Past Letters on Living Well

17-Feb-2017

How the NHS can be healed - but it won´t be popular

Our NHS is being slowly broken due to poor investment and damaging political strategies... but rather than take the blame the politicians have another scapegoat, find out who they say is at fault. more ...
27-Nov-2016

The natural herbs that help you sleep better

If you are struggling to get a good nights sleep why not try this natural, herbal remedy rather than dangerous prescription drugs? more ...
20-Nov-2016

A nutty wash day solution that gets clothes really clean

These are the best soap nuts around, eco friendly and economic too - have you discovered how great they are at cleaning your clothes? more ...
23-Oct-2016

Why Golden Milk is the new but old best remedy

There has been an upsurge in comments about Golden Milk as a new health tonic, however, this article shows that it isn´t all that new... in fact it is very ancient! more ...
21-Oct-2016

The flu vaccine and you - time to think again?

A few more pills to take each day... is that what we want in older age? Find out how we stop the trend of pill taking in later life. more ...
16-Oct-2016

Why you shouldn´t use fish oil supplements

For many years we were encouraged to take daily fish oils, but new research shows that we were wrong to do so - but what should we take instead? more ...
09-Oct-2016

How the next sixty days could change your life

Its not easy to imagine how a simple, natural commonly available mineral might make such a difference to your life, but chances are you need this more than you know... more ...
11-Sep-2016

How Just One Minute a day could balance your entire life

Getting true balance in life is a matter of ensuring three basic and fundamental aspects are taken into account. This article explains how to achieve the best of all things. more ...
04-Sep-2016

The case for using magentic healing

This topic usually starts an argument, but really you should give more thought to magnetic healing - this is why... more ...
21-Aug-2016

Why raw and pure Manuka honey is the best medicine

Few people realise why Manuka honey should be on your breakfast table every day - here are just some of the major reasons, and why you need raw and pure Manuka honey. more ...
19-Aug-2016

The real reason for the hangover and why you should be late in everyday

New research shows viral attacks are worse in the morning, but what relevance does this have to how you live your life? The surprising answer is here... more ...
14-Aug-2016

How your daily brew can be the best health tonic

Our nations favourite drink is tea, but these are the facts that you have to know to avoid unhealthy choices over your daily brew. more ...
23-Apr-2016

New heart drugs are not the answer

We are constantly told that new drugs are going to be safer and more effective, here Ray discusses why this is not the case - they´ll just be more expensive... more ...
01-Apr-2016

Acupuncture and the NHS

So NICE doesn´t think that there is enough science to justify using acupuncture for lower back pain... maybe they want to stop us using parachutes as well, find out why the arguments are the same... more ...
13-Mar-2016

Silicon deficiency is on the rise

Despite silicon being the second most abundant element on earth many of us a deficient in it - find out why and how to rebalance your levels more ...
26-Feb-2016

Cheap cuts of meat: Ooh you are offal!

Some of the cheapest cuts of meat can be the most tasty, the challenge for most of us is knowning how to cook them though... more ...
12-Feb-2016

Sunbathing Isn´t Bad For You

New advice from NICE says we shouldn´t sunbathe at all, but here is why they are so wrong... more ...
07-Feb-2016

Improve Your Gut Function

Being really healthy has to involve your gut doing its job effectively, but getting the best out of it isn´t always for the obvious reason. more ...
05-Feb-2016

Now experts say SAD isn´t real

Seasonal Affective Disorder isn´t a real condition say some misguided experts, these are the reasons they are wrong... more ...
17-Jan-2016

A truly healing sugar

Believe it or not there really are such things as healthy sugars, even ones that heal... want to know more? Read on... more ...
15-Jan-2016

New alcohol advice is wrong

The government wants to limit alcohol levels to a new all time low - find out why they are so wrong to try to do this... more ...
20-Dec-2015

The golden secrets of argan oil

Modern life is too complicated, choosing a simpler more ancient approach to life and health has to be the way forward - that is how argan oil can help more ...
29-Nov-2015

Natural ways to stop joint pain

Manuka honey is an increasingly popular natural remedy to a surprising number of ailments, however, some say it´s not all it claims to be... find out why they are wrong. more ...
19-Nov-2015

Surprising health benefits from wine and ice cream

Imagine the joy when Ray discovers that two of his favourite things are now considered health foods. more ...
13-Nov-2015

Seven signs of health from your nails

Discover the early signs of health problems that are clear from the state of your nails. more ...
14-Aug-2015

Why can´t you have the drug which will save your sight?

AMD is on the increase and there are effective treatments for it, discover why the health officials won´t let you have one of the most effective. more ...
19-Jul-2015

Why a curry is the perfect medicine

The ecvidence is growing that curry spices are some of the most powerful natural remedies you can have... discover how to make the best of them. more ...
10-Jul-2015

Stop companies like Nestle buying up all of the earths water

Shocking news about the food giant Nestle and the conspiracy they have to own all of the earths water - read this shocking expose. more ...
03-Jul-2015

Why sunshine is so good for us

When the sun is full in the sky we should run out to enjoy it, not hide away in the shadows - here is how even the most sensitive skin types can benefit. more ...
21-Jun-2015

Use Natural Food Wisdom For Better Health

We can´t trust big business or governments to provide us with good food or unbiased advice any longer, so here´s what you should do instead... more ...
14-Jun-2015

