News

A digital revolution in health care is speeding up.

This Economist article is worth a read. It ends with …

Migraines – I say mee-graine and you say my-graine. Either way it is painfully miserable!

How many of us have suffered migraines I wonder.  My …

PURE fresh air blows in from Canada

Not sure what the story of the moment is – …

Optimism

There must be something in the air – there is …

Screen time – benefit or harm?

Socrates warned against writing for fear it would result in …

Resolutions 2017

Lose weight, exercise more? No. Let’s resolve to deal with …

ADHD – what adds up? It’s not just the medication.

There is growing evidence that the first approach in addressing …

Tick(box)-borne disease.

I was going to tell you about the study (DPP) …

Good health news?

Partly, so no excuse to take the foot of the …

Launch of British Society of Lifestyle Medicine

Very happy to announce that BSLM presented at the International …

How much added sugar do we need in our diet? Well, actually, NONE.

 However, dietary limits are publi shed thus:For ages 11 years …

Diabetes is reversible – take control back

A GP colleague has described our treatment of Type 2 …

Want to live 10 years longer and preserve your memory?

Add 10 years to your life – and keep your …

Olive oil and statins in the headlines.

But rapeseed oil is better? And it is locally produced …

The overflowing bathtub

While the bathtub overflows and conventional Medicine mops up (with …

Thumb-sucker or a nail- biter?

Children who suck their thumb or bite their nails are …

Farmers’ Markets – and a new Food Assembly.

As a child brought up in Istanbul in the 1950s …

Tai Chi – a remedy not a sneeze

I have been fortunate enough to visit China and see …

Avoiding (premature) deaths in the UK and EU.

No death is avoidable so better to call it premature …

Fat is good for you, Carbs are not?

Eating celery! (see pic). The press has had a field …

This is not an excuse for a hobnob sardine sandwich!

Nutrition plays a significant role in the increasing prevalence of …

What will half the World’s population suffer by 2050? And it is preventable.

The answer is myopia (short-sightedness). In fact just within the …

5 ways to keep your memory sharp and Tips to get the most out of your memory

While trawling through my usual internet sources this below from …

Why do sunbathers live longer than those who avoid the sun?

Avoiding Sun is as ‘Dangerous as Smoking’ New research looks …

Artificial Sweeteners – wolf in sheep’s clothing.

This is such an important commentary I have posted the …

Body fat, blood type and ADHD.

Body Mass Index. As we thought – BMI measurement is …

Diet, lifestyle, and mental wellbeing

The microbiome. You may be wondering what the microbiome—the 37-100 …

What keeps us healthy and happy?

For long, healthy life we need a sense of purpose …

Fraudster news and PPIs

A hybrid post – one information update and the other …

BEWARE OF FRAUDSTER

It has been brought to my attention that there is …

Fad or Fact – Gluten-Free?

The question of whether to adopt a gluten-free diet is …

Blue Zones

Okinawa (Japan), Sardinia (Italy), Icaria (Greece), Loma Linda (United States) …

Close to home

What happens to our relatives hits home – and rightly …

Happy (fit) New Year

        Happy New Year! The media makes …

More on Brain Health

Do you remember the Healthy Brains post? From the same …

Food Poison and Plastic Brains

Don’t be lazy! An interesting article about our brains – …

Diabetes – make it go away!

Question: How much fat do you need to lose to …

Antibiotic Awareness Week

Antiobiotics could save your life. But they are over-prescribed and …

Singing, fat and gut bacteria – all good for kids!

Researchers at the Canadian University of Montreal report in the …

Air Quality. No idling! And not just a VW.

What to the following have in common? Particulate Matter, ground-level …

Nappers

So what did Winston Churchill, JFK, Napoleon, Albert Einstein and …

Art and Science of Health and Wellbeing Family Fair – a Fundraiser on 29th August

        PLEASE COME ALONG and spread the …

Another reason to avoid antibiotics?

Antibiotics may increase the risk of juvenile arthritis Taking antibiotics …

Mosquito Bites and Insect Repellents: What you need to know.

