If you, like most of us have ever experienced symptoms that were uncomfortable, painful, worrying or embarrassing, you would probably like to know why!
According to the comprehensive Health Survey for England half of women and 43% of men in England are now regularly taking prescription drugs, the cost to the NHS is in excess of £15 billion a year.
The number of prescribed items in the community is accelerating faster than the population and yet we still have no definitive answer as to why we need them in the first place. According the ‘The Merck Manual’ (the definitive medical dictionary) over 95% of diseases have an unknown cause.
At this time of year, the buzzword seems to be ‘detox’, but did you know that the body detox’s itself all of the time? So rather than jumping on the bandwagon and paying a lot for the latest detox supplement or health programme, I thought I share some tips to help you stay healthy and support your body to detox all year round. After all detoxing is just removing waste and toxins from the body. There are five major organs involved in the elimination of waste from the body; the lungs, the skin, the colon, the kidneys and the liver.
Did you know that, in one day alone, there are 1,440 minutes? That’s 525,949 minutes in a year! What do you usually spend your time doing? Almost half of this time is likely to be spent sleeping, some of it will be used for eating, using the toilet, showering, cleaning your house or car and going to work.
Some of you will seek to fill every possible moment in the day full of activity and some of you will try and do as little as is possible, often these two directions end up in the same place anyway; in a heap of exhaustion or depression. Getting the balance right is an art form.
Vitamin C is probably one of the best known and most talked about vitamins, it’s one of the most widely used supplements and is available in a number of forms. In this blog we are going to take a closer look at vitamin C and its importance in our diet and what you need to know when making your choice of supplement.
The human body is made up of 70% water and our brains our made up of 85% water- we simply cannot live without it. The quality of water is one of the first priorities in sustaining our environment, our health and our well-being. In order to maintain the healthy function of our bodies and our brain, we must be properly hydrated.
What is Vitiligo?
Vitiligo is a condition that causes pale, white patches to develop on the skin due to lack of a chemical called melanin.
Vitiligo it is most popularly associated with Michael Jackson. According to the NHS Choices website, in the UK, about 1 in 100 people develop vitiligo. It usually starts to appear at around 20 years of age, although it can occur at any age. Men and women are equally affected, as are people of different ethnicities.
Yoga complements any other health care and exercise system and those that choose to practice yoga find many benefits, including stress relief, pain relief, better breathing, flexibility, strength, weight management, improved circulation, cardiovascular conditioning, focus on the present moment and inner peace.
We are delighted to announce that two (yes, two) new therapists will be joining the team at the Mind & Body Health Centre. We’re very pleased to be welcoming Phil Hall and Balquees Ali into the Mind & Body team!
They’ll both be bringing their individual specialist treatments to the centre, of course - Balquees is an acupuncturist and Phil is Thai massage therapist. We’re also happy to announce that they will both be offering FREE taster sessions!
What is Cystitis?
According to Netdoctor, the term ‘cystitis’ actually means an inflammation of the bladder, although it's usually understood to mean ‘an infection of the urine affecting the bladder’. Cystitis is a common and painful illness that will affect 1 in 5 women at some point during their lives. Furthermore, 1 in 5 women who have had cystitis will get it again. Cystitis does occur in children and men, but at a much smaller rate than women.
What is Energy?
Whatever we do, our body needs energy; energy is the fuel of life. The more fuel we have, the more that we can accomplish. Children have a nearly endless supply of energy. However, as we grow older, we lose a lot of the enthusiasm of our youth and the energy that came with it.
We generate energy at all levels of our being. Not only does our physical body produce energy, but so do our emotions and our minds. For example, taking care of yourself and living a healthy lifestyle will generate physical energy. Something that deeply inspires us will generate emotional energy and learning something new or challenging, or embracing a new belief or personal value will produce mental energy.
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