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What’s the difference between stress and magic knickers? Not Much!!   It starts in the changing room If you’ve ever had experience of testing out the promises of those contour shaping enormous briefs/shorts that claim to give you a smooth perfect shape, then you might know what I’m talking about. And if you haven’t, read on for amusement. You’re in the changing rooms, usually of a department store, with little room, an excessive amount of heat, a flimsy curtain that always has gaps down the side, and mirrors in all the places you don’t want for what’s ahead. There they […]
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Do You Know The Main Factors Affecting Brain Health?   When our brain health is in tip top shape we feel like we can conquer the world – we can think clearly, are able to make decisions, have great recall of the information we need to, and we generally feel like we can cope better with what life throws our way.   When brain health suffers we’re usually talking about the broad subjects of mood, concentration and memory being negatively affected. In more extreme circumstances we can be talking about depression, anxiety, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease. All the things that are […]
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Optimise Your Brain Health – with me, this Autumn   I’m really excited to have received my license to deliver The Brain Health Programme – a nutrition and lifestyle programme developed from the most up-to-date and ground-breaking research there is.   The programme is bursting with fascinating information and helps you understand the system for optimising your brain health, now and into the future.   Mood, Memory & Concentration Whether you’re interested in memory, mood, concentration or sharpness – this programme can help you. I’m a qualified and registered Nutritional Therapist and am passionate about this subject. It’s an area […]
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Is it possible to boost your memory? “How can you boost your memory” is a pretty popular search query these days. We’ve all had that frantic moment when we can’t find our keys, phone or bank card. Chances are, if you are under 35, these temporary lapses don’t faze you at all. But as we get older, somehow the forgetful moments seem to increase and soon names may escape you and learning new skills requires a bit more thought and concentration. So, is it inevitable that our memory slowly decreases or is there anything we can do to slow this […]
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Hello there! I can’t quite believe that it’s 18 months since I last wrote a blog. I know I’ve been active on social media here and there, but really sitting down and writing – well, it’s been a while.   Sometimes things happen in life that takes us down a different path. It can be daunting, frustrating, exciting and surprising – all at once. You know what I’m talking about, you’ll have been there!     It’s been a rollercoaster! I wanted to share a little more about this period because it’s very relevant to the work I do, the […]
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Seems obvious, but we often forget that the food we eat can influence our mood and happiness. How we think and feel on a day-to-day basis is very closely linked to our brain chemistry and how optimally our neurotransmitters are working. You’ve probably heard of serotonin – well that’s the neurotransmitter closely linked with happiness and sleep. Ways to boost your serotonin through food and lifestyle Eating foods rich in tryptophan which converts to serotonin – poultry, fish, eggs, red meats (in moderation) and dairy Eating foods rich in the key nutrients needed to convert the tryptophan to serotonin – B vitamins, zinc, magnesium, iron and […]
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Sleep is essential to our overall health and wellbeing – it has so many benefits for us, it’s easy to understand why our health can deteriorate so quickly with sleep deprivation. How sleep supports our health Whilst the process of sleep doesn’t appear to be clearly understood we do know that good quality sleep supports a whole host of physiological functions – for example: Supporting cognitive function and brain health, preventing the acceleration of ageing of the brain Repairing and regenerating muscles and tissues Keeping your blood sugar levels balanced Helping the breakdown of fat stores (yes people, fat breakdown!) Supporting sports performance Completing many digestive and detoxification processes whilst […]
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For this post on immunity I wanted to focus on a critical non-food element – allowing your body to recover and strengthen through enough rest and relaxation. Most of us tend to neglect this, yet it’s so critical to our long term health and wellbeing. In addition to nourishing your body with the right nutrients you can also boost your immunity by factors that support rest and relaxation. Each is a big subject in its own right, but they are areas for us all to reflect on and try to improve. Get enough good quality sleep – sleep deprivation, disturbed sleep, and altered sleep patterns can significantly affect our […]
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