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What is sleep and why is it essential?

What is sleep and why is it essential? All living creatures sleep..why?  The duration and quality of sleep is now considered by many to be the most important lifestyle behaviour that determines health and vitality. Sleep is a vital function.  Getting enough quality sleep at the right time is protective for physical and mental health [...]

By |April 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What is sleep and why is it essential?

Fibromyalgia and breathing exercises…so worthwhile

Breathing Exercises Must Be a Real and Effective Intervention to Consider in Women with Fibromyalgia: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial In this recently published research article more evidence is provided that targeting the autonomic nervous system is worthwhile in fibromyalgia management. Here is the article https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29653069 Breath Awareness is now a mainstream health practice.  Spending [...]

By |September 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fibromyalgia and breathing exercises…so worthwhile

Why reducing ANTS will make you happier

Guest Blog by Bill Patterson Bill is a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychologist.  He works with individuals and groups to help achieve goals in health and self-improvement.   The way we think about things is important in determining how we feel. Our thoughts are negatively biased as a possible protection against harm. Read on to find out [...]

Podcast: Dr Lewis speaks about Lupus in a conversation relevant for all other autoimmune diseases.

I have just completed a podcast with Eileen Laird. She lives in America and has rheumatoid arthritis. She has delved deeply into ways to manage  this condition as well as other autoimmune diseases. I was delighted to be her guest number 102.   Here are the notes she has prepared to describe some of the things talked about in the podcast. [...]

By |August 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Podcast: Dr Lewis speaks about Lupus in a conversation relevant for all other autoimmune diseases.

Stress Less and Regain your Inner Balance with Our New Meditating Pathways To Wellbeing Audio Guide

Do you want to learn how to reduce the health-impairing effects of the over-analytical mind and the overactive stress response, simply and naturally ? Evidence is growing that the over-active mind and stress response can exacerbate the state of imbalance within any system of the body. This can amplify the experience of chronic anxiety and [...]

By |June 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Stress Less and Regain your Inner Balance with Our New Meditating Pathways To Wellbeing Audio Guide

How to deal with chronic pain and reduce inflammation

I recently had a wide ranging interview with Gary Kirwan From BiohackersLAB.  "If you know someone who is interested in how natural approaches can help manage chronic pain and reduce inflammation, or, how lifestyle factors such as diet and meditation can impact our health, then this interview is for them." Gary Kirwan . I enjoyed [...]

By |April 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to deal with chronic pain and reduce inflammation

To reduce pain target the autonomic nervous system

Breathing Exercises Must Be a Real and Effective Intervention to Consider in Women with Fibromyalgia: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial In this recently published research article more evidence is provided that targeting the autonomic nervous system is worthwhile in fibromyalgia management. Here is the article https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29653069 Breath Awareness and breathing with purpose is now a [...]

By |April 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on To reduce pain target the autonomic nervous system

Increase your health span and age well

    STRESS AND ANXIETY Stress is a natural part of living and the body's systems are finely tuned to deal with stress. However, too much stress and for too long can overload body systems and is a cause of illness, anxiety and accelerated ageing. Understanding the nature of stress and anxiety and how to release it is [...]

By |April 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Increase your health span and age well

KEEP MOVING AND STAY STILL! How to enliven your Immune system.

Recurrent infections, autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and cancer are the signposts of a declining immune system. There are a host of lifestyle factors that can either accelerate or retard natural age-related decline.  In this post, I want to look at the effects of a sedentary lifestyle and of stress on this decline. If exercise were [...]

By |March 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on KEEP MOVING AND STAY STILL! How to enliven your Immune system.

Questions people really want answered

I was interviewed recently by Michael Gill, the director and founder of Dragon Claw, a not-for-profit organisation that aims to provide information, community and support for those coping with autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and juvenile arthritis to minimise the stress and anxiety arising from these conditions. Michael has rheumatoid arthritis and is very [...]

The “ah ha!” jar or looking for the positives in life

It was in December 2015 that I first created an “ah ha!” jar as a way of reminding myself of the wonderful aspects of my life and to balance out the impact of the daily serving of "bad news” presented by the media.  I have previously posted a blog about this and have decided to post this [...]

Live Longer With This Simple Practice

LIVE LONGER WITH THIS SIMPLE PRACTICE In this present age of digital domination our lives are becoming ruled by "screens" and "likes". Just simply observing pedestrians and commuters over the next few weeks staring at their devices, will remind you just how much our lives have changed in 10 years. Our brains are now, more than [...]

By |December 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Live Longer With This Simple Practice

What we know about health is being turned upside down.

Reading time : 2 mins Antibiotics were first introduced in the late 1930s. This began an incredible period of effective disease care.  Bacterial infections could now be treated. Subsequently pharmaceutical, surgical and a range of body therapies were developed to treat and manage a wide range of symptoms and diseases. Alongside this revolution in acute disease [...]

By |November 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What we know about health is being turned upside down.
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