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Archives - Month: October 2020

Why did the Banana go to the Doctor ?

It wasn’t peeling well… Ok so the joke may be below average but there is nothing underrated about the humble banana. We can’t directly link bananas with brain health but it is a ideal as a healthy snack on the go or for breakfast. As the

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Want to feel less tired AND less grumpy? Drink up!

Your brain is strongly influenced by your hydration status and studies show that even mild dehydration can impair many aspects of brain function including irritability, tiredness and decision making Whilst the wonders of water are familiar to us all, drinking water ALL the time can get

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Can you Unworry yourself Well?

“I’ve been worried sick“ We’ve all heard or used the term’ I was worried sick’ probably without even realising the strength of the evidence behind these seemingly glib words. Over recent years, research has shown that persistent negative emotions – such as stress and worry-

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How Your Breath Controls Your Mood and Attention

New research explores the important relationship between the pace and intentionality of your breathing, and the brain networks involved in mood, attention, and body awareness. We are in the midst of a global pandemic so it’s no wonder that many of us are under constant  stress and one of

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Brain Health Basics: Serotonin

What is Serotonin? Serotonin is both a hormone and a neurotransmitter ( a chemical which helps brain cells communicate) which regulates numerous processes in the body.  In your brain’s control centre, serotonin acts as a neurotransmitter and acts as a messenger substance for the excitation of your nerve cells. This

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Snacks to boost your brain power

Some foods are great all rounders for your health and wellbeing, and are especially good for your noggin, so if you’re snacking try to aim for these healthier snacks. Beans Chickpeas, kidney beans, and lentils contain high levels of protein to power the brain.  Legumes

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7 Simple Tips For Gut Health

Read our seven simple tips to gut health and whilst you’re reading this, why not have a glass of water, your gut will feel the benefit…. Slow Down Slowing down how quickly you eat and chewing each bite completely can help promote healthy digestion.  Chew Chewing is the first step in digestion,

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