Humble herb appears to handle depression as effectively as conventional anti-depressant treatment

Last week I wrote about light box therapy, and other ideas, for improving mood in SAD (seasonal affective disorder).  A more conventional approach to SAD is pharmaceutical antidepressant therapy with, for example, SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) type antidepressants which include fluoxetine (Prozac) and paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat).  However, these drugs come with certain side effects (including […]


Eating for bone strength

World Osteoporosis Day occurs on Monday October 20th and the National Osteoporosis Society (NOS) is running a UK-wide campaign ‘Love Your Bones’ which is intended to raise awareness about the importance of healthy bones.  The goal of the National Osteoporosis Society is to improve understanding of osteoporosis, what causes it and to promote the steps […]


World Arthritis Day 2008 is approaching

Sunday 12th October marks World Arthritis Day 2008.  The theme for the day this year is ‘Think Positive’, this acknowledges the fact that many arthritis sufferers are often emotionally affected.  The World Arthritis Day website and the UK site Arthritis Care, both provide fantastic resources which include positive and helpful information to those suffering from […]


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