In August 2017, I wrote my first blog on the impact of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) on the human mind and body. Of course, there are numerous benefits that we experience in our lives from tools that operate on WiFi, and quite frankly would find it difficult to do without mobile phones and all WIFI driven appliances that are now in our homes, cars and offices.
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The current situation driven by the COVID19 pandemic has forced each one of us to change our normal behaviour patterns. For some causing chaos and disruption before finding the way to live within your changed environment. For others the same situation might be bringing the peace and space so often longed for in the busyness of daily life, perceiving this pandemic as a gift.
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Research points to the importance of social relationships. It is probably fair to say that all members of the animal kingdom demonstrate the need for relationships. Horses spend time grooming each other, monkeys likewise, deer are seldom found alone. Are humans any different?
When asking someone why they like to work in a particular place, with a particular company usually coming up in the top five reasons is “social relationships”.
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The digestive system is a system that processes organic matter into nutrients and waste. How good this system is depends on energy levels, state of mind and body as well as longevity. In general, digestion becomes less effective as we age.
It is an integral part of the body and when not functioning correctly has knock-on effects that can disrupt just about every system, especially immunity as 80% of the immune system is located in the gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT). Poor digestion also affects the brain, nervous system, hormonal balance and the ability to detoxify through the liver and skin.
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For many, last week was the first full week back at work since the Christmas break and it may have been a challenge, leaving you feeling stressed, and made even more difficult by doing your best to put all the Christmas decorations away for another year, whilst focusing on keeping new year’s resolutions.
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Tis the time of Christmas cheer for most of us in the Western World. This usually translates into social engagements such as Christmas drinks, office parties, local get-togethers and family gatherings with the aftermath of uncomfortable symptoms from overeating and drinking including brain fog, wind and bloating, to name a few. The weather doesn’t help either with cold, miserable, grey light-deficient days and long nights.
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With the advent of central heating, hot water and food abundance, modern man has forgotten how to protect the immune system effectively from seasonal bugs including coughs, colds and flu.
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How did our ancestors survive?
With this question, I am not suggesting for one minute that we all go back several hundred years! I too love my home comforts. The question is more about building immune health to live in our populated cities and towns as well as when commuting and travelling on trains, planes and in other forms of transport that can be rife with any seasonal bug that might be going around.
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This year the Herb Society AGM was held at Weleda, who sponsored the entire event. Weleda describes itself as a “unique organisation – economically thriving, kind at heart and committed to the well-being of our planet, our environment and our people.” The weather was perfect and the meeting was held in the terrace conference room that opened out through glass sliding doors on to the original Weleda herb garden. A perfect setting for any meeting. With the strong connection to nature and healing herbs, this could not have been better.
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Some will say the recent news about addiction to prescription drugs is already “old”. But when compared to Brexit, this is certainly not the case!
The headlines I’m referring to include “Hundreds of thousands of people in England are getting hooked on prescription drugs, health chiefs fear.”
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As with most things in the UK around working hours and conditions there is legislation that dictates the amount of hours worked in relation to the time allocated and legally allowed for a break. I would suggest that most companies are not only aware of this, but also follow the legislation, explaining to employees the amount of time they are entitled to for a break and in some situations, such as restaurants, and other service institutions, when that break can be taken. On the other hand there are jobs such as couriers who are paid by the number of deliveries and not by the hour who probably focus more on earning capacity, rather than taking a break to eat something. Despite all the legislation, lunch breaks are being swallowed up as we resign to eating lunch at our desk, opting to