Dr Gareth: Time to let gym fix it for you.
Q I CAN'T seem to motivate myself to exercise. Any tips on how to do it?
A EXERCISE can lower cholesterol and blood pressure and reduce the risk of developing type II diabetes, strokes and heart attacks. Relaxation and a general lift in mood ensue as endorphins ('feel-good' brain chemicals) are released. Hope this is enough to inspire you.
Q MY head's like a sieve and it's bothering me not being able to retain the simplest of information.
A THE brain needs exercise too so get into doing crosswords, word or number puzzles on a regular basis. Gingko Biloba can promote concentration when taken over a long period of time provided you are not on any blood-thinning medication or have blood pressure problems.
Q I'M bothered with constant sore throats. Help.
A BUILD up your immunity with the combination homoeopathic preparation Ectrosept-N at a dose of 20 drops in a little water twice daily for two months. Molkosan (concentrated milk whey) can bring relief by diluting one part to four parts of lukewarm water and gargling up to five times a day. Q MY husband is a builder and suffers terrible trouble with his back. Apart from painkillers could he be doing something else?'
A ACUPUNCTURE has a great reputation in helping to reduce pain and inflammation. He could also try taking salt-free glucosamine (500mg) one tablet twice daily, to help strengthen his musculo-skeletal system.
Puzzle: Keep grey matter ticking over