A Little Soul

Do you need a digital detox?

Social media is the phenomenon of our time. It has allowed each one of us to connect with new and old friends and companies like never before and i...

Wonder Woman/Super Man – what’s so great about them anyway?

This post is inspired by a patient I have, we’ll call her Jane. In reality the patient I met today is like so many that I have, and your doctor has, met before. It could easily be John, or Jenny, or Jeff. Jane is in a cycle of trying to care for family members and hold everyone […]

Arm workout to do at home

  A great arm out for you to do at home or in the gym. Goodbye bingo wings, hello toned arms. We've used weights but you can use whatever you have ...

Share your Spare: Organ Donation

This week is Organ Donation Awareness week in the UK. Transplanted organs save so many lives as medical science and surgical techniques advance, bu...

Vitamin D

Of all the vitamins, it seems like vitamin D has had the most air time of late. Certainly in our clinics, it’s the one patients seem to ask most about – are they getting enough, how do they know if they are getting enough and do they need to take supplements? Vitamin D helps our […]

“If a migraine is just a headache, then Godzilla is just a lizard”

One in seven of us will suffer from migraines, so there is a good chance that someone you know suffers with migraines – it might even be you. It is estimated that there are nearly 200,000 migraines every day in the UK. More common in women than in men, it can affect us at any […]

Vitamin C

This crucial vitamin helps our skin to heal and protects the cells within our bodies.   You may have heard of scurvy, a scourge common in pirates, when they would spend days and months at sea and have limited access to fresh and varied foods. Scurvy is a lack of vitamin C. In patients suffering […]

Vitamin B

Next in our quick series of Vitamin FAQ’s we look at vitamin B (if you missed Vitamin A – you can read it here). There are actually lots of different types of vitamin B, but for our bodies the main ones are: B1 – thiamin B2 – riboflavin B3 – niacin B5 – pantothenic acid […]

“All that I am, or ever hope to be, I owe to my Mother”

It’s Mother’s Day today in the UK and this gives us a chance to show our mums how much they mean to us – whether they are still with us or not. There is an undeniable connection to your mother, no matter what is going on in life. As babies we are conditioned to bond to the […]

Why am I so tired all the time?

“Doctor, I’m just exhausted. All the time. I’m so tired, there must be something wrong with me” Pretty much every GP or family doctor will hear this several times a day. Tiredness is ubiquitous with our fast paced modern lives, but at what point is it more than just our lifestyle and an indicator that […]

Vitamin A

In a series of short posts we will be looking at crucial vitamins for our body – today we’re looking at Vitamin A. You might know Vitamin A as retinol, and is helpful for your body’s natural defence against illness as well as keeping our skin healthy. It’s also important in aiding us see in […]

What makes you happy? Mindfulness, Hygge and beyond.

It’s International Day of Happiness, a good time to think about what makes us happy and steps we can take to improve. Our emotional wellbeing can have an impact, both positive and negative, on our physical health. It’s a fact backed by countless studies including the annual World Happiness Report. In 2017, Norway topped the polls of the […]