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An alternative way to do simple mindfulness (Part 2)

January 12th, 2020
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Following on from part 1, I want to introduce you to more ways to do simple mindfulness. 1. Tuning into sounds The hum of a gan, tickeing of a cloack, the round of rain on the window, voices outside the room.  Realing tuning in ot hte volume, pitch and noticing if there’s a rthythmic quality […]

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An alternative way to do simple mindfulness (Part 1)

January 5th, 2020
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Most mindfulness techniques have at their heart a simple instruction. Focus on your breath… This is supposed to be simple, but what if it isn’t simple for you?  What then? For people struggling with anxiety it may increase the feelings of panic. Mindfulness involves placing our attention on a chosen anchor, noticing when our mind […]

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More of what can assist you with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

December 15th, 2019
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Following on from my previous tips, here are a few more: ICE – If your wrist feels inflammed (red, hot and swollen) then icing the area may assist you. Cupping – which is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  In a trail of cupping therapy, whereby heated glass cups are applied to the skin to […]

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What can help carpal tunnel syndrome?

December 8th, 2019
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Previously, I discussed what carpal tunnel syndrome is and how desk based workers have an increased risk.  So what can you do to help youself: Vitamin B6 – Carpal tunnel syndrome has been linked to low levels of vitamin B6, so suplementing with the vitamin may help.  In fact, several trials have found B6 may […]

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More tips on how to reduce severity of a cold

November 23rd, 2019
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Following on from last weeks blog article on the benefits of garlic in fighting colds and flu, I wanted to share more tips on how to reduce the severity of a cold. Take a zinc supplement: Take zinc lozenges or syrup within 24 hours of the start of a cold, as this may reduce the […]

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Did you know this reduces your changes of getting a cold or flu?

November 17th, 2019

When I worked in an office, this was the time of the year when everyone either got the office cold or sometimes even worse flu, so I wanted to share something that can reduce your chance of getting one. Garlic has been used for centuries as both a food ingredient and a medicine.  Garlic contains […]

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Is it time you considered a digital detox?

November 2nd, 2019
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For those of your who don’t know I have a background in IT.  This means I am very comfortable with technology and love my smartphone.  However I am for once a month to do a digital detox the reason is that I recognise that I live in an “always on” society.  I am inundated on […]

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Do you go home being mentally exhausted but physically full of beans?

October 27th, 2019
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I know when I worked in IT I would often leave the office mentally very tired and depending upon how trying the day had been somtimes I was just mentally exhausted but often I was not physically tired.  The simplest solution to this conundrum is to go down the gym and burn of the excess […]

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Natural treatment for cold sores

October 20th, 2019

A common treatment for cold sores is antiviral cream called aciclovir.  A new randomised controlled trial of nearly 1,000 adults with cold sores where they either applied aciclovir cream or medical grade New Zealand manuka honey to the cold sore. There was no significant difference in the time taken for the cold sore to heal: […]

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Is this you…

September 15th, 2019

Like a trusty guard dog, your smart phone probably rests right next to you (or even under your pillow) every night when you go to sleep. You’re able to answer calls, texts and emails at a moment’s notice – even during the wee hours of the night.  And isn’t that the best part about technology? […]

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