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  1. How to fight fatigue and avoid that afternoon energy slump

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    If you find yourself yawning a lot and struggle to get through that 3pm energy slump, you may be suffering from fatigue.  With many of us leading increasingly busy lives – juggling work and family – it is hardly surprising that lack of energy is increasingly common. Feeling energetic all of the time isn’t possible and it is perfectly normal to feel tired at the end of a busy day or to have temporary dips in energy, but if you feel persistently tired and haven’t got enough energy to get through the day then follow our experts top fatigue fighting tips. Eat smart “A well-balanced, healthy diet is essential for high energy levels. At its most basic level, the food you eat and drink is the fuel that your...
  2. What’s the difference between food allergies and food intolerances?

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    By Fiona Campbell for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). If you’re suffering from bloating or abdominal pain, skin problems, rhinitis, fatigue or irritable bowel syndrome, you may already be thinking that certain foods could be contributing to the problem. Food intolerances affect most of us at one stage or another. They can be difficult to pinpoint because of the time delay that often occurs between eating and experiencing symptoms.  For many people a reaction can occur up to 12 hours later, long after the memory of what they have eaten has ebbed away. Many of us don’t understand that there is a big difference between food intolerances and food allergies.  You might also be surprised to know that some of the food intolerances you identified 12 months ago may no...
  3. An Introduction to Chakras

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    Article by Alexandra Sutcliffe The term Chakra – which means wheel in Sanskrit – was first written about in the Four Holy Books of the Hindus, which dates back to before 2500 BC. Chakras are the body’s power stations, drawing and distributing life-force energy (prana in Sanskrit, chi in Chinese) from the universe into our bodies, while filtering harmful influences and releasing toxic energy. If we could see our chakras, they would resemble wheels of sparkling  light covered in flowers whose petals are always opening and closing. We have chakras all over, but our main Chakras are located along the spine, just outside the physical body.  From the base they connect us to Earth and our conscious lives, and from the crown to the universe and universal consciousness. What are the...
  4. Herb high – The herbs that give you more energy than coffee

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    Article by Henriette Kress There are several ways to address a lack of energy. One is to give yourself a push, like you do when you drink a cup of coffee. Another is to reduce your stressors, and a third is to strengthen your general stress response. Caffeine-containing herbs A few herbs work exactly like coffee. You’ll find yerba mate, kola nuts and guarana in South American and yaupon holly in North America. The tea plant is from Asia, but its caffeine (or theine, if you like) isn’t as detrimental as that from the other plants. Guarana is interesting in that its caffeine stays double the time of the other plants in our bodies (eight hours against the normal four). That means that it’s really not a herb for evenings or even afternoons. And it’s...
  5. Think Yourself Happy in Just 30 Minutes a Day

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    Article by Annie Moore     Five Mindful Moment Rituals Have you ever woken up feeling unhappy? Or do you often feel dissatisfied with your lot? Many of us delude ourselves that we are happy, while deep inside we are suffering, with angst, hatred, jealousy and bitterness. All these emotions gradually pull us down into a spiral of negative existence. Often, we are too submerged in our own turmoil of obligations, routine and bad habits to even realise how ‘not very happy’ we are. Today, lives are fast moving, instant and automated. There is no time to take stock, no time to think! We are running on autopilot, unable to be ‘in the moment’ because we are expending negative energy on stuff that is either in the past or has not yet happened. But what if I...
  6. 5 Powerful Crystals Every Woman over 50 should have

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    Article by Alex Sutcliffe   Crystals have long been a source of fascination, believed by the ancient Romans, Egyptians and Greeks to promote healing, fulfilment and enlightenment.  Today, devotees of crystals still use them during meditation or to aid health, wellness and spirituality, but each comes with a different set of properties, and as we explore below, can be powerfully supportive in all areas, from boosting wealth to increasing self-confidence and even as part of your skincare routine. If you don’t fancy having bowls of crystals decorating your home, don’t worry.  You can still benefit from their properties by either wearing them as jewellery, or simply carrying them in a pocket or handbag. There are hundreds of crystals to choose from, but below are five power crystals every woman over fifty should have: Rose...
  7. 3 Ways to Protect Yourself from Sun Damage

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      With summer fast approaching, most people are excited to shed their winter coats, put on a pair of shorts and head outside for some much-deserved sunlight. After the long period of winter, there’s rarely a better feeling than having the sun kiss your skin while you do engage in some sort of outdoor activity. However, as good as it might feel, spending time in the sun is a double-edged sword. While it’s occasionally spoken about, skin cancer is something that more and more of us are at risk for as we get older, and more than 90% of skin cancer is caused by prolonged exposure to the sun. It’s therefore important if you’re super keen on soaking up some rays, to take some extremely sensible precautions before heading into the sun. Wear...
  8. Natural help for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)

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    By Gabi Heyes for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is also known as acid reflux.  It is a common digestive issue that can damage the tissues in the oesophagus, as stomach acid flows the wrong way. Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease can erode the ring of muscle- the lower oesophageal sphincter – that usually opens and closes to allow food to pass into the stomach, and prevents food and acid from flowing back. This can give rise to many uncomfortable symptoms such as a burning sensation in the chest after eating, chest pains, regurgitation of food or sour liquid, difficulty swallowing and a sensation of a lump in the throat. The stomach is designed to withstand hydrochloric acid, as the cells secrete lots of mucous, but the delicate tissues...
  9. Zen yourself young: Japanese techniques for a younger body and mind

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    By Sarah Bladen and Julian Daizan Skinner What would you say if the real answer to looking and feeling younger was to ditch the anti-wrinkle cream, forget daunting surgical procedures and turn to an ancient Japanese art first developed over a thousand years ago? Zen is the original source of the meditation and mindfulness trend that has swept the west in recent years and it might just hold the secret to our elusive quest for youth. Recent evidence shows that practising meditation both delays brain ageing and makes people look younger than their years. Dr Robert Keith Wallace, one of the first scientists to study the effects of meditation on ageing, discovered that when he measured biological age (how old a person is physiologically rather than chronologically), those who’d been practising meditation...
  10. Candida: What it is. What you can do about it

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    By Gemma Hurditch for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). What is candida? Candida is a common fungus that lives on and in us. When in balance it causes no problems, but if its growth is unchecked, it can become a serious and sometimes life-threatening issue. Candida can often be a chronic infection that requires repeated anti-fungal treatment. Candida often presents as vaginal thrush in women. Oral thrush is also common, particularly after antibiotic treatment. The intestines can also be affected, as can the skin. In very serious cases candida may become a blood-borne infection requiring immediate medical attention. This type of invasive candidiasis, which can result in death, is highly unlikely to be present in the general population, however. People who develop it are generally already hospitalised and severely unwell. Symptoms In babies, symptoms of candida...
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