Woman Playing Guitar

The incredible health benefits of music

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Listening to music is (usually) a very enjoyable past time. Of course we all have wildly different tastes in music and one man’s rock and roll is another man’s country and western. But when we listen to our favourite kind of music, there’s no doubt that it’s a pleasurable and relaxing experience. We lose ourselves in it and go into …

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Protect yourself from pandemic stress

Glynis Barber Health, Stress Management 2 Comments

To say we live in interesting times is an understatement. The world has become increasingly stressful over the last year and a half and there are many prominent scholars and scientists who think we have entered a dark era that will be unfavourably reviewed from those in the future. We all, of course, have our personal stresses that we handle …

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What’s the fuss about gluten?

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Cutting out gluten from the diet has become quite the thing and has spawned numerous gluten-free products. Many people, like myself, who try and limit gluten intake, are not allergic or even intolerant to gluten. And whether bread has gluten or not, it’s still going to give you a huge rise in blood glucose levels. Is cutting out gluten yet …

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A natural remedy for varicose veins and poor circulation

Glynis Barber Health, Supplements 2 Comments

There’s no good time to have unsightly veins on your legs but summertime in particular, it can be quite demoralising. Sometimes varicose veins are very prominent and require medical attention, but other times they can just be dark looking veins that aren’t raised but still enough to make you self conscious. I myself have a few of these lurking on …

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How mushrooms can help you live longer

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There was a time that mushrooms had a bad rap. Word was that you got fungal infections from them and  they were to be avoided. Oh how wrong this was. Just like when they said margarine was better for us than butter. Then we found out about trans fats and butter turned out to be a really healthy fat. Mushrooms …

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Natural help for depression and anxiety

Glynis Barber Health, Stress Management 3 Comments

Today I want to tell you about the most amazing supplement known as “the happiness herb”. I’ve been taking this myself for a few months now and I’ve never known anything quite like it. It’s particularly good for anxiety (which I’ve had bouts of over the last few years), depression and even insomnia. Thanks to this incredible herb, along with …

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Tips for coming out of lockdown (video)

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Following on from a previous video with psychotherapist Joan Kingsley about the effects of lockdown on our brains, she and I do a follow up talk about coming out of lockdown. For many people, staying at home in their tracksuits, having minimal personal contact with other people, has become the norm. Joan advises us to make the effort, get dressed …

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Natural remedies for heartburn

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I count myself very fortunate that so far I have never suffered from heartburn or acid reflux. However I understand that it’s not only a common complaint but also a very uncomfortable one. Many people are forced to consult their doctor and are often prescribed Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI’s). However these medications are only meant for short term use which …

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A psychotherapist explains lockdown brain (video)

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Following on from the recent articles by psychotherapist Joan Kingsley on lockdown brain, I had the chance to interview her in person for my brand new YouTube channel which launches today. It’s so different sitting down and chatting to someone as opposed to writing down the facts in an article. You never know what’s going to come up and of …

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Why has lockdown turned me into a chocolate guzzling insomniac?

Glynis Barber Health, Stress Management 5 Comments

Previously, psychotherapist Joan Kingsley explained what our brains are doing to cope with the pandemic and lockdown and why we feel so afraid. This time she looks at the many other symptoms of lockdown brain. Anxiety, insomnia, forgetfulness, lack of concentration and the constant need to eat chocolate and sugary treats. You can read the first part here: Has lockdown …