• Magnesium Rich Foods

    How to Boost Magnesium from Your Diet

    Magnesium is a critical mineral essential for numerous bodily functions, yet many people fail to consume enough of it through their diet. Today we’ll take a look at some simple ways to boost magnesium intake from your diet. Importance of Magnesium As one of the most abundant minerals in the human body, magnesium is involved in over 300 biochemical reactions. These include muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and protein synthesis. It also plays a crucial role in bone structure and the synthesis of DNA and RNA. Benefits of Magnesium Enhances Muscle and Nerve Function: Magnesium is vital for muscle contraction and relaxation, helping to prevent cramps and spasms. It…

  • Liver Detox

    Detoxing Your Liver

    With the festive season now a distant memory, thoughts might well refocus on new goals and intentions for the year. If like many, you overindulged over the Christmas break and are feeling the effects as you begin 2024, it might benefit you to give your liver some love. Every organ and system in the body is hard-working and vital, but did you know that your liver is responsible for over 500 vital functions in the body? All of which happen without our input or conscious knowledge. So perhaps we can start the new year off by showing this mighty organ some appreciation. Your liver plays a role in blood clotting,…

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  • Winter Immunity

    Tips for Boosting Immunity this Winter

    Boosting your immunity during the winter months is essential to help defend your body against the increased risk of colds, flu, and other infections. Here are some of our top tips to help you bolster your immune system. Maintain a Healthy Diet A diverse and balanced diet that includes a variety of nutrients ensures that your body has the building blocks it needs to maintain a strong and effective immune system. Here are some key nutrients that support your immune system and what foods they are found in. Vitamins and Minerals Vitamin C: Found in fruits like oranges, strawberries, and kiwi, as well as vegetables like bell peppers and broccoli.…

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    The Wide-Ranging Benefits of Castor Oil Packs

    Castor oil (Ricinus communis) comes from the castor seed which is native to India. About 90% of the oil is composed of the fatty acid ricinoleic acid, which is thought to be responsible for its health promoting abilities. Castor oil packs have been used for centuries in traditional medicine and natural health practices for their potential therapeutic benefits. Their use can be traced back to medical textbooks in Egypt as early as 1550 B.C. Health Benefits of Castor Oil Packs Studies and personal accounts suggest potentially wide-ranging benefits from castor oil packs, some of which include: Detoxification: Advocates of castor oil packs claim that they can help the body eliminate…

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    How Many People Meditate in the World? – 25 Global Meditation Statistics 2022

    It’s World Meditation Day tomorrow, so we decided to take a deep dive into the most recent and interesting statistics and of course the benefits of meditation to honour this momentous day. How many people are meditating? There are an estimated 200-500 million meditators worldwide. With 7.9 billion people in the world, of that 74.5% which equates to 58.9 billion are aged 15 and over. Considering this age range, it accounts for 3.4 – 8.5% of the global population who currently meditate. This number most likely includes a sharp increase in the past two years due to the pandemic. Meditation apps were the most accessible form of mental health support…

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    Practicing Mindfulness for Stress

    Mindfulness is an essential skill that can help reduce stress in your life. We are all so busy with our daily lives that it’s easy to forget about being mindful since our mind is focussed on all the things we need to get done during the day. Since April is Stress Awareness Month, we wanted to share some simple ways you can use mindfulness in your daily life to bring more awareness into your activities and help to reduce stress. What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is a word that’s been thrown around a lot in the last decade, especially in the work world. It’s been used in the context of meditation,…

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    Why am I Always so Tired?

    Why am I always tired? Do you ask yourself this question? If so, how often do you ask it? It’s a difficult one when it comes to health and wellbeing, because you could be feeling tired because you are going through a super busy or stressful period and are not managing to get as much rest as your body needs to recover. It could also be a sign of something else that requires attention. If that is your gut feeling, then it should be explored with your GP. If after testing, the GP rules that there is “nothing wrong with you”, but you are still feeling tired, continue reading as…

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    What is Bowen Therapy and What Does it Treat?

    We get asked this question a lot, and for good reason. It is not a common therapy compared to the likes of say Acupuncture or Herbal Medicine and the name of the therapy doesn’t explain what it may entail. It is also a relatively “new” therapy, it was developed in the 1950’s by Tom Bowen in Australia. Word spread about this man and the therapy and people from all over Australia came for treatment for all their untreatable ailments. So, what is Bowen Therapy exactly? It is a form of bodywork that involves stretching the soft tissue, or the fascia that covers all of your muscles and organs. It also…

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    Can Self-Help Techniques Help to Flatten the Mental Health Curve?

    It’s no surprise that recent research reveals that our mental health has taken a toll since the start of the pandemic. Stress about getting ill, job losses, family members’ health, in addition to feelings of isolation and loneliness has impacted many across the globe. Even though there is light at the end of the tunnel, and we should be able to slowly start getting back to some normality over the coming months, it doesn’t mean an end to the mental health crisis we are seeing.   Current state of affairs  According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), more than two-thirds of adults in the UK (69%) report feeling somewhat…

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    Emotional Freedom Technique for Stress and Anxiety

    What is Emotional Freedom Technique? If you’ve ever seen Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) also known as Emotional Freedom Therapy take place, you might think it looks a bit odd. It’s a treatment that involves tapping with your fingers on various parts of the body to help release negative emotions, stress and relieve anxiety. The tapping isn’t random, there is a specific process that is followed which includes saying certain phrases that address the issue you are looking to solve, such as pain, illness or trauma. By acknowledging the issue, you are being specific about what you are looking to address. EFT tapping, sometimes also known as therapy tapping or acupuncture…

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