IT hardly seems like something you'd want to do, but peeking at your poo can tell you a lot about your health. So can a lot of other things, like touching your toes or tapping our your heart rhythm and even eating sweetcorn - so there's no excuse to ignore your health. When it comes to taking care of ourselves most of us are guilty of putting off going to the doctors or ignoring symptoms. Between work, family, friends and chores, who has time to be sick? Looking after your health is vital, that should go without saying, so Dr Sarah Jarvis, GP and clinical director of patient.info, has shared her 14 at home health checks. Here's what you need to be looking out for... 1. Check your pee and poo It sounds gross, but it's really important to do. The colour and consistency of your number ones and number twos can tell you a lot about your health. "Urine should be pale straw colour but if it’s very dark coloured it’s a sign you’re dehydrated," Sarah said. "Blood in the urine … [Read more...] about The 14 DIY health checks to help you spot the signs of killer heart disease, cancer and meningitis
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LET'S be honest, we all know that a daily dose of Vitamin C works wonders for our skin while Vitamin D is incredible for ensuring bone strength. But it now appears there's one vitamin we've been accidentally overlooking while we pop our everyday supplements... and it could be the secret to boosting our immune system AND combating diabetes. Yes Vitamin P could be our new secret weapon for avoiding a whole host of health woes, such as diabetes and heart disease. First discovered by scientists in the 1930s, Vitamin P is now more widely known as flavonoids which is a byproduct of plant metabolism with over 6,000 different varieties. These compounds are often found in a whole host of fruit and veg to protect the produce from all kinds of bacteria and fungi. However, Vitamin P serves an equally important purpose for people by boasting the body's production of collagen which helps keep skin looking plump and youthful. What's more, Vitamin P not only works to maintain healthy bones and … [Read more...] about Vitamin P is vital for boosting immunity, combating diabetes and staving off cancer and heart disease … so are YOU getting your daily dose?
Video PUBLISHED: 08:55 23 October 2018 | UPDATED: 14:26 23 October 2018 Blue the dog was discovered abandoned in the grounds of the NR19 Hotel. The spot where Blue was found, under the window on the floor. Picture: DONNA-LOUISE BISHOP Archant An elderly dog riddled with a spinal disease was found abandoned at the back of a mid-Norfolk hotel, wrapped in an old curtain and left alone to die. The alarm was raised by a member of the public, who alerted the owners of a nearby dog groomers to the horrifying discovery at the back of the NR19 Hotel - formerly Hill House - in Dereham.Wendy Barker and Janette Chamberlain, co-owners of Shampoochers off Wellington Road, were told that the dog had been dumped in the dark within the hotel grounds and was believed to be dead. Without a second thought, the two women rushed to its aid by jumping over a fence to get to him.Ms Barker said: “He was still alive but very matted and frightened. I tried to lift him to take him to the vets, … [Read more...] about Elderly dog riddled with disease left alone to die at back of hotel
Osteoporosis can strike at any age as Instagrammer Nathalie Lennon discovered when an extreme fitness regimen put her at risk of developing the bone disease. Clodagh Finn reportsPERSONAL trainer and social media star Nathalie Lennon, 24, is describing the thin line between passion and obsession. She knows exactly what she’s talking about because, two years ago, she stepped over it with a training schedule so gruelling it put her health at risk.Her love of fitness turned into a kind of addiction that got her out of bed at 6am and kept her busy with a packed schedule of gym classes, bootcamp, and personal training in a day that left little time to recover or refuel.But then Lennon was just doing what she thought all young, active fitness trainers should do. “I followed the path I thought a fitness-crazy girl should follow to build and showcase my motivation, my story, and to inspire,” she tells Feelgood. She told that story in regular Instagram posts to her 56,000-plus … [Read more...] about Bones of contention: Instagrammer discovers she is at risk of developing osteoporosis due to overexercising
A LITTLE girl whose life was saved by a bone marrow donation got to serve as a flower girl at the donor’s wedding. Moving photos show three-year-old Skye Savren-McCormick, from California, who was diagnosed with leukaemia, cuddled up to bride Hayden Hatfield Ryals, 26. Hayden donated the marrow to save tiny Skye’s life, after the tot was diagnosed with juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia just before her first birthday. Skye had a series of bone marrow transplants, with the final one taking place in April 2017. Following the procedures, Skye’s parents Talia and Todd Savren-McCormick wanted to seek out the person who had saved their daughter’s life to thank her. They contacted the organisation that Hayden had used to donate the marrow, Be the Match, and ended up staying touch until Skye’s third birthday. Little Syke received an extra special present on the day – an invite to be part of Hayden’s nuptials on June 9. The family travelled from … [Read more...] about Cancer survivor, three, who was saved by bone marrow transplant, serves as flower girl at donor’s wedding