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Wednesday, 10 October 2018  |  Editor
Fibromyalgia- identifying some of the key symptoms

Prior to 1980, fibromyalgia was called fibrositis, as it was believed that inflammation in our connective tissues was causing the characteristic, widespread pain associated with this condition. Post 1980, the name changed to fibromyalgia as the conclusion was drawn that there was no such inflammation present, and instead the condition was a 'centralised pain state' and our central nervous system was the root cause.

However, regardless of the technicalities, most practitioners aren't convinced that some degree of low grade inflammation isn't involved and, regardless of the official standpoint, the main aim should be to focus on reducing the symptoms that trouble our clients most.

Generally, the main symptoms that affect those suffering from fibromyalgia include:

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Saturday, 6 October 2018  |  Editor
Growing Old Gracefully

In 1962 the average life expectancy for men was 68.1 while women could expect to live six years longer. Fast forward 55 years and the UK Office for National Statistics now puts life expectancy rates at 79.4 and 83.1 respectively. This is great news for us all, as medical advances mean that survival rates from serious illnesses like cancer and heart disease continue to improve, but it also means that the older generation needs to learn how to ‘age well’ by delaying the onset of chronic degenerative conditions.

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Friday, 6 July 2018  |  Editor
Award winning Pharma Nord Products now available

We are delighted to include the Pharma Nord range pr health supplements on our site. Pharma Nord have been supplying pharmaceutical quality Vitamins and dietary supplements to consumers, health food shops, pharmacies, hospitals and practitioners for over twenty years. Their large selection of products make it easy to boost your health by supplementing your diet with preparations of superior quality.

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Friday, 4 May 2018  |  Editor
How to recognise an underactive thyroid.

Around 5% of women will be diagnosed with hypothyroidism at some stage in their lives, with another quarter on the borderline of slow and normal function. The borderline cases often get missed because they are less likely to warrant medication in the doctor's opinion. But these cases can be helped.

Here are some common symptoms to look out for:

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Wednesday, 2 November 2016  |  Editor
Tired of Being Tired? Iron Might Help Some Women

Iron deficiency can leave you with little energy even of you are not anaemic. In a study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, symptoms of fatigue significantly improved in premenopausal women who had low iron stores but were not anaemic after supplementing with iron. Read more here about iron and how it helps the body and what you can do to help alleviate the problem.

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