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Why am I losing hair?

September 2, 2014|Latest News|

Common causes of hair loss... There are many direct or indirect causes for hair loss. Here are some explanations for the most common causes: Male pattern baldness Male pattern baldness is hereditary - which means it runs in families - and is thought to be caused by oversensitive hair follicles (holes in the skin that contain the roots of each hair). This is linked to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is made from the male hormone testosterone. If there is too much DHT, the follicles react to it - the hair becomes thinner and grows for a shorter length of time [...]

High Blood Pressure

August 11, 2014|Latest News|

The facts about High blood pressure... High blood pressure (Hypertension) is becoming an ever increasing problem for the UK population and if left untreated can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Often known as the ‘silent killer’, high blood pressure has no symptoms - you only know you have it if you get your blood pressure checked. But what is high blood pressure? Blood pressure is measured in mm of mercury (mmHg) and is made up of two values: Systolic pressure – the pressure your blood is at when the heart pumps it out Diastolic pressure – the pressure your [...]

Gluten Free Baking

August 7, 2014|Latest News|

Win a gluten-free box of goodies... It’s back! The Great British Bake Off returned to our screens last night on BBC 1 – and to celebrate, why not take part in our own Gluten Free Bake Off for a chance to win a gluten-free box of goodies?! The Great British Bake Off features twelve amateur bakers who will take part in a ‘bake-off’ each week – the ‘bake-off’ will test every part of their baking skills until one of them wins TV’s most coveted baking prize, Best Amateur Baker. Baking is a skill and getting the right blend of ingredients, mix, [...]

Obesity and Weight Gain

July 24, 2014|Latest News|

Obesity is one of the major health problems in the UK... Health Risks Being overweight can put you at increased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. Obesity is one of the major health problems confronting people today in the UK and, unfortunately, it is on the increase. Even losing a small amount of weight can make a big difference to your overall health and wellbeing. For example it can: Increase your energy levels Help you to move about more easily Reduce breathlessness Reduce joint pain Lower blood pressure and cholesterol Reduce the risk of diabetes [...]

Novak Djokovic marries…

July 17, 2014|Latest News|

Gluten Free devotee Novak Djokovic marries four days after Wimbledon triumph... Four days after his Wimbledon triumph and “gluten free diet” devotee, Novak Djokovic has married his pregnant fiancée in a private ceremony in Montenegro. Djokovic and childhood sweetheart Jelena Ristic were wed Thursday in a swish resort on the Adriatic coast. Local media say the newly weds were joined by family, friends and guests, but away from the public eye. Djokovic who claims following a “Gluten Free” diet was a real game changer to his tennis career battled with Roger Federer over five sets to claim his second Wimbledon title. He dedicated [...]

Battling Hayfever?

August 30, 2013|Latest News|

Top tips for avoiding pollen... Hay fever is a common allergic condition that affects up to one in five people at some point in their life. Symptoms of hay fever include: sneezing a runny nose itchy eyes These symptoms are caused when a person has an allergic reaction to pollen and, although there is currently no cure for hay fever, most people are able to relieve symptoms with treatment – at least to a certain extent. In an ideal world, the most effective way to control hay fever would be to avoid exposure to pollen. However, it's very difficult to avoid [...]

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