Mosquitoes transmit diseases that kill as many as 750,000 people …

Poor sleep decreases self-control – take care with your Sgian Dubh!

We know that sleep is important – poor sleep is …

Psoriasis and alcohol – and Aloe Vera

Psoriasis can be real nuisance for sufferers and this website offers …

Mothers Should Boost Vegetable and Fruit Intake to Improve Breast Milk Quality

Boosting carotenoids in breast milk boosts child’s immune system and …

More headlines. From Fruit to Phthalates

Phthalate alternative DINCH may be less safe than thought DINCH, …

A round-up from Breast Milk to Cinnamon to Mental Health

        Breast milk is risky for adults, …

Liver and alcohol and obesity

After finishing my clinic one morning last week, I couldn’t …

How healthy is your brain?

Don’t know about you but my recall of names of …

Eggs: Health Benefits & Nutrition Facts

Live Science|   May 14, 2015 01:45am Which came first — …

String can assess risk of heart disease or stroke

Measuring a person’s waist with a piece of string is …

Vitamin D supplementation – growing evidence

A recent Study shows children in Sweden need increased vitamin D …

Chewing gum may help get rid of Earworms

Could not resist this one! Everyone has experienced them and …

Mediterranean Diet Linked to Larger Brain Volume

April 28, 2015 WASHINGTON, DC — Adherence to the Mediterranean diet (MeDi) …

Lifestyle Interventions: The Best Medicine You’re Not Using

April 22, 2015 If we could give every individual the right amount …

Childhood allergies and EDCs

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals – a 21st century problem with huge …

Hyperactivity helps children with ADHD to learn

When children with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) are supposed …

Brown Rice: Health Benefits & Nutrition Facts

http://www.livescience.com/50461-brown-rice-health-benefits-nutrition-facts.html by Jessie Szalay, Live Science Contributor   |   April 11, …

Technopathology – Apps health warning!

Hard on the heels of reports of increased back and …

Lead and Cadmium in Chocolate

Note: Here is a recent study report from California BUT …

Psychedelic drugs may be psychologically useful

Psychedelic drugs such as LSD, which, while illegal, do not …

The link between sugar and research funding

Sugar: at the heart of the obesity crisis The prevalence …

The Darwin Awards: sex differences in idiotic behaviour.

Would you believe it – another award won by men! …

When somebody loses weight, where does the fat go?

Considering the soaring overweight and obesity rates and strong interest …

The 50 Healthiest Foods of All Time (With Recipes)

Really there are only healthy meals rather than healthy single …

Air Pollution Slows Cognitive Development In Children Due To Brain Inflammation

Schools that are located near busy roads may be more …

Penis lengths published to allay worries

A systematic review that included more than 15 000 men has …

Eyelashes only protect the eye when length is optimal

From a cosmetic viewpoint, eyelashes can never be long enough, …

Widely used food additive promotes colitis, obesity and metabolic syndrome, research shows

This photo shows bacteria that are present deeper in the …

Sorry, what did you say Darling?

Noise leads to ‘learned deafness’ for natural sounds According to …

Important New Service – Personalised Nutrition

Delighted to announce nutrigenomic DNA testing (saliva) for specific nutrition-related …

How do you like your egg in the morning? (Apart from with a kiss!)

If you like a cup of coffee and an egg …

Sleep duration recommendations

New recommendations for sleep duration Sleep, especially inadequate sleep, is …

The U.S. government is poised to withdraw longstanding warnings about cholesterol.

The nation’s top nutrition advisory panel has decided to drop …

Biological clock is ticking – do we really want to know?

A biological clock that provides vital clues about how long …

Best ways to cook veggies

Seems like a tasty idea?! http://www.onegreenplanet.org/natural-health/best-ways-to-cook-your-veggies-for-the-most-nutrition/  

Too Much Sitting Increases Mortality Risk Despite Exercise

January 20, 2015 Prolonged sitting was associated with higher mortality from all …

4 simple healthy lifestyle factors – the best revenge

Healthy living is the best revenge: findings from the European …

Smartphones cause drooping jowls and ‘tech-neck’ wrinkles in 18-39 year-olds

January 12, 2015 11:53 GMT International  Business Times ‘Tech neck’ …

Found in Babies and Mountain Tops – some unlikely things

Chemical pollutants, children, the environment, our future. Please look at …

No Amount of Alcohol Is Safe….darn it! Surely not entirely true!

