Thomas Smith

The heart and mental health connection

The heart and mental health connection

I don’t know how many of you have seen the telephone call between Prince Harry and Lady Gaga, where they spoke about their struggles with mental health.

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How ‘clean’ are public swimming pools?

How ‘clean’ are public swimming pools?

There’s no doubt that swimming is a great form of exercise, but have you ever wondered how ‘clean’ the water is in your local public swimming pool?

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3 Questions you need to ask before you have surgery

3 Questions you need to ask before you have surgery

Recently, I came across a very insightful article in which a leading medical expert, Dr. John Birkmeyer, a surgeon and chief academic officer at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Centre in New [...]

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Comforting coconut and turmeric latte

Comforting coconut and turmeric latte

If, like me, you enjoy reading recipe blogs then you may have noticed that turmeric has been enjoying a lot of attention lately. Turmeric is a relative of the ginger plant is well known in [...]

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Why I ditched low-fat foods

Why I ditched low-fat foods

Don’t get me wrong. The reason why I ditched low-fat foods is not because I think dietary guidelines are “wrong”. I simply don’t like eating anything that has been processed. And low-fat milk, [...]

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Raw chocolaty apricots and orange energy truffles

Raw chocolaty apricots and orange energy truffles

I love the flavours of the tangy and sweet apricots and oranges, the creamy nuttiness of the cashews and the exotic spiciness of turmeric all held together with a coating of bitter dark organic [...]

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Could metformin increase the risk of dementia?

Could metformin increase the risk of dementia?

Metformin is a drug used to combat type 2 diabetes drug and it is taken by millions of people around the world. This drug has been proven to be effective in controlling blood sugar. It has been [...]

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Epigenetics: Be careful of pseudoscientific babble

Epigenetics: Be careful of pseudoscientific babble

Epigenetics is certainly one of the hottest topics in the field of medicine. It's definitely an area that we here at The Healthier Life is very excited about because it opens up so many [...]

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