As someone who spends far too long sitting in front of a TV, I get more than my fair share of extended advert breaks - so long in fact that I forget what I was watching before they came on. Muscled in amongst the shiny new cars and mobile phones are invariably ads for...

I had to go to my local health clinic. It's a public clinic which as in the rest of Spain offers universal healthcare to one and all. It always feels like its free as there are no bills but we of course pay for it with our taxes. Anyway as I was waiting in the line for...

Want a simple way to stop psoriasis in its tracks without creams or medications? If so, this might just be for you. I sometimes have patients who have varying degrees of psoriasis and I am fully aware of how difficult it is to treat them, but I have had some success wi...

You know that unpleasant feeling. The saliva in your mouth increases, you can feel sweat building up on your forehead, you've suddenly gone deathly pale, your heart is pounding and something feels very wrong in your stomach area. Some people get these symptoms once in...

Skipping meals is a real problem. A report of the Schools Health Education Unit in the UK gives us a scale to problem. They surveyed 83,000 10 to 15-year-olds about their lifestyles and found that this has now become extremely common. On the day of the test, 31% of gir...

Have you ever read any advice about eating a healthy diet? Was it one of those pyramid shaped illustrations?

I saw a doctor a while ago and he had this 3D pyramid sitting on the table to explain what foods are healthy and unhealthy. The bottom of the pyramid had images...

There was a report that came out last year that people with a food allergy are more likely to be murdered than to die from a severe allergic reaction. The chances of dying from an allergic reaction is 1.8 in a million and the chance of being murdered in Europe is 11 in...

The Chinese classification of the tastes of food can help you choose what foods you should eat more of and what you should eat less of. In this way you can help your health without having to make great changes. 


Today let us look at foods which are considered pung...

There’s an advert on TV in Spain for sliced bread. In it the celebrity squeezes one end of the loaf and then proclaims that it stays fresh from beginning to end. Sounds great I hear you say. No more mouldy slices after a few days – what convenience!

Well yes convenient...

The temperatures of the food we eat can have a major impact on our health and well-being. Our obsession with calories and fats etc has meant that one of the most fundamental ideas about our diet is largely unknown.

"Would you like your milk hot or cold?"

Of course, waite...

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