The Best Natural Remedy For Stress

Anxiety and stress seem to be part of every day life, but what can you do to help reduce the effects? Coconut oil might just be the answer... more ...
24-May-2015

Natural Control of Eczema and Psoarasis and Other Skin Complaints

Skin complaints like eczema and psoriasis are becoming more common, discover why this is and how you can effectively deal with the problems. more ...
19-Apr-2015

Natural asthma and hay fever remedy

Every year asthma and hay fever blight the lives of thousands of people, but it needn´t be that way. Salt therapy has been proven to help, here is how to get your own personal version... more ...
17-Apr-2015

Stupid Water Not Super Water

Surely no-one would pay more for a bottle of water than a bottle of wine - you had better believe it. Find out more here... more ...
12-Apr-2015

Life coaching made easy

Life often throws a few challenges our way and dealing with them can often be daunting, but there is an easier way to meet them head on. Taking just one minute of your time... more ...
05-Apr-2015

Back Pain Solved By Magic Wand

Being able to deal with back pain often means being able to reach it. We have all suffered from a lack of double jointed elbows to allow this to happen, so why not use this amazing magic wand to pinpoint and deal with pain? more ...
03-Apr-2015

How are you doing? The question we should all ask

Engaging others in conversation is an art, but taking the time to find out how someone else is really feeling takes something more... more ...
29-Mar-2015

Soap Nut Liquid Natural Washing

Soap Nuts are a unique and natuiral way to achieve fantastically clean washing but without the damaging effects of modern detergents... harmful to the environment AND us! more ...
27-Mar-2015

The Truth About Sugar

A BBC programme ´The Truth About Sugar´ proved what Ray has always said, but now more people are beginning to believe him... more ...
22-Mar-2015

Breathing Exercises For A Healthier Life

Breathing exercises can be a vital contribution to health but are often overlooked, here is a simple daily solution to better breathing, snoring cessation and decreased symptoms of common respiratory problems. more ...
15-Mar-2015

Natural cystitis relief

Cystitis affects many women during their lives, but it also is a growing problem for men as well. Dealing with the pain and discomfort usually involves high doses of antibiotics, but there are natural ways to deal with it effectively. more ...
08-Mar-2015

Natural prostate treatment

All men have a prostate but this walnut sized gland can be the cause of many problems as we age, discover how to deal with these using this natural approach more ...
30-Jan-2015

Hayfever Drugs and Alzheimers

Scientists have concluded that several commonly taken drugs increase the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s. Find out more... more ...
02-Jan-2015

Positive Start to the New Year

Discover the positive way to begin every New Year... more ...
07-Nov-2014

speciality Tea

Britain is drinking less tea now than ever before, although the growth in sales of speciality teas continues to increase as a percentage. Our health writer takes a look at the heritage of the special drink and what health benefits can be gained... more ...
10-Oct-2014

Fat and Fit

Research has shown that too much exercise actually damages your teeth – honestly! Do we really need to do so much in the gym or is it possible to be fat and fit instead... more ...
03-Oct-2014

Care Home Fees

Lots of people got very angry when we sent out a letter about care home fees, read why they are right to be angry but need to direct this towards those causing the problem... more ...
28-Sep-2014

Cost of care

We expect the state to look after us as we age, but the latest legislation means that many people are being forced to pay huge amounts for their care as costs rocket, find out how you can protect your hard earned saving from being claimed to cover the cost of your care. more ...
26-Sep-2014

Cost of Care in Old Age

The Alzheimers Society call it the ‘care tax’ and Age UK say more hardship is being experienced due to rising costs of care as we age. Dementia sufferers in particular are set for very large bills, are you prepared?... more ...
12-Sep-2014

Alzheimers Natural Cure

Opinions vary about how safe e-cigarettes are but there is growing evidence that nicotine delivered by vaping could improve Alzheimers symptoms... find out more... more ...
24-Aug-2014

Eye Health

Discover four easy ways to improve your eye health naturally... more ...
22-Aug-2014

Antibiotics on Demand

Humans Vs Superbugs: GPs give out too many antibiotics to patients on demand. Is it too late to turn the tide... more ...
17-Aug-2014

Magnesium - Therarpy for Restless Leg Syndrome

Do you suffer Muscle cramps, restless legs and aching, especially at night? Magnesium oil spray can cure this with just a couple of sprays...This mineral could help you sleep better... more ...
10-Aug-2014

D-mannose for Urinary Tract Health

Men and women both suffer urinary tract infections. Put an end to this painful illness naturally with D-mannose powder or capsules... more ...
08-Aug-2014

Vitamin Scare

In the last few weeks the Daily Mail and The Times went on the offensive against using vitamin supplements saying that a study had shown no benefit from using multivitamin pills... more ...
03-Aug-2014

Stop Snoring

Discover a simple excercidse to stop snoring and get a better nights sleep... more ...
27-Jul-2014

Five for Five

Discover how to improve your summer reading list – for a fiver... more ...
20-Jul-2014

Argan Oil

The natural healthy oil that we’ve only just begun to appreciate - Argan Oil. Find out more... more ...
04-Jul-2014

Obesity and high blood pressure

Modern diet has been linked to obesity and high blood pressure, discover what foods and help you to lower your cholesterol naturally. more ...
01-Jun-2014

Soap Nuts Eco Friendly Washing

Discover the truly natural and safe way to end washday blues with our new eco friendly soap nuts... more ...
30-May-2014

