What Does Mindful Mean and Is It Good For Me?

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What does ‘mindful’ mean? The answer is simple. ‘Mindful’ may be a new buzz word, but all is actually means is focusing your attention, on purpose, on things that are happening in the present moment (rather than being on ‘automatic pilot’ and letting your mind ‘wander’). For example, giving a child your full attention, or…

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Depression and Anxiety can be Reversed, and it is Easier than you Think

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When I read this article, where people with anxiety and depression feel like a rubbish friend, and can push people away when they really don’t want to, it made me cry. We have all been there to a greater or lesser extent, but there is a way to reverse both anxiety and depression and so…

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How to Stop Your Cravings Using Humour

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Rebellion against marketing brainwashing and unhelpful imagery is a good thing, and it is why we are (slowly) seeing changes (cigarette packets, mannequin sizes and so on). But being able to recognise how businesses are trying to get into our brains in order to get us to buy things (by making us feel either good…

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New Mums May Be Suffering Unnecessarily

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Many things are dismissed as being ‘normal for a new mum’, and so mums can suffer unnecessarily. Advertising can make many mums feel that they should be permanently happy, like the photos of new parents and smiling babies that we see all the time, but, of course, life isn’t always sunny. However, it isn’t as…

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SIgA, and How to Reverse Asthma, Eczema, Rhinitis and Allergies

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There is a new buzzword when looking at ways to reverse asthma, eczema, rhinitis (hay-fever) and allergies; and that is SIgA. It sounds very complicated, but essentially SIgA is secreted (that is the ‘S’ bit) by mucous in your intestines, and it binds to allergens and toxins so that the rest of the immune system…

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Can loving kindness meditation reduce chronic pain?

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  If I said ‘loving kindness meditation’ you may think of reduced anxiety, but would you think of reduced chronic back pain? A group of people were asked to do a loving kindness meditation over six weeks, practising every day, and the control group did not do meditation. Those who had done the meditation in…

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Your genes, Your environment and how Thoughts can change your health and your life

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The Human Genome Project taught us that our DNA consists of more than our genes. What used to be called ‘junk DNA’ has now been re-named as ‘dark matter’, and within this dark matter are ‘regulatory elements’ that exert an influence over our genes. Anything that exerts an influence over genes is called ‘epigenetics’ (epi…

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