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Glycaemic index (GI)

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Forget about simple sugars and complex carbs. These days, carbs are classed according to their glycaemic index, or GI. Here's how it works. Forget about simple sugars and complex...

22/01/2008

Good fats and bad fats

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Fat is full of calories (1g = 9 kcal) and is to blame for weight gain and heart problems, but our body needs fat to function. You have to eat a certain amount of the right fat...

22/01/2008

Cycling

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Cycling is an environmentally friendly and ever more popular sport. As well as being green, it's easy, accessible to all and works the whole body. Cycling is an environmentally...

22/01/2008

Aquaerobics

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Exercising in the water rather than in the gym? Now there’s a good idea: it’s more fun, easier and more efficient. Here’s our guide to the pool fitness craze. Exercising in the...

22/01/2008

Expressive art therapy

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Expressive therapy is a type of psychotherapy that uses artistic creation to enable people to express, liberate and change themselves. Through painting, music, dance or sculpture...

16/11/2007

Psychoanalysis

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Psychoanalysis guides a patient in the exploration of the subconscious to aid better self-knowledge. Training Check that a therapist who claims to be a qualified psychoanalyst...

15/11/2007

Seeing a psychotherapist

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Psychotherapists are trained in a specific therapy technique to support patients with emotional, mental or behavioural problems. TrainingThere are no regulations in the UK on...

15/11/2007

Transactional analysis (TA)

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Transactional analysis (TA) is a psychoanalytic form of psychology developed by the American psychiatrist Eric Berne in the 1950s, based on his published theory of communication...

15/11/2007

NLP therapy

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NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) is a therapy that improves communication with others using language patterns. It guides and instructs your brain to fool you into having self-co...

14/11/2007

Seeing a psychologist

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Psychologists are specialised in the study of human behaviour. They use tests and discussion to help you get to know yourself better. TrainingPsychologists will have studied at...

14/11/2007

The Mayo diet

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The Mayo diet, or the grapefruit diet as it is also know, was all the rage in the 80s. It's one of those diets that requires a lot of will power, you have to be able to survive...

12/11/2007

The Montignac GI diet

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One of the pioneers of using GI (glycaemic index) in relation to weight loss was Frenchman Michel Montignac. His diet has a large number of followers and is based on the glycaemic...

12/11/2007

Everything You Need To Know About The South Beach Diet

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Looking for another way to shed the pounds this summer without going hungry? The South Beach diet could be the choice for you. From first glance, yes this is incredibly similar...

12/11/2007

The Zone diet

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The Zone diet is the brainchild of American doctor Barry Sears. It first came out in 1995 and was adopted by numerous celebrities. It advocates foods that encourage weight loss...

09/11/2007

The Okinawa diet

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This is a health and weight loss diet invented in the 1950s by Dr Pritikin. He devised a diet to follow because his arteries were clogged with cholesterol. The Pritikin Diet and...

09/11/2007

Everything You Need To Know About The Dukan Diet

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If you haven't heard of this top diet yet then we're not sure where you've been - ever since 2010 the Dukan Diet has been everywhere and when we say everywhere, we're talking...

09/11/2007

The cabbage soup diet

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The cabbage soup diet is a 7-day low-calorie plan. There are several versions around but all include eating a large quantity of cabbage soup combined with specific additional foods...

08/11/2007

Bacterial Vaginosis | It's not thrush, it's BV

Home / Health and Fitness / Health / Bacterial Vaginosis | It's not thrush, it's BV

Aka: BV What is Bacterial Vaginosis? Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is the most common vaginal infection for women of a childbearing age. It is almost twice as prevalent as thrush and...

01/01/2004