The Mood & Relaxation Series

I’ve dedicated the next few days’ posts to topics surrounding our mood.⠀We can’t do much to control the national or global circumstances, but we have a lot of power in deciding what we want in our internal world and immediate environment.⠀I’ve prepared posts on:⠀-breathing exercises which can instantly shift the body from fight or flight…

The Health Defence Episode Podcast

Yesterday I was fortunate enough to be invited to speak on the radio about all matters immune related by Omar Al Duri from Pulse95 Radio. We talked about breathing to help your nervous system, immune and digestive system, and established some links on how the various physiological systems are closely interlinked. We also talked about…

Do You Feel Like You’re Approaching Burn Out?

How are you feeling? Do you know? Do you and your body have a language and understanding?⠀I’m personally feeling like I’m approaching burn out mode.⠀With all the chaos around us, preparing for said chaos (despite the fact that I really didn’t want to), and getting normal stuff done, I can feel my cortisol levels approach…

Is coffee good for you?

I love coffee. Filter coffee, espresso, Americano, instant coffee, iced coffee. I love it all. I actually enjoy the taste, and even relish the smell of freshly brewed java. ‘But is coffee good for you?’ That is a question I seem to get asked more and more by the health conscious tribe. WELL…it depends on…

Why I don’t think long-term restrictive diets are healthy.

Gluten, meat, dairy etc is really demonised in this day and age in the western world. People across the world who have been suffering many a gut related symptom have self-diagnosed themselves as gluten and dairy intolerant. The rise of veganism has really shot up, due to beliefs that meat and animal products are killing…

Is Stress making me fat?

Once upon a time, when we were living in caves and life was a lot more primitive, our survival instincts depended on our stress response. Our bodies instantly knew what to do when a tiger or any other predator or potentially fatal situation was threatening our survival. Much like how your iphone goes on to…