HEALTH: Dear readers


Sadly, this is my last column in YOU after more years than I care to count. For family reasons, I am stepping down to have a break. But it’s not goodbye as I will still be contributing regularly to the magazine.

Over the years, your letters, cards, photos and emails have provided the inspiration for the huge range of topics I have delved into. You have trusted me with your concerns and, with the help of leading experts worldwide, I have aimed to respond with the advice I would want for my family and friends.

I have had the privilege of talking to health heroes, including doctors and scientists carrying out pioneering research, natural health experts exploring the potential of traditional medicine, and patients with life-limiting conditions who have found their own ways to live well.

It has been a fascinating, illuminating and moving journey into all the spheres that affect our health and wellbeing – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. So I wanted to share a few of the things that I have learnt over the years, which you tell me have also proved interesting and helpful to you…