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PRIORITISING SLEEP FOR WELLBEING AND PERFORMANCE

PRIORITISING SLEEP FOR WELLBEING AND PERFORMANCE

Lately, it seems everywhere we turn, we are faced by the conflicting messages around what constitutes as healthy behaviours.  But the one thing that is undeniable is the importance of good quality and quantity sleep.  As a society, we are sleeping less than our grandparents, due to our reliance on technology and being constantly “on”. […]

Heal Your Gut, Heal Your Life

Heal Your Gut, Heal Your Life

Imagine a life where your energy levels are high, but your anxiety is low, your sleep is great, your skin is clear and your tummy is flat. If you have suffered from digestive issues, like acid reflux, colitis, diverticulitis, food allergies, peptic ulcers, or any of the symptoms under the broad term IBS, it is very likely […]

THE GUT-BRAIN CONNECTION

THE GUT-BRAIN CONNECTION

The link between Anxiety and IBS is no secret. It’s probably the easiest way to understand the gut-brain connection. During a 21 day Elimination Diet, we ask clients to look at what areas of their lives other than food, require eliminating. Stress remains at the top of the list, as it has a direct impact […]

HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING PROTECTS BRAIN AGING

HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING PROTECTS BRAIN AGING

The human brain has approximately 900 billion neurons (nerve cells). We lose an estimated 9,000 neurons daily from our early twenties. This process is accelerated by injury, stress, toxins, and inflammation. However, there is hope! Neuroplasticity allows the brain to reorganise and compensate for the loss of neurons by forming new neural connections. There is […]

ARE YOUR CURRENT GOALS AND ACTIONS ALIGNED WITH YOUR VISION

ARE YOUR CURRENT GOALS AND ACTIONS ALIGNED WITH YOUR VISION

It’s the start of the last week of June, marking the end of the first half of the year.  No doubt you’ve set many goals for 2017, and now is a good time to review your progress. Are your plans and actions for the second half of the year aligned with the overall vision you […]

EAT YOUR WATER

EAT YOUR WATER

The mercury rarely reaches 30 degrees in the UK but when it does, it’s more important than ever to stay hydrated. As little as a 2 – 3 % drop in hydration can impair your attention, and decision making. We need water to lubricate joints, to metabolize proteins, to insulate the brain, spinal chord and […]

HEALTHY AGING

HEALTHY AGING

Here is Dr David Perlmutter’s lecture on healthy aging for brain health. He is a Functional Medicine Neurologist and his talk is on reversing cognitive decline, i.e. neuro-degenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s, and Dementia, through lifestyle – particularly around exercise, and food. This lecture is a brilliant introduction into the world of neuroplasticity – our brains don’t […]

60 DAYS OF CALM FOR FREE!!

60 DAYS OF CALM FOR FREE!!

In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Week this May, we are delighted to share that all our clients can now experience 60 days of Calm App for FREE!!! For those who don’t know, Calm is the 2017 iPhone App of the Year for Meditation, Relaxation and Sleep! It is truly a present to keep you […]

ARE YOU EATING TOO MUCH SUGAR?

ARE YOU EATING TOO MUCH SUGAR?

You may have decided earlier this year to get healthier by taking up an exercise routine and becoming more active.  But did you know, that activity alone is only one aspect of good health? Most experts claim that 80% of our health is attritbuted to nutrition, and only 20% attributed to exercise. Therefore, it stands […]

SPRING IS IN THE AIR AND SO IS HAYFEVER

SPRING IS IN THE AIR AND SO IS HAYFEVER

While the longer days and warmer temperatures might excite most people, there are quite a few of us who associate blossoms on the tree with itchy eyes and throats, sneezing and overall discomfort. Antihistamines can be helpful in the short-term, but long-term, they tend to have undesirable effects. The important thing to remember is that […]

