Feeling defeated, overwhelmed and frazzled, not sleeping well, getting sick more often and even when you’re not sick, feel you’re operating at 50 percent of your best? Women are typically having trouble losing weight and can’t stick to a diet or kick their sugar habit. They feel they have no willpower. They feel stuck in overdrive. They’re in survival mode, and life feels out of control! Sadly, this is the common story my patients are telling me in their consultations and it’
For centuries, people have sought medical advice or treatment. Where we now take medicines orally, healing in the past often involved rubbing in of a plant-based medicine or by ‘calming a troubled spirit’ so that the body’s turmoil can also calm. Today, our role as a patient is predominantly a passive one. We hand over the responsibility for our recovery to a ‘greater authority’ mainly because we’ve been conditioned to fear illness and even fear the workings of our own body.
Anxiety would have to be one of the most common complaints women tell me about within the private space of their health consultation. These anxious feelings can range from low grade and occasional, due to a certain life event such as family trauma or financial stress. And then there’s ‘free floating anxiety’ where we feel it’s not for and particular reason. More like a constant debilitating (pit in stomach type feeling) most of the time. Here, it’s also common to think there
One thing is for sure! Less calories is often not the answer to weight loss. We’ve just got to think about it for ourselves. Many of us are eating less and trying to exercise more, but it’s not equating to weight loss. We’re still struggling to be the weight that we want to be. This is also especially so in maintaining weight loss. Frustratingly, the majority of us gain back the weight that we’ve worked so hard to lose. If monitoring calories isn’t the answer for weight lo
Over 80% of people with lifestyle diseases are choosing to die rather than to change their ways. This sounds terrible doesn’t it? There’s been a couple of different studies asking people this question who have e.g. Diabetes and other lifestyle diseases, and they choose not to change (diet and lifestyle.) People find it so difficult to change, that they’d rather coast into an early death, rather than shake things up and make the change. But why can't we change? There are very
This week we’ve been talking about Dementia/Alzheimer’s in The Group and if there’s one point I want to make, it’s that Dementia is not just an ‘old persons’ disease. And by the way, what’s the difference between Dementia and Alzheimer’s? “Dementia is a brain disorder that affects communication and performance of daily activities and Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that specifically affects parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language.” The fully fle
We all know what we should be doing, but we don’t necessarily do it right? We know that we should eat right, exercise more, go to bed earlier, or get more ‘me’ time, but even though these are just little things (they’re not mammoth tasks) we often lack the motivation to do the little things! And that’s why motivation does not work! Instead, we need a little tool to press ‘go’ on, when we have to get our backsides into action. They use this tool in the special armed forces,