Acute vs. Chronic Stress & What To Do About It

Acute and short-lived stress is a regular part of daily life. Learning to embrace short-term stress and anxiety may encourage a positive response in stressful situations. However, when stress doesn’t go away and begins to become chronic, it can harshly impact one’s health. Acute Stress Identifying the difference between acute and chronic healt...
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The Upside Of Stress

April is stress awareness month and annually health care professionals aim to promote awareness of the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic. They say stress can kill you and can lead to a plethora of stress-related illnesses. But what is the whole story around stress and can it actually be good for you? While long-term chronic stress...
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Is Sugar Bad For You?

Sugar, in today’s narrative, has become public health enemy number one: The British Medical Association (BMA) has successfully lobbied for a sugar tax on sugary drinks to combat rising obesity rates and type 2 diabetes, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver regularly campaigns against sugar for children in school meals and in his restaurants, and we’re co...
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Nutrition and Mental Health

Ever heard of the term ‘comfort food’? Often, when people are experiencing low mood or depression, the relationship with food can either be very attached (this is where the term ‘comfort food’ comes from) or very distant (complete loss of appetite). In the same way, a whole host of other mental health issues such as anxiety and depression can b...
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Go With Your Gut

While we explore and obsess over what’s gluten-free, what the latest superfood is, what the best diet plan is etc., we may overlook the place where all our digestion takes place – our gut. Our gut is the only organ in our body that has as many neurons as our brain. Everything that happens in our gut supports the function of our brain. Needless ...
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