Patsy Westcott

Patsy Westcott

Latest Articles from Patsy

Happy, healthy woman gardener
Health & Wellbeing

Gardener, heal thyself

From helping us to keep fit to lifting our spirits and aiding recovery, gardening can be the perfect therapy.

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Baked apples
Health & Wellbeing

Comfort food that’s good for you

Winter warmers don’t have to widen your waistline with these easy, healthy swaps.

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Sprouts, cranberries and caramelised walnuts
Health & Wellbeing

Christmas food: beating the bulge

We’ve found the season’s brightest food stars to counterbalance the seasonal surfeit of food.

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root veg
Health & Wellbeing

Health benefits of root vegetables

A mainstay of soups and stews, root veg are key to a healthy, plant-based diet.

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Autoimmune system diseases
Health & Wellbeing

The enemy within

What happens when your immune system turns against you?

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sourdough bread
Health & Wellbeing

The health benefits of fermented food

Find out why this ancient method of food preservation is one of the hottest food trends right now.

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Body shapes
Health & Wellbeing

What your body shape says about you

Your body shape contains a wealth of clues to your future health. Find out more.

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Detached retina
Health & Wellbeing

My health story: detached retina

Even though he’s an optometrist himself, David Cartwright missed the signs.

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Rainbow chard
Health & Wellbeing

Eat to beat high blood pressure

By focusing on your diet, you can help to alleviate the threat posed by this ‘silent killer’.

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