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Is your food feeding your pain?

Are you eating the Standard Westeren Diet of Carbohydrates, Refined Sugars, drinks, Additives and Preservatives? So you're in pain, this can be anything from physical, mental and emotional. Functional medicine now tells us that even depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, joint pain, dementia is all linked to our gut microbiome and food.  90% of serotonin is [...]

Only 8% of us keep our resolutions. Why are you one of them?

Every year, millions of people around the world start off with great fitness intentions. Some want to lose weight and get in shape. Others want to live a healthier lifestyle and reduce pain. So it's the end of January, you are feeling more bloated and lethargic than before the festive period. A few pounds have [...]

Go for it in 2019- what are you waiting for?

It is vital to take action on your goals in life, rather than just daydreaming about them. In my 25+ years as a therapist, coach and movement teacher, it has always been important to me to continually keep learning and growing. I have just completed a two week intensive on the central nervous system and [...]

‘You will not be punished for your anger, you will by punished your anger’

Have you heard the terms 'Green with envy', 'Angry liver'.  Anger and frustration are key emotions connected to the liver. Feelings of anger plague us all the time. We are all capable of flying off the handle, saying things we didn't mean or doing things out of character. Our real emotions lie below the surface [...]

Rehab for cancer- Part 2

"The influence of psychosocial factors on the development and progression of cancer has been a longstanding hypothesis since ancient times. In fact, epidemiological and clinical studies over the past 30 years have provided strong evidence for links between chronic stress, depression and social isolation and cancer progression. By contrast, there is only limited evidence for [...]

Rehab for cancer patients Part 1

We have a number of cancer patients training at our studios now with some amazing results. Particularly popular is our breast cancer rehab program. All of us have cancer in our body. Today more than ever we have a high plethora of cancer causing agents from the environment to our food supply. The only difference from [...]

You’ll never look good on the outside till you look good on the inside

Did you know that our outside or exterior reflects our inside or interior? Are your poops stinking or perhaps a members of your work team or family? Are you suffering from IBS like I used to in my 20's and treating symptoms rather than root cause? Are diet foods, diet clubs, commercial diets making [...]

By | 2019-07-21T20:03:46+00:00 February 26th, 2018|gut, Immune system, psychology, tired|0 Comments

It’s all in your head – The wheat brain connection

Increasing blood sugar levels are associated with cognitive decline, a long-term study has found wheat effects reach the brain in the form of opiate-like peptides. The polypeptide exorphins responsible for these effects come and go, dissipating over time, Exorphins instruct you to eat more food, increase calorie consumption. All these effects are reversible. Stop eating wheat [...]

By | 2018-05-16T13:11:04+00:00 February 26th, 2018|gut, Immune system, psychology, stress, Wheat|0 Comments

Swollen wheat belly & chronic inflammation

“Give us our daily bread” – Deuteronomy. Moses describes the promised Land as ‘a land of wheat, barley and vineyards’. Bread is central to religious rituals. Go into any major supermarket and you will see 68 feet of white bread, wholegrain bread, multi-grain bread, seven-grain bread, rye bread, pumpernickel, sourdough bread, bagels galore, cheese bread, [...]

By | 2018-05-16T13:11:05+00:00 February 16th, 2018|gut, stress, sugar, tired, Wheat|0 Comments

Uncle Fester, angry liver & my dark eye circles

As many of therapist colleagues continue to overwork, there is something they all have in common - "Dark rings or racoon eyes"- aka Uncle Fester , The Munsters.  I've seen many a physio and also close family relatives and friends with this condition.  It's is especially common in the Asian community and is always advertised [...]