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Is exercise bad for me?

Take two women who embark on an intense exercise regime together at a Crossfit gym for 3 months.

One woman gets stronger, fitter and healthier. The other woman frequently injures herself, picks up colds she cannot shift, starts to experience sleep disturbances and nightmares and her body fat increases.

Why such a difference in experiences?

Current Health

The response […]

June 18th, 2015|My Blog, Wellness|0 Comments
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What if FODMAP doesn’t help IBS?

One of the first places IBS sufferers go to find relief from symptoms including symptoms including bloating, heartburn, digestive pain, wind, constipation and diarrhoea. is the FODMAP diet.

What is a FODMAP diet?

The FODMAP diet which was created in 1999 by Dr Sue Shepherd when she discovered through her PhD research that limiting FODMAP foods alleviated IBS […]

June 3rd, 2015|My Blog, Wellness|0 Comments
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My journey with Chronic Fatigue and Hormone Imbalances.

I have recently been given a “probable diagnosis” of a a rare condition called Sheehan’s Syndrome

It is “probable” because the actual tests for it are so awful I’m choosing not to put my body through the mill to have them, what I can say is that after 11 years of feeling mostly like I’ve been […]

May 12th, 2015|Fatigue, My Blog|0 Comments
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What does Wellness really mean? How The Third Metric requires courage

In 2013 Ariana Huffington called for an additional Third Metric of wellness to be added to the existing metrics of money and power as a means to measure success.

As a health practitioner I applauded this bold campaign and was so excited I wrote a blog about it.  As a business owner I know too well […]

January 30th, 2015|My Blog, Wellness|0 Comments
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What makes balanced wellness unique?

Balanced Wellness are not just health experts. Our clients experience profound and deep transformation supported by our exceptional practitioners.
Our clients are women who are ready to change their lives, their relationships, their health and their future. Our practitioners guide, support and encourage their clients to make deep lasting and profound change.At the core of what we […]

December 4th, 2014|My Blog|0 Comments
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Eczema is a Gift

When I got my first patch of rough, dry, sore skin I didn’t think much of it. I was 20, the doctors said it was pretty normal after a tonsillectomy and sent me away with a tube of Dovebet steroid cream.

Then the patches started to spread. They appeared on my torso, under my arms, on […]

September 18th, 2014|My Blog|0 Comments
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What is Detoxing?

Detoxing is ridding the body of toxic substances. We live in a world full of toxins – some of them we are aware of including smoking and alcohol. There are also unknown toxins in the world which people aren’t aware of. For example we aren’t aware of the toxins in our toiletries. Parabens are chemical preservatives within […]

September 2nd, 2014|My Blog|0 Comments
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Secret to a Healthy Weight Loss

A lot of people come to Balanced Wellness because they want to lose weight.

What most people do is cut back on what they eat and increase exercise however this doesn’t always give the desired results. If you are reducing your food intake and going hungry the blood sugar spikes. And then we start to crave food.This makes it harder to go without food making us hungry and crave carbs and sugar. We cave and then end up eating rubbish.

Exercise can be a problem if you have a very stressed Endocrine system. For example running, if the body is already stressed then it will go into crisis mode and will start storing fat. Hormones will start to be produced which can’t be filtered out so the body starts storing these hormones, such as cortisol, in fat cells therefore, people who diet and then force themselves to take part in activities (like running) normally end up putting on more weight! […]

August 26th, 2014|My Blog|0 Comments
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Vitamin D – The Sunshine Vitamin

Having left London when I was 5 years old, I grew up in rural Suffolk, a child of the 70s with the heat wave in 1976 being the hottest summer on record.  TV was limited to Play School after school and Swap Shop on a Saturday morning, which allowed my parents to have a lie in.

My brother, sister and I would spend most of our free time exploring and playing in the great outdoors that was our adventure playground.  Our nearest friends were a cycle ride away, the nearest shop, a farmyard tuck shop, was a 15 minute walk across the fields.  Visits to friend’s birthday parties were a rarity.

We made dens with sun loungers, climbed trees, played badminton of sorts over a make shift net made of garden string, painted pictures outdoors, ran amuck amongst the bales of hay in neighboring fields, and squealed with delight as our gorgeous English Pointer of a dog would tow my younger brother, sister and I across the lawn on his blanket, gripping it between his teeth until his gums bled, such was his devotion to us. […]

June 13th, 2014|My Blog|0 Comments
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10 tips on coping with exam stress

Sometimes all you need is a hug from the right person …

and all your stress will melt away.

For many secondary school and university students, May marks the beginning of a stressful time as exams begin. A racing heart, stomach cramps, headaches, migraines, forgetfulness, trouble sleeping, feeling irritable or tearful, loss of appetite or over eating are all symptoms of stress.  High levels of stress and anxiety before or during an exam can also reduce exam performance.  In addition to being prepared, the following can help to combat exam stress.

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May 20th, 2014|My Blog|0 Comments