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...

There's no two ways about this, diabetes has grown into an epidemic.

1 in every 4 adults in the USA presents with diabetes. The situation in Spain where I live is that 13.8% of Spanish adults have diabetes type 2, the equivalent of more than 5.3 millon people. Of these,...

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...

You can find all sorts of weird and wonderful Gua Sha scraping tools. Some are relatively cheap and others jaw droppingly expensive. If you don't fancy spending your hard-earned cash on specially made tools, there are things that are probably sitting around your house...

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...

How do you feel about cold? Some people hate being cold or living in a cold place. They prefer summer and stay close to a heater in the winter. It is easy to be affected by cold when the temperature drops suddenly. For example if the weather is mild on one day and then...

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