It is important to think about our mental health every day – even when things are going well. Taking note of our mental wellbeing during the good times, can help us to feel more resilient during the bad.When thinking about mental health, one of the best ways to understand why sometimes we can cope, and other times we cannot, is to use the analogy of the stress bucket.
The National Diet and Nutrition Survey has shown that only 4% of children are getting the suggested amount of oily fish in their diet. Oily fish provides an omega 3 fat called DHA – which has been shown to support healthy brain function. WHAT IS OMEGA 3? Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid found mainly in oily fish such as trout, salmon, sardines and mackerel. It is called an essential fatty acid because our body cannot produce it, so needs us to consume it in our diet or from... Read More
People are being urged not to see a doctor about cold and flu type infections. Why? In large part because of the ever increasing risks of antibiotic resistance. ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE IN A NUTSHELL Antibiotics have long been regarded as a miracle of modern medicine, helping to prevent and treat many dangerous bacterial infections. However, decades of overuse have resulted in the bacteria they are designed to kill, starting to become ‘resistant’ to the effects of the antibiotics. This means that bacterial infections are becoming harder to treat and that, in... Read More
Fans of the keto diet plan claim that it leads to effective and long-term weight loss, without any loss of muscle mass. It is also said to provide sustained and reliable energy levels. WHAT IS A KETO DIET? Keto is short for ketosis; a state where the body is burning fat for energy instead of sugar. The goal of the keto diet is to keep the body in a state of ketosis, so that fat is burned effectively. HOW DOES KETO WORK? The body has two main sources of energy:... Read More