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The Healing Power of Laughter

Most people know the expression ‘Laughter is the best medicine’ and this is being proven by both medical and scientific faculties around the world on an ongoing basis.

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Myths about Obesity

Here we address and banish some common myths surrounding obesity. It is a disease that is estimated to effect 1 in 4 adults in the UK and around 1 in every 5 children aged around 10 to 11

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Good Mood Food (And Fluids)

Food is an important factor in optimising health, and it is well documented that certain foods can boost energy & stabilise mood or contribute to feelings of low mood, anger, irritability & low energy.

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Mental Health

Know Thyself and Prosper

Do you know your Enneagram Personality – are you a Reformer or a Helper, a Challenger, or a Peacemaker? With our Optimal Sound Therapy Assessment, you will find this out, alongside other really interesting measures like your Life Force Energy Index, or any Chakra imbalances.

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Rose-Tinted Specs On “Blue Monday”

The third Monday in January is associated with post-holiday blues and the challenges of winter. Instead of the blues, pop on our positive rose-tinted specs and help motivate yourself on this, or any other day when you’re feeling low.

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Manage Panic Attacks with Nature’s Calm Hacks

Panic attacks, a sudden surge of overwhelming fear and anxiety, can be overwhelming, but natural remedies and lifestyle changes can help reduce the frequency and intensity of them. Here we help you identify root causes and implement natural approaches to empower you on your journey towards finding peace and tranquility amidst the storm of panic attacks.

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Naturally Happy at Work. How We Approach Stress Management.

In our fast-paced world, stress has become an almost ubiquitous companion, especially in the workplace. High expectations, demanding deadlines, and relentless emails can leave us feeling overwhelmed and drained. If this resonates for you consider a holistic and natural approach to managing stress at work that embraces both mental and physical well-being.

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Finding Light in the Darkness: New Hope for Depression

Depression, a battle fought silently within, is often misunderstood by those who haven’t experienced its crushing weight. Here we share our top 10 compassionate insights on navigating the journey to healing, growth, and resilience, and an innovative new therapy to help find the light at the end of the tunnel.

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Optimal Health - Learn healthy stress responses

A Healthy Stress Response

Stress negatively impacts almost every biochemical pathway in our bodies and contributes to the majority of health conditions. Sound Heals. This is why Optimal Sound Therapy is such an important starting point.

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Recurring Symptom Alternatives

The Unsung Hero Orchestrating Your Digestion: The Pyloric Sphincter

In the intricate and fascinating world of anatomy and physiology, there are numerous unsung heroes that ensure smooth and efficient function of the human body. One such hero is the pyloric sphincter — a small yet crucial valve silently orchestrating the digestive symphony within our body by ensuring that the food we consume is processed and absorbed optimally.

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And breathe - to help the gut function

Calm your tummy with deep belly breathing

Take a deep breath and send it to your “second brain” to massage the internal organs, promote the flow of blood and oxygen to the digestive tract, and reduce bloating through deep belly breathing with our short, guided audio.

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signs and signals of underlying imbalance

Your symptoms are signals. It pays to listen.

Naturopathic medicine is a holistic approach to healthcare that emphasises prevention and the body’s innate ability to heal itself. Naturopathic doctors view symptoms as the body’s way of communicating that there is an underlying imbalance or dysfunction that needs to be addressed.

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Chronic Condition Help

Celebrating Mums of all sorts

Being a mum or a daughter is a joy but we also honour those without their mums, or those who are struggling to become mums, as well as those who choose to be a different sort of mum,

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It’s not “Just a Period”

Millions of women and girls experience debilitating periods, yet nearly one-third never seek medical help, and more than half say their symptoms are not taken seriously, according to research.

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Cholesterol in a Nutshell

Cholesterol is a crucial component of cell membranes with a vital role in maintaining cell structure. It also serves as a precursor for synthesis of essential molecules thereby supporting key physiological functions in the human body.

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Bright fruit and veg to feed the brain

How Bright is Your Gut?
It’s Your “Second Brain”  

Recent research has shown that there is more to the digestive system than just digesting food. In fact, the gut with its enteric nervous system (ENS) – a complex network of neurons, neurotransmitters, and other cells – is often referred to as the “brain in the gut” or the “second brain”

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