Cervical Cancer Prevention Week: Rachel’s Story

'Cancer is such a ruthless adversary because it behaves as if it has its own fiendishly cunning agenda' - Paul Davies The sad fact of the matter is that every member of my family who has died, has died of cancer. In some families it's heart disease, in some it's brain tumours, for us, it's … Continue reading Cervical Cancer Prevention Week: Rachel’s Story

New healthy milkshakes are Canny tasty!

'Accept what people offer. Drink their milkshakes. Take their love' - Wally Lamb Like the words 'yay' and 'Monday' or 'Helen' and 'housework' the words 'healthy' and 'milkshake aren't ones you often hear in the same sentence. I was never a massive fan of them growing up, McDonald's offerings needed the suction power of a Dyson … Continue reading New healthy milkshakes are Canny tasty!

Too Vain for Varicose Veins

'I'd always thought that they were something that affected older, inactive people. I looked at my lifestyle and thought, 'I can't be a candidate for this.' Eventually, the pain became something I couldn't ignore' - Summer Sanders I'll be the first to admit that I can straddle the line between mild concern and hypochondria when it comes … Continue reading Too Vain for Varicose Veins

My Inner Ear and Me

'A throb hits you on the left side of the head so hard that your head bobs to the right. There's no way that came from inside your head, you think. That's no metaphysical crisis. God just punched you in the face' - Andrew Levy I wrote a while ago about suffering from migraines and … Continue reading My Inner Ear and Me

The 5:2 Diet: Does it actually work?

'Diets, like clothes, should be tailored to you' - Joan Rivers Show me a woman who tells you she's never dieted before and I will show you a liar. I personally have tried pretty much every diet out there, apart from the cabbage soup and the cayenne pepper one Beyoncé used to lose all that … Continue reading The 5:2 Diet: Does it actually work?

‘This Girl Can’ Campaign: What about the boys?

'Healthy body image is not something that you're going to learn from fashion magazines' - Erin Heatherton Something that's been all over TV and social media this week is Sport England's #thisgirlcan campaign which, as explained by them on their website is This Girl Can is here to inspire women to wiggle, jiggle, move and prove … Continue reading ‘This Girl Can’ Campaign: What about the boys?