This week in the Guardian is an article reporting the research published by consumer group Which? that shows shoppers can save up to £440 by swapping “superfoods” with cheaper alternatives.   While the intentions are good, it is this very kind of apples-and-oranges style of comparisons that leave the results frustratingly misguided.   The

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  Is acupuncture effective? Yes! In 2003 the World Health Organization recognized acupuncture as effective for a wide range of common health conditions (download their PDF report) and in 2009, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence released guidelines recommending that acupuncture should be made available on the NHS, as a cost-effective short-term treatment for the management of early, persistent non-specific

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  This is not a new article but I recently stumbled across it and I wanted to share it with you.   Dr Leana Wen is a Harvard-educated emergency physician and she describes how despite being trained in western medicine, she came to appreciate the “whole picture” approach of Chinese medicine:   While my study is

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  Stylist magazine recently brought to my attention a syndrome called Bitchy Resting Face (BRF) which “is basically an expression (or rather a non-expression), that makes people think you’re in a bad mood, when actually you’re not. In fact, you’re probably not thinking about a lot, to be honest.”   There’s even a spoof public

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  June 21st was the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. After a season of growth during spring and a gradual shift in balance, we have now entered the most yang phase of the year. We are now putting all our efforts in continuing that spurt, changing from a sprint to the marathon while

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  We all know that having a positive attitude in life is the ideal – banish all the self-doubt, negativity and skepticism for a much healthier mind and body. But while it may seem a bit self-help bookish to some, a new study has shown a possible link between cynical people being more likely to

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  I first heard about faecal transplant and my initial reaction, probably like everybody else, was of disgust. It completely goes against everything we think of as healthcare and treatment, when the more surgically clean something is the better. This is especially with my already existing disgust with users of public restrooms who don’t wash

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  RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) has long been the mantra held by the medical community for treating athletic injuries.   I have always disagreed with the use of ice compresses on injuries (at a push I will say it’s okay within the first 24 hours of injury) because I truly believe it affects

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