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13 Positive Dietary Resolutions

January 25th, 2021 | Posted in Info

New Year’s Resolutions do not have to bring with them feelings of deprivation and misery. Instead focus on things to include in your diet rather than things to avoid. Here are some ideas for nurturing and nourishing dietary resolutions that will gently lead you to wellness. See also blog posts on 13 Short Steps to Setting Resolutions that ...

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13 Short Steps to Setting Resolutions that Stick

January 18th, 2021 | Posted in Info

If you’ve read New Year’s Resolutions for the Greater Good you’ll understand the benefits of setting goals that benefit others as well as the self. Here we’ll look at simple strategies for changing habits in a lasting way. See also blog post 13 Positive Dietary Resolutions for ideas for focusing on nurturing, rather than punishing, ...

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7 Easy Self-Care Rituals

December 21st, 2020 | Posted in Info

Most of us go through life taking care of other people’s needs. This is often at the expense of taking care of ourselves. Jobs, children, elderly relatives, cooking and housework all make demands on our time and energy. While service to others is an important part of being human, it’s clear that we will be of little use to anyone if we are ...

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Calming Foods For a Healthy December

December 9th, 2020 | Posted in Info

This year is a year like no other. We’ve all had to deal with changes in how we live and interact with one another. We are living with uncertainty, no one knowing how things will unfold as time goes on. But, it has also been a year where we’ve learnt to appreciate the simple pleasures and to feel gratitude for what we have. Christmas is ...

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Nutrients for Mental Health

November 27th, 2020 | Posted in Info

Given the side effects, and sometimes ineffectiveness of anti-depressant drugs ingredients of natural origin are being investigated for their effect on brain chemicals and mood. Here are some hopeful findings: Curcumin Curcumin is a compound derived from the herb Curcuma longa, AKA turmeric. It exhibits a wide range of beneficial properties ...

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Herbs for Mental Health

November 24th, 2020 | Posted in Info

If you’ve read the blog post on Eating for Mental Health you’ll realise the power that food can have on our mental health. For some people food is not enough and sadly, drug therapies are not always effective and can lead to side effects, dependence, and tolerance. Research suggests that some herbal remedies are as effective as antidepressant ...

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Lifestyle Tips for Mental Health

November 20th, 2020 | Posted in Info

You may have seen the blog posts on Nutrients for Mental Health, Herbs for Mental Health and Eating for Mental Health. Here we’ll look at how it’s not just what we put into our bodies, but how we live that can affect how we feel. Here are 9 lifestyle tips to raise your mood: 1. Physical Activity - many recent studies back up the positive ...

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Food, Herbs, Nutrients, Lifestyle and Depression

November 13th, 2020 | Posted in Info

Depression is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide, with more than 264 million people affected. On average, depression first appears during the late teens to mid-20s as result of a complex interaction of social, psychological and biological factors (1). This year the COVID-19 pandemic has led to increased levels of psychological ...

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Meal Sequencing

October 27th, 2020 | Posted in Info

If you’ve read the blog post on Comfort Eating without Weight Gain you’ll have found out about the importance of eating a predominantly plant food based diet if you want to avoid weight gain and many other health problems. Here we’ll look at research that shows that it’s not just what you eat but the order in which you eat it that can make ...

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When to Eat

October 20th, 2020 | Posted in Info

Whilst we know that what we eat and how much we eat both affect weight and health it may not be quite so obvious that when we eat also has an impact. Many studies emphasise that the timing of food intake, as well as what is eaten, may have a significant role in weight gain and associated problems. For example studies show that dieters wanting to ...

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