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Health tipsThis is where you can find tips on health issues and weight loss as well as helpful recipes for lunches, evening meals and even snacks!

Maintaining a good diet will have an impact on how well people are able to sleep in their beds at night, an expert has indicated.

Helena Oades, nutritionist and director of zealhealth.co.uk, explained that the body's circadian rhythm depends on a balance of hormones and neurotransmitters.

The solution to the obesity problem in the UK needs to start at childhood education.

That is the opinion of Zeal Health nutritionist Helena Oades who believes it is important to develop healthy eating habits as a child to ensure they remain into adulthood.

In order to maintain a healthy diet it is important to have quick, easy to prepare recipes to hand.

That is the advice being issued by Helena Oades, nutritionist for Zeal Health, who has suggested that being able to cook up food quickly can help people to avoid the temptation of a takeaway.

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The menopause is the time at which a woman’s ability to have a baby ends. The menopause typically starts between 45 and 55 years of age. These reproductive years start when a woman begins to menstruate (have periods) and ends with the menopause when she shops menstruating (she stops having periods).

Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is a common disorder of the digestive system. Symptoms for IBS can be wide-ranging, including stomach cramps, stomach ache, trapped wind, bloated stomach, stomach pain after eating, constipation and diarrhoea. Many people experience some, but not all, of the long list of symptoms. If you haven’t had an official diagnosis of IBS, it is important that you discuss your symptoms with a health professional.

Eczema is a skin condition that is often itchy. It is characterised by flaking or rough skin that may be cracked or weepy. It can affect any part of the body but the face, hands and creases of limbs such as elbows and backs of the knees are very common areas for eczema to develop. Itchy ears can be due to eczema in the ear.

Direct triggers, for example, of regular takeaways and ready meals, comfort eating, excessive hunger or lack of exercise are relatively easy to identify but can still take as much support to overcome as the more complicated causes of weight gain. Whilst some reasons for weight gain may be obvious, there can be more complex underlying triggers such as hypothyroidism, certain medications, high exposure to toxins (past or present) and hormonal changes.

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Thrush is caused by an imbalance of yeasts and bacteria in the body. We should all have sufficient levels of beneficial bacteria in the body to help keep other bacteria and yeasts in check. We are all exposed to potentially problematic bacteria and yeasts and many of these do not cause problems if they are in balance. When beneficial bacteria levels in the vagina or penis become depleted, potentially problematic yeasts and bacteria can develop in significant quantities. When the Candida species of yeasts grow to high levels, thrush symptoms occur.

A new behaviour treatment program appears to help at least a third of patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

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