Category Archive: Uncategorized

Apr 26

When it all goes Wrong (Part 1 of 2)

Do you have days when you feel like this?  I do.  Life can be cruel to everyone.

The world can be a very tough place to live in.  And when one unpleasant thing happens, others often follow.  If you’re struggling with any of the problems that regularly beset us; chronic stress, debt, bereavement, conflict and discrimination, it can be galling to look at all the people on social media with their perfect …

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Apr 11

Parkinson’s Disease; an Introduction

Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease.  Not every patient will have all these symptoms.

This is a post for World Parkinson’s Day to raise awareness of the condition.  There’s quite a bit to get through, so please feel free to select the parts most relevant to you. What is Parkinson’s Disease? Parkinson’s disease is a deterioration of areas of the brain called the basal ganglia, which are responsible for …

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Mar 22

Your Thyroid Made Easy (Part 1 of 3)

diagram of thyroid gland

This week, I had the privilege of studying with a former lecturer of mine, reviewing the latest evidence in how we support thyroid function with nutrition.  For many symptoms that people commonly experience, and which may be dismissed as ‘just your age’, or ‘you’re a bit depressed’, the thyroid may be involved.   That’s why I …

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Mar 01

Which Woman are You?

Second Youth

When you’re a one-person business, you spend a lot of time preoccupied with marketing.  It’s not usually what you’re trained to do, but you have to do it. Recently I joined a marketing challenge.  Inevitably one of the first excercises what to get us to identify our perfect client.  Most of the people on the …

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Feb 08

Sugar Free February (1 of 3)

keep-calm-it-s-only-sugar-free-february

Have you jumped on the Sugar Free February bandwagon?  If so, congratulations.  I do believe that being as free from sugar as you can is a fine thing to do to support your overall health, and much of the evidence tends to agree with me which, in the end, is what matters.  If you have …

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Sep 27

Top 10 Tips for Safe & Easy Religious Fasting

Yom Kippur Prayer

This weekend marks Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement for the Jewish community.  Some of my Muslim friends are currently fasting as well.  This week, I saw an article, which I hope was a joke, saying that some people use caffeine suppositories (who knew such a thing existed?) to get them through their fast.  I …

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Sep 20

Know Your Numbers: Blood Pressure and what it Means

Blood pressure facts and figures (UK)

Earlier this year, I was at a posh party with my husband.  Shortly after arriving, my husband went white, and almost fainted. We took him outside and put his feet up on a bench.  Fortunately, there was a doctor at the party who stayed with us until my husband was back on his feet. It …

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Sep 14

Happy Everywoman Day! 5 Essential Nutrients for Every Woman

Sliced avocado

Ladies, we are super-beings!  Many of us juggle family, career, and community commitments in a way that was almost unimaginable even in our grandparents’ generation.  It’s little wonder that many of us don’t have time to prioritize our own health and well-being.  I often find myself, when confronted by some crazy new piece of health …

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Jul 19

Facts, Fads & the Dirt on ‘Clean Eating’.

Fact and opinion word cloud

In the last couple of days a couple of articles roundly condemning the ‘clean eating’ movement have caught my eye.  I attach them here for background.  I also got myself involved in a debate on the same subject in a practitioner group.  It was interesting to hear how many diverse views you can get from …

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Feb 15

Don’t talk to me like a child! How the language you use around food affects your success

I very often get asked the question, “Am I allowed to eat (insert name of food here)?”  I also get asked, “What foods are good, and what foods are bad?” When that happens, I’m very aware of the language people are using.  It sounds as if you are talking to a five-year-old.  Would you ever …

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