HealthNatters Blog

I am Dr Isabelle Granger-Cohet, originally French and now Anglo-French, previously a dentist and now Co-Founder and Director of The Medical Chambers Kensington and La Clinique Française. 

I qualified as a dentist in France where dentists are addressed as "Dr...". So I'm a dental doctor and not a medical doctor.


I regularly talk to our clinicians and specialists about a huge range of health matters and have wanted to share my experiences for a long time. 


So I am now going to turn them into HEALTHNATTERS. My blog. As I need to do this without breaching confidentiality I may sometimes change the names of some of the people I refer to.


I hope you find this blog informative and occasionally entertaining.  Good reading.

Grains de beauté

29 Aug 2017

"Grains de Beauté"…un nom charmant et qui pourtant fait peur. Ils ont la forme d’un confetti pigmenté de couleur plus ou moins foncé...

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Allergy news

26 Apr 2017

This year, World Allergy Week focused on urticaria, allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and the effects of pollution that acts as a direct irritant to the ...

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Kensington NeuroBlog 4 : Dementia. You are more likely to find a healthy brain in a healthy body

28 Mar 2017

All of us forget things from time to time. Indeed, forgetting is vital for creativity, and for good mental health. Whilst it is quite normal ...

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Joe's violin. An instrument of change.

07 Mar 2017

Gillian Tett of The Financial Times recently wrote about "Joe's Violin", a 20 minute documentary, and I've just watched it. I found it immensely inspiring and ...

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Kensington NeuroBlog 3 : Contact sports concussion and dementia by Dr Mark Weatherall Consultant Neurologist

20 Feb 2017

A paper just published in the respected journal Acta Neuropathologica presents the results of post-mortem inspections of the brains of six former footballers, mostly ...

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Vaccines : Are they safe?

08 Feb 2017

Dr Sophie Flammarion, Consultant Paediatrician, has recently joined La Clinique Française and so I had the opportunity to ask her a question which I ...

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Kensington NeuroBlog 2 : Headaches by Dr Mark Weatherall Consultant Neurologist

01 Feb 2017

Head pains have always been with us. Zeus, the greatest of the Greek Gods, was beset by a tremendous headache after swallowing Metis, the goddess ...

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Kensington NeuroBlog 1 : What is Neurology? Asks Dr Mark Weatherall Consultant Neurologist

13 Jan 2017

The word ‘neurology’ was invented by the 17th century physician Thomas Willis (1621-75). Willis needed a term to describe the anatomical study of the brain ...

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Varicose veins and me

05 Jan 2017

As a Director of The Medical Chambers Kensington I know several of the U.K.'s top Consultants who use the very latest medical techniques. ...

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The Walking Man's Crumpet. Countryfile. Trekked More Than 3400 Miles. What Am I Talking about?

30 Jun 2016

Dr David West, Consultant Interventional Radiologist who treats varicose veins at The Medical Chambers Kensington, has been busy treating "the walking man's crumpet" I don't ...

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