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Dry January… and beyond

Many of us resolve to avoid alcohol – at least for the month of January. More of us are concerned that our alcohol consumption has crept up over the years and want to cut down or cut it out altogether. As a health coach, I’m seeing that for more of...

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Six elements of holistic wellbeing

“You can’t have one, you can’t have one, you can’t have one without the other….” Holistic wellbeing and homeostasis To keep us healthy, our body constantly strives to maintain a state of internal, physiological balance – homeostasis. Holistic wellbeing is about paying attention to how key elements of our external...

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How to de-stress your desk (and everything else!) to improve energy, productivity and wellbeing

How often do we sit at our work desks feeling our energy evaporate, our productivity tumble and our sense of well-being vanish as the day goes on? I know I do… all too frequently! And whether we’re in an office environment, or work from home, a desk-based job doesn’t lend...

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Stress Awareness Week – 8 tips for better control

  “Stress is not a state of mind… it’s measurable and dangerous, and humans can’t seem to find their off-switch” – Neurobiologist Robert Sapolsky in the documentary Stress: Portrait of a Killer.   The International Stress Awareness Week (5 – 9 November) highlights the impact that chronic stress has on...

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5 reasons to go organic this autumn

As we head into autumn and the nights draw in and the days become shorter, we intuitively begin to follow our natural craving for warming, grounding foods like thick soups, heavier stews and root vegetables. There is nothing healthier and more restorative (or more delicious) than sourcing truly organic (preferably...

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Physical activity and breast cancer prevention

THE ROLE OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND EXERCISE IN BREAST CANCER PREVENTION Breast cancer is now one of the most common cancers worldwide and research evidence on the impact of physical activity and exercise on breast cancer is clear: regular exercise can reduce our risk of breast cancer – particularly post-menopausal...

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The Caveman Doctor – A lifestyle guide after breast cancer treatment

The Caveman Doctor is Dr Colin Champ MD, a board-certified radiation oncologist and assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is also board-certified in integrative medicine by the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine. Colin’s passion for exercise, nutrition, and...