April 30, 2014 from Medscape Responsible Drinking? Not Very “Responsible drinking” has …

The Cuban Paradox

Can Cuba Escape Poverty but Stay Healthy? http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/19/upshot/can-cuba-escape-poverty-but-stay-healthy.html?_r=0&abt=0002&abg=1 Cuba has …

Team of Scientists Forecast Direction of Nutrition Research by End of the Decade

Commentary published in Journal of American College of Nutrition  November …

Smartphone Interruptus

Want To Perk Up Your Love Life? Put Away That …

Men are from Mars…….?!

Stress impacts men and women in different ways When exposed …

Beetroot again shown to reduce blood pressure in folk with high blood pressure

Dietary nitrate in the form of daily beetroot juice significantly …

Little Understood Chemicals Cut Men’s Fertility

(Reuters Health) – A new study suggests that chemicals in …

Thumbs up for yogurt (not the fat-free, over-sugared variety) – a probiotic effect?

A higher intake of yoghurt is associated with a reduced …

Music and Alzheimers

A challenge. Bet you cannot hold back a tear while …

Only 10% of obese people realise it

Discouraging news but never too late to change…. Most obese …

80 million good reasons for a kiss

80 million good reasons for a kiss. Kisses in the …

Ebola questions

Could Ebola Become an Airborne Virus? The experience over many …

Aluminium may harm fertility

Endocrine disrupting chemicals are known to be  determinants of disease …

Temporary suspension of availability of Dr Lawson

Off to Australia for some first-hand exposure to Lifestyle Medicine …

Novel Intervention May Reverse Alzheimer’s Memory Loss

Brain foods!     October 03, 2014 Only 10 patients – but  …

Four out of 5 heart attacks prevented with healthy behaviours

Healthy lifestyle choices may dramatically reduce risk of heart attack …

New Guideline on Cannabis, Alternative Medicine in MS

  The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has released a …

Exercise bad for your teeth?!!

Photo Credit Getty Images Vigorous exercise is good for almost …

High Fat Dairy may prevent Diabetes

High fat dairy may prevent diabetes   16/09/2014 People who eat …

Tea for the heart? Green tea even better.

Tea best for heart   01/09/2014 Tea may be one of …

Fish and smoking – not smoked fish! FAO smokers

In a prospective study of Japanese populations (72,000 people over …

So who is going to try the algae?

Do you want to lose weight? Do you want to …

Sunshine vitamin boost for cancer care?

Sunshine could be a key therapy for patients with bowel …

Okinawans live long and well!

Worth a look and if anyone makes the Edamame dip …

Sitting all day is a health hazard

http://www.vox.com/2014/7/2/5862026/sitting-vs-standing-health-risks-dangers

Drinking water.

So how much should we drink daily?  They say 6-8 …

Catalyst crushed …and other vignettes

Despite considerable admiration I do have sympathy for Dr Malcolm …

Microbiomes and the gut

The microbiome and inflammation Harvard researchers have discovered the mechanism …

Moving on – message from Dr Rob Lawson

The concept of all of us operating under one roof …

Staffed opening hours

Until further notice the staffed opening hours, Monday to Friday, …

NEW OFFER. TIME TO TALK. TIME TO BE HEARD.

Time to talk about your health issues and concerns with …

Poor Sleep Predicts Musculoskeletal Pain in Older Adults

New-onset widespread pain (WP) is common in older adults and …

Heart Month – very sensible messages

National Heart Month – reducing the prevalence of heart disease …

Statins in the water supply next?

NICE in England is suggesting healthy people  should be offered …

Vegetable ‘pairing’ for kids – can work.

