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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 4 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 …

Green Tea with Glass Pot

Green Tea

Glynis Barber Diet & Nutrition, Health 4 Comments

It’s the simple things that count at times like this. The quiet moments. The moments we take for ourselves or choose to share with someone we love. For me, one of the great pleasures of the long days we all face at the moment, is sitting down with a cup of tea. And it has to be green. Not only …

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The stress busting benefits of Ashwagandha

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There are certain herbs that are particularly good for stress called adaptogens. The benefits are huge as they could actually help your body adapt to stress and balance your system. One of the most popular of these is ashwagandha. A native to India, this herb has been used for thousands of years in both ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. It is …

Time zone tiredness

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It might be a bit of a first world problem but jet lag can be brutal and even ruin a trip. Jet lag equals serious sleep deprivation, which means that you simply can’t function normally – tricky if you have to work. Besides causing insomnia, jet lag can trigger a whole host of symptoms The tiredness alone can cause lethargy …

Magnesium

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Vitamin D has became widely recognised as crucial to our health after it turned out many people were deficient due to the wide spread use of sunblocks and/or avoidance of the sun. Now the next supplement getting lots of attention is magnesium. I discovered it a few years ago when it was suggested to me that it would help relax …