Reduce Your Stress & Improve Your Overall Health

Posted on August 6, 2019 at 9:19 am


Modern life can be very hectic, focused on doing rather than being which can lead to high levels of stress. Short term stress can be helpful for the body and mind. This leads to release of hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline from the adrenal glands. The sympathetic system also activates redirecting the body’s resources […]

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Turmeric Latte

Posted on May 17, 2019 at 12:43 pm


This is a wonderful warm drink to help with inflammation, immunity and relaxation etc. This can be had around 8 pm to help you have a soothing sleep. Here is our healthy recipe to prepare the turmeric latte: Ingredients 1 cup of nut/coconut milk (you can also use half of water and half of this […]

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Sleep benefits

Posted on May 17, 2019 at 11:54 am


Sleep-zzzzz. We all know how important sleep is for our physical and psychological health, but how many of us follow the guidance and get good sleep? It is very easy for our sleep duration and quality to reduce as our lives get very busy and full of ‘things to do’. It is also equally easy […]

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Kale Pesto Recipe – Gluten Free, Vegan

Posted on April 24, 2019 at 1:33 pm


This is a healthy recipe in my fridge and can be used with pasta, baked sweet/white potato, salmon or as a dip. Believe me-it has the goodness and yumminess all in one. Kale Pesto Ingredients 5 cups of washed organic Kale leaves 5 cloves Garlic 1 tsp whole black pepper ¼ tsp cayenne pepper (optional, […]

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My Story and Journey into Functional Medicine

Posted on April 24, 2019 at 1:10 pm


My Functional Medicine journey is a personal one; I have experienced the health benefits first hand. It began when I was diagnosed with an auto-immune condition (Sjogren’s syndrome) after an acute episode of joint inflammation. I remained reasonably healthy (depending on how we define healthy) for years, although I suffered with fatigue and frequent colds/flu, […]

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Feel Good Exercise

Posted on March 5, 2019 at 3:07 pm


We all know exercise is good for our physical health. However, there is ample evidence that it also helps our mental health. It is helpful in Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Dementia and many other psychiatric disorders, and reduces stress. It helps to calm us, increases energy, improves focus, improves memory, addresses sleep difficulties and boosts self-esteem. […]

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Diet and Mental Health

Posted on March 5, 2019 at 2:15 pm


‘Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.’ We all know eating well, healthily and sensibly is a good idea. As a Psychiatrist and Functional Medicine practitioner, I take it one step further and believe that food can unlock the key towards a better mental and physical health. It makes us feel psychologically […]

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The anxious classroom

Posted on February 5, 2019 at 3:06 pm


“Present fears are less than horrible imaginings”Shakespeare, Macbeth Act 1, Scene 3 They say everyone grieves in different ways, but somehow we expect anxiety to have one face. When I first became a teacher I was unprepared for the range of presentation I would encounter in the classroom. My training included lectures on SEND, but […]

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Depression

Posted on February 5, 2019 at 2:47 pm


‘Sometimes it is heavy…like you’re carrying an elephant. Sometimes it’s dark…you wonder if you’ll ever see light. Sometimes it’s bleak…you wonder if you’ll make it through. And some days there are no words to describe it.’-Tonia Funk Brassell In Depression, the individual suffers from depressed mood, loss of interest and enjoyment, and reduced energy leading […]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Posted on February 5, 2019 at 2:20 pm


There are a number of young people and adults with ADHD, and the numbers are only increasing, which has an impact on their home life, learning, work and friendships. Some people feel they just can’t relax, their head/body is always busy and racing, difficulty with attention/concentration etc. ADHD Symptoms The cardinal features are impaired attention […]

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