Brain fog

By Claire Kimber Do you ever have days where you find it impossible to concentrate and focus, that perhaps your thoughts or decisions are happening in slow motion? Or do you often forget your words in the middle of a sentence, or perhaps, even more embarrassingly, someone’s name? This ‘clouding’ of consciousness is quite common,…

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Mental health and nutrition

The past months have brought many challenges for all of us in many different ways. Stressful life events and ongoing physiological stress have been shown to increase inflammatory components of the immune system, leading to long-term chronic inflammation. And this inflammation certainly plays a role in the development of anxiety and depressive disorders directly by…

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Craniosacral Therapy: Crisis at Christmas

By Nicola Withers Recently, I had the privilege to be a volunteer with Crisis, the charity whose aim is to end homelessness. I became part of the healthcare team offering Craniosacral therapy for the homeless in London over the Christmas period. I was Working at a centre for the most vulnerable where people most at…

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Sugar Free February

We are all aware that too much sugar is bad for us… and it’s not just our waistlines we should worry about! Research has shown sugar increases our risk of chronic diseases including diabetes, Alzheimer’s, heart disease and cancer.Sugars are found naturally in foods such as fruits and vegetables, wholegrains or as lactose in milk….

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Lose weight naturally

By Claire Kimber, Nutritional Therapist With all the diets, detoxes and rapid weight loss programmes out there at the start of this New Year, how do you know which is the best for losing weight—and keeping it off?Research shows… none of them are! The standard diet paradigm has been to restrict calories on a long-term…

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Support your immune system – beating the winter ills

When you are ill, you can start to feel tired, achy and feverish. This is a sign that your body is fighting the infection and it’s trying to make you rest. Rather than fighting the symptoms and reaching for pills, it is better to support your body naturally by resting and having plenty of fluids…

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Staying Winter well

SUPPORT YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM PART ONE – STAYING WINTER WELLBy Claire Kimber – Nutritional Therapist I’m writing this sitting on a train to London and by the sounds of coughing and sneezing from fellow passengers, the cold and flu season is well and truly here! During the winter months, we become aware of all the…

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Healthy habits in 2019

At the start of a brand new year, many of us will have already set or will be thinking about New Year’s resolutions. But once the glow of a fresh New Year wears off it can be a struggle to keep to our plans or goals; a goal without a date is just a wish!…

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Sugar Awareness

Sugar Awareness! By Claire Kimber It’s the perfect time of year to bundle up with warm clothes and comfort food, though for many people, comfort food means cakes, sweets and sugary treats. However, sugary foods can be wreaking havoc on your health in ways you wouldn’t want to believe. Simple sugars are a source of…

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The Grip of Addiction – by Jim Clancey BACP Accred

Addiction comes in many shapes and sizes. Drinking, shopping, gambling, drugs, pornography, gaming, sex and so on.  The repetitive returning to a behaviour that was initially supportive, can become counterproductive and harmful. What once felt like a gentle holding can become a firm grip that is difficult to break free from. Whatever the reasons for…

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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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Could nutritional therapy be for you? Pop in on 18th May!

Although it officially started at the end of March, spring is finally in the air! Winter has been holding on bringing with it cold, dark days which can have a detrimental effect on our health. So here are a number of health signals that mean your body may need a gentle nudge towards the transition…

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What is Lymph drainage massage? Could it help you?

What is lymphatic drainage massage and how could it help you? Sandra Abrahams has written this piece for us to gain a better understanding: The Science Bit …. The lymphatic system plays an instrumental role in protecting us from infection and disease.  This network of tissues and organs is part of the body’s immune system…

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Delicious Date & Walnut Mince Pies Recipe – make your own!

As we plan our Christmas food ahead of the big day, our wonderful Nutritional Therapist, Claire Kimber, suggests a delicious alternative to traditional mince pies – and they are so yummy! INGREDIENTS: Pastry: • 350g of spelt flour or gf flour • 100g of coconut sugar or brown sugar • 1 pinch of salt •…

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Enjoy the Christmas countdown….. and be kind to your digestive system!

The festive season typically means an onslaught of parties, family gatherings and office nibbles making it hard to maintain a healthy balance with food, makig your digestive system struggle. This year you can avoid the bloating, tummy discomfort and weight gain, as with a few savvy choices you can enjoy the festivities and still keep…

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nutrition for health and energy

Everything we eat and drink affects how we think and feel! Our mood, learning ability and memory are all affected by the type and quality of foods we eat. With this in mind we are delighted to welcome nutritionist Claire Kimber to the team at The Terrace. Here are some key facts from her for…

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Prepare your immune system

As autumn gets it’s grip on us, many may succumb to colds and other illnesses.  There are many things you can do to help fight off winter viruses such as taking regular doses of vitamin C, taking Echinacea and turning to Reflexology to fortify the system. Prevention is always better than cure and the best…

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Get beach ready with lymph drainage

The body is a wonderful thing, made up of so many different parts all working in harmony with each other.  As with all things, it only takes small changes to affect the whole, and within the body this can manifest itself in many forms. Lymphatic drainage massage therapy works to improve the body’s circulation and…

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