Rachel Shackleton's blog

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. 

 

Why You Need Antioxidants

The importance and power of antioxidants that have the ability to boost our immune system and thus general health, is huge.   Antioxidants combat free radicals caused by a diet rich in additives, stress, exposure to electronic magnetic radiation and pollutants in the air and water.   

What are antioxidants?

Antioxidants are compounds that inhibit oxidation. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals, thereby leading to chain reactions that may damage the cells of organs.  

How to Ease into Menopause

It is wonderful and very good news that the BBC has been featuring menopause in a week long feature called “Wake up to Menopause”, including identifying symptoms, typical treatments as well as experiences from individual women of all ages, on last week’s breakfast TV.