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Can Laughing Gas be Dangerous to your Health

There’s been a lot made of laughing gas in the media recently. Footballers such as Jordan Ibe and Raheem Sterling have attracted negative publicity for consuming laughing gas, also known as ‘hippy crack’ but are there any real dangers? Well, first let’s focus on what laughing gas is; nitrous oxide. N2O can in extreme cases […]

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Herbal Remedies – do they work?

Many people look at natural remedies as something which is totally without a basis in science, much like homeopathy. This is a misconception, as all you need to understand about natural and herbal remedies is that a lot of modern medicine is exactly the same as what is contained in plants, except refined and more […]

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Conquering the Common Cold

Nobody likes a cold. A sore throat makes it difficult to swallow, a headache makes it difficult to concentrate and a blocked nose leaves you feeling bunged up and frustrated. To overcome the common cold quickly, there are some home remedies you can try, and we’re going to talk you through three of the most […]

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How to Treat IBS

IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) is something which affects around 10% of the population, so it is quite a serious issue to tackle, which unfortunately doesn’t have any silver bullet treatment. Although there is some effective medications for the condition, they aren’t advised for extended use, and are usually only used in serious cases, mostly, treating […]

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The Difference between a Food Allergy and Intolerance

Contrary to what many people believe, food allergies and intolerances are not the same thing. An allergy is an abnormal reaction to the immune system (to a particular food) and a reaction can be life threatening. Food intolerance causes symptoms such as stomach cramps, bloating and diarrhoea, but there is no allergic reaction. That said […]

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So what is Homeopathy?

According to the NHS, homeopathy is “treatment based on the use of highly diluted substances, which practitioners claim can cause the body to heal itself.” So what exactly does this mean? Well homeopathy is Pseudoscience – a claim that is falsely presented as scientific, but it cannot be reliably tested. Some people argue that it […]

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