Food and Supplements

Popular York Restaurant To Take Over City Centre Shop

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    By Chloe Laversuch in YorkMix. A popular city centre restaurant is set to expand into a neighbouring shop. Ate O’Clock on High Ousegate has applied for planning permission to take over the former Joy store next door to its entrance. If the proposals go ahead, the company would create a new deli shop […]

Older People Need To Stay Hydrated – Here’s How

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  By Cini Bhanu in The Conversation.    Dehydration is associated with a higher risk of ill health in older people, from having an infection, a fall or being admitted to hospital. But an appetite for food and drink can diminish as people age, so older people should drink regularly, even when they’re not thirsty. Older women […]

General election 2019: What’s Pledged For Disability And Mental Health ?

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      By Damon Rose & Beth Rose in BBC News.   With 13 million disabled people in the country, plus their friends and family, the political parties have a huge community to court. Universal credit is still making headlines, while the main parties are divided on what to do with the social care […]

Antibiotics: Even Low Use In Children Can Have A Negative Impact On Health – New Research

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  By Oliver van Hecke in The Conversation.   GPs in the UK carry out over 300m patient consultations every year and at least a quarter of these deal with children. Almost two-thirds of such appointments are for coughs, sore throats, or earaches – illnesses which young children commonly get. Doctors and nurses group these types of illnesses […]

Fake Drugs That Could Kill Are On The Rise In Western Countries – Here’s Why

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    By Susanne Lundin and Rui Liu in The Conversation.   Fake medicines – illegal and substandard pharmaceuticals – have until now largely been a problem in low and middle-income countries. Ranging from lifestyle products to lifesaving medicines, such products are now also on the rise in the Western world. The spread is concerning, […]

I Swapped Plastic Milk Cartons For Glass Bottles Delivered To My Door And I’ll Never Look Back

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      By Natasha Hinde in Huffpost.   Our readers care about the environment, but making sustainable choices isn’t always as straightforward as we’d like. Swap Shop is our regular series hoping to tackle that, each week a HuffPoster will take on a new green challenge and write about their journey to live a more […]

URGENT RECALL Two New Alerts Over Common Heartburn Drug Recalled Over Cancer Fears – Including Boots And Morrison Own-Brands

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    By Lizzie Parry in The Sun.   COMMON heartburn drugs sold over-the-counter have been urgently recalled – over fears they could contain cancer-causing chemicals. It’s the third major recall of its kind, six types of prescription-only Zantac were recalled earlier this month. Now, six more products have been added to the list, the Medicines and […]

Gut Microbes Can Be Picky Eaters – Here’s Why It Matters

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    By Tim Spector in The Conversation.   We choose our food for a variety of reasons, including personal preference, availability, cost and healthiness. But we should also take our gut microbes’ preferences into account, a new study published in Cell suggests. The bacteria in our guts, collectively known as the microbiota or microbiome, live on […]

National Roll-Out Of Electronic Prescription Service

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      From the Yorkshire Times.   All prescriptions across England will be digitised to make staff and patients’ lives easier, Primary Care Minister Jo Churchill has announced today. The electronic prescription service (EPS) will be rolled out nationally next month, following rigorous testing involving 60 GP practices and hundreds of pharmacies. Almost 70% […]

The Myhill Mitochondrial Test And ME/CFS Studies Take A Hit

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By Cort Johnson in Health Rising.   The ATP Profiles test developed by Dr John McLaren-Howard (and the Mitochondrial Energy Score developed from it) has been a big deal for the chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) community. The test formed the basis for studies dating back to 2009 by Dr. Myhill, Dr. McLaren and Dr. Booth which asserted […]

Rituximab For Patients With Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Fail

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    From Questioning Answers.   B-cell depletion using several infusions of rituximab over 12 months was not associated with clinical improvement in patients with ME/CFS [Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome].” That was the conclusion reached in the paper by Øystein Fluge and colleagues [1]. Their findings based on the use of rituximab, “a drug that is often used to treat inflammatory diseases (for […]

Unsolicited Health Advice Is Intrusive & Invalidating – Please Stop

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    By Jo Moss in A Journey Through The Fog.   Everyone living with a chronic illness has had to deal with unsolicited advice about their health. Whether it’s from strangers on social media or from well-meaning friends and family, uninvited advice is a frustrating part of living with an incurable chronic illness. It’s […]

York’s Wheelchair-Accessible Indie Coffee Shops And Cafes

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  By Pippa, from The Life Of Pippa Blog.   If you’ve ever visited York, you’ll know it’s an absolute goldmine for cute and quirky independent businesses. You could visit a different indie coffee shop for breakfast every weekend, and in my former years as a student (prior to becoming a wheelchair-user), that’s pretty much […]

I’m Disabled & I Rely On Single-Use Plastics – Please Don’t Judge Me

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      By Jo Moss in A Journey Through The Fog.   Reading through this month’s writing prompts, the one that sparked my interest the most was ‘Reusing’. When I think of ‘reusing’ I automatically turn to the need to reduce single-use plastic, and the detrimental effect plastic has on our oceans. It’s been […]

Drinking A Little Whiskey Might Actually Help Relieve Cold Symptoms

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    By Kate Bratskeir in The Huffington Post.   There’s no real cure for the common cold, but a little bit of whiskey or bourbon (that’s a little bit, we said) could offer some relief. The classic hot toddy, typically made of whiskey, honey, lemon juice and hot water, can subdue the injustices of your inevitable winter cold. The hot […]

