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Mood Swings

Mood swings are one of the most common symptoms experienced during the menopause.  Mood swings affect every woman differently and can be frustrating, particularly when they seem out of control and out of character. Fluctuating hormone levels can impact neurotransmitters in the brain. These neurotransmitters, like GABA and Serotonin, regulate feelings of calm and the pain-pleasure […]

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Menopause Symptoms

Menopause is a completely normal event that every woman goes though. Fluctuating hormones can have varying effects on your body and the way you feel.  Peri-menopause is the term given for the duration leading up to the point where your periods stop altogether. When periods have stopped for 12 months consecutively, you are considered ‘post menopausal’. […]

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What is G.A.B.A. ?

You’ve heard of ABBA, right? But have you heard of GABA? ….No, its not a Swedish tribute band, it’s a neural transmitter found naturally in foods designed to keep your calm and relaxed. Mamma Mia! As we all know this past year has been very demanding in more ways than one. Stress levels are high, […]

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A Growing Problem…

Did you know the UK is the heaviest nation in the Europe? 64% of adults are now overweight this includes 28% of adults who are obese. This figure has doubled since 1990, when just 14% of UK adults were obese. Of course, the UK is not alone as 39% of the adult global population is obese. […]

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Magnificent Magnesium

Magnesium is one of the most abundant minerals in the body. It is essential for normal skeletal growth and is involved in a wide range of biochemical reactions. The benefits of magnesium has found to have effects on the nervous system, reducing symptoms of muscle spasms and twitches. The relaxation effects it has on muscles […]

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Get your fix…

Lockdown low.. Lockdown has seen a seismic shift in disruption and chaos for us all. With shops closing, social distancing, long queues, wearing face masks, going to work if you can’t work from home, staying at home if you can’t go to work,  going out, not going out…joking aside, the disruption to our lives has […]

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Polyphenols

You’ve heard the saying  “…an apple day keeps the doctor away..” but in this case eating an apple, drinking certain beverages, chomping down on delicious whole grains and savouring some essential fats…really can help to keep your GP at bay…and how is this so? Polyphenols that’s how, read on to find out more! Did you know… Polyphenols are a group of naturally […]

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Back Pain

Back pain. If you have suffered from sciatic back pain before you will know how excruciatingly painful it can be. The dull ache you feel in the small of your back whilst walking, the tingling in your legs or even a sudden jolt like a bolt of electricity shooting down your lower back Into your legs, as if you’ve […]

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Mental heath

With the full easing of lockdown still uncertain many of us are faced with numerous challenges. We may be able to see friends and family in person play sport or return to work within social distancing guidelines, but many of us may still find these longed awaited changes difficult on our mental health. The thought of coming out of […]

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