Self-Compassion

Researchers are beginning to conceptualise self-compassion as a buffer, or moderator, of the relationships between distressing events and negative self-feelings. Self-compassion contains three components: Self-kindness versus self-judgment Common humanity versus isolation Mindfulness versus over-identification These components combine and mutually interact. Self-compassion is relevant when considering personal inadequacies, mistakes, and failures, as well as when confronting painful life

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Magnesium

With magnesium often claimed to be one of the most common nutrient deficiencies, and with so many clients asking about the nutrient I thought I would start creating a ‘master document’ on this amazing nutrient. So over the coming days/week I will add to this article with the aim of covering all necessary questions: What

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Food Intolerance

Food intolerance is estimated to affect 10-20% of the population, though diagnosis is difficult and so the number could be lower or even higher than this. Intolerances are a non-immunological reaction or hypersensitivity to food, often associated with gastro-intestinal symptoms. There are three potential causes of a food intolerance: 1. Pharmacology There are a number

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Food Allergy & Oral Tolerance

The UK has some of the highest prevalence rates of allergic conditions in the world, with ‘prevalence’ meaning the number of cases that are present at a given time. AllergyUK estimates that a staggering 44% of British adults now suffer from at least one allergy, and the number of sufferers is on the rise. Almost

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Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth

Some research suggests that 81% of people with chronic fatigue syndrome, 84% of people with fibromyalgia, 54% of people with hypothyroidism and up to 78% of people with IBS have small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) Hydrogen breath tests are widely used to explore what’s going on in functional gastrointestinal disorders. Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)

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Adrenal Fatigue – Where are we at?

“I have adrenal fatigue” This is one of the most common reasons why people contact me. They have either (a) read about this condition and realised they have many of the symptoms, (b) been told by a practitioner they likely have the condition, or, (c) have been tested and been told they have this condition.

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