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    How Your Mental Health May be Contributing to Physical Symptoms

    No longer a separate entity The ‘mind’ and ‘body’ used to be seen as two separate entities, each working irrespective to the other. However, most people today will agree that they impact each other fully and should never be thought of as separate. The WHO defines health as a “state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” The approach to health needs to be viewed holistically with each person based on their individual experiences, as each will be unique in all parts. The impact that physical conditions can have on mental and emotional health is widely discussed, yet the way our mental…

  • World Heart Day 2020

    Prevention is always better than needing treatment. Tips to help keep your heart healthy include: Maintain a healthy weight – Obesity can increase your risk for heart disease as it is linked to risk factors such as high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels and diabetes. Controlling your weight can lower these risks. Control your blood pressure – High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease. Lifestyle changes including diet and exercise can prevent or control high blood pressure. Control your cholesterol and triglyceride levels – High levels of cholesterol can clog your arteries and raise your risk of coronary artery disease and heart attack.…

  • Practitioner Spotlight – Vanya Maksimova @Plant Powered Kitchen – Nutritional Therapy – London

    What therapies do you practice? Nutritional Therapy   What led you to do what you do? My success in healing my own body and I’ve always been passionate about helping people.   What’s the best thing about doing the work you do? Seeing the progress in my clients journey. It’s very rewarding.     To find out more about Vanya and how she can help you, visit her listing and contact her here.   Are you ready for greater health and wellbeing? Search Holistic Room for qualified holistic health practitioners for your unique needs. Or if you have any questions that you would like to discuss with a qualified practitioner first,…

  • Nutritional Therapist Francesca Shares Her Tips For a Healthy Immune System

    There is a lot of information all over the place about keeping healthy and strengthening or ‘boosting’ your immune system. I’ve been hearing and reading some cringe-worthy tips and advice, mostly from unqualified people. I’m a big fan of keeping things simple and I’m passionate about providing sensible and safe advice, and clarity for my clients and community. Here are 5 things I know to be true for a healthy immune system (and for health and mental wellbeing generally): Eating well Being well hydrated Daily movement Managing stress Sleeping well In this post I’m going to go through each one in the hope it provides you clarity and inspiration for the coming…

  • Adjusting to a New Normal

    With lockdown being extended and no clear indication on how much longer it will last, if you haven’t already, it’s probably worth looking at making adjustments to fit with the new current normal. Whilst many people have adjusted to working from home, it is not something that was anticipated as being a long-term change. Whist staying at home is the safest thing we can do for ourselves, for others and to prevent additional pressures on the NHS, it is not easy, and stress and anxiety is on the increase. Everyone is experiencing it differently, but common feelings can range from feeling overwhelmed, fearful, sad, angry and helpless. When it comes…