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The Silent Epidemic – Loneliness

The Silent Epidemic – Loneliness

Is Dangerous For Our Health, It Is Now Official.  GPs will be urged to make time to see lonely patients, who are 50% more likely to die prematurely than people with good social network. Three out of four GPs say they see between one and five lonely people a day, according to research among over 1,000 family doctors ...

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A Fresh Palette of Ideas – Sue Potgieter

A Fresh Palette of Ideas – Sue Potgieter

January 2018….a New Year…and lots of new goals and resolutions! If you’re like me, they are made with full intentions of fulfilling them, but somehow all they seem to succeed in doing is remind me that I have no will power whatsoever!!! And yet is that true? No! If I set myself goals I usually complete them. What ...

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How to stay Healthy over the Festive Season! – Sue Potgieter

How to stay Healthy over the Festive Season! – Sue Potgieter

Bonfire night is over and Christmas adverts on the TV have started. As I write this, Christmas is only 6 weeks away. Christmas light displays will be switched on and the general feeling of excitement will begin to build as the days pass by. Along with the excitement comes added stress of course. Have we left anyone ...

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Stress: Friend or Foe? – Sue Potgieter

Stress: Friend or Foe? – Sue Potgieter

Over the last few months we have looked at the core imbalances in disease from a functional medicine point of view; this month we review the last one. Stress - is it a friend or a foe? As hunter-gatherers in the past, stress played a vital role in our survival, alerting us to the presence of a sabre-tooth tiger, and ...

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Taking a fresh look at relationships – Sue Potgieter

Taking a fresh look at relationships – Sue Potgieter

This month we will look at another core imbalance in the development of disease (see June issue): Social relationships. These - both quantity and quality - affect mental health, health behaviour, physical health, and mortality risk according to sociologists. In fact, social health has as many effects on physical ...

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Steps to a Better You – Sue Potgieter

Steps to a Better You – Sue Potgieter

Everywhere you look, someone is advertising the benefits of exercise. Whether it’s pilates, tai chi, zumba, basketball, hockey, swimming, cross fit or HIIT (High-intensity interval training), the choice can be overwhelming. If you haven’t exercised in a while, or are looking for something easy that you can do every ...

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Up, Up and Away! – Sue Potgieter

Up, Up and Away! – Sue Potgieter

The flight is booked, suitcases are packed - it’s holiday time! Holidays are very important in maintaining a good work/ life balance, and a minimum of two weeks away every year is vital for your health. Holidays are a time to switch off, wind down, chill out and get some well-deserved rest and relaxation but how often ...

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Sleep & Relaxation – Sue Potgieter

Sleep & Relaxation – Sue Potgieter

Following on from last month's article, I would like to start by discussing the first core imbalance seen in disease  which  is the subject  of  sleep and  relaxation. Life has radically  changed  over the past 20 years with the introduction of smartphones, tablets and laptops and we are now 'connected' for many hours ...

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Cranleigh Village Hospital Trust Community Beds

Cranleigh Village Hospital Trust Community Beds

This statement is issued by Guildford & Waverley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Royal Surrey County Hospital (RSCH), Surrey County Council Adult Social Care Team (SCC), and Cranleigh Village Hospital Trust (CVHT) to give an update on the progress regarding the future provision of enhanced healthcare ...

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