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How to Prioritise Your Health

Was prioritising your health your New Year resolution but you have not really done anything about it? Don’t worry, you can start now and be sure to get your energy back in time for the coming spring and summer! If the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted something to all of us, it is the importance of our health. Without it, pretty much nothing matters in life. Without it, we are unable to concentrate and focus on our work, we lack patience with our family and friends, we struggle to do things and frankly, we feel rubbish! So, starting the new year ...
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In conversation with JERMS

I recently participated in this interview with Jerms. Find out how you can support your gut, improve your mood & feel better! Can you tell us a bit about the personal journey which led you to qualify as a Nutritional Therapist?  It has been a long journey and so well worth it! I suffered from chronic pain for years and saw many doctors and “experts”, but none were able to offer me long-term solutions. I started exploring other avenues and this opened my mind to alternative approaches to health. I discovered a world of opportunities, and this empowered me to ...
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Feel sexy and fabulous for Valentine’s,
and 6 foods to get you in the mood

Have you lost your mojo? If it’s not just Valentine’s Day turning you off, you could be suffering from a low libido. Here’s how to boost your sex drive and feel great in bed again. We all have days when we’re not in the mood for sex. But for some it’s not just the pressure of Valentine’s Day – it’s all year round. It’s something I see a lot in clinic. For women, having sex is often far more complicated than just feeling “in the mood”. When we’re spinning so many plates (from children, work, partners and social life, not ...
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How to beat the winter blues

Why everything seems worse in the winter Even though winter has a lot going for it – woolly hats, hot chocolate, curling up with a book, thick socks, a log fire and other things ‘hygge’ coming to mind – something important is missing: light. At this time of year, you go to work before sunrise and come home after sunset, with very little exposure to natural light in between. This lack of light over months on end causes serious problems for many people. According to BUPA, the ‘winter blues’, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), affects about 3% of the population ...
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Here is what you should do to eat more fibre and why

Why should I eat more fibre? Eat more fibre! Fibre is good for you! Fibre will help you with your skin/mood/gut, etc. Fibre will help you lose weight!... There are countless headlines advising us to eat more fibre. But what is fibre and why do we need it so much? Fibre is an important nutrient that is often lacking in our western diet. Fibre is essential to a healthy diet: many studies have shown that consuming enough fibre can lead to reduced risks of many chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer. Fibre is a ...
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Why Am I So Irritable? Simple Steps to Reduce Irritability

Do you often feel irritable? Are you easily annoyed by things? Irritability often comes with feeling annoyed, frustrated or getting upset. What causes irritability? Irritability can be caused by many things. These can be physical: Certain illnesses Pain Fatigue Hormonal changes Lack of sleep Medication Alcohol or drug/substance abuse Diet Or they can be psychological: Stress Anxiety Depression Two of the main reasons for feeling irritable are when we are either tired or hungry. We all feel grumpy when we have not slept enough or when we have not eaten for a while. So, tending to our most basic needs ...
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5 Amazing Ways to Wave Goodbye to Brain Fog

Do you suffer from brain fog? Is it impacting your daily life? We are all experiencing it: we go shopping, park our car but then when we return, we need a little while to remember where we did park it... Or we want to say something to our partner but when we are free to speak, it is a complete blank: what is it we wanted to say?? I recently was in the middle of cooking a meal, went to the fridge to pick up a missing ingredient and froze: what was it that I needed already? These momentary lapses ...
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Simple Steps To Help Manage Anxiety – Part 2

In part 1, we saw that anxiety is the result of a dysfunction in our nervous system with an over-activation of the sympathetic nervous system to the detriment of the parasympathetic one. We learned that through the gut-brain connection, we can manage the symptoms of anxiety by strengthening the parasympathetic nervous system. Simple steps to strengthen and activate the parasympathetic nervous system There are a number of ways available to strengthen and activate your parasympathetic nervous system and toning up your vagal nerve. These will allow increased relaxation and will calm both your gut and your mind. Both dietary and ...
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Simple Steps To Help Manage Anxiety – Part 1

Are you anxious or worried all the time? Do you feel overwhelmed by daily things? Are you feeling very alone as you struggle with uneven mood? Are you wondering what is wrong with you? Anxiety can affect anyone at any time. In fact, anxiety is very common and about 8% of patients experience significantly anxious mood either occasionally or on a more regular basis. But just because it is common doesn’t mean you have to put up with it! This blog will discuss what anxiety really is and in Part 2, we will review some simple steps that can be ...
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The link between sleep and obesity – and ways to improve it

Are you suffering from sleep and weight issues? Are you wondering if the two are linked? A number of studies have shown an association between sleep duration and quality with obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease risk. Sleep loss is one of the risk factors for obesity. The problem is that sleep loss leads to weight gain, but being overweight also causes sleep issues thus leading to a vicious cycle. Sleep loss affects a number of our hormones and causes imbalance in their levels. Leptin and ghrelin are the hormones that regulate our appetite, and poor sleep alters their production leading ...
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