The Five Statin Facts Everyone Needs to Know

Doctors, health experts and scientists have entered fierce debate about the safety of statins, the problem is they all have an agenda. Here’s the truth we should all know about cholesterol lowering drugs... more ...
11-May-2014

Natural Skincare

Protect your skin naturally with our skincare products free of all the nasties... more ...
27-Apr-2014

Prostate Relief

Prostate cancer is rapidly becoming the most common cancer among men in the UK. Find out how you can get prostate relief naturally with Androlistica... more ...
20-Apr-2014

Healthy Gut

If you are suffering from bloating, indigestion or stomach pains, read on and find out how to achieve an internal spring clean and a healthy gut... more ...
13-Apr-2014

Fluoride Free Tea

The Uk´s favourite cuppa tea can no longer be classed as a safe drink – find out why... more ...
06-Apr-2014

Just one minute

Often the really simple solutions can make a huge difference to your life, well being and peace of mind. It could just take one minute... more ...
02-Mar-2014

Krill Oil

These microscopic organisms that make up krill Oil have no toxins, the stocks are freely available without needing to dredge the sea bottom for the last few, and the oil takes very little processing yet is packed with EPA, DHA and a whole plethora of vitamins and minerals…read on more ...
23-Feb-2014

Natural Vitamins

Did you know it’s legal to sell petrochemical derivatives as vitamins? If you want to avoid taking an unhealthy risk you should be sourcing natural vitamins which have to be better for you... more ...
10-Feb-2014

How to Lower Cholesterol Levels

Taking statins is not the only way to keep cholesterol levels low, there are many ways to achieve this naturally and avoid the risks associated with these drugs – find out how... more ...
19-Jan-2014

Breathing Trainer

Training the muscles to be stronger and therefore able to maintain function even when we sleep sounds like an odd thing to do – but with the breathing trainer it’s simple and we should all do it... more ...
27-Oct-2013

Warm Gloves

Here are the warm gloves that went to the arctic, special fibres are used to retain heat without causing hands to sweat – plus there is an extra treat in store if you buy them... more ...
20-Oct-2013

Cough and Cold

Easing the symptoms of a cough and cold can be a real challenge, but did you know that a natural native Indian remedy has been shown to be highly effective? more ...
13-Oct-2013

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a growing problem for so many people who dread the dark mornings and short days of winter, discover how you can brighten up your days as well as your mood... more ...
21-Jul-2013

Breathing Exercises

Here are some really simple breathing exercises to help you improve respiratory function but also prevent snoring – this has to be worthwhile for a better sleep and a saved marriage... more ...
14-Jul-2013

Travel Sickness

Discover the all natural, drug free way to deal with travel sickness – Quease Ease... more ...
30-Jun-2013

Ultimate Lemon Boost

Kick start your summer with a health boost and lose a few pounds! Many people have been amazed by the hundreds of ways a lemon can improve your life... more ...
21-Jun-2013

How to avoid diabetes

There are many natural ways you can avoid and lower your risk of diabetes. Here´s a run down of powerful natural remedies that could help fight diabetes... more ...
14-Jun-2013

Why fat is good for you

The French are one of the slimmest nations in the world yet they eat the most fat of any nation. How can this be... more ...
09-Jun-2013

Healthy Gut

The muscular tubes that form our gut can be kept healthy just like any other muscle in our body. It is just a matter of eating the right stuff, things that are packed with... more ...
07-Jun-2013

Chemical free sun cream

When you reach for the sun cream this summer, make sure it’s a natural chemical free sun cream... more ...
31-May-2013

Pollen Forecast

Scientists forecast that the cold winter coupled with rapid spring growth could spell disaster for UK pollen and hay fever sufferers... more ...
24-May-2013

The real danger of type 2 diabetes

There has been a significant increase in diabetes type 2 amongst those under the age of forty in the UK. This statistic is worrying for a whole number of reasons not least because it means that our children are becoming increasingly at risk of developing this life shortening condition... more ...
17-May-2013

Delia Smith online cookery school

The household hero that is Delia Smith may be onto something with her latest campaign to get everyone cooking again, and back to basics... more ...
10-May-2013

Statins Cure Cancer

The headline reads ‘Statins Slash Risk of Cancer’. Pills taken by millions to beat heart disease are also a powerful weapon against cancer. Find out why this story is untrue... more ...
05-May-2013

Hospital acquired infections

Why a simple lesson from Florence Nightingale could help drastically reduced hospital acquired infections is being ignored as we build ever more complex hospitals... more ...
03-May-2013

Money Saving Tips – Extreme Discounters Bible

With the Extreme Discounters Bible you will find money saving tips on how to save money every time you spend. Find out how you can save 90% when you shop... more ...
28-Apr-2013

Omega 3 - Krill Oil

Krill shrimps may be at the bottom of the food chain but are rich in the essential Omega 3 constituents, and it is these that we should be eating. Enjoy the healthy benefits of krill in a single capsule... more ...
21-Apr-2013

Organic Skin Care

Many commonly used skin and hair care products can be loaded with synthetic chemicals such as sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals or synthetic fragrances and colourants. I turn to an organic skin care range for help... more ...
19-Apr-2013

Lard Fat

Lard is a healthier fat than butter. Gram for gram, it contains 20% less saturated fat, and it´s higher in the monounsaturated fats which seem to lower LDL cholesterol (the "bad" kind) and raise HDL (the "good"). Find out more... more ...
14-Apr-2013

