Heal Your Gut, Heal Your Life

Imagine a life where your energy levels are high, but your anxiety is low, your sleep is great, your skin is clear and your tummy is flat. If you have suffered from digestive issues, like acid reflux, colitis, diverticulitis, food allergies, peptic ulcers, or any of the symptoms under the broad term IBS, it is very likely…

THE GUT-BRAIN CONNECTION

The link between Anxiety and IBS is no secret. It’s probably the easiest way to understand the gut-brain connection. FOOD AND MOOD A lot of people start their days with cereal or oats or toast. But did you know that those carbohydrates are probably the least beneficial way to balance your energy and your mood…

EAT YOUR WATER

The mercury rarely reaches 30 degrees in the UK but when it does, it’s more important than ever to stay hydrated. As little as a 2 – 3 % drop in hydration can impair your attention, and decision making. We need water to lubricate joints, to metabolize proteins, to insulate the brain, spinal chord and…

HEALTHY AGING FOR BRAIN HEALTH

 Here is Dr David Perlmutter’s lecture on healthy aging for brain health.  He is a Functional Medicine Neurologist and the video discusses the potential that neuroplasticity has for reversing cognitive decline, i.e. neuro-degenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s, and Dementia, through lifestyle – particularly around exercise, and food.    This is quite personal for me, because of…