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Is Your Child Overweight?

By Elaine Hodgins / April 8, 2021 /

As an overweight child and teen myself, I know only too well the impact that being overweight had on my life – the bullying, the names, the not being able to look cool, being embarrassed on the beach or at the swimming pool… and I could go on. So, What Is Childhood Obesity? Childhood obesity…

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“Being addicted to painkillers almost ruined my life!”

By Elaine Hodgins / May 20, 2020 /

A couple of months ago, a middle – aged lady called me and asked me if I would help her with her addiction. “What are you addicted to?” I asked, expecting her to say cocaine, alcohol, or even shopping! “I’m addicted to codeine” she said. “I was given it two years ago for a condition…

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If stopping smoking was easy, would you do it now – today?

By Elaine Hodgins / October 9, 2019 /

Most smokers will say YES to this! I know there is a part of you that does want to quit – even though you may say “I love smoking – I could never give up!” Everyone has that fear that one day they will be sat opposite the consultant and he says to them: “I’m…

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