SLEEP BETTER

SLEEP BETTER

How often do you hear that nutrition and exercise are the keys to health and longevity?  What if we told you, that while these two keys are important for acheiving your health and fitness goals, your efforts can be amplified if you make sleep a priority.  However, it’s the one thing that, as a society, […]

NOTHING DIMINISHES ANXIETY FASTER THAN ACTION

NOTHING DIMINISHES ANXIETY FASTER THAN ACTION

Feeling calm and at peace with yourself is within your reach, even when everything around you seems determined to derail you. Our unique approach to treating anxiety and mental health conditions integrates Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy with Nutrition Coaching. Where necessary, we can also conduct in-depth Functional Medicine diagnostics, including genetic tests, to rule out any […]

DON’T GET THE BLUES

DON’T GET THE BLUES

The third Monday of January is reputed to be the time when the post Christmas and New Year’s blues have kicked in.  Labelled as Blue Monday, it is now thought to be the most depressing day of the year. Have no fear, we’ve got just 3 simple solutions to chase those figurative clouds away! 1. […]

BE AT THE TOP OF YOUR GAME

BE AT THE TOP OF YOUR GAME

It’s probably been the hottest week of the year, which is great for enjoying the tennis! Tennis is one of those sports that require tremendous physical and psychological resilience. Whoever you’re rooting for at #Wimbledon this weekend, know that they’ve dedicated time to taking care of their whole selves, and they’ve got a great team around them […]

DO WHAT YOU LOVE

DO WHAT YOU LOVE

When we consider that the majority of our lives are spent either working or sleeping, it’s only logical that the work we choose to do should make us happy. However, it can be easy to get stuck in a rut doing something that feels like a struggle. This article in Psychology Today – “Bad Jobs Hurt […]

GROWTH MINDSET

GROWTH MINDSET

What’s the difference between someone who succeeds and someone who perceives failure? A growth mindset. Learning from “mistakes” is one of the key components of progressing through life gracefully. I’m not saying it’s easy, but the next time something doesn’t go according to plan – pause – and look at what it has taught you. […]

MOVE MORE

MOVE MORE

Now that summer is officially here, it’s a great time to get outside, and take time away from your desk. Make today the day you resolve to move more, whether that’s getting off a stop earlier on the tube, and walking an extra 10 minutes, or taking a full lunch hour to walk outside, there’s […]

WELLNESS WEDNESDAY

WELLNESS WEDNESDAY

We can get so caught up in the busy-ness of modern life – the hamster wheel – that we often forget why we’re doing what we’re doing. We may even make some not-so-healthy choices, opting to skip a workout, reach for the donuts, biscuits or pizza, and have that bottle of wine. But if we […]

THE GUT-BRAIN CONNECTION

THE GUT-BRAIN CONNECTION

A lot of people start their days with cereal or oats or toast.  But did you know that those carbohydrates are probably the least beneficial way to balance your energy and your mood throughout the day? Start your day with good fats and protein, like eggs and avocado, to nourish your brain and keep your […]

THE FOUR PILLARS OF WELLBEING

THE FOUR PILLARS OF WELLBEING

If ever there was a magic pill for feeling better, looking better and living longer, here it is. Your psychological and physical health are bound together, each impacting the other in equal measure.

DISCONNECT TO RECONNECT: MANAGING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY

DISCONNECT TO RECONNECT: MANAGING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY

Our smartphones, while amazing in many ways, facilitate “always on” culture, and the expectation that people have to respond to emails, texts, voice messages and even phone calls immediately. The relentless competition for my attention can be psychologically exhausting and detrimental for creativity and focus, as this articleappropriately titled “A day In the life of Scott, […]

WELLNESS IN BUSINESS

WELLNESS IN BUSINESS

It’s becoming increasingly clear to me that many senior leaders in blue chip organisations don’t understand exactly what “Wellness” means. I admit that this is a fairly new area to businesses in the UK, and it is often used interchangeably with “health and fitness”. My personal definition of “wellness”, and what I hope translates into […]