Mental Health Awareness May – Don’t Suffer in Silence.

This time last year I was having a very difficult time in my life. I felt isolated and I found it very hard to cope. I found myself in a position where I was scared to reach out to my closest people because I didn’t think they would understand, and I was afraid they would…

Easy Peasy Vegan Salted Caramel

Easily makes 10 heaped tbsps: Ingredients:-200ml Full fat coconut milk (I like @biona)-1 tbsp Organic maple syrup-1 tbsp xylitol or stevia-2 drops of vanilla extract-1/2 tsp sea salt or Himalayan salt (don’t -you dare use table salt) In a small non stick saucepan, dash in the milk + stevia/xylitol + maple syrup + vanilla extract….

Visual Representation & Explanation of How The Gut & Brain are Connected

A great infographic from @thegutstuff summing up how our gut and brain are connected. After all of last weeks’ posts on how food affects mood & mental health, this is a great visual representation of what is physically happening between the gut & brain. Have a wonderful Tuesday 🤟🏼🤟🏼 don’t forget to go out and…

Why I stretch everyday, and more on the benefits of stretching.

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Stretch for a MUCH BETTER quality of life.

This is still the Mood & Relaxation Series! Do you dedicate some time every day to stretch? My guess is most people answer ‘no’, because we tend to focus more on what we think of as ‘exercise’, like running, lifting, squatting etc. I used to be ‘most people’, so I know what you’re thinking –…

One of the Most Powerful Healing Tools & Methods

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Deep Breathing to Heal Your Body Back to Health

Want to improve your health and heal yourself? Practice deep breathing, often!⠀When our body, mind or emotions are put under high stress for a continuous period of time, it can cause some pretty serious disruptions to our health.⠀This is because our bodies go into fight or flight mode, which raises our blood sugar levels (because…

A Reminder About Which Foods/Nutrients Can Boost Your Mood

It’s very telling that both myself and @drmarkhyman have been focusing on the food and mood topic at the same time, given everything that’s going on around the world at the moment. It’s great to know about what factors in our diet and lifestyle might be hindering our mood and mental wellbeing, and it’s even…

A little bit more on how food affects our mood

How timely that the amazing Dr Mark Hyman releases this post just as I’m in the middle of the relaxation series. Now that you have some pretty decent background knowledge about the various ways in which foods can influence how we feel and our decision making skills, have a read below to see tangible results…

Why & How Microorganisms Can Be Messing With Your Mood

Why & how microorganisms can be messing with your mood⠀If we have an imbalanced environment in our gut, this is what could be causing it:⠀-a nasty bacterial strain (bad bacteria). Look at your daily diet (diet drinks, sugar, trans fats, processed foods, chemicals, synthetic oestrogens, etc), OR have you recently had an upset stomach after…