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The latest health reports and features from GTG

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Ashwagandha: what it is and why you need it for stress

14 hours ago / Melanie Macleod

Loved by Meghan Markle and Gwyneth Paltrow, everyone is talking about this anxiety soothing supplement >>>

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10 things you need to know about endometriosis

October 20th 2020 / Judy Johnson

Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women and takes an average of eight years to diagnose, with MPs calling for urgent improvement – here’s everything you need to know about symptoms, causes and treatment >>>

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Why you're getting lower back pain - and 5 exercises that can help

October 20th 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

If you're struggling with lower back pain, don't be scared of movement - it's a key part of your rehab plan, says top personal trainer David Higgins. These are the exercises that he rates for getting your fitness goals back on track >>>

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Wellness Wallet: I’m a 30-year-old beauty CEO and I spend £185.50 a month on wellness

October 19th 2020

Massages, HIIT and soothing candles and sleep spray are a priority for Roccabox’s Tia Roqaa >>>

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6 things that happen to your skin in menopause and perimenopause – and what this top skin doctor recommends

October 16th 2020 / Dr Sophie Shotter

Dr Sophie Shotter explains why our skin becomes dry and dull during the menopause and the skincare and in-clinic treatments to give it a helping hand >>>

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Are we finally over the avocado?

October 13th 2020 / Rob Hobson

We’ve been quite literally toasting the success of the avocado in recent years but all is not quite as wholesome as it seems where the green brunch staple is concerned. Here’s why and five vegan alternatives to try according to a registered nutritionist >>>

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6 reasons you're losing more hair

October 12th 2020 / Sophie Shotter

If you've noticed more hair fall than usual, you're not alone. In times of stress and illness it's common to lose more hair. Dr Sophie Shotter explains the myriad reasons your hair could be falling out, from stress, change in the season and Covid >>>

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Best foods for perimenopause and menopause: what to eat in your 40s and beyond

October 12th 2020 / Jackie Lynch

Feel like you've been hijacked by hormonal changes? Nutritional therapist and menopause specialist Jackie Lynch explains which foods to eat to ease your symptoms >>>

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Why trampolining could be the most effective at-home exercise

October 9th 2020

Tired of endless burpees, squats and planks? A rebounder could be the answer to all your home workout woes. Here's why and the online workouts to try >>>

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Acne, rosacea, eczema, sensitivity: is your skin issue actually caused by your gut?

September 28th 2020 / Carla Oates

Gut health expert and founder of wellness brand The Beauty Chef, Carla Oates, explains the power of the gut-skin connection and why good gut health can be the missing piece of the puzzle for problem skin >>>

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Lipoedema: the 'heavy legs condition more than 10% of women have

September 23rd 2020 / Melanie Macleod

It causes thick, heavy legs, can dramatically affect your self-confidence and many of us don't know we have it. Now Love Island’s Shaughna Phillips has gone public about lipoedema, throwing the condition into the spotlight. Three women tell us what it living with it feels like >>>

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Why it's totally normal to feel uneasy wearing a mask

September 18th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Mask anxiety is a real condition according to mental health experts and it's more common than you think. Try these 7 ways to feel better in your face covering >>>

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Immune supplements to buy now to get healthier for winter ahead of a Covid 2nd wave

September 16th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Why one top doctor says we should all start taking immune-boosting supplements now. These are the capsules gummies and liquids our experts recommend >>>

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What happens to a busy control freak on a meditation retreat?

September 14th 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

Will Williams, has taught hundreds of people to meditate from Kate Winslet to Take That. We sent GTG editor Victoria Woodhall, and her inner control freak, on his weekend retreat. Boy did she need it – and probably so do you >>>

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The reasons why so many women are suffering from IBS

September 14th 2020 / Anna Hunter

There's been a spike in people contacting IBS helplines since lockdown and women account for two thirds of IBS cases in the UK; leading doctor Rangan Chatterjee thinks he knows why. Here’s how to get to the root of digestive issues and ensure you’re taken seriously at the GP’s >>>

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The health checks to book in for (even if you think you’re healthy)

September 3rd 2020 / Anna Hunter

The notion of a general check-up has become old fashioned (in Britain at least) but there are some health checks you should never skip, even if you feel fighting fit. There are also a couple you might not need to bother with… >>>

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How to do a post-summer healthy habits reset

September 1st 2020 / Susannah Taylor

Had a great summer but feeling a tad unhealthy right now? Nutritionist James Collins says the key to finding your healthy feet again is to start a ‘transition period’ (aka ‘time to reign it in’). Susannah Taylor gets on board   >>>

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What it's like to lose your hair as a young woman of 24

August 27th 2020 / Lauren Clark

Journalist Lauren Clark first noticed her hair clogging the plughole in her mid-twenties and was devastated. She eventually found solutions - but looking at Instagram wasn't one of them!. Here's what worked for her >>>

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Stress: our top 10 questions answered by GP Dr Rangan Chatterjee

August 26th 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

How do you fix stress headaches? What’s the best stress relief supplement? And why does stress make PMS worse? We put our most pressing questions to the stress doctor of the moment. Here’s the advice he knows will work >>>

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No more digging straps: we've found the ultimate yoga bra

August 17th 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

Lululemon's new adjustable In Alignment bra is the most comfortable on the planet says this yoga teacher who wears it every day >>>

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The perfect granola recipe to learn by heart

August 16th 2020

Vegan chefs The Happy Pear, who sell tons of granola every week, share their delicious easy recipe for a healthy breakfast >>>

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How to manage your mental health problem at work

August 7th 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Is anxiety, depression or another mental health illness affecting your professional life? Here’s how to make your office a happier and healthier place to work >>>

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What dietitians really think of the The Sirtfood Diet

August 7th 2020

It's the eating regime that's said to be behind Adele's dramatic 7-stone weight loss and it involves coffee red wine and chocolate. We asked dietitians to decode it >>>

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5 ab exercise videos that definitely work – and the viral one that doesn't

August 5th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

The Japanese Ab Workout claims to deliver flat abs just by lying on a towel. We cut through the fake news to bring you the core blasts we know work >>>

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Shaking is the stress-busting trend that everyone can benefit from

August 4th 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

Does your body automatically clench when you're under stress and you just can't seem to let things go? Put down the Pinot and shake it off. Here are the best shaking workouts to follow >>>

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