December 22, 2023
Breathing for stress, anxiety and panic.

Anxiety, panic and a racing mind are classed as psychological problems but there is a strong biochemical link. These feelings can be triggered by chemical changes, as well as cause chemical changes. Breathing is connected to our nervous system and we influence our biochemistry with how we breathe. So if we train the breath, we […]

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December 21, 2023
Ultra processed food trial – ‘The results are in’

The results are in. This (2019) study involved 20 adults following either an ultra-processed (UPF) or unprocessed diet for 2 weeks at the NIH Clinical Centre. This was followed immediately by 2 weeks of the alternate diet. The diets were matched for nutritional composition: calories; energy density; macronutrients; sugar; sodium and fibre and participants were […]

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March 27, 2023
Facts of rice

A lot of my clients rely on white rice or pasta for quick meals. I thought I would write this blog about the benefits of brown rice and how to prepare it. Hoping to convince you all that brown rice is the way forward. Brown rice is a whole grain and a major source of […]

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February 28, 2023
Do you breathe correctly?

This blog explains how to identify if your breathing might be disordered and why you might consider doing breathwork to improve your health. There are some very common signs and symptoms that your breathing could be improved which include: If you notice any of these being relevant to you, it's best to get in touch […]

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February 24, 2023
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February 20, 2023
How to Optimise Your Vitamin D Level

There are two major forms of vitamin D from two different sources. In the UK our main dietary sources of vitamin D are food of animal origin, foods fortified with vitamin D and supplementation. Naturally rich food sources include egg yolk and oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, herring and sardines. Absorption We probably absorb […]

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February 16, 2023
Ten top tips (10TT) weight control trial

This BLOG looks at the outcomes of an interesting study on weight control. GP’s are often the first port of call for weight control advice. However they aren’t in a position to provide specialised therapy in this area. The researchers identified that although healthy ‘habits’ are the aim of many weight loss programmes, very few […]

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September 8, 2022
Intermittent fasting and fasting for health

Intermittent fasting is in the limelight at the moment but many traditions have been incorporating fasting for millennia.  Humans have historically fasted overnight, for religious reasons or during periods of food scarcity. Some monks have a precept called ‘no meals after noon’ and religions such as Taoism, Sikhism, Hinduism, Christianity, and Buddhism all fast. Fasting […]

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May 4, 2022
Fed up with snoring?

Nighttime snoring can range from being a mild embarrassment and nuisance to a more serious chronic problem. It can sometimes be a potential indicator of more serious health issues such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). There are essentially two reasons snoring can happen, either breathing is too forceful or the upper airway is too narrow. […]

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February 16, 2022
All about the menopause

Bullet point summary Peri menopause – the window of opportunity Lots of women dread the menopause.  It’s often viewed as a process of ageing and associated with uncomfortable symptoms ranging from heavy periods to weight gain, anxiety and night sweats. Lara Biden, author of the ‘hormone repair manual’, reframes this as a “window of opportunity” […]

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