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Go to the doctors? Never!

Go to the doctors? Never!

While her friends pop endless pills, a defiant Liz Hodgkinson, 70, insists going to see your GP can do more harm than good: original post written by Liz Hodgkinson on Daily mail newspaper.

Because I am old – or, at 70, what the medical profession considers old – I am constantly bombarded with screening kits and invitations to go for this or that expensive health check.

I also regularly receive texts or emails from my local doctor’s practice for various annual tests, plus the flu vaccine and checks on my cholesterol levels. And they don’t just come from the NHS. I also receive letters from private health companies inviting me to go for an ‘essential’ health check.

And do you know what? I ignore them all. The bowel cancer kits I receive from time to time go straight into the bin, and I have never in my life had a mammogram or smear test, even though I am always being coerced or even bullied into making an appointment to do so.

Vegan wild garlic soup feed 3 for 38p!

This is the best time of year to start foraging for wild garlic, its deep green shoots and leaves are growing steadily in woodlands around the UK, the strong smell you get as you walk by, wafts through the woods and forests giving a heady scent of garlic and you know spring is here.

Grab yourself a handful, from the middle of the patch is best, the edges tend to have dog wee on them, I take a few leaves from a few different plants, that way you give the plants chance to keep growing at the same rate, take scissors and snip them off, tearing the leaves isn’t great. Don’t dig up the plants either! leave some for other people too.

wild garlic and potato soup

I made some wild garlic and potato soup for lunch, its simple to do, quick and delicious and best of all it costs 12.5 p a bowl!

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