Magnetic copper

Wear block of copper inside a specially designed adjustable sock at night and you could be making even more gains in your health – especially as we age... more ...
07-Apr-2013

Stomach Problems

Stomach problems are becoming increasingly common with names like IBS and IBD that sound similar but are very different. Discover the natural way to enhance stomach health and function... more ...
05-Apr-2013

Heart Disease

Heart disease - Is it a bacterial infection that spreads from person to person? Is it a natural self destruct mechanism built into our hearts by a cruel God or clumsy evolution?... more ...
31-Mar-2013

Pure Collagen Gold

Essentially there are three types of collagen found within body tissues, and for ease of classification they are numbered 1, 2 and 3 or more accurately I, II and III. Find out why they are all so vital... more ...
24-Mar-2013

Honey health benefits

The health benefits of honey are endless. According to an Australian study this powerful natural antibacterial could be the answer to halt the rise of the superbug... more ...
22-Mar-2013

PC Knowledge for Seniors

At one time or another we will all have blown a fuse over the way our computers are working. Find out how PC knowledge for Seniors helped me... more ...
17-Mar-2013

Memory Improvement

Absent mindedness isn’t unusual - how many times does that happen to you, and is it disturbing if it should become more frequent? Find out how you can improve your memory and sharpen your mind... more ...
15-Mar-2013

Avoid Prostate Cancer Naturally

The papers are telling us that a juicy steak is one of the best things I can eat for my heart, and a glass of red wine is great for my memory too. But is this really healthy food?... more ...
10-Mar-2013

Avoid Prostate Cancer Naturally

Men over 50 become increasingly aware about prostate problems. Discover a way to avoid prostate cancer naturally... more ...
08-Mar-2013

Cleanse your Liver

A liver that is not functioning properly can cause many problems….headaches, high cholesterol, irritable bowel, indigestion, the list is endless…read on to find out how to cleanse your liver... more ...
03-Mar-2013

Natural Cold Remedy

Using a saltpipe is one of the best natural cold remedies. If you are suffering from a dry throat, a hacking cough or a persistently runny nose then look no further... more ...
01-Mar-2013

Norovirus Treatments

Let me tell you about some natural treatments against Norovirus and some soothing tips that actually work... more ...
24-Feb-2013

Natural Ways to lower Cholesterol

Doctors dole out statins and all manner of drugs to help us deal with the challenges of reducing our cholesterol, blood sugar and heart pressure, but do we all need them? Find out 3 natural ways to lower your cholesterol... more ...
22-Feb-2013

Fat Thighs

A study from the US has determined that the amount of fat in our thighs is more important than the amount of muscle when it comes to staying mobile as we age... more ...
17-Feb-2013

Lemon Juice fat burning diet

There is real scientific proof that lemon juice does help the body mobilise and use fat better – making it burn fat at a faster rate than it would otherwise... more ...
10-Feb-2013

Treatment for Joint Pain

Discover the 2 stage natural way to treat joint pain its so easy, safe and totally effective... more ...
08-Feb-2013

Leaky Gut Syndrome Symptoms

Conditions which are linked to problems associated with leaky gut syndrome include inflammatory bowel diseases (such as Crohn’s), psoriasis, pancreatic disease, liver disease, chronic fatigue syndrome. Find out more... more ...
03-Feb-2013

poor circulation

A lack of activity is bad news for our hearts, and can lead to many issues associated with poor circulation, such as aching feet and legs, headaches and even conditions such as Reynauds... more ...
01-Feb-2013

Man Flu

A leading neuroscientist called Dr Amanda Ellison has been widely quoted as saying that men with a cold get a higher temperature and feel much worse... more ...
27-Jan-2013

Lycopene

Tomatoes are packed with natural Lycopene which has been shown to offer amazing health benefits…but only when they are cooked. Find out how to get your daily dose... more ...
25-Jan-2013

Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate that has pure cocoa solids content accounting for greater than 70% is going to have all the good stuff you need... but if you can get the 85% product then it is a true health elixir... more ...
20-Jan-2013

Allergies in our children

According to Allergy UK, the leading allergy charity, the rates of allergies are increasing throughout the world, affecting around 30-40% of people at some stage in their lives... more ...
18-Jan-2013

Cold Hands

Cold extremities afflicts most of us at times, however there are reasons to be aware of being constantly cold. Chief among these is a condition called Reynaud’s Disease (or Syndrome), where a dysfunction of the nerves causes the blood vessels in the hands and feet to constrict... more ...
06-Jan-2013

natural pain killer - Flexilica

Flexilica is a natural pain relieving gel that combines the powerful anti-inflammatory activity of glucosamine, chondroitin, activated silica and extract of blackcurrant seed to help deal with the pain associated with conditions like arthritis... more ...
30-Dec-2012

Weight loss formula

Dr Sutherland’s report reveals a simple weight loss formula that could help you lower your appetite, reduce blood sugar spikes, help you lose weight faster and even control your blood pressure... more ...
23-Dec-2012

competitions – Coffee Break

Imagine if you could spend 5-10 minutes every day doing something simple and fun... and, as a consequence, get the chance to win £3,000... more ...
09-Dec-2012

Natural statin alternative - BergaMet

Manage your cholesterol levels the natural way with BergaMet – a natural alternative to statins... more ...
07-Dec-2012

