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Homeopathic Remedies for Panic Attacks- This week is the start of  Face Your Fears Week. For one week in October the charity, Changing Faces is asking everybody in the UK to face their fears and raise money at the same time. Fears trigger a whole cascade of events in the mind and body and often lead to panic attacks, which can range from mild to severe. With it affecting so many people, homeopathic rememdes for panic attacks are becoming more and more popular. Panic attacks can have a major impact on general the lifestyle of a sufferer. They can be triggered by physical or emotional events. Situations such as a fear of spiders or being in a crowded train can trigger a panic attack in some individuals. Homeopathy can help to both treat the short term signs of a panic attack and help to treat the underlying cause of this condition. Other examples of situations that can lead to panic attacks are a fear of flying, being in a confined space (such as a lift) or in a large open space. Signs of Panic Attacks Hyperventilation (over breathing) Palpitations Sweating Chest pain Shortness of breath Dizziness Shaking Panic attacks are usually treated with antidepressant medications and... [read more]
Stoptober – Quit Smoking Today!- With Stoptober now approaching its half way point, what better day to quit than today? Most of us are all aware of the numerous health, as well as social and financial benefits to quitting. If you do smoke, quitting is the single most beneficial action you can take to improve your general health. As you can see from the list below, quitting will drastically improve not only your health, but the people around you can your future generations. Health Benefits: Reduce your risk of developing cancer Reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke Protect the health of people around you, who are affected by your smoking Improve your fertility levels and increase your chances of having a healthy pregnancy Improve the quality of your skin and teeth Look and feel healthier and younger Improve your general fitness Reduce the chance of your children developing asthma Quitting actually improves your confidence Enjoy the taste of food Reduce your risk of developing Erectile Dysfunction (E.D) There are numerous ways of quitting smoking. These range from using Nicotine Replacement products (such as patches, gum, lozenges and the inhalator), hypnotherapy, homeopathy through to strong medications. These strong medications can have some very harsh... [read more]
Pulses Reduce Cholesterol- The cholesterol debate continues to roll on, with the use of statin medications continually on the rise. These medications have caused a divide within the medical profession. Many GP’s and cardiologists have questioned their use and effectiveness in preventing heart disease. The facts show that more people are prescribed statins than before, and this number growing. Many people are not able to tolerate side effects such as muscle pain and tiredness, which are fairly common with statins. Changes in diet and general lifestyle can make significant changes to cholesterol levels. Researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital have found that pulses like beans and lentils “significantly” reduce levels of LDL cholesterol, and therefore reduce the chances of cardiovascular disease. It is worth noting that LDL cholesterol, alongside HDL cholesterol is required for good health. The study was led by Dr. John Sievenpiper of the hospital’s Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Centre and was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The results of the study found that eating one serving (130 grams or ¾ cup) of pulses a day could lower LDL cholesterol by five per cent. According to Dr Sievenpiper, this translates into a 5 – 6 per cent reduction... [read more]
Broccoli Prevents Osteoarthritis?- A compound found in broccoli has been found to slow down and prevent the progress of osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and usually affects hands, knees and hips. This condition destroys the cartilage between joints, causing swelling and pain. Osteoarthritis is sometimes referred to as wear and tear. According to Arthritis Research, more than 8.5 million people in the UK suffer with osteoarthritis, and the annual cost to the NHS is around £5 billion. The standard treatments include strong anti-inflammatory pain-killers and surgery, such as knee and hip replacements. The most common causes are wear and tear due to ageing and obesity, which is a growing problem. The cases of knee arthritis have been forecast to reach over 8 million by 2035, from 4.7 million in 2010. The good news is that an everyday vegetable can help to reduce the risk of developing this condition. Broccoli contains sulphoraphane, which works by blocking the enzymes and interferes with the inflammatory process associated with osteoarthritis. Sulphoraphane is released when eating vegetables such as Brussels sprouts, cabbage and broccoli. Researchers from the University of East Anglia propose that eating 100g (a handful) of broccoli every day can help to... [read more]
National No Smoking Day – March 12th 2014- March 12th is National No Smoking Day, so what better day to quit than today? Most of us are all aware of the numerous health, as well as social and financial benefits to quitting. If you do smoke, quitting is the single most beneficial action you can take to improve your general health. As you can see from our list below, quitting will drastically improve not only your health, but the people around you including your future generations. Some health benefits of giving up smoking: Reduce your risk of developing cancer Reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke Protect the health of people around you, who are affected by your smoking Improve your fertility levels and increase your chances of having a healthy pregnancy Improve the quality of your skin and teeth Look and feel healthier and younger Improve your general fitness Reduce the chance of your children developing asthma Quitting actually improves your confidence Enjoy the taste of food Reduce your risk of developing Erectile Dysfunction (E.D) There are many different ways of quitting smoking. These range from using nicotine replacement products (such as patches, gum, lozenges and the inhalator), hypnotherapy, homeopathy through to strong medications. These strong... [read more]
The Second Brain- The second brain is a phrase that has been mentioned in various books and articles, but what actually is our second brain, what does it do and how can we look after it? Many studies have been conducted over the past few years which have analysed the importance of the second brain and its connection to various chronic illnesses that in the past would have been overlooked. The second brain is actually the gut, which starts at the oesophagus and ends at the anus. The wall of the gut consists of various types of neurons and neurotransmitters that produce up to 95% of all serotonin in the body. These neurotransmitters also produce 50% of all dopamine that is produced in the body. The vagus nerve connects the digestive system to the brain. Serotonin and dopamine are widely regarded as “feel-good” molecules that are involved in the prevention of depression and in the regulation of appetite and sleep. Dopamine is also heavily involved in illnesses such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. A simple example of the connection between the two brains is how fatty foods can make us feel good, and the digestive reaction to stress such as the feeling of... [read more]