Healthy Snacks for Night Shift I understand the temptation to hit up the vending machine for a sugary snack, especially on night shift.  I went through a phase of calling smarties my proton energy pill (AKA Roger Ramjet), thinking they were on the only thing that would get me through nights.  Now I realise that …

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10 Tips – How To fall asleep fast Here are my top 10 tips on how to fall asleep fast. Like many people, I’ve struggled with falling to sleep easily.  For me, it was mostly related to doing shift work.  However, I still have times when I find it difficult to fall asleep. These are …

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health effects of shift work Today I will be talking about the health effects of shift work.  Working outside of the regular 9 am-5 pm hours has become a norm of modern living.  However, shift work goes against our biological desire to be awake during the day and asleep at night.  I’ve always understood that shift …

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10 tips on managing stress Stress has a major impact on our lives, however, it doesn’t have too.  There are many different techniques for managing stress that you can use to help you lead a happier, healthier life.  Try experimenting with these different techniques, until you find the one that works best for you.  As …

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What are the Symptoms of Stress? Today’s topic in my series of blogs on stress is ‘What are the Symptoms of Stress?’  As mentioned in my previous blog, stress is defined as any demand on the body to adjust.  Consequently, stress triggers a series of reactions within the body via the autonomic nervous system (ANS) …

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What is stress? Due to the impact that chronic stress has on our lives, I have decided to write a series of blog posts on this topic.  This blog post aims to answer the question ‘What is stress?’  Modern life can be very stressful, we have deadlines to meet, families to look after, financial pressure …

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Health Benefits of Fermented Foods Humans have been eating fermented foods for thousands of years.  Previously they were made as a way to preserve foods and improve their flavour.  These days healthy fermented probiotic foods are eaten because we have a better understanding of the many benefits they provide.    What are fermented foods? Fermented …

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Health Benefits of Magnesium Magnesium would have to be my favourite nutrient.  It is one of the most important, and busiest, nutrients in our body.  It is involved in over 300 chemical reactions, which explains why there are so many health benefits of magnesium.  Most magnesium is found in our bones, muscles and other soft …

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What does a naturopath do? When I get asked what my job is, the next question tends to be ‘Oh, what does a naturopath do?’  So, I thought I’d try to answer the question in this blog post. What is naturopathy? To start with I thought I’d explain what naturopathy is.  Naturopathy is a type …

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Gut health and the microbiome are currently popular topics in the health world. But what exactly are they? Gut health refers to the health of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT). The GIT, also known as the gut, transports the foods we eat from our mouth to our stomach, into our intestines, and eventually expels any waste products via the anus (i.e. our poo).

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