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Healthy seasonal recipes for late summer & early autumn

Late summer and early autumn are the times for apples and blackberries.  Blackberries pack a powerful anti-oxidant punch:  they have one of the highest anti-oxidant contents of all fruit.  They’re also rich in anthocyanins and ellagic acid which have anti-cancer, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties; anthocyanins may also help to reduce inflammation and enhance memory and

">Top tip #1 to reduce your risk of prostate cancer

Prostate cancer kills one man every hour in Britain. March is prostate awareness month, so I’m doing a series of posts on how you can reduce your risk of prostate cancer.  My first tip is… Eat your greens!  Sorry, but granny was right on this one – cruciferous veg like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts,

">Apps to help you shape up for spring #1

Spring is in the air, the sun is shining – time to come out of hibernation, get off the sofa and get into shape:  Apps to make it easier No 1. Spring is in the air, the sun is shining, and it’s finally time to come out of hibernation and start shaping up again.  So

">How not to fail at your New Year resolutions after a week

Many of us will have made health-related New Year’s resolutions, and if the statistics are right, there’s a good chance you’re already slipping back into old ways: a study carried out last year by the University of Hertfordshire found that over half the people who had made a resolution weren’t able to stick at it

">Time to give your liver a bit of TLC?

Detoxifying isn’t about going on a vegetable juice fast; it’s a constant process which your liver is beavering away at 24 hours a day, and it’s a Herculean task: our bodies’ natural processes produce a lot of toxic by-products that have to be excreted, on top of which, we’re continually bombarded with man made chemicals