Remember rosemary for memory

In Act IV Scene V of Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, Ophelia turns to Laertes and says; “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray, love, remember”. As far back in history as you can remember, Rosemary has been often used as a plant to help improve the memory. For decades, scientists have been studying the magical power thatContinue reading “Remember rosemary for memory”

Food journal and planning

Over the past couple of months, we have looked at how eating mindfully not only helps you plan your meals but contributes to improving your health and wellbeing. As you have worked through your food journal aligned with the mindful eating blog series, you may have noticed some trends to your eating habits. Such asContinue reading “Food journal and planning”

Food and your nervous system

You are what you eat. This saying is truer than you might imagine because scientists can now prove a link between what you eat and the health of your nervous system. That is why choosing the right foods goes a long way to boosting your mood.

Cleanse and detox naturally

The process of cleansing is about taking time out for rest to restore your body to a relaxed state. However, detoxing the body means to flush out toxicity and restore you to a natural balanced, healthy state. Both are beneficial to reducing the toxicity in your life and important in your healing cycle.

The power of lemons

Last week I wrote about detoxifying drinks that help aid your digestion. This week I would like to home in on one that I use regularly. That is the yellow, citrus fruit known as the lemon. Lemons have the ability to provide you with a natural health high so it’s little wonder that they areContinue reading “The power of lemons”

Detoxify and digest

In my last post I wrote about how stress can negatively impact on your digestion. When you allow the negative influences of your environment trigger a stress response, your digestive system shuts down. Engaging the relaxation response is only one way to help your digestion. Natural drinks are also a great way to detox fromContinue reading “Detoxify and digest”

Stress and the impact on your digestion

When you experience stress related symptoms, you may not think it impacts on your ability to eat and digest food. Yet digestion starts in the brain. From the moment you see, smell, and taste your food it sends a signal for your stomach to start the digestive process.

Decoding emotional eating

Food is an essential food to fuel and nourish your body so that you can go about your everyday activities. However, are there times when you are eating because you are actually hungry or is there another reason making you reach for food? Chances are that you are not hungry all the time. If youContinue reading “Decoding emotional eating”