Parents have long poured on cheese sauce, peanut butter and …

Sick Man of Europe

Malcolm Paul, Scottish Chairman of JLT, has passed on this …

Scottish ostriches and mindful retirement.

We recently had a visit from Pam Jenkinson of 3RO …

Cookery Demo – Themed evenings

Themed cooking demonstration number 1, with Luis Letelier Lobos, is …

Gout news

    This caught my eye in a trawl of …

SLEEP WELL …or else!

  If you don’t snooze, you lose. Skimping on sleep …

Sushi and Sashimi Cookery Demo

We are delighted to announce that caterer and foodlover Luis …

Happy New Year!

Well, we are now faced with the aftermath of the …

Meningitis B vaccine

Meningitis B is the leading cause of bacterial meningitis and …

New for January 2014

TASTER SESSIONS IN MASSAGE,  REFLEXOLOGY and EXERCISE TRAINING Each session lasts …

Mediterranean diet and dementia

The more publicity the better  – as individuals we need …

Food Hamper – orders now being taken

Good healthy food selection dressed up in a solid box-tray hamper …

After heart disease and cancer what kills us?

‘Prescription drugs are allegedly the third leading cause of death …

Antibiotic Awareness Week

Antibiotic ‘control’: a global issue. Rather like global warming, antibiotic …

Vitamin supplements do not prevent cancer or heart disease

There’s not much evidence that vitamins can prevent heart disease …

Fitness plea for world diabetes day 14/11/2013

People who develop diabetes in later life can avoid heart …

Sleep and health

This study looked at adults and another recent study looking …

Effective Pain Relief for Patients With Hand or Knee Osteoarthritis

Topical NSAIDS (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) Provide Effective Pain Relief for …

Genetic Testing For Breast Cancer

This is a wordy article but it really needs to …

Hibernation of Cafe at Core Health

Sadly the cafe is going into winter hibernation BUT it …

Cafe

Sorry everyone but due to staff shortages the cafe will …

Knee osteoarthritis – yes you can!

 This study supports the weight loss and muscle strengthening approach …

Mortality: Exercise vs Drug Interventions

No surprises – no advantage in taking drugs over exercise except …

Looking for lessons in cancer’s ‘miracle’ responders

 Thanks Neil for finding this article – you are a …

Healthy lifestyle may reverse cellular aging – new study

Healthy behaviours such as exercise, good diet and stress management …

Pulse Wave Analyser

I have been asked what my ‘magic’ machine was used for once …

Peace of Mind

An article has appeared in The Scotsman Magazine to reveal …

Focus on lifestyle changes—not weight loss—may be key to kids’ health

A UCLA School of Nursing study has found that both …

New classes and cafe news

NEW Post-natal yoga as a  4 week block starting 2nd …

Pop-up Bistro

The fun and buzz of a pop-up bistro – a …

Unhealthy childhood habits

  The British Heart Foundation has reported that many children …

Cocoa and the brain

This piece from the BBC is linking cocoa with improved …

Anti-Alzheimer Diet

New dietary guidelines http for the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease …

Height and cancer risk

In a large prospective cohort of postmenopausal women, researchers found …

Breakfast like a King

Breakfast Like a King BOSTON, Massachusetts — A large, prospective …

Still Open and closed….

OK! Royal & Ancient, EL Council, the Police – you …

Open and Closed

The Open Golf Championship is now officially ongoing and multiple …

Food addiction – some possible evidence

Refined Carbohydrates May Trigger Food Addiction Consumption of a meal …

British Open Golf Championship 17-21 July 2013 B1377

It seems clearer now!  We understand that due to traffic …

Shocking brain scans?

The scan on the left is that of a normal …

Prostate news – what you eat is important.

CHICAGO, Illinois — A commercially available food supplement that contains …

East Lothian Agricultural (Haddington) show Sat 29th June at East Fortune

CORE HEALTH will be in the Chalmers & Co tent …

JAMA – Diet and mortality study

Summary of the JAMA Study on Diet and Mortality Released …

Nutritionist joins the team.

