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…

HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING PROTECTS BRAIN AGING

The human brain has approximately 900 billion neurons (nerve cells). We lose an estimated 9,000 neurons daily from our early twenties. This process is accelerated by injury, stress, toxins, and inflammation. However, there is hope! Neuroplasticity allows the brain to reorganise and compensate for the loss of neurons by forming new neural connections. There is…

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…

60 DAYS OF CALM FOR FREE!!

In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Week this May, we are delighted to share that all our clients can now experience 60 days of Calm App for FREE!!! For those who don’t know, Calm is the 2017 iPhone App of the Year for Meditation, Relaxation and Sleep!  It is truly a present to keep you…

ARE YOU EATING TOO MUCH SUGAR?

You may have decided earlier this year to get healthier by taking up an exercise routine and becoming more active.  But did you know, that activity alone is only one aspect of good health? Most experts claim that 80% of our health is attritbuted to nutrition, and only 20% attributed to exercise. Therefore, it stands…

SPRING IS IN THE AIR AND SO IS HAYFEVER

While the longer days and warmer temperatures might excite most people, there are quite a few of us who associate blossoms on the tree with itchy eyes and throats, sneezing and overall discomfort. Antihistamines can be helpful in the short-term, but long-term, they tend to have undesirable effects. The important thing to remember is that…

SLEEP BETTER

How often do you hear that nutrition and exercise are the keys to health and longevity?  What if we told you, that while these two keys are important for acheiving your health and fitness goals, your efforts can be amplified if you make sleep a priority.  However, it’s the one thing that, as a society,…

NOTHING DIMINISHES ANXIETY FASTER THAN ACTION

Feeling calm and at peace with yourself is within your reach, even when everything around you seems determined to derail you. Our unique approach to treating anxiety and mental health conditions integrates Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy with Nutrition Coaching. Where necessary, we can also conduct in-depth Functional Medicine diagnostics, including genetic tests, to rule out any…