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Lack of sleep linked to junk food cravings: 5 tips to help

It seems that not getting enough sleep doesn’t just play havoc with your energy levels and cause crankiness through fatigue, but it can affect your health through poor food choices as well. Previous research has shown that healthy individuals tend to eat more when they’re tired and their desire for sugary or salty food also increases. Researchers at UC Berkeley have shown why that is by looking at regions of the brain that control food choices. Apparently a lack of sleep can lead [...]

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Medicine’s Dirty Secret: Would you have a faecal transplant?

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 their hands and then use the same door handle I’m meant to touch in order to escape the environment; or the sneezers and coughers out [...]

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How do you feel today?

Someone asked me the other day if I was always cheerful and the simple answer is yes. Certainly there are days when I’m more tired from restless sleep or tired from dealing with inconsiderate people but I make a conscious effort to not let it affect my whole day. I see red just like anyone else but I don’t paint my entire being with it. This hasn’t always been the case, it could be that I’m growing milder as I [...]

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What is your resting facial expression?

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 service announcement about the condition on YouTube which has gone viral. In my practice as a cosmetic acupuncture specialist, I help many people with the effects of ageing. The two most common issues [...]

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Don’t Be a Skeptic: Study Finds Cynics May Be More Likely to Develop Dementia

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 develop dementia. Anna-Maija Tolppanen, one of the study’s authors and a professor at the University of Eastern Finland, explains: There have been previous studies that showed that people who [...]

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Men’s Health in Chinese Medicine

In the yin and yang world of Chinese medicine, there isn’t a particular aspect that is especially masculine or feminine. However, one area we can always focus on to strengthen men’s health is the Kidney’s function. Those of you who know me may have heard me refer to the Kidney* as the fireplace of the home. It is the area where warmth radiates from and where friends and family congregate around. Architecturally it is often the focal point of a [...]

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