Delighted to welcome Mandy Bruce to the team Mandy has almost …

OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT – sorry for the inconvenience

Due to road closures – pretifying the county ahead of …

Official Opening 15th May 2013

Thanks to everyone for making it a resounding success, not …

Qi Gong

We are delighted to announce that Claire East will be …

Bank Holiday Weekend

We are edging towards Spring? The outside tables have been …

Official Opening May 15th 2013

The Directors and staff are delighted to invite you to …

Beetroot can ‘lower blood pressure’

The juice contained as much nitrate as two beetroots Drinking …

APRIL OFFER

This month’s Core Food is spelt so to mark the …

World Health Day 2013

5 ways to eat healthier April 7 was World Health …

Health Fair at North Berwick

Tomorrow 6th April is North Berwick’s Health Fair day in …

Happy Easter

We are open today Saturday 30th March, at least Equilibrium …

Easter Holidays

Over Easter it appears that folk have a life and …

What they think of the CORE HEALTH Experience

We are beginning to publish the views of users of …

Mediterranean Diet

A very important study about the Mediterranean diet was recently published. …

Another quote in support of CORE HEALTH

“The importance of Lifestyle Medicine as a developing specialty in …

A Quote in support of CORE HEALTH

Dr Andrew Murray (GP and endurance athlete, former Scottish Government …

Antibiotic Apocalypse

“Antibiotics Apocalypse” – Can we protect our health? BBC headlines …

Overtreatment in the Medical World

Since the mid ’70s overdiagnosis and overtreatment has been an …

New Yoga class for pregnant ladies.

More great news!  Nicola Bourke is extending her yoga expertise …

Baby Massage

Happy to announce this new service commencing 9th March 11.30-12.30am. …

Fizzy drinks – oh and fibre

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-21478314 I never thought i would agree with the spokesman …

Physical Activity

Short stretches of physical activity — such as taking the …

Honey, Cherries and weight control (not related)

News of the moment. The start date for the healthy …

Equilibrium Cafe and Shop – now servicing

Equilibrium cafe (10am to 4pm) and shop (9am to 6pm) …

Programmes update

Happy New Year to one and all! The January group …

Festive Season opening hours

Mon 24th December 2012.  Open 9am-12pm Tuesday 25th and Wednesday …

New Year gift vouchers

Just a reminder that it is never the wrong time …

Bee pollen

The delivery of bee massage waxes and balms to our …

Supplements

Q10 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports that supplementation with …

Fasting diets

Fasting diets Research has shown that fasting on alternate days …

Healthy weight loss programme

This is a dietary approach with expert input from a …

Diabetes Update

Diabetes – recent study outcomes. Is nutrition therapy effective? Yes, …

Yoga classes

We are very pleased to announce that Hatha Yoga classes, …

Back problems?

We are planning to open a new ‘Back To Fitness’ …

Heart attack and Stroke Risk

JAMA, (US equivalent of the British Medical Journal), reports on …

Planning the future

 The externals of your life fall in line with your …

Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolate A recent study on patients with heart failure …

Osteoarthritis

It affects 8.5 million people in the UK. Symptoms are …

Preventive Health

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recommendations for …

Flax facts

At The American Heart Association 2012 Scientific Sessions a Cuban …

Inactivity – a global issue.

The Lancet has published a study that found lack of …

Post-natal Pilates (Physiotherapist led)

An addition to our service commencing Tuesday 8th January and Thursday …

Health Assessments

Core Health assessments are quite different from usual healthchecks. Not …

Physiotherapy, muscle and joint injuries

Most of what we offer at Core Health is pro-active …

At your service

We are ready to offer you our services! Communication remains …

East Lothian Cardio-pulmonary Rehabilitation Group

Core Health is now the HQ for a Scottish Registered …

Core Health brings balance to Scottish Lifestyles

From a quiet corner of East Lothian, a revolution in …

Core’s doors set to open

The Lifestyle Medical Centre at Prora Farm, near Drem, East …

© Core Health Consultancy Ltd. 2017. Registered in Scotland No. SC472027. Privacy Policy. Terms & Conditions. Cookie Policy. Website by 45b.