How to change your life

Really simple solutions can make a huge difference to your life. Find out how YOU can change your life in Just One Minute... more ...
02-Dec-2012

Upset Stomach

In preparation for the coming season prevent an upset stomach with the help of clay. Eating clay has been a natural remedy for poor digestion and an upset stomach in years past... more ...
30-Nov-2012

Eat in season

Non-seasonal produce does not carry the same nutritional content as the fresh locally sourced in season foods. They don’t taste as nice and damage the planet because of the distance they have to travel... more ...
25-Nov-2012

Seasonal Food

In the recent past families were eating fresh seasonal food from local producers delivered at the lowest cost to local shops, and we all ate well. What has changed in modern times to cause us to turn our backs on this source of food?... more ...
23-Nov-2012

Christmas Grotto

Why risk damaging your feet when you can solve the Christmas present dilemma in Ray’s Christmas grotto... more ...
18-Nov-2012

Honey and Diabetes

A recently published study suggests that honey could be used as way to control diabetes – actually working to reduce blood sugar level... more ...
16-Nov-2012

Honey for Wound Healing

Discover the latest findings that prove good quality pure honey improves wound healing... more ...
11-Nov-2012

Buy Manuka Honey

J Friend honey is the same highest quality pure, raw manuka honey in the market, in fact now award winning high quality, which it has always been... more ...
09-Nov-2012

Statins Side Effects

The Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) came out and said that it was OK to cut the dose of statins being taken to avoid side effects... more ...
28-Oct-2012

Cough and Cold Remedies

Living in a climate such as Britain’s, it is no wonder that ´natural ways to cure the common cold´ is probably the most searched term on the internet... more ...
21-Oct-2012

Winter Blues

If you feel constantly tired, unmotivated, anxious, depressed and unable to go out, you could have Seasonal Affective Disorder, Winter Blues or SAD... more ...
19-Oct-2012

Breast Cancer Increase

Academics from King’s College London have announced that their research indicates a four fold increase in cases of breast cancer by 2040... more ...
14-Oct-2012

Herbs that Heal

The list of herbs that heal medications is endless. In fact there are over 500 medical conditions covered from coughs, colds, diabetes to high blood pressure... more ...
12-Oct-2012

Ice Cream Van

In the 1970’s there were about 20,000 vans in the country - now there are less than 5,000... more ...
07-Oct-2012

Sunshine Vitamin

A daily dose of sunshine is the ideal tonic, and the best source of this important vitamin D – since our skin produces it on exposure to sunlight... more ...
05-Oct-2012

Gout Causes

Disease of kings on the rise as more people get gout because of increase in obesity” ran the story... more ...
30-Sep-2012

Professional Home Massager

The hand held professional home massager is designed by professionals to use at home at your convenience. You may be able to achieve more than even a masseur can. This powerful machine has been designed to be easy to use and capable of a wide variety of tasks, ranging from relaxation massage through to specific deep work... more ...
23-Sep-2012

Micro Current Therapy

Using Micro Current Therapy, The Pain Ease Wrap helps HEAL the inflammation and relieve pain. It doesn’t just mask the symptoms it heals them too... more ...
21-Sep-2012

Bread

The British Nutrition Foundation say that the scare-mongering about bread could be having a significant impact upon the state of the nation´s health, as bread contains vital minerals and vitamins... more ...
16-Sep-2012

Sleep Apnoea

It´s estimated that three in ten of the population have sleep apnoea and suffer from excessively loud snoring, extreme daytime tiredness and morning headaches... more ...
07-Sep-2012

Treating Depression

GPs seem to reach for the ‘quick fix’ for treating depression rather than searching for natural methods... more ...
02-Sep-2012

Acid Reflux

We are seeing a huge increase in acid reflux and stomach problems which surgeon’s put down to a combination of poor diet and stressful lives... more ...
03-Aug-2012

Muscle Aches

There has been much research into the link between vitamin D and the positive effect on mood, but I hadn’t realised that it also has a very positive benefit on Fibromyalgia and muscle aches… more ...
15-Jul-2012

Walking Exercise

The easiest way to exercise is to walk, aiming to cover 10,0o0 steps every day is all you need to do – find out how to walk yourself fit... more ...
01-Jul-2012

Anti Inflammatory Food

Discover just how powerful curry spices are as natural painkillers as well as many more reasons to indulge in your favourite spicy food... more ...
22-Jun-2012

Ageing isn’t scary, neither is aging

So you’re getting old, what can you expect from the effects of ageing? One of the most important things to consider is how your immune system is working, read what a leading health writer has to say... more ...
17-Jun-2012

Pain in Feet

Can a recent study showing how calcium supplements which are commonly used to keep bones healthy place us at greater risk of cardiovascular problems be true?...If you suffer from pain in your feet how would you like to feel the benefit of walking on a cushion of air? Read here about this revolutionary way to soothe painful feet... more ...
10-Jun-2012

Safe Tan

Get out in the sun and build up your vitamin D levels as well as get a safe tan by using the best, and most appropriate sunblock wisely. Find out how ... more ...
03-Jun-2012

Bone Health

Can a recent study showing how calcium supplements which are commonly used to keep bones healthy place us at greater risk of cardiovascular problems be true?... more ...
18-May-2012

Asthma

Latest research shows that asthma could be caused by the spores of a common fungus being thrown into the air during thunderstorms... more ...
13-May-2012