Dietary Advice For Bedbound ME/CFS Patients: Protein

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      By Dr Courtney Craig.   Dietary protein requirements for the average person are about 0.8g/per kg body weight/day per the U.S. and European standards. That equates to about 67-114g per day for men, and between 59-102g per day for women. Adequate dietary protein allows for: Repair of tissues and cellular proteins: a […]

Hospital Food Review Announced By Government

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  From The Yorkshire Times.   The government will work with the NHS to improve food quality in hospitals and provide consistently safe, nutritious and tasty food. The review will consider: 1. How food can help aid faster recovery, taking into account the unique needs of vulnerable groups 2. Support from national bodies such as […]

Vitamin B12 Deficiency: The Six Main Signs You’re Lacking B12 And Could Be Deficient

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      By JESSICA KNIBBS in The Express.   Vitamin B12 is the water-soluble vitamin that plays an essential role in the production of red blood cells. Lacking in the vitamin could cause a number of signs in the body. What are the six main symptoms that could mean you are vitamin B12 deficient?   Vitamin […]

10 Health Benefits And Uses For Turmeric Curcumin Supplements

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  From Life Botanicals.   Throughout history, our ancestors have relied on numerous herbs and spices, not only for cooking but for their powerful healing properties. Few have survived the test of time quite like turmeric, arguably the most well-studied dietary supplement in modern natural medicine. Turmeric root powder originates from the Curcuma longa plant, […]

Marijuana As Medicine For ME/CFS And FM III: Cannabis – More Than Just THC And CBD

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    By Cort Johnson in Health Rising.   For the relief of certain kinds of pain, I believe, there is no more useful medicine than Cannabis within our reach. Sir John Russell Reynolds 1859. This is the third part of a five-part series on the use of Cannabis in chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and fibromyalgia (FM). […]

David Attenborough Urges Everyone To Leave A Spoonful Of Sugar And Water In Their Garden To Save Humanity

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  By Newsroom24.   Bees are often seen as one of humanity’s biggest enemies, and yet they help to keep us alive. You don’t have to be a tree hugger to respect the environment that you live in. For two million years, before the agricultural revolution, humans foraged the land and brought thousands of species […]

Inside York’s First Cat Cafe

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    From YorkMix. After one false start and a lot of anticipation, York now has its very first cat café. The Cat’s Whiskers opened a few days ago in a listed three-storey building on Goodramgate. Complete with 11 cats, including Freddie and Teddy, Simba, Bear and Snowy and Olaf – who are both deaf – the café […]

Results Of ME/CFS Supplement Poll

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      From Stories Out Loud.   This is an on-going poll of supplements that ME/CFS sufferers have tried. If you have (or have had) ME/CFS, please tell others your experience by voting. The more people who vote, the more useful it will be. This poll is only intended for supplements you can buy over the […]

Scientists Alone Can’t Solve The Antibiotic Resistance Crisis – We Need Economists Too

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By Laurence Roope, Richard Smith and Sarah Wordsworth in The Conversation.   Driven by widespread antibiotic use, bacterial infections are becoming increasingly resistant to treatment, and the pipeline for new antibiotics is running dry. Recent reports estimate that, without action, by 2050 resistance to antimicrobial drugs will cause up to 10m deaths a year globally and reduce […]

If You’re Constantly Exhausted, Take 3 Minutes To Read Up On Why

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    By Emma Pritchard in Women’s Health.    If you’re barely holding your heavy eyes open as you crawl into the long weekend, then what you’re experiencing might be beyond mere tiredness. And you wouldn’t be alone. According to the Royal College of Psychiatrists, one in five people experiences unusual tiredness at any given time, […]

Activated Charcoal Doesn’t Detox The Body – Four Reasons You Should Avoid It

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      By Sophie Medlin in The Conversation.   On her Goop website, Gwyneth Paltrow claimed that charcoal lemonade was one of the “best juice cleansers”. That was in 2014. Today, charcoal products – from croissants to capsules – are everywhere. Even high street coffee chains have taken to selling charcoal “shots”. Some vendors of these products […]

Which Painkiller ?

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  From NHS Choices.   The type of medicines that you need to treat your pain depend on what type of pain you have. For pain associated with inflammation, such as back pain or headaches, paracetamol and anti-inflammatory painkillers work best. If the pain is caused by sensitive or damaged nerves, as is the case with shingles or sciatica, it’s usually treated with tablets that […]

So You Went Vegan In January – Now What ?

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    By Sophie Medlin in The Conversation.   Many people will have had their fill of cheese, chocolate and meat over Christmas and have felt much more energised after going vegan in January (an event known as Veganuary). This invigorating feeling is largely due to the increase in fruit, vegetables, nuts and pulses as opposed […]

Eat To Beat High Blood Pressure

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  By Patsy Westcott in SAGA Magazine.   By focusing on your diet, you can help to alleviate the threat posed by this ‘silent killer’, says nutrition expert Patsy Westcott. One in three adults in the UK have high blood pressure (BP) and, according to the British Heart Foundation, around seven million people have it […]

York Is The Capital Of The Food Universe !’ City Restaurant Gets Stunning Review

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    From YorkMix.   York’s reputation as a world-beating foodie destination continues to grow. One of Britain’s leading food critics has reviewed a city restaurant and was so impressed he declared: “As far as I am concerned, York is the capital of the food universe.” Giles Coren, restaurant reviewer from The Times, gave his verdict […]

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