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Archives - Month: April 2020

You say tomato…

There are many health benefits to the ubiquitous tomato. Tomatoes are a major source of lycopene, an antioxidant, which gives the fruit it’s vivid colour. As well as lycopene, they also contain various other plant compounds, including beta-carotene, narigenin and chlorogenic acid. Lycopene is good

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Feeling overwhelmed?

With so much going on at the moment, we are all facing a new normal. Simple changes to our daily routines can make a difference to how we feel. Just say no For lots of us saying yes to something is our default position. It’s

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How do you approach your ‘to-do’ list?

Monday morning. Even thought our normal routines are far from normal at the moment that Monday morning can still bring a sense of panic at all the things that need to be done today or in the coming week. And now there is home schooling,

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Food and Mood

Foods to help us feel better The challenges of eating healthily whilst on lockdown are there – access to food, access to healthy food, access to fresh food, the motivation to make or eat something healthy when we are surrounded by Easter chocolate and the

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Noggin the Brain People

Immune Health- what does it really mean?

What our immune systems do Our immune systems are  a hugely complex operation. Our immune defences take different forms- from barriers that we can see, such as skin and those little hairs inside our nose, to the huge array of clever processes that go on

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Feeling Stressed?

Talking about feelings of stress has become part of our daily routine. Stress is defined in different ways. Technically it is the adverse reaction people have to pressure or demands places on them.  Or put more simply, the constant and repetitive feeling you have when

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