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Linda’s story – Enjoying life with a stoma

This month, it will be three years since Mrs Linda Humphries had her stoma. Read about her experience with Platinum Contour. “I have always been an extremely healthy and active person. I eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, I gave up smoking a long time ago and I don’t drink. Then a few years ago, things started to change, and I wasn’t feeling myself. I found I was unbelievably tired, all the time. This ...

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How to prevent bed wetting

Learn about how your child’s bladder works The bladder is a small muscular organ that is tucked in the front of the pelvis. It acts as a reservoir slowly collecting urine that’s filtered into it from the kidneys. So most of the time a bladder will have some urine in it, as it steadily fills and stretches. Gentle messages are sent to the brain to give it an update on the situation. Once the bladder is full, ...

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Help us fight your skin condition!

Do you, or anyone you know, suffer from a mild/severe skin condition? If, so we want your opinion! £50 incentive too! at home is looking for women readers to join us for a focus group to discuss and try new skin creams coming to the market. You need to be 30+ and suffer from one of the following: Eczema, Dermatitis, Acne, Rosacea, Ageing/Thinning If you are a parent with a teenager that suffers from one or ...

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How to sleep better

We all know that maintaining a healthy weight, getting our five a day and regular exercise are the cornerstones of good health, but we often overlook the impact of sleep. We can feel the consequences of a poor night’s sleep the next day, but we don’t often stop to consider the long-term effects of not getting the quality and quantity of sleep that we need. During the night our bodies work at healing damaged ...

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Breeze through your pregnancy with Nadia Narain

Nadia's Pregnancy Yoga class is one of the most popular classes at Tri Yoga. Here she answers the most asked questions from her mums, exclusively for At Home online... 1) Who can practise pregnancy yoga? Most women can practice pregnancy yoga, but of course you can check with your midwife for extra peace of mind. No yoga experience is necessary, in fact a lot of pregnant women are completely new to it. 2) H ...

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Copper foods for healthy eating

Copper is a fundamental element of good health for parents and children, and is especially important for expectant mothers, so how do you ensure you’re getting enough of it? Copper is not manufactured or stored in the body, so it must be obtained from food and water each day as part of a balanced diet. Developing babies depend on copper in the womb and beyond.  Their bodies stock up on copper during the fin ...

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Come home with a tan and nothing else

Summer holiday booked. Sun cream packed. Sunglasses on. You're ready for two weeks of fun. Every summer, thousands of singletons head abroad for sunnier climes. Whether you're living it up on a Turkish island or mopedding your way around Magaluf, fun is definitely the order of the day (and the night). When the sun sets, temperatures may cool down but a different kind of heat starts to rise. A cheeky fumble ...

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The power of plants

Plants and natural remedies are great substitutes and additions to our medicines. We talked to clinical virologist, Tim Wreghitt, about plants that can do a lot more than we realise… ...

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