Month: September 2018

How poor sleep affects our health – by Claire Kimber

Stress is strongly associated with sleep disruption, as alterations in our stress response, which is regulated by the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, can interfere with natural sleep patterns. Although the activity of the key stress hormone cortisol is reduced when we first fall asleep, levels of cortisol and its precursors rise in the morning, and are…

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Ready for the winter colds?

The added strain on everyone’s immune system today should warn us to find time to unwind and relax. Only when the body is well balanced is a person in good shape to ward off illness. Reflexology is a gentle way of giving yourself time out and while getting the extra benefit of stimulating the immune…

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ear problems after flying or swimming?

After a busy summer involving swimming or flying off to warmer climates, we can be left with a slightly uneven inner ear pressure, leading to feelings of ‘fuzzy head’, ‘dull hearing’ or ‘heavy head’. These are not uncommon and can be easily remedied before we head into the winter months. Hopi Ear Candling, or Thermo…

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