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Coping With A Winter Lockdown

Coping With A Winter Lockdown

We're about to head into a second nationwide lockdown in England after a somewhat predictable rise in Coronavirus cases (and sadly deaths) this autumn. These new restrictions apply from Thursday 5th November until 2nd December but there are suggestions that this could...

Seed Cycling for Hormonal Balance

Seed Cycling for Hormonal Balance

PMS, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis and infertility... all of these conditions have their roots in unbalanced levels of sex hormones. Understanding what's causing the imbalance and addressing this is often the first step towards reducing and...

Natural Hay Fever Treatments

Natural Hay Fever Treatments

Here's to A Sniffle-Free SpringItchy eyes, a streaming nose, congestion and sneezing… ahhh spring is in the air! But making the most of the warmer weather and lighter evenings can take a toll if you are suffering from hayfever. So besides becoming a recluse or dosing...

Mood Boosting Health & Lifestyle

Mood Boosting Health & Lifestyle

Mood boosting health & lifestyle One of the theories of mood difficulties and mental health problems is known as the inflammatory model where inflammation is described as the driving force for symptoms associated with low mood and mental health difficulties....

The Pros and Cons of a Ketogenic diet

The Pros and Cons of a Ketogenic diet

The Ketogenic Diet Let's start by explaining what the keto diet is. The ketogenic diet is a food plan that restricts carb intake to between 5 and 10% of all dietary calories, with higher fat (55-60%) and moderate protein (30-35%) intake. The diet mimics the metabolic...

Clear, Smooth, Blemish-Free Skin

Clear, Smooth, Blemish-Free Skin

Acne, Eczema or Psoriasis Sixty percent of British people currently suffer or have suffered from a skin disease at some point in their lifetime and 70% of Brits have visible skin conditions or scars that affect their confidence.  Acne, psoriasis and eczema are some of...

Controlling COVID-19 & Managing the Associated Stress

Controlling COVID-19 & Managing the Associated Stress

Suppressing the curve Let's start with the epidemiological science around brining this virus under control. On Monday 16th, March, researchers at Imperial College London published a paper outlining the projected path of the epidemic in the UK and the US following the...

How to Boost Your Immune System Amid The Coronavirus Pandemic

How to Boost Your Immune System Amid The Coronavirus Pandemic

Stay Well This Cold & Flu SeasonCold and flu season usually starts in October and runs through until the end of March. But this year we have the added complexity of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). At the time of writing, there are 798 confirmed COVID-19 cases in...

Overcome Insomnia Naturally and Fall Asleep Fast

Overcome Insomnia Naturally and Fall Asleep Fast

How To Fall Asleep When You Can'tSleep is critical! We know how critical it is because we’ve seen what happens when people don’t sleep. But how do you get to sleep quickly if you're struggling and how can you ensure you get a restful night sleep. Regular poor quality...

Depression & Gut Health

Depression & Gut Health

Now you may have heard about the gut-brain axis and how the state of the gut can affect our mood and even our susceptibility to mood disorders like depression and anxiety. Well, let's talk about the links between the gut and conditions like depression and anxiety. We...

What Is Inflammation & What Can You Do About It

What Is Inflammation & What Can You Do About It

What is Inflammation?Inflammation comes from the Latin word “inflammare’ (in - ‘to cause to’ + flammare - 'to catch fire') and you’ll definitely feel like you have alight if you ever experience any of the classic symptoms of inflammation - redness, swelling, pain or...

Balancing Gut Bacteria For Better Health

Balancing Gut Bacteria For Better Health

How To Ensure The Good Guys Flourish  The gut microbiota describes the population of bacteria, fungi, viruses and protozoa that have taken up residency in your gastrointestinal tract. Despite there being 100 trillion organisms in there, overcrowding isn’t a problem...

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