Eye Problems

We all risk our eyesight as a result of a number of common eye problems, but there are often simple ways to protect the power of vision... more ...
06-May-2012

Stop Eating

A natural and safe way to suppress appetite is the best way to control weight, learn how to stop eating between meals and stay healthy... more ...
13-Apr-2012

Alzheimers

Daily Mail & Daily Telegraph reporters who claimed Alzheimers could be cured by statins were shown to be wrong after the NHS published its response to their articles – this really does make interesting reading... more ...
08-Apr-2012

Coffee and Health

New research shows that drinking decaffeinated coffee can prevent dementia and Alzheimers disease in patients with Type 2 Diabetes... more ...
06-Apr-2012

Skin Problems

Why suffer from the effects of skin ageing when help is at hand from mothers secret natural skin cream... more ...
01-Apr-2012

Causes of headache

Why suffer from those tired and strained eyes which commonly cause headaches when you can ease away the stress with this fantastic little massage gadget... more ...
30-Mar-2012

Aspartame

Manufactured sweeteners like Aspartame are being used more because natural sugar is now so expensive, but you need to know the risks that are being taken with your health... more ...
25-Mar-2012

Natural hay fever remedy

Forget over the counter hay fever relief, salt therapy can deliver a powerful natural hay fever remedy that you can rely on... more ...
23-Mar-2012

Aspirin Miracle

With all the papers hailing the aspirin miracle cures we investigate the realities of their claims... more ...
18-Mar-2012

Prostate problems

We blokes are infamous for shying away from our problems – especially when something’s wrong ‘down there’. Read on to get clued up on prostate problems and find out what’s normal and when to see you doctor ... more ...
16-Mar-2012

Is ice cream healthy

So many of us wonder is ice cream healthy so I´m laying bare the facts on whether ice cream is healthy or just a sinister sweet! more ...
11-Mar-2012

Asthma remedy

A natural asthma remedy that could relieve joint pain too... more ...
04-Mar-2012

Manuka honey

Uncover the truth behind the UMF scam and find out the ONLY way to identify authenic Manuka honey... more ...
02-Mar-2012

Natural menopause relief

Ovarian cancer awareness month has us all thinking about female health and natural menopause solutions... more ...
26-Feb-2012

Argan Oil

Morrocan oil is the medicine of the kings - discover the ancient natural remedy now for better health... more ...
24-Feb-2012

Grapefruit statins

Dig deeper and discover what the doctors won´t tell you about cholesterol levels and the cholesterol statins link... more ...
01-Jan-2012

New year diet

It´s time to start afresh, shake off those poor winter habits and welcome a healthier, slimmer, fitter new you for 2012... more ...
11-Dec-2011

Eat the seasons

Get you copy of Season to Taste hot off the press and discover how seasonal cooking can help you feel fitter, look younger and live longer... more ...
04-Dec-2011

Online Christmas shop

Ray’s Good Life Grotto is crammed full of unique Christmas gifts that you simply can’t find on the high street… more ...
20-Nov-2011

Eat the seasons

Ray Collins’ new cookbook promises to show you how simple, tasty, wholesome and eco-friendly it is to eat with the seasons for the ultimate health fix... more ...
06-Nov-2011

Probiotics

On Radio 4 there was a chap called Ed Yong who described how we are home to an entire legion of little creatures; microbes, bacteria and fungi that are all working alongside us to help us digest food, provide us with vital nutrients and protect us from infections... more ...
02-Oct-2011

J Friend and Co

Today is a BIG day for us at the Good Life Letter...and for you as well. Rarely does a little outfit like ours get to set the pace and be first with anything new - but this is one of those times... more ...
23-Sep-2011

Save teeth from gum disease and tooth decay

On Saturday afternoon our daughter came rushing into the room with her hands clasped around her bleeding mouth. I feared the worst, but it turned out she had lost a wobbly front tooth... more ...
18-Sep-2011

How to lower cholesterol

I have had another heated exchange with a member of the medical profession about their dogmatic approach to lowering cholesterol. They just prescribe statins - a class of drugs, which are supposed to lower cholesterol... more ...
04-Sep-2011

Vitamin D deficiency

There were precious few chances to do so in the UK, but we did have a couple of days where we could catch a ray or two of golden light and if you did you might just have saved your life! A bit of a strong statement I know but it comes on the back of a new report about how Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart met his maker... more ...
02-Sep-2011

Healthy chocolate

There has just been a report published which says that by eating chocolate I may well live forever...well maybe a bit of an exaggeration, but it will keep my ticker going for longer... more ...
14-Aug-2011

How to be happy

Whatever you do don´t let all of this bad news and misery affect you and your health because today I want to show you the perfect half-dozen ways to keep yourself chipper in the face of such adversity... more ...
07-Aug-2011

Healthy eating for kids

Unhealthy levels of salt in foods and sauces can lead to kidney failure in young babies, and will also give them a taste for salty foods as they age... more ...
29-Jul-2011

Digestive health

The whole digestive system is a fascinating, if slightly unglamorous, subject. For instance just consider the fact that it represents an open tube running right through you. Twenty eight meters of it!... more ...
15-Jul-2011

Primal diet

Something strange happened in the Collins household this morning... As I sat down to breakfast and unfolded my paper, the family braced themselves for my usual tirade round a mouthful of cornflakes... more ...
26-Jun-2011

