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Every month or two, for the past 10 years, Clive has published his blog as part of the Helix House newsletter – our way of keeping in touch with you, our valued clients, patients and friends. One of the downsides of publishing a blog these days is that there are plenty of software bots which…

June 2021: Changes at the Top & Near Death Experiences

A Turning Point This month marks a turning point for Helix House. After a two-year change-over period, which we never expected to include a global pandemic, Clive and Kerstin are now stepping down as owners and directors of the practice.  Many of you will have met Yan-Chee Yu over the last five years as a…

March 2021. Blog: Caste – The Origins of Our Discontents. Our Unacknowledged Debt

Hold onto your hats. This time we are going to some uncomfortable places, but we must all heal our cultures and heal those who suffer disproportionately from all our pasts.  During this pandemic, we have come to learn that BAME people were, for complex reasons, at up to four times greater risk of dying from…

January 2021: Immunosenescence

“It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. Life is long enough, and a sufficiently generous amount has been given to us for the highest achievements if it were all well invested. But when it is wasted in heedless luxury and spent on no…

Clive’s Wellness Webinar

As you have probably seen, the COVID virus’s preference for killing older men had me pulled back from face-to-face work for many months, but I am happy to say that I plan to be back from Monday 5th October to see patients again. In the mean time, here is a recent webinar I did with my friend…

May 2020 Blog: The Rhythm of your Life

“Understanding which factors affect your clock will help you make small changes that will add years of good health to your life”. Prof. S. Panda This month we want to quickly touch on two things. • Your general health during lock down, • A way of sleeping better, getting more energy and losing weight you…

April 2020 Blog: Big Food, Zoonotics and the Climate Crisis.

Corvid-19 We, like just about everyone around the world, have pushed most other topics off the headlines for now, as we adapt to the big changes of the last weeks. Here is our Blog for April, hopefully to inform or just amuse, while you sit things out at home. Remember, there are a decades worth…

March 2020: The life saving nature of Friendship

Love and Connection: A fundamental Human Need “The world’s longest-lived people chose–or were born into–social circles that supported healthy behaviours, Okinawans created “moais”–groups of five friends that committed to each other for life. Research from the Framingham Studies shows that smoking, obesity, happiness, and even loneliness are contagious. So, the social networks of long-lived people have favourably…

Xmas Opening Hours and December 2019 Blog:

From all at Helix House, we wish you all good health, a merry Xmas and a happy year coming up. Helix House’s opening hours over the festive period are as follows: Monday 23 December – Helix House is open – Reception service is available 9am – 3pm Tuesday 24 December – Helix House is closed…

Changing Hands & Another Coast to Coast – October 2019, blog

If you have tried to access the website or blog over the summer and found it unavailable we apologise, we have suffered some technical difficulties that took far longer to sort than we could ever have expected. However if you are seeing this now that should mean we are back on line as before. Summer…

Making Changes on the inside to see the results on the outside. – June 2019, blog

This month, I want to explore the inner psychological challenges we all face should we want to change any aspects of our lifestyle for reasons of climate emergency or just to get healthier or to fit into our clothes! A world fit for our children and their children. Yes that is me with one of…

Eating just got simpler! April 2019

“When my information changes, I alter my conclusions. What do you do, sir?” Variously attributed to economists John Maynard Keynes or Paul Samuelson Changing our minds Have you ever changed your mind about something that for years you were in favour of? I think I have had a bit of a major, ah ha moment,…

A crack in everything: that’s how the light gets in: Transforming our global food system-February 2019

Ring the bells that still can ringForget your perfect offeringthere is a crack, a crack in everythingThat’s how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen In my last blog of 2018 I mentioned, in passing, the little thing about, “the collapse of civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world” that will happen if…

December 2018 – What should we eat now?

As October’s autumn fruitfulness is lost in November rains, December days get shorter and we start to look towards a midwinter feast to stave off the gloom. December is not only the lead up to Christmas, but these days it is also when thousands gather for two weeks at the United Nations Climate Change conference,…

November 2018: How long are you planning to live?

How long are you planning to live? You probably know the old joke from the financial advisor when asked about his clients funds he said, “All I need to give you an accurate assurance about the suitability of your pension pot is one figure, when are you planning to die?” The good news is that,…