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The office will close on Sunday December 23rd and re-open on Tuesday January 8th.
Warmest festive regards
P.S Please contact me if there’s an emergency or if you run out of any supplements during this time.🍃
“And the Grinch, with his grinch-feet ice-cold in the snow,
Stood puzzling and puzzling: ‘How could it be so?
It came without ribbons! It came without tags!
It came without packages, boxes or bags!
And he puzzled three hours, ‘till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before!
Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store.
Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more!”
Dr. Seuss (1904-1991) Beloved Cartoonist and Children’s Book Author
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Have you ever noticed yourself develop ‘butterflies’ or a ‘queasy feeling’ when you find yourself in particular situations? Your gut and your brain are constantly communicating with one another; therefore, it isn’t surprising that your mental health can strongly impact upon your gut function and vice versa.
To make sure your mind and gut are functioning at their best, speak with me for more information.
So don’t leave it too late! ACT NOW and make an appointment TODAY!🤗
DECEMBER APPOINTMENTS ARE FILLING FAST. xo
P.S Check out the studies below showing that Naturopathic Medicine can help you improve your life and job performance.💚💫
Studies show that workers & employers alike benefit from naturopathic medicine. Natural therapies are associated with improved quality of life and less time away from work. It is also found to be more cost-effective than many conventional treatments and pain medication.
The way we breathe may affect how well our memories are consolidated (i.e. reinforced and stabilised). If we breathe through the nose rather than the mouth after trying to learn a set of smells, we remember them better, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report in The Journal of Neuroscience.
“Our study shows that we remember smells better if we breathe through the nose when the memory is being consolidated — the process that takes place between learning and memory retrieval,” says Artin Arshamian, researcher at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet. “This is the first time someone has demonstrated this.”
One reason why this phenomenon has not previously been available for study is that the most common laboratory animals — rats and mice — cannot breathe naturally through their mouths.
For the study, the researchers had participants learn twelve different smells on two separate occasions. They were then asked to either breathe through their noses or mouths for one hour. When the time was up, the participants were presented with the old as well as a new set of twelve smells, and asked to say if each one was from the learning session or new.
The results showed that when the participants breathed through their noses between the time of learning and recognition, they remembered the smells better.
New method facilitates measuring activity in the brain
“The next step is to measure what actually happens in the brain during breathing and how this is linked to memory,” says Dr Arshamian. “This was previously a practical impossibility as electrodes had to be inserted directly into the brain. We’ve managed to get round this problem and now we’re developing, with my colleague Johan Lundström, a new means of measuring activity in the olfactory bulb and brain without having to insert electrodes.”
Earlier research has shown that the receptors in the olfactory bulb detect not only smells but also variations in the airflow itself. In the different phases of inhalation and exhalation, different parts of the brain are activated. But how the synchronisation of breathing and brain activity happens and how it affects the brain and therefore our behaviour is unknown. Traditional medicine has often, however, stressed the importance of breathing.
“The idea that breathing affects our behaviour is actually not new,” says Dr Arshamian. “In fact, the knowledge has been around for thousands of years in such areas as meditation. But no one has managed to prove scientifically what actually goes on in the brain. We now have tools that can reveal new clinical knowledge.”
The study was financed by several bodies, including the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, the Swedish Research Council and the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, Ammodo Science Award.
New Podcast Episode – Your Health Guide podcast: Diet and Lose Weight Successfully – and Keep It Off!
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Laurence is joined by Naturopath and host of the Metagenics Clinical Podcast, Nathan Rose, to discuss how you can successfully lose weight and keep it off for the long term! What most people don’t realise when trying to lose weight, is that our bodies have a ‘weight set point’ that their body feels comfortable at. When we lose weight, if we do it incorrectly, our bodies can resist the weight loss by defending the ‘weight set point’ and will want to put the weight back on. Why do our bodies do this? Listen to the podcast for the answers to this and more.🍃
Uncomfortable gut symptoms indicate an imbalance in your digestive system. Gut health can affect your whole body, with digestive imbalances related to allergy, autoimmunity and even cardiovascular disease. So don’t ignore your symptoms – read on in the Wellness Review to find out how loving your guts leads to good health. http://bit.ly/2MNlw7L