Rachel Shackleton's blog

Why we are Addicted to Prescription Drugs

Some will say the recent news about addiction to prescription drugs is already “old”. But when compared to Brexit, this is certainly not the case!

The headlines I’m referring to include “Hundreds of thousands of people in England are getting hooked on prescription drugs, health chiefs fear.”

Watch my video on this topic here:

 

 

 

Does your working day eat into your lunch break?

As with most things in the UK around working hours and conditions there is legislation that dictates the amount of hours worked in relation to the time allocated and legally allowed for a break.  I would suggest that most companies are not only aware of this, but also follow the legislation, explaining to employees the amount of time they are entitled to for a break and in some situations, such as restaurants, and other service institutions, when that break can be taken.   On the other hand there are jobs such as couriers who are paid by the number of deliveries and not by the hour who prob

Are You Drinking Enough Water?

Having just returned from a holiday in Europe where temperatures were between 30-35 degrees C practically every day, hydration is in the forefront of my mind.  Naturally we drink more liquid when the weather is hot and we are perspiring.  However, this does not mean that we do not need liquid during the cooler and colder times of the year or in cooler and colder climates.

Death Begins in the Colon

Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov was a Ukrainian and Russian pathologist best known for his pioneering research in immunology.  Known as the Father of Orthobiosis theory and Probiotics, he was credited in 1882 with the discovery of phagocytes, which came to be known as the major defence mechanism in innate immunity.

Anxiety Got You Down?

Anxiety is something that is creeping into our society on a much more regular basis.  Some sufferers find it completely debilitating and as a result are not able to leave their homes for fear of an attack. For others, it is the leaving of their homes that causes the anxiety in the first place.

On the other end of the spectrum, some people have random attacks, often with no particular trigger.  In other words, anxiety can be an unpleasant emotional state ranging from mild unease to intense fear.