People are often confused about exactly what an EFA is, what it does, and why it is (or they are) important in the human diet. Then, just to add to the puzzle, there’s the often contentious debate about which fatty acids are actually ‘essential’. Sandi Nye takes a look at these fascinating molecules. Are only […]

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Should we be consuming low-fat or high-fat foods? What are omegas, are they important and where do you get them? Ian Craig answers your questions. People form their opinions from what they read or what they are told. Indeed, we were told 20 years ago that food should always be low in fat. This theme […]

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Pain is a symptom, often a very strong symptom. It is a personal experience, and is influenced by all that we have learned and experienced, culturally and in our upbringing. While pharmaceutical drugs are powerful and can provide rapid pain relief, they often have side-effects when used in the long term. Dr David Nye describes […]

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In the list of common chronic disorders of digestion, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) ranks high in the ability to wreak havoc on the sufferer’s social life, occupation and personal comfort. The symptoms that accompany IBS (also known as spastic colon or mucous colitis) – constipation, diarrhoea, bloating and flatulence, searing abdominal pain spasms – can […]

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There are more than 100 different forms of arthritis of which osteoarthritis is the most common. This article focuses on its causes, treatment options and preventive measures against further joint damage. Osteoarthritis is an increasingly common disorder in both men and women. It is mainly a chronic disorder associated with age due to general wear […]

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