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Anxiety:  Anxiety should not be confused with fear. It is more of a dreaded feeling about something which appears intimidating and can overcome an individual. Most people experience anxiety in life as it is a common reaction to real or perceived threats. However when anxiety becomes overwhelming, it may fall under the classification of an anxiety disorder.

Anxiety takes several forms including phobia, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and post-traumatic stress. Anxiety symptoms may include heart palpitations, perspiration, muscle weakness, fatigue, nausea, chest pain, headache, stomach ache and tension. Someone who suffers from anxiety can also have a panic attack.

If you think you suffer from health anxiety, there is much to be gained from a good consultation with your doctor.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies

Health Issues

UK-based trade group the Health Food Manufacturers Association (HFMA) has written a formal letter of complaint to the BBC about a controversial BBC2 Horizon programme about the food supplements industry.


Consumers are demanding BPA-free products, but the alternatives are no safer. Despite this alarming data, nearly 81% of Americans have detectable levels of BPS in their urine.


Widely promoted as a ‘safe’ and ‘healthy’ alternative way to quit smoking, the adoption of vaping has grown exponentially in recent years.