, vitamin D, vitamin B6, calcium and zinc! The average egg […]

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Your heart is a muscle too!

Your heart is a muscle too! It will come as no surprise that being physically active is a huge step towards good heart health. Being physically active is an effective tool for strengthening the heart muscle.  Other benefits include: Keeps weight under control. Wards off artery damage due to high cholesterol Helps to reduce high […]