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Fibroids

Fibroids are muscular tumours that grow in the walls of the uterus. They are almost always benign, but can be dangerous due to their size. While some can be as small as a seed, some can grow to grapefruit-like sizes which can be dangerous. Fibroids are most common in...

What’s in your tap water?

Tap water. It's free, and it's fresh right? Well, maybe not. To make tap water drinkable involves a process of adding a large range of chemicals, including chlorine, acids and sulphites. In addition, the water has to travel through underground pipes, many of which are...

Chemicals in Cosmetics

Some of the ingredients in cosmetics just aren't very pretty. Worse than that, some of the chemicals can be downright dangerous. Coal tar dyes, such as p-phenylenediamine, are found in most hair dyes, and can be a cause of cancer. They're also contaminated with metals...

The Dangers of Amalgam Tooth Fillings

Dental amalgam is used to repair cavities caused by tooth decay. It is a mix of around 50% mercury, with other metals including tin and silver. It has been used by dentists over the last 150 years. Dentists say it is the strongest, cheapest and longest-lasting filling...

Sugar Addiction

Sugar Addiction is the term describing dependence on sugar consumption. Your body can become dependent on increased sugar intake. We are all programmed to like sugar. Think about it. Have you ever heard of anyone not liking sugar, as opposed to staying off it for...

What is the food label really telling you?

Food labels are meant to make everything simple. Almost a traffic light of whether it is good for you (meaning you can have lots) or bad for you (meaning only in moderation). In theory it should give you enough information to make an informed decision. The problem is...

Alcohol and the liver

Have you ever wondered what alcohol does to your liver function? Drinking too much alcohol can damage the liver in two main ways. Liver disease is the term used to describe damage to the liver and there are two types. Acute is where liver problems develop over a short...

Polycystic ovary syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that affects how a woman’s ovaries work. PCOS affects millions of women in the UK. The three main features of the condition are: Cysts that develop in your ovaries (polycystic ovaries) Your ovaries do not...

Why a liver detox is so important to your overall health

Every chemical that makes it into your bloodstream, from any direction (lungs, stomach, skin intake) meets up with your liver at some point. From there the toxins are separated out. Some of them are locked into the liver organ. Some of them are sent to the kidneys and...

The dangers of using tampons

Many women use tampons rather than other sanitary pads because they appear to be more absorbent, less conspicuous, and easier to carry around. But a lot of people are not aware of the dangers of using tampons. The biggest danger is Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS). This...