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More Than Muscles: 4 Reasons Why Exercise Is Vital For Your Brain Health

I’m sure we can all agree that exercising regularly is an important part of living a healthy life. Exercising is considered an important aspect of maintaining a healthy weight and BMI (Body Mass Index), strengthening the heart and increasing bone density.   However, the benefits of exercise on the brain don’t get enough attention. And…

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3 Common Myths about Mental Health Problems

Saturday the 10th of October 2020 is World Mental Health Day. 2020 has been a particularly tough year for everyone’s mental health. The COVID-19 pandemic has raised everyone’s levels of anxiety and lockdown has resulted in huge numbers of people suffering from loneliness, isolation and depression. On top of that, we added in the huge…

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3 Important Ingredients You MUST Add To Your Smoothie

Many people are now converting from fizzy soft drinks to smoothies, which are a much healthier option. But did you know that fruit smoothies may not be as healthy as you think? Fruit smoothies are healthier than soda and fruit juices because they contain the whole fruit, including the all important fibre that gets removed…

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Defeat negative thoughts with these 4 simple tips

In one of my health coaching sessions this week, my client came to an important realisation. We had been discussing her family life and she mentioned that for the first time, her 15 year old son had been out on a couple of dates with a friend of a friend. When her son showed her…

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Meet your amazing microbiome…

You may have heard that we have good bugs and bad bugs in our digestive system. You may even have heard about probiotics. And about how antibiotics can mess with our digestive system by killing the good AND bad bugs. But do you REALLY know how the bugs that live in your gut or digestive…

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What Brain Healthy Foods Should I Eat? Part 1

You’ve probably heard of the saying “Eating for two” when people talk about pregnant women.  When women get pregnant, they often become very aware of what they eat and drink. They start taking better care of their health. They choose to eat healthier food, start taking supplements to increase their baby’s brain development, cut down…

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Want To Think Clearly And Get Rid Of Brain Fog? Try These 5 Tips

Do You Suffer From Brain Fog? Brain fog can occur at any time and can either be short lived or more chronic and longer lasting. What exactly is brain fog? It is defined as “a usually temporary state of diminished mental capacity marked by inability to concentrate or to think or reason clearly”. For me…

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How Controlling Your RAS Can Help You Focus Better

First and foremost, just what exactly is the RAS? RAS stands for the Reticular Activating System.  The reticular activating system, or RAS, is a small section of the brain about the size of your little finger. It starts close to the top of the spinal column and extends upwards around two inches. All of your…

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What Brain Healthy Foods Should I Be Eating? Part 2

I hope you’ve been able to add in the 5 brain healthy food and drink tips in my earlier blog ‘What Brain Healthy Foods Should I Be Eating? Part 1’. Here are 5 more simple tips to add into your routine to boost the health of your ‘brain baby’: 6. Have some chocolate Yes, you…

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