Royal jelly

And if that isn´t enough, Royal Jelly is commonly believed to help slow down the ageing process, improve vitality and energy levels, improve and strengthen hair and nails. It has also been used for helping control cholesterol levels and to improve sexual vitality... more ...
24-Jun-2011

Lavender essential

I love Lavender. It´s one of those plants that shows that summer is really here, and I know it will be with us for many months... more ...
19-Jun-2011

Grow your own vegetables

I´ve really enjoyed reader´s comments about cucumbers since my letter last week. There is a real underground movement in favour of what I had always thought of as a fairly staple but uninteresting salad vegetable... more ...
17-Jun-2011

Natural weight loss

I´m not saying that all of these diets are bad, or indeed that the criticisms are unfounded, however, there is always a distressing thought in my mind that so many diets seem to promise a fast way to lose weight BUT only if you change the way you think about food entirely... more ...
12-Jun-2011

E coli in food

At the end of May, Germany reported a massive outbreak in E. Coli bacterial infections. Worryingly, the strain at the centre of the outbreak was particularly virulent and resistant to common antibiotics. By the 30th of the month 14 people had died, and there were more cases in Sweden, Austria, The Netherlands and the UK... more ...
22-May-2011

How to prevent heatstroke

Heatstroke hits when your body becomes unable to control its temperature. In effect, your body heat gallops up, causing your sweating ´machinery´ to get overworked and leaving your body unable to cool down... more ...
15-May-2011

Is salt bad for you

Our food Czars are constantly banging on about the danger of take-away food, ready meals and added salt to cooking water. We know that a high intake of this mineral will clog our arteries and render our heart a flaccid lump in our chests... more ...
13-May-2011

Health spices

Eating more spices could soon be as important as eating five portions of fruit and vegetables a day... more ...
24-Apr-2011

Dark chocolate health

As we know there is no miracle ingredient that will ensure healthy longevity. Staying on top of your game is all about making a 1% improvement in 100 areas rather than a 100% improvement in one. 100 ways to a healthier life... more ...
22-Apr-2011

Salt Pipe

It has something to do with the impact of the snow which has brought all of the crops to the same stage at the same time, with the result being a massive pollen release all in a short space of time... more ...
15-Apr-2011

Ampli-Ear

I was very impressed as it seems Mary was a Silver Surfer on the quiet and had researched the hearing aid on the internet, and found one from America which had wowed the market... more ...
03-Apr-2011

Lemon book

There is a real sense of achievement when you look across a well tended garden at this time of year. The weeds haven´t got going to swamp everything, and the seedbeds are all fine, level and raked through - plus the first shoots from my onion sets are just peeking above ground. You can almost hear the crops growing... more ...
01-Apr-2011

Bone supplement

Few of us have led blameless lives without the odd indulgence into something that places our bodies under pressure or at risk... more ...
25-Mar-2011

Buy Manuka Honey

It started last Sunday morning when my son was wheezing, sneezing and coughing as he lay in bed... more ...
04-Feb-2011

Natural menopause

It was one of the moments that I thought only existed in comedy shows. I had walked into the room and all conversation stopped, and everyone looked at me... more ...
30-Jan-2011

Walking health benefits

Over the last few weeks I have found myself wandering high and low across our beautiful countryside - much to the dog´s delight... more ...
05-Nov-2010

Magnetic bracelets

Strange question isn´t it, but one that accurately describes how so many people feel, especially at this time of year. You know sort of fuzzy, woollen and lacking focus. more ...
09-Jul-2010

Life death retirement and LIFE AGAIN

have often thought that one of the reason that we are afraid of death is that we are afraid that we have not yet lived well enough. more ...
25-Apr-2010

Your last chance to grab one of these beauties

I´ve found a source of lemon trees which are far tougher than the ones you get in most garden centres. Because they´re grown outdoors in Valencia (not in Dutch greenhouses), they can take a bit of cold and rain, which means they can grow very easily in your home here in the UK. more ...
23-Apr-2010

Revelations about poisons, elderflower and deadly teeth - The Good Life Letter

If you suffer from joint pain, this could be well worth a try. You can use elderflower in two ways - as a tea (details in a moment) or as a poultice (where you soak a muslin cloth in a warm infusion of herbs, fill it with the soaked herbs, then press it against the affected areas). more ...
18-Apr-2010

Now you can grow this medicine in your own home - The Good Life Letter

I don´t know if you´ve been watching the latest series of Grow Your Own Medicine on the BBC. more ...
16-Apr-2010

Your liver´s best hangover cure The Good Life Letter

Your liver is the organ which processes nutrients, drugs, toxins, and any other substance entering your body through the intestines, lungs, or skin. It´s one of the most overworked organs we have, and often the most overlooked. more ...
11-Apr-2010

4 Natural ways to beat aches and pains The Good Life Letter

Yesterday I took five steps, and practically GUARANTEED I´d enjoy better health this summer... more ...
12-Mar-2010

Is this old-fashioned illness creeping up on you? The Good Life Letter

Besides, gout was always associated with living the high life. Too much wine, too much rich food and gout would rear its comedy head. more ...
12-Feb-2010

The vitamin that switches on your swine-flu immunity The Good Life Letter

But he was told by his doctor he SHOULDN´T be alarmed. In most cases, the body will fight off the virus and right itself after a few days, as James and his wife both proved. more ...
07-Feb-2010

How on earth can these phantom pills be good for you? The Good Life Letter

I was going to start this section by explaining how homeopathic medicines work, but stopped myself, because that´s what this debate and protest is all about... do they work and how do they work? more ...
31-Jan-2010

