Dr Jack A T Edmonds MB BS FRCGP

Private General Practitioner

Your Health in Our Hands

120 Harley Street

Phone: 020 7935 5050
Fax: 020 7935 3888
Email: enquiry@drjackedmonds.co.uk

Health Snipppet

Z drugs - Zopiclone and Zolpidem

A recent article in the medical press highlights the potential problems with the benzodiazepine “Z” drugs (Zopiclone and Zolpidem) prescribed for insomnia.  I would like to take this opportunity to remind our patients about these dangers.

Benzodiazepines are approved only for short-term use, in part because of the demonstrated loss of therapeutic…

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I love this time of year when the mange tout, French beans and runner beans are abundant and nothing pleases me more than picking them fresh from my small vegetable area and having all three for a healthy supper.  I have to admit to watering during this amazing heatwave, but this is all in a good cause!  Globally there are approximately 150 different varieties in all shapes, sizes…

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Key nutrients :  Vitamin A, B6, C E and K, calcium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, beta carotene, iron, folic acid, sodium and protein.

Healing Properties : Nutrient rich packed with higher levels of manganese, calcium and phosphorus than regular broccoli and has 4 times as much vitamin A with 294mg per 80g compared with 78mg in broccoli! …

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PFS - Pollen Food Syndrome

PFS, also known as oral allergy syndrome affects about 2% of the UK adult population.   If you are noticing your mouth or throat swelling after eating certain raw foods you could be suffering from this usually mild condition which can be relieved by simply drinking water or taking antihistamines.  Plant foods contain similar proteins to those in pollens and when consumed uncooked can cause a reaction…

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 – know the dangers

Sun exposure is good to a point but MUST BE LIMITED. 10-20 minutes a day is good and provides a vital boost to our bodies to produce vitamin D which is required for healthy bones, tiredness and mood.   It helps to regulate blood sugar, benefits the skin, lowers blood pressure and reduces inflammation in our immune system.  It also makes us feel happy. …

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