As we move into the second half of 2019, the countdown has started. No, not the number of shopping days until Christmas or until we leave the European Union (whenever that may be!), but the countdown to my big trip – leg 1 of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Yikes!  The race starts on 1 September from Saint Katharine’s Dock, London and pits 11 identical 70 foot racing yachts, each with a professional
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Health Coach
Not simply a nutritional therapist, wellness coach, personal trainer, mindset coach, or an energy coach, but in fact a mixture of all of these roles. The key word is holistic. It means that we have the training and the skills to take a 360 approach to individuals’ health and wellness. To look at the full picture. To join the dots and make the links. To look for root causes. To create balance, but more importantly
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How many times do we pretend to be OK when we really are not? To put on a brave face, keep going, saying yes when we really mean no, feeling more exhausted mentally and physically, because we think we should.  At these times, when we are mentally and emotionally not coping, we carry on, because physically we can. Our body and mind are programmed to keep going, to do what it takes, to survive. We
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Is it me, or has the world gone gut health crazy? It seems we can’t escape the avalanche of advice and articles about good bacteria versus bad bacteria, the micro-biome, probiotics, prebiotics and intestinal dysbiosis. Life was so much simpler as a medical student back in the 80’s (the music was better too!). Back then bacteria were bad news, end of story. They were the cause of plagues, illness, disease, infection and thank goodness for
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Humans, like most mammals, sleep for approximately a third of their life. In other words an 82 year old will have slept on average for 27 years!! Given how much time we invest in sleep, it is surprising how little time is spent prioritising it. The health impact of poor sleep is greater than most people realise. Poor sleep, both quality and quantity, can affect our health in a number of ways: our weight, our
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