In this section we offer a selection of technical articles that may be of interest. This articles have been published only with the purpose to inform and do not pretend to prescribe.
What is depression? What signs should we consider to detect it?
In this article you can find information that can help you deal with your feelings: advice for your lifestyle, natural remedies, as well as CBT: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Migraine and Headache
Many people will, at some point, experience a headache or a migraine. Both are common conditions, with headache affecting more than 10 million people in the UK and migraine experienced by around one in every five women and one in every 15 men.
Indeed, according to the World Health Organization, migraine is among the three most widespread health conditions around the globe, along with anaemia and hearing loss. UK charity The Migraine Trust also claims that migraine is the most common neurological condition in the developed world, and is more prevalent than diabetes, epilepsy and asthma combined.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common condition that affects your digestive system. According to the NHS, up to one in five people are thought to be affected at some point in their lives.
Eczema and Psoriasis
Many people in the UK have dry skin, especially during the autumn and winter and also as they get older. Some, however, suffer from a specific skin condition such as eczema or psoriasis.
Not that long ago, gout was associated with elderly well-to-do men who ate too much rich food and drank too much port. Today, however, the numbers of cases are soaring, with one in 40 people thought to be affected in the UK.
One study suggests the number of people affected by gout has increased by 64 per cent since 1997 (i).
Just about everyone suffers from bad breath every now and then. It comes in many forms, from the very common early morning bad breath up to persistent bad breath (halitosis), which, according to the NHS, is thought to affect up to one in four people on a regular basis.
Vitamin D – not so boring after all!
John Tood, CEO of Lamberts Healthcare, discusses the enormous change in the reputation of Vitamin D and ventures to predict the next success in this regard: Magnesium.
RSI & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is a general term for conditions that affect the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, other soft tissues and joints, causing pain and other symptoms.
Also called upper limb disorders (ULDs), these conditions generally affect the neck, shoulders, arms, wrists, hands and fingers (carpal tunnel syndrome, for example, is a common type of RSI that affects the wrists and hands).
What makes someone decide to take supplements?
Millions of pounds are spent annually on advertising supplements, but does this alone create the consumers of the future – or is there something else also driving the industry?