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Why has lockdown turned me into a chocolate guzzling insomniac?

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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 …

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Has lockdown changed my brain?

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Why have we all been having weird dreams, feeling anxious and eating non-stop since the pandemic began? Here, Joan Kingsley, psychotherapist and leadership coach as well as author of The Fear Free Organization, explains what the hell is going on. Your brain on lockdown  For the past year Caroline and I have met for our weekly psychotherapy sessions over Zoom. Caroline …

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A survival guide to wearing PPE – Part 2

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This week we continue looking at some of the issues that arise for frontline workers wearing PPE all day. These many issues can take their toll on skin, health and stress levels. We will be looking specifically at the immune system, sleep and wearing heavy equipment. Last week, with expert advice from pharmacist Shabir Daya and wellness expert Marie Reynolds, …

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Why you need to protect yourself from EMFs

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Let me start by explaining what EMFs actually are and where they come from. Electromagnetic Field Radiation (EMF) are electric fields that bombard us from many different sources. There are four main types of EMF exposure: Electric fields (the E in EMF) from house wiring and corded appliances Magnetic fields (the M in EMF) from power lines, motors and transformers …

How to protect yourself against dementia

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Dementia and in particular Alzheimer’s, it’s most common and severe form, has reached epidemic proportions in the older members of the world population. And evidence suggests the trend is increasing. Statistically the risk of getting dementia is staggeringly high A recent meta-analysis reported that the global prevalence of dementia is between 5 and 7% for those over 60. For those …

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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 …

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Why sleep is vital

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We all know how terrible it feels not to have enough sleep. Our brains become fuzzy and don’t function properly, concentration becomes difficult and we start to crave sugary foods to try and get some energy. But the truth is that the real cost of being sleep deprived goes a lot further. And this is far from just being a …

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Get In-Sync for summer

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After the huge success of our book, The In-Sync Diet, nutritionist Fleur Borelli and I have turned it into an online plan. Going online means we were able to create videos to explain each of the 6 steps of the diet, as well as do videos of the exercises and even one of our guided meditation. And so the The …

Use gratitude to make you happier

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I heard recently that one of the best things you can do before you go to sleep, is to think of 3 things that you’re grateful for. This simple task apparently calms down the nervous system, reduces stress and sets the brain into a positive mindset before sleep making it more regenerative. That’s rather impressive don’t you think? Here I …