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Archives - Month: June 2020

How to sleep in a heatwave

How to sleep in a heatwave: the science says to drink this hot drink before bed in hot weather There’s nothing worse than not getting a good night’s sleep and at the moment with the UK temperatures hitting the high notes, it can be tricky to get

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How does the New Normal feel for you?

As we slowly start to emerge from lockdown, how can we rebuild confidence, positivity and support our mental wellbeing ? As a GP and a Mum and wife, I know only too well the anxiety we can face when we are about to take on the ‘new

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Brain Food

What we eat makes a difference to both how we feel and the health of our brain. This is something that I hadn’t realised was as important as it is until I started researching brain health a few years ago. Why does what we eat

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Why a Taste of the Med is Important for your Brain Health

Brain function and the Mediterranean Diet: tackling depression, dementia and weight loss We’ve talked before about the benefits of the Mediterranean diet ( https://www.nogginbrain.co.uk/add-a-taste-of-the-mediterranean-to-your-plate/ ) and it’s worth noting the science behind the recommendations on what to eat as part of a diet designed for health and wellbeing. Scientific research shows

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Add a taste of the Mediterranean to your plate…

A Taste of the Mediterranean We might not be able to head abroad this summer but with BBQ season here, it’s worth remembering fish when you’re prepping food for your family. The Mediterranean diet, which has at its heart fresh fruit and vegetable produce, nuts, whole grains,

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Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

Can we teach ourselves to have a more positive outlook?   Headlines last week gave us another possible clue into a risk factor for developing dementia. Research in recent years has shown that lifestyle factors such as exercise, what we eat, our quality of sleep

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Anyone for a Round?

“The more I practise, the luckier I get” Gary Player With summer here and lockdown restrictions being lifted in outdoor sports, now might be a good time to head to your local golf course and play a round.Golf is good not only for your physical

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5 Ways To Eat Your Way To A More Positive State Of Mind

5 Ways To Eat Your Way To A More Positive State Of Mind More than 4 million people in England are on antidepressants  and a recent article in The Telegraph states there has been a 10-15% rise in antidepressant prescriptions.  And as we emerge from COVID-19 lockdown, many people

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