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Discover natural ways to help relieve stress, sleep problems, sleep apnoea, snoring, insomnia, chronic fatigue syndrome, tiredness, and M.E. Including free research and news the papers wont tell you about.

Why you should say 'NO' to this media stunt
28th November 2008

• Newspapers cry 'REVOLUTION' • But beware this hidden agenda... • Why big business is being handed the power to tell you what to eat and how you can fight it Have you heard the news? There's going to be a revolution. Seriously. I kid you not. I read about it in The Mirror. It's going to change everybody's way of living! Or maybe not... See, it was the Health Secretary, Alan Johnson who announced this 'lifestyle revolution' on the 11th of ..

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Is this common household item causing you stress?
14th June 2009

• These things are meant to simplify our lives, but end up making us scream There are some things that really get my goat... Heartless drugs companies, greedy bankers and politicians, ridiculous health and safety policies, the fact that ALL my children can now run faster than me... And don't even get me started on the Welsh football team (I'm still waiting for the call telling me I've been selected)... But there's one thing above all other th ..

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The drink that harms women...
9th November 2008

• The hidden risk of a fizzy drink • Why this health problem could rocket in 2009... • The freezing herb that could beat stress It's not often I shout 'Look out Lara, your life's in danger!' when she walks into a newsagent. In fact, I've never done it. And not just because I'm too busy deciding between a Wispa and a Double Decker. But maybe I SHOULD think about protecting Lara a little more, because there's something lurking in newsagents, s ..

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How the credit crunch could make you ill, and an easy solution
7th September 2008

Last Sunday I talked about how lack of sleep can cause stress... and how that stress is linked to weight gain, diabetes and other problems. Hopefully you tried out my little vinegar remedy for a good night's sleep... if not, give it a go. A few weeks ago I also talked about how happiness could protect you from serious disease. I wrote that studies have found that a generally positive outlook on life could reduce the chance of breast can ..

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This could effect us all at some point...
28th September 2007

There's one thing I don't miss about not having a proper job anymore... All right, there are loads of things I don't miss office politics, communal toilets, a guy called Reg who used to push me in the back by way of a greeting, even if I was holding a scalding cup of tea... But there's one thing I REALLY don't miss... and that's giving a presentation. I remember the feeling of twenty pairs of eyes all turning on you as you stand up to r ..

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Why you should keep a banana in your pocket on your next night out
21st September 2007

A Scotsman, a German and a South African walk into a bar... Sorry, not a bar, a barn. No, this isn't a joke. And before you call the police, Lara hasn't slipped something into my tea either. The Scotsman, the German and the South African I'm referring to were all guests at a fantastic wedding I went to last weekend. And it just so happened to be in a barn. This really was one of the best days of the year for me. First, I watched a man ..

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Myalgic Encephalopathy, ME, Chronic Fatigue
10th May 2007

Today, I'm going to turn the letter over to YOU - the smart, clever, no doubt handsome readers of The Good Life Letter. Because over the last week or so, many of you have written in with advice, tips and ideas so great that I just have to share them with our fellow Good Lifers. And one of them in particular, Lynne, has written in with a brilliant view on how to handle M.E. Seriously, if this affects your life in any way, this will help. Besi ..

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A new revelation about coffee
27th April 2007

As you've probably guessed, I'm a voracious reader. I read pretty much anything. If someone leaves a leaflet on a park bench. I'll pick it up and take a look. If a gibbering man on the street is giving away books about Scientology, the End of the World or reincarnation, I take THREE copies. And… you might find this weird... but I deliberately subscribe to as many mail-order catalogues as possible. Not only is it a good way of finding out ..

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I never knew this could make you fat
14 February 2005

The other day my friend Geoff leant back in his chair, patted his considerable stomach and said 'this is all down to too much stress'. I couldn't help laughing. I reminded him how he enjoyed his food, not to mention the odd pint, and asked him when was the last time he'd seen the inside of the gym. I was surprised by his answer. Since Christmas he's cut out the drink and snacking. He eats relatively healthy, and he leaves the car at home and w ..

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How a tennis ball can help the whole family
22 July 2005

Did you know that snoring is the third most common reason why couples split up? No, neither did I. In fact I think Lara's just made it up to make a point. Because, apparently, my snoring has been horrific over the past couple of days. Actually, it's no laughing matter (and I'm not just saying that because Lara's threatened me with the spare room). Snoring can be a sign that you may be suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep what? Maybe you've ne ..

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