May 2017 – Meditation

Meditation Due to the popularity of my November ‘Wellness Top Tips’ Column, I am going to focus on each Wellness tip in more detail over the next 10 or so columns.  The first top tip for improved health and well-being is Meditation.  Meditation is a powerful technique that is becoming more and more popular. In...
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April 2017 – Easter

Easter oh yes!; oh no! Yes, Easter can bring out the best and worst in us and the temptation to indulge can be hard to avoid.  Well-meaning friends, family and workmates showing their love for us with a giant chocolate bunny can raise the stress levels if you’re trying to eat healthy.  Whilst an occasional fall off the healthy eating...
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February 2016 – Paleo Diet

The Paleo aka caveman diet has received a lot of press lately.  Basically, it involves eating like our caveman ancestors.  The plan will help most people lose weight, and reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes etc.  The paleo diet is a high-protein, high-fiber food plan that doesn’t involve counting or reducing calories.  The core...
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November 2016 – Top Wellness Tips

In this month’s Wellness (Integrative) Medicine column I’ll summarise my top tips for optimal wellness.  There is definitely more to it than the usual advice of, eating a healthy diet; moving your body; and avoiding unhealthy habits such as smoking.  These are still important, but there are many other ways to improve and maintain your...
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September 2016 – What is Integrative Medicine

Welcome to the first in a bi-monthly series of columns on Integrative Medicine.  Integrative Medicine is also known as Functional, Nutritional and Environmental, Wellness or Holistic Medicine.  It is unique in that it treats the whole person, taking into account mental, environmental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease.  This specialty...
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Article from ABC News – Gut health, mental wellbeing and immunity linked to outdoor play

Have a read below of this article recently published by ABC News about Children's Health linking poor gut health, mental wellbeing and immunity to lack of outdoor play, it certainly is interesting reading - Here's a wee snippet for you.... A disconnection from nature can affect everything in a child from gut health and immunity,...
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July 2016 – Skin Health – Part A – Nutrition

What to eat Fruits and vegetables Fruits and vegetables (especially vegetables) are essential in your diet, not just for skin health, but for many reasons. They are rich in antioxidants (e.g. vitamin C) which mop up damaging molecules called free radicals. Free radicals can harm skin (and other) cells leading to premature aging. In addition, the fibre in…

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