Holistic health or wholistic health?

by Stephen Duncan MSc Managing Director, Balanced Fitness Ltd The importance of dealing with the whole person and not just individual symptoms or conditions Most of us...
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Video: As you get older, exercise for better brain health

People who exercise later in life may better protect their brain from age-related changes than those who do not. Researchers at the University of...

Resurrecting Edinburgh’s plague doctor – leeches and all

By Johnny Campbell, general manager of the Edinburgh Dungeon Boy am I thankful for modern healthcare – for things we take for granted, like doctors...
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Note to Cameron: even the best families abandon kids

My dad really doesn’t have much in common with the Eton-and-Oxford-educated, multi-millionaire, ex-Bullingdon Club David Cameron (for which I am devoutly thankful). But this...
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Breathing: the most powerful workout you’ll ever do

Few of us pay much mind to our breathing. Like walking or talking, we accept it as something that just happens, an incidental adjunct...
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The rise of a slimy superfood

A visit to the local health shop leaves those of us without qualifications in herbology or supplement-ology pretty lost. Potions, tinctures, capsules and tablets...
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Sweet somethings: the questions over aspartame

Consumers are a sucker for food and drinks that sate a sweet tooth, but don’t deliver on the calories. Promoted as, and accepted as...
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I’ve seen the future in Tiverton Tesco

To Tiverton in Devon on Sunday lunchtime in search of a sandwich – not an easy task, it turns out, and we end up...
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The miracle tonic that is water

We all need to drink a bit more. Not the traditional Gaelic uisge beatha, but the wet stuff that drops from the sky and...
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Tracing the international language of the mullet

Known as many things to many people, the terminally unflattering mullet has graced many a Scottish bonce through the years. Short at the front,...