A large percentage of the population in Essex, a reasonably affluent county, suffer from a variety of health conditions, many of them major. Stress can trigger all manner of problems such as heart disease and cancer, and even children and babies are suffering from an increased incidence of atopic illnesses (eczema and asthma). Some problems seem to be reaching epidemic proportions: did you know that one in three of us will have some form of cancer diagnosed at some stage in our lives?
Articles in Healthy Life Essex will address ways of preventing serious health conditions (such as how to avoid heart attack) as well as ways to help cope with illnesses when they do occur (such as dealing with cancer). The emphasis will be, of course, on the most natural options.
Many of our articles are very generic in their approach to wellbeing: indeed, generally keeping fit, avoiding excessive stress and eating a balanced, nutricious diet can benefit most health issues. So as well as looking at specific health conditions we recommend you also use the search facility on this web site which will provide a great deal more interesting reading.
If you have already been diagnosed with an illness and wish to make changes suggested by these articles, we recommend you speak to your GP /consultant first. And, of course, never stop taking prescription medications without medical advice.
More information about health conditions can be found on the NHS website