My First Foray Into Non-Beige Foods Post-Ileostomy

Talking with stoma nurses can put the fear of God in to you. The scare stories of people who have ended up in hospital after daring to eat a carrot, or, heaven forbid, a hotdog,…

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Focus On What You CAN Do, Not What You CAN’T

In my job as a support worker, I said these words to a client and was quite surprised when, a few weeks later, she told me that her outlook had changed; she was focusing more…

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Sick Pay – There To Help When You Need It : The Basics You Should Know.

Taking time off work can be a daunting prospect, far from the lovely notion of pulling a sickie to have a duvet day, or something reminiscent of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Odd days here and…

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Baring All – Who To Tell About Your Invisible Illness

On the one hand, what you’re dealing with is personal, private, and uniquely your experience. You don’t want to think that it may affect how you’re treated, but there are no guarantees when it comes…

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NutriPreme : A High Strength Low Price Probiotic

Shopping around for a decent probiotic was a challenge. The options on the high street are quite limited and the prices seem steep even for those with lower strengths. I took to the Internet and…

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Targeted Pain Relief? No Such Thing…

I came across a recent news article which is interesting, though none too surprising perhaps for sceptics of so-called ‘targeted’ pain relief. This is a two part story really. 1. Targeted pain relief isn’t truly…

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Alone Without Loneliness?

With an estimated 4.7 billion people on the planet, it’s still possible to feel alone. Sometimes this feeling is more prominent when you’re physically alone, other times when you’re in a crowd. Finding yourself to…

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The Fear Of Uncertainty

As everyone in the UK is very aware of, and likely the world at this point, the EU referendum and result to leave the EU has been painfully loud all around us of late. It…

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The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (Bacteria)

Your body is full of bacteria, but it’s not all bad. Literally. Whilst research is lacking and the role of both bacteria and probiotics remain highly contested, belief in their importance is becoming more widely…

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Healthy Today, Evil Tomorrow

Day in, day out, we’re bombarded with information, ‘fact’, advice and opinion on what’s good for us and what’s not. Whether it’s the things we do, what we drink, what we live next to, or…

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