Opportunities COVID-19 can give us

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 you could do to help improve your digestion, and in turn support your immune system, is to practice food combining, that is, eating protein foods at separate times to carbohydrate based foods. On average it takes 2 hours for complex carbohydrates to leave your stomach, 3 hours for protein based meals to leave your stomach and 6 hours if protein is eaten at the same time as carbohydrates. So if you ensure you eat protein away f

Hygiene - at the fore front of our minds

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 help to give a 'wash down' of your digestive track. They are like the 'washing up liquid' for your digestive system. Sauerkraut also helps cleanse the lining of your digestion system so eating this with your food (or even between meals (if you like the taste) helps keep your digestive track healthy. Food combining also helps improve digestion and prevents it from becoming sluggish. An efficient digestive process minimises the c

Are Your struggling through the menopause?

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. In terms of the menopause our "symptoms" could really be our body reporting the changes in estrogen levels. If the estrogen levels drop suddenly our symptoms may be severe. How can we make this transition smooth to avoid the unpleasant symptoms of anxiety, aching joints, hot flushes and mental health issues? Finding a regular routine of rising, eating, resting, exercise and sleep can go along way to establishing a good foundatio

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