March 28, 2020

For some of us COVID -19 can give us a lot of positive aspects if we take advantage of this isolation time. One step we could do is to make some changes to support our immune system. The foundation of our immune system is in fact our digestion.

One of the initial steps...

March 11, 2020

Hygiene is at the fore front of our minds, hand hygiene, kitchen hygiene, oral hygiene. What about bowel hygiene? What practices can we do to ensure good bowel hygiene? Here are a few...drinking water, lemon or a cleansing fruit such as pear first thing in the morning...

March 1, 2020

 One of the key stones to the Alexander Technique is that our sensory perception is not reliable, that is it filters out constants. We all do it, filtering out speed signs or the voice of our long term partner! In other words our sensory system only reports changes.  I...

January 5, 2020

There are a number of parallels with Yoga and the Alexander Technique. During an Alexander Technique lesson the teacher invites the client to bring their attention to their inner world, their physical body, breathing and their thoughts. Through this process the client...

November 2, 2019

I have been eating Sauerkraut for several years. Over this time I found that I had less colds and if I did get one it passed quickly and in some cases I just got a headache for a day with loss of appetite. This summer I decided to do an experiment and avoid eating it f...

October 21, 2019

Our bodies are designed to move - even our breath brings movement into our bodies. But we often think sitting is a static position. Our bodies are really an unable dynamic equilibrium system - just like bikes are. Just image if you had to balance on a bike without movi...

September 25, 2019

Autumn Cleanse
In Giullia Ender's book on the 'Gut' she describes our intestinal lining, when viewed from under a micro scope, as looking like a forest. She explains, our intestinal villi look just like the trees of a forest. At this time of year the leaves are falling...

July 9, 2019

On the radio 4 Today program (9th July 2019 7.45am) Dr William Van Gordon from Derby University explained that our modern lifestyle has created a new adverse psychological condition where by we have limited sensory awareness, restricting our senses of what is actually...

June 18, 2019

The relationship of our microbiome (gut flora) is far more influential to our health and well being than we ever imagined (as James Gallagher describes in his radio series). But what can we do with our regular routine of eating to help maintain this in a healthy balanc...

June 9, 2019

In Dr Christine Northrup excellent book The Wisdom of Menopause she explains that during the menopause women’s oestrogen levels naturally reduce but this can cause symptoms of joint stiffness, low blood sugar levels and soft bones. So how do you continue to run through...

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