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Do You Need a Brain Detox?

Your brain and spinal cord have immense metabolic activity to continually balance the functions of the central nervous system; and this means a lot of “waste” is also produced within the brain every second of the day and night. Along with this metabolic waste, brain cells are also vulnerable to the build up of other…
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Long Covid

Long-Covid has emerged to be a clinical phenomenon with sufferers experiencing fatigue, headaches, breathing issues, reduced cognitive function (brain fog), poor attention span and poor concentration, and hair loss. However, there are many additional symptoms that have emerged including aches and pains in soft and hard tissues. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence…
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Menopause: Beyond Hot Flashes – Health Implications and Nutritional Intervention

The 40s and 50s are a significant period of time for women when it comes to their health. While menopause is a natural female transition it can have significant impacts on women’s physical and mental health. Menopause is the permanent discontinuation of ovarian oestrogen and progesterone production. Menopause is not just about hot flashes. In…
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The Endocannabinoid System: What is it & Why is it Important?

I’m Dr Elisabeth Philipps and I’m a clinical neuroscientist here to champion our endocannabinoid system. “Our endo-what?” I hear you ask!  CBD & Hemp Oil Well, we’ve all got an endocannabinoid system (or ECS for short); it connects nearly every system and organ in our bodies and its function is critical for all aspects of…
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Neuroinflammation

The human brain is the most complex organ in the body, made up of over 100 billion nerve cells that work together to co-ordinate our physical and psychological actions including movement, emotions, behaviour and sensations. Being such a key organ, the brain needs protecting so is surrounded by the blood-brain barrier, which is a set…
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Seasonal Allergies

While the onset of Spring brings with it warmer, lighter days it’s also the beginning of the allergy season. According to the Met Office, hay fever (also known as allergic rhinitis) affects over a fifth of the UK population. If you’ve ever had seasonal allergies you’ll be familiar with the common symptoms including nasal congestion,…
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What Is Acid Reflux?

Acid reflux, also known as heartburn, is a common condition whereby stomach acid flows back up the food pipe, causing a burning sensation in the lower chest area and back of the throat. The condition is usually down to a weak sphincter muscle which relaxes at the wrong time, allowing stomach acid back into your…
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The Brain

The human brain is one of the largest and most complex organs in the body, made up of over 100 billion nerve cells that work together to co-ordinate movement, emotions, behaviour and sensations. The Brain is split into several different sections, each with very different but equally important roles. Cerebrum The cerebrum is the biggest…
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Hormone Balance – Tackling PMS

Seventy-five per cent of women suffer from headaches, mood swings, bloating, and other problems associated with their menstrual cycles. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) can affect women for up to two weeks before menstruation. Common symptoms include fluid retention, pain and bloating, weight gain, breast tenderness, irritability, mood swings and food cravings. There are several factors thought…
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