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“Fasting today makes the food good tomorrow”-German Proverb    


Holiday meals are all about carbs, sugar, and, let’s face it, indulgence. And we’re all here for it. The holiday season is notorious for unwanted weight gain. But it’s not just the weight you gain, it’s the onslaught of sugary foods you’re not used to consuming which will play chaos with your blood sugar and insulin levels. This will leave you bloated, fatigued, and make you lethargic, decreasing your energy levels. Extra calories and less activity can mean a higher risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses. Scientific studies are showing that intermittent fasting may help reverse these trends.


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Ayurveda, health, colds, flu, wellbeing

Bringing you the best from ancient Indian healing and the medicinal art of Ayurveda; Kashayam a soothing Herbal Tonic prepared from common herbs & spices found in our kitchens.


Amidst the Covid 19 outbreak, mankind across the globe is suffering. Enhancing the body’s natural defence system (immunity) plays a vital role in maintaining optimum health. We all know that prevention is better than cure. As there is no specific medication for the treatment of COVID-19 yet, it is advisable to take preventive measures to boost your immunity and that of your family.


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As the longer nights draw in and sunlight becomes less, our bodies quickly use up any stores of vitamin D, leaving the only way to replenish the body’s needs through supplementation.  Little has been said about vitamin D in the last months of COVID19, which personally I find strange.  Why might this be so?

Vitamin D, better known as the sunshine vitamin is essential for your body playing a major role in production of calcium for bones and teeth.  Vitamin D is also involved in supporting the immune system amongst other essential functions.


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Fermented foods receive a lot of attention for one reason or another.  Is this justified?

Fermented foods are an ancient technique of preserving food, including cheese, sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir and kombucha.  These foods are rich in probiotics which help to keep your digestion healthy by populating the gut with beneficial gut bacteria.  With the link between the gut and the brain, fermented foods also have an impact on brain health as well as the immune system.  Seventy percent of our immune is found in the gut-associated lymphoid tissue, therefore a healthy gut is essential for a strong immune system.



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The aftermath of the COVID19 pandemic is still emerging as we return to a semi-normal life of eating out, shopping and for some working in the office environment, most of which is under some kind of mask.


What is the fear surrounding COVID19 doing to your first chakra?

The Base chakra, also known as the First, Root and Earth chakra is located at the base of the spine and is the colour red.  It represents tribal connections – society, family, groups etc.   It is the source of the coiled serpent energies of yoga, referred to as “Kundalini” in Sanskrit.  The chakra extends down through the feet to the earth. 


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It is interesting to hear the more recent news bulletins, which in honesty I seldom do because it either lacks interest or is repetition of the same.  However, what caught my attention is the fear that has been generated as part of the fallout from the COVID19 lockdown, which our leaders are trying to address to get the economy up and running by encouraging the general populous to return to work.  We see the fear manifested in different ways, such as parents not wanting children to go back to school, individuals fearful to leave their house and avoidance of using public transport, all with the same underlying cause; the fear of catching COVID19.



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With the loosening of lockdown guidelines of the COVID-19 pandemic, HR directors, CEO’s and other organisation managers will be thinking hard and planning the return to work and how to protect themselves and you, their team members from this particular virus and any other seasonal bug that comes along.

In many cases, due to the physical limitation of space it is not feasible to separate working places, meeting rooms, the use of toilets, the space for lunch and coffee breaks to observe the social distancing guidelines. Therefore, what steps can be taken to protect the environment and people within it? 



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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 More information is becoming known to us on the effects of electromagnetic radiation, EMR, on our health and wellbeing. While some can be impacted more than others, children are at the greatest risk. Read here to find tips on how to protect yourself from EMR's effects on your wellbeing.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”.