Wednesday 11th June 2014 by Charlotte Maxwell


Obesity is in the press again. Shockingly, over a quarter of UK adults are clinically obese, and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) are reminding the public that even ‘modest’ weight-loss can have significant health benefits. Over the years I have received many enquiries about and treated many patients for weight loss – some with success, some with failure. In my experience there tend to be two kinds of patients that successfully lose weight with acupuncture treatment. The first kind – and the great majority of people fit into this category in my opinion – are those who comfort-eat in order to switch off uncomfortable feelings. These people could just as easily be smoking,...

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Friday 16th May 2014 by Charlotte Maxwell

In preparation for that long hot summer that we are going to be having  (C’mon now lets think positively.  After all that rain – surely we are going to have wall to wall sun this summer?) and in light of the recent Hugh Jackman story regarding skin cancer, we thought it would be the perfect time to set the record straight on sunburn and sunscreen and some of those myths:

Suntanned skin is healthy
A suntan is a sign of skin damage, just like a sunburn.

You can’t get sunburn on a cloudy day
Up to 80 percent of the UV rays that cause sun damage penetrate clouds, so your chances of getting sunburn on a cloudy day...

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Wednesday 12th February 2014 by Charlotte Maxwell

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Your Friends and Glo

Valentine’s Day is the ultimate (if not commercial) celebration of love, but if you are single it can seem like an ordeal to get through as people in relationships pull out all the romance stops.  Thankfully booking a Glo pamper party for you and your girlfriends is the ideal antidote to all the mush; manis, massages or makeovers are just some of the services available to give you a beauty boost and leave you basking in the the afterglow of the true love of your friends.

From just £12.50pp* Glo offers a nationwide pamper party service and their team have worked with everyone from The Saturdays to Nicole Scherzinger to provide...

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Thursday 5th September 2013 by Charlotte Maxwell

Hello you lovely lot. As we are still excited about our BIG TEN promotion we thought we would stick with the theme of ten and have put together a list of the Top 10 quirkiest body facts.  Something for you all to enjoy and share with your mates:

1.  The higher IQ someone has, the greater the frequency of dreams while sleeping.

2  Sneezes regularly exceed 100 mph, while coughs clock in at about 60 mph

3  Fidgeting can burn about 350 calories a day

4  The fastest growing nail is on the middle finger

5  Astronauts cannot burp in space. There is no gravity to separate liquid from gas in their stomachs.

6  Your ears secrete more earwax when...

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Monday 12th August 2013 by Charlotte Maxwell

I get asked this question a lot.

The short answer is that I believe we should always buy the best quality food we can afford. The best quality food will be whole foods reared or grown ethically in good soil with as little industrial or chemical intervention as possible. By definition, organic food will probably come closest to this ideal, although there are some amazing farmers and growers who adhere to these principles without getting Soil Association accreditation, so don’t automatically write of the guys at the farmers’ market whose produce is not “organic”.

Many of us are on a tight budget these days too, so don’t have the luxury of only eating organic food. So how do we prioritise?


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