What Should You Be Eating When You’re Pregnant?

By |2019-06-26T15:35:18+01:00June 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|

[Guest post by freelancer Jane Sandalwood] Your baby’s health depends largely on what you eat during pregnancy, which is why expecting women should pay particular attention to the foods they consume. Pregnant women need more vitamins and minerals, such as folate and calcium, and some foods should be avoided. Pregnant women also need to monitor [...]

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The Transforming Power of Physical Fitness for Addiction Recovery and Mental Health

By |2019-06-26T15:33:43+01:00October 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|

[guest blog] There’s a reason why most addiction recovery centers include a physical fitness component. Exercise enhances the mood and eases anxiety like nothing else can. Because it triggers the release of endorphins and other feel-good chemicals, it can give a natural high to replace the artificial ones you sought with drugs and alcohol. [...]

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How to meditate in 5 easy steps

By |2018-02-08T12:23:53+00:00February 6th, 2018|Meditation|

Are you searching for meditation and mindfulness techniques that are new or easy to do? Have you struggled to sit down and focus your mind and are looking for help with making it not only easy but really effective? What are the best meditation techniques for you? Daoist meditation? Transcendental meditation? Vipassana? Buddhist? Kriya [...]

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Our Contract with Heaven

By |2017-11-02T00:10:57+00:00November 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

A brief note on the nature of 'ming' and 'xing' and the importance of "nourishing our destiny". In ancient Chinese theory, we have curative medicine to fix what is wrong, preventive medicine to stop what is wrong from occurring, and a third form, which is not well understand in modern medicine - optimisation medicine, which [...]

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3 tips for alleviating chronic pain

By |2018-02-08T12:20:54+00:00June 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|

What can be done to get the upper hand on repeated discomfort? I treat a lot of people with chronic pain, and it's a symptom close to my heart as making a change to chronic pain can have a huge impact in someone's life. So I thought it would be handy to pass on [...]

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How to find the best acupuncturist in London

By |2017-04-03T17:44:21+01:00May 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|

What should you bear in mind in finding the best acupuncturist in London? Acupuncture is not regulated in the UK. This effectively means that anyone can buy a box of needles on eBay and call themselves an acupuncturist! Following these five steps will ensure that you find a qualified, safe practitioner who is right for you. [...]

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How to achieve your New Year’s Resolutions

By |2017-04-03T17:44:57+01:00January 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|

New Year's Resolutions that work New Year's Resolutions Make your focus count in 2015 - How has your year gone? Happy-thank-you-more-please or rather-not-repeat-thank-you? A little of both I presume. Chinese astronomy, which informs the agriculture necessary for civilisation, recognises the cycles of nature, particularly in the context of yinyang and wuxing (the 5 Elements). At [...]

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Winter Warmer Beetroot Soup

By |2017-04-03T17:45:54+01:00December 9th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Hmmm, delicious! Beetroot is an absolute super food: The rich red-purple colour is provided by anti-carcinogens such as the antioxidant betacyanin, which are understood to prevent mutated cancerous growth of cells and have anti-inflammatory properties, and can greatly improve the uptake of oxygen. The juice - 250ml every day has been shown to reduce [...]

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Tough Mudder Massages

By |2013-09-26T22:52:24+01:00September 26th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Tough Mudder runs 10-12 mile muddy obstacle course events throughout the world with the tagline "Probably the toughest event on the planet". These events have exploded onto the UK scene in the last couple of years, with between 12,000 and 18,000 participants per weekend, and between 5,000 and 9,000 spectators. There have already been over [...]

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Anxiety – Case History

By |2017-04-03T17:46:55+01:00June 4th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Patient A comes for acupuncture to help deal with anxiety and panic attacks. He also reports a strong feeling of insecurity and tension. Upon further questioning he reveals he wakes once to twice in the night, with anxiety and palpitations coming and going randomly, but particularly lying in bed. He describes himself as a "hot [...]

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