Living Well The Good Life Letter

When I first started this letter, I wanted to celebrate the idea that you can be fit, healthy and robust without denying yourself life´s little pleasures. more ...
29-Jan-2010

Living Well The Good Life Letter

Why my wife got mad about this cancer, arthritis and Alzheimer´s revelation more ...
24-Jan-2010

The coming food crisis of 2010 and what it means for you The Good Life Letter

The global deep freeze now devastating crops around the world leads to one inescapable conclusion: Food prices will rise throughout 2010 more ...
22-Jan-2010

How this opportunity to relax in the sun could cost you nothing The Good Life Letter

After all, these are remedies that could help us fight off disease, lift our moods and feel younger,healthier. so they´re too important to ignore, right? more ...
17-Jan-2010

What NEVER to take for this embarrassing health problem The Good Life Letter

Why mouthwashes don´t work These days, many experts believe that mouthwash does not get rid of bad breath. more ...
15-Jan-2010

Revealed the latest must have super food The Good Life Letter

A new study has shown that mangoes contain a high level polyphenol, a chemical which has long been ssociated with good health and wellbeing. more ...
10-Jan-2010

5 tips for good health in January The Good Life Letter

In fact, if you really want to improve ALL aspects of your life this year, then you could do a lot worse than read these... more ...
08-Jan-2010

The best way to shift ugly fat The Good Life Letter

this latest story just highlights how many of us get it totally wrong when it comes to losing weight more ...
08-Dec-2009

48 solutions for the worst health problems of today The Good Life Letter

It´s the very latest report from the team at The Health Sciences Institute, called ´The 48 Very Best Solutions for the Worst Health Problems of Today´. more ...
06-Dec-2009

The mystery of the cyanide fruit and a cancer cure revealed The Good Life Letter

What the Ancient Egyptians discovered about apricots more ...
02-Dec-2009

How my dark secret could help you beat this awful illness The Good Life Letter

If you suffer from panic attacks, you Must read this. more ...
20-Nov-2009

Is this unexplained illness affecting you? The Good Life Letter

It must have been pretty easy to have been a doctor a few centuries ago... more ...
13-Nov-2009

Living Well The Good Life Letter

Hello and welcome to Chez Collins! So pleased you could come round for lunch! more ...
25-Oct-2009

The Sunlight Lamp - The Good Life Letter

If you suffer from S.A.D, this remedy ticks all the boxes. And if you DON´T suffer from S.A.D this is STILL something you should look at. more ...
16-Oct-2009

Maca or Lepidium Meyenii - The Good Life Letter

Maca is packed with calcium, containing 350mgs-500mgs per 100 grams. This makes it a more powerful alternative to milk, without the dairy. more ...
29-Aug-2009

Natural Remedies - The Good Life Letter

Looking older isn´t the only thing that changes as the years creep by. You also start to feel a bit older... the odd ache here, the occasional pain there... more ...
23-Aug-2009

Living Well The Good Life Letter

What´s good about following something like The Minimum Wage Millionaire is that it´s NOT about getting rich quick from some business opportunity. It´s not about gambling or risk. It´s not about making impossible financial promises. more ...
16-Aug-2009

The bad things that are good for you The Good Life Letter

When I first started this letter, I wanted to celebrate the idea that you can be fit, healthy and robust without denying yourself life´s little pleasures. more ...
16-Aug-2009

The bad things that are good for you The Good Life Letter

When I first started this letter, I wanted to celebrate the idea that you can be fit, healthy and robust without denying yourself life´s little pleasures. more ...
16-Aug-2009

The bad things that are good for you The Good Life Letter

When I first started this letter, I wanted to celebrate the idea that you can be fit, healthy and robust without denying yourself life´s little pleasures. more ...
16-Aug-2009

The bad things that are good for you The Good Life Letter

When I first started this letter, I wanted to celebrate the idea that you can be fit, healthy and robust without denying yourself life´s little pleasures. more ...
16-Aug-2009

The bad things that are good for you The Good Life Letter

When I first started this letter, I wanted to celebrate the idea that you can be fit, healthy and robust without denying yourself life´s little pleasures. more ...
16-Aug-2009

The bad things that are good for you The Good Life Letter

When I first started this letter, I wanted to celebrate the idea that you can be fit, healthy and robust without denying yourself life´s little pleasures. more ...
16-Aug-2009

The bad things that are good for you The Good Life Letter

When I first started this letter, I wanted to celebrate the idea that you can be fit, healthy and robust without denying yourself life´s little pleasures. more ...
16-Aug-2009

The bad things that are good for you The Good Life Letter

When I first started this letter, I wanted to celebrate the idea that you can be fit, healthy and robust without denying yourself life´s little pleasures. more ...
16-Aug-2009

The bad things that are good for you The Good Life Letter

When I first started this letter, I wanted to celebrate the idea that you can be fit, healthy and robust without denying yourself life´s little pleasures. more ...
16-Aug-2009

The bad things that are good for you The Good Life Letter

When I first started this letter, I wanted to celebrate the idea that you can be fit, healthy and robust without denying yourself life´s little pleasures. more ...
16-Aug-2009

The bad things that are good for you The Good Life Letter

When I first started this letter, I wanted to celebrate the idea that you can be fit, healthy and robust without denying yourself life´s little pleasures. more ...
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