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Archives - Month: May 2020

Immune System Support

Times they are a changing- slightly- but it’s important to remember that supporting our immune system as we continue to chart our way through this covid-19 storm is still extremely important  An important way to help support our immune system is looking at what we

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Sugar and your Brain

Why sugary foods can affect your mood “The sugar high’ is something we are all familiar with both in ourselves and in our children – a sudden burst of energy that comes after eating sweet treats.  But how does that sugar mood lift affect our

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Why kindness is good for our brain health.

“Be Kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle” Plato We are talking a lot about Kindness at the moment and this is for good reason. Last year, I had the opportunity to be involved with prospective medical students who were practising university

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Brain Feeling Fuzzy?

Forgetting things more than normal ? Tired? Irritable? Struggling to focus or ‘get stuff done’? Everyday ways to give your brain a workout. What to do with a case of the ‘whatjamacallits’ “Can you pass me the … that thing, you know the thing over

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Reasons to have a good cry

Reasons to have a good cry Crying – whether it’s tears of joy, frustration anger or sadness can help us feel better. In a piece in The Guardian, an analysis of 140 years of media articles on crying shows that a whopping 94% extol its virtues.  Although consistent science is missing from

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8 Reasons to Add Ginger to your Cup, Plate or Pan

Ginger – whether you have it in hot water with honey and apple cider vinegar to start the day, or if you’re cooking a stir fry with it, ginger has a number of health benefits.( Ginger Nut biscuits however, don’t count )Ginger is a flowering plant

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Noggin Nuggget- Take a deep breath….

Breathing – it’s easy right? We do it without even thinking. Shallow breathing can lead to feelings of stress, nervousness and even fatigue. To get a really deep proper deep breath we have to engage more than just our mouth, nose and lungs. First a

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The S word

How do you cope with stress?  Stress is all around us everyday. As we take each day one at  time in these unusual and frightening times our stresses may be different. Rushing to get to work on time and drop the kids off may have

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Daily ways to feed our immune system

Our immune system is big news these days. There has never been a more important time to think about taking care of immune system and doing all we can to make sure our immune defence weapons are sharp and fully loaded.  Why our immune system

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