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The name is thought to come from the Latin borra meaning to bring courage and the blue flower was often embroidered onto the clothing on knights going off to battle to protect them and strengthen their resolve, worn also in buttonholes to the same effect.

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The Healing Power of Red

In the UK, about 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. King Charles is the most recent and high profile public figure to have declared his battle with the disease and treatment.

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International Men’s Health Week

At Optimal Health, our mission is to help raise awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of dis-ease among men and boys, mental as well as physical.

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The Mighty Mineral

Today we look at how magnesium supplementation can help those who are undertaking physical challenges, whether heavy workouts at the gym, marathons or just keeping fit.

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Celebration Brownies

So it was Willow and Liam’s birthday yesterday, and all good celebrations have cake….or in this case, brownies. Willow brought in her home-made nutrient-rich healthier brownies (made with sweet potatoes!) and shared her recipe which we thought you might like to try to make for the father figure in your life on Father’s Day.

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International Men’s Health Week

With International Men’s Health Week taking place this week, followed by Father’s Day on Sunday 16th and our Summer Solstice on June 20th, Optimum Health is honouring the men and father figures in our lives.

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Navigate the Nervous System

I recently had the incredible opportunity to spend two days immersed in a transformative training session with the renowned Deb Dana, delving deep into the intricacies of Polyvagal Theory. For those unfamiliar, Polyvagal Theory, developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, offers a groundbreaking framework for understanding how our autonomic nervous system (ANS) operates.

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Cancer and Gut Health

Cases of early-onset cancer, where diagnosis happens in adults between the ages of 18 and 49, have escalated to 24% between the early 1990s and 2019, according to new analysis by Cancer Research.

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Mental Health

International Men’s Health Week

At Optimal Health, our mission is to help raise awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of dis-ease among men and boys, mental as well as physical.

Read More »

The Mighty Mineral

Today we look at how magnesium supplementation can help those who are undertaking physical challenges, whether heavy workouts at the gym, marathons or just keeping fit.

Read More »

Celebration Brownies

So it was Willow and Liam’s birthday yesterday, and all good celebrations have cake….or in this case, brownies. Willow brought in her home-made nutrient-rich healthier brownies (made with sweet potatoes!) and shared her recipe which we thought you might like to try to make for the father figure in your life on Father’s Day.

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Cancer and Gut Health

Cases of early-onset cancer, where diagnosis happens in adults between the ages of 18 and 49, have escalated to 24% between the early 1990s and 2019, according to new analysis by Cancer Research.

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30 Day Plant Challenge

Welcome to June! This week, we embark on a journey into the fascinating world of gut health and how our dietary choices impact our overall well-being.

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Sound Frequency

Dr Hans Van Moosel is a specialist in #soundhealing at DNA level. In this recording he explains how the brain sends information to the body to instruct T-Cells for healing and discusses with PHA Ambassador, and Clinical Director Optimal Health Group, Lisa Steel how sound can heal many ailments.

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Brain Mapping

PHA Ambassador & Clinical Director of the Optimal Health Group, Lisa Steel is joined by Dr Mark De Brincat to discuss how voice analysis & brain mapping can be used to improve mental wellbeing.

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Dementia Awareness

Dementia is the number one cause of death in the UK and research into this disease is stated to be 20 years behind that of cancer.

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Grounding/Earthing

Humans are bioelectrical beings and in our every day, we are being flooded with various levels of electromagnetic frequencies (EMF) and radiation from the devices we use (mobile phones, wifi, Bluetooth and so on) which our bodies are not designed to handle.

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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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