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Can Mindfulness Rewire The Brain?

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In my practice, we use specific mindful awareness practices, which include awareness (for example, using breath practices & others), but also include specific use of focal attention, to create new neural fibres and new connections in our brain, no matter how old you are. This can change old, unwanted, possibly outdated, behaviours/emotions/responses and pave the…

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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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Buy a Signed Copy of My Book With a Small Organic Gift

If you would like a personalised signed copy of my book, I can sell it directly to you for the same price as Amazon! If you pay the money into my bank, and send me an email or text message with who you want the book signed to,  and your full name, email and address,…

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Do The Words You Hear Affect Your Health?

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Research shows that ‘cues’ in our environment, and the words we hear, ‘prime’ us to behave in a certain way. We are not consciously aware of them, and so instead of being ‘mindful’ about their potential effects we respond to the primes ‘mindlessly’. (There is a solution though, and so read on). For example, in…

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Salt and Vinegar can prevent Food Poisoning and Clean Your Clothes!

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Studies show that using white vinegar, mixed with simple table salt, as a cleaner, can be an effective way to kill off the harmful bacteria, like E. Coli, found on kitchen surfaces. The white vinegar is acidic, and, when mixed with salt, the combination is extremely effective for the prevention of bacterial food poisoning. The…

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Guided visualization imagery: Changing the life you have to the life you want

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Guided visualization imagery, or, for those who prefer science, focusing attention to change the path of information flow along neurons; do the same thing. They change the life you have to the life you want. When we visualise what we want in our lives, we are consciously living life on purpose, rather than by cruising…

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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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Vitamin D3 found in some varieties of mushroom

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Vitamin D3 found in plants As we protect our skin from the sun with sunscreens, and find ourselves sitting inside much more than we used to, many people are now deficient in the ‘sun’ vitamin, vitamin D. I call it the ‘sun’ vitamin because we can make it with our own skin (clever hey!) but…

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Probiotics Improve Brain Function in People with Alzheimer’s Disease

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A clinical trial involving 60 patients with Alzheimer’s disease was undertaken, to assess the effects of probiotic supplementation on cognitive function and metabolic status. The group was divided into two, and the group that were given probiotics received a mixture of Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, Bifidobacterium bifidum, and Lactobacillus fermentum for twelve weeks. All of…

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