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Let’s talk about Prostate Cancer… 

Not a pleasant topic… agreed. Regardless though, early prostate cancer doesn’t usually have any symptoms. This makes understanding your risk and the value of screening, so important. Simply put, the prostate is a gland that lies just below the bladder. It secretes fluid, of which about 30% constitutes seminal fluid. This fluid helps not only…
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Keeping motivated this Winter 

Winter is upon us. It’s dark, its cold and let’s be honest, it can be pretty difficult to keep active, right? Did you know that weather is one of the most commonly reported barriers to exercising? Don’t let this winter knock your motivation! Check out our TOP 10 tips to staying motivated in the colder…
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Alcohol. What is it really doing to us? 

As we approach the fun and festivities of December, many of us are looking forward to spending more quality time with the people we cherish. It seems almost hard to believe that this time last year we were facing our very first COVID Christmas, navigating our way through the unknown. Making plans This year, things…
fruit and veg in a bowl. Held up by a hand. There is a stethescope and glucose monitor in the image.

Insulin Resistance – Reducing your risk.  

What is insulin? Insulin is a hormone which is produced by the β (beta) cells of the pancreatic islets (a region of the pancreas). The hormone is responsible for the regulation of glucose in the bloodstream. In response to high levels of glucose in the blood, the β-cells (which are sensitive to blood glucose) release…

A Feel Good Recipe for National Cholesterol Month

We all know that fibre is important but do we know why? Not only does it allow us to feel fuller for longer but increased consumption is also associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. With only 13% of men and 4% of women consuming the recommended daily amount, we thought we would share…
Insulin Resistance

Managing Cravings when you Stop Smoking 

Why is it so challenging to stop? Tobacco smoking has been described as one of the most challenging behaviours to overcome. Combining the addictive properties of nicotine with the habitual aspect of smoking can lead to an onslaught of cravings if not managed well, especially if there is no plan in place to support the cessation process.  How does nicotine play a role in smoking addiction? When you smoke, nicotine…

Women’s Health – Menopause 101

Why should we talk about menopause? It is estimated that around 13 million women are currently peri or menopausal in the UK alone (Wellbeing of Women) – that’s equal to one third of the entire UK female population. How is it then, menopause still remains such a taboo subject? Lack of understanding is largely to…

5 Tips to Manage Your Blood Sugar Levels

Blood sugar or blood glucose is the body’s primary source of fuel. When glucose is metabolised well, it is transported around the body to provide the appropriate amount of energy you need. Managing your blood sugar levels is very important as it allows your body to function normally, it can reduce the risk of developing…

Nutrition & Immunity

The immune system is functioning day-to-day but we only tend to think about it when the winter comes, get a cold or flu or in unprecedented times such as the current pandemic. With health being firmly placed at the forefront of our minds during these times of uncertainty the immune system has received much attention.…