THYROID disorders are believed to affect around one in 20 people in the UK, yet because the symptoms – such as weight changes, depression and fatigue – can often be vague (or overlap with other conditions), it is not uncommon for thyroid disorders to go undetected for a long time.
HANDS up if you struggle to get out of bed, feel like you're constantly yawning and rely on several pints of coffee to power you through the average working day? As the days get shorter, we all know how difficult it can be to feel energised in the morning – particularly when you crack open the curtains and see that it's still dark outside.
GOOD news for people suffering from high blood pressure; if you keep your mouth in good condition you are more likely to have lower blood pressure and the blood-pressure-lowering drugs appear to work better.
GOJI berries, raw cacao and acai berries have been lauded as superfoods but I prefer to look a little closer to home, to foods that don’t have to travel hundreds or thousands of food miles to reach our breakfast bowl, lunch box or dinner plate for super foods packed full of nutrition.
1 Up and at it – what is your morning routine? My morning isn't something I particularly welcome, but once I'm up, I usually do a cursory check of my phone to see if there's any business emails or requests for art commissions.