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Dr John Fox

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A Consultant Clinical Psychologist across both independent and NHS services since 2002, Dr John Fox is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and has been an active researcher in eating disorders and mental health, with over 60 research papers and one edited book. WHAT ARE EATING DISORDERS? Eating disorders are a rare but serious mental health conditions. …

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How my first book helped me to think about food prep…

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Benjamin Franklin must have known a thing or two about food prep when he uttered the frequently quoted genius words ‘fail to prepare – prepare to fail.’ One of the easiest ways to throw diet and nutrition targets out of the window is often a lot simpler than the amount of gluten, wheat, dairy, carbs, fat or sugar you eat. …

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How to stop ‘bug phobia’ spoiling your summer

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With summer coming, we can expect some nice weather – although often that nice weather is short lived and, when we try to make the most of it, we may find the normal buzzing insects ruining our picnics and those larger-than-normal spiders you seem to see in summer running across your path. It’s bad enough for most of us but …

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Summer Blues

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Named after Juno, the goddess of marriage, June is the month where we can enjoy aperitifs in the garden, fire up the barbeque and turn our attention to everything and anything outdoorsy. June is the sixth month of the year and has the longest number of daylight hours – a whopping sixteen compared with around eight for those dark winter …

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All aspects of financial advice

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Jamie Parker Dip PFS, Independent Financial Planner, Kellands (Hale) Ltd, Chartered Financial Planning. Providing all aspects of financial advice: pensions, investments and protection. Here, he looks at some questions they regularly get asked….  What is Inheritance Tax (IHT)? IHT is a tax on the estate of someone who has passed away.  IHT is normally payable if the value of your estate is above £325,000 …

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How weight GAINZ can sometimes be your friend

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Being female in a world of provocative and, let’s face it, filtered social media selfies, is tough, and the diet world is stronger than most women will ever allow themselves to be, physically. No matter what, a gain in weight for most females is uncomfortable and in my experience, this is why many choose not to pick up heavy weights …

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May – the optimistic month

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At last, May is here and so too is the prospect of warmer weather, lighter nights and alfresco dining. Or as my friend would have it, more time to spend in his local beer garden! Named after Maia the Greek goddess of fertility, May is an optimistic month where nature blooms into colour and the sights; smells and sounds that …

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The Key to Summer Confidence

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Feeling confident is an issue for many people and with summer just around the corner, it can often feel even harder.Issues can come from lack of body confidence, dressing for the beach and self-image. This month, I’m going to teach you some quick ways to get more confident for the summer – fast! Getting Healthy Obviously, one key to feeling …

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Fitness expert helps to cope with easter indulgences

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As Easter draws into full swing, inevitable thoughts turn to our next spring/summer break. Holiday season will soon be upon us. Those Creme Egg cocktails you drank over the weekend won’t be able to hide behind that swimwear you stored away last year – the guilt beckons and post Easter blues kick in. But should we be filled with such …

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Phobia and anxiety expert talks about stress awareness month

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April is Stress Awareness Month so I thought it would be a good time to examine the different areas in your life that can cause stress and explore ways to reduce it. Some of the main culprits are driving (road rage), your career/finances and major life events such as marriage, divorce or a birthday with a zero in it. Marriage …