Intuitively most people would agree that breathing exercises can help with stress. The links between the two are many and intimate and in this article, guest writer Anastasis Tzanis – a yoga and breathwork teacher, and a registered nutrition practitioner – will aim to shed some light into the types of breathing that can help us relieve stress and those that do not.
It is typical of much of what passes for medical science for there to be deep biases against all that is non pharmaceutical practice. When we see alarming headlines about such an essential nutrient as Vitamin B12 being dangerous, when in fact widespread deficiency and inadequate treatment is rife, then it is vital we carefully and robustly assess what lies behind the headlines.
Our article this week is provided by Dr David Morris. Dr Morris has been a qualified doctor since 1994 – after training in internal general medicine he moved into General Practice in 2000 and practises as freelance GP and Integrative Physician. He has trained and practices in a wide range of integrative modalities including acupuncture, functional nutritional medicine and homeopathy. He holds Membership of the Royal College of Physicians – MRCP(UK) – and has a Postgraduate Diploma in the Study of Integrative Medicine.
During these worrying and challenging times, we are getting a lot of queries about how best to support resilience to infections. As COVID-19 is caused by a novel virus there is limited research with regards to specific support that may be useful. However, evidence is available for interventions which support immunity, protect against viral infections and may possess antiviral activity. In addition, new research is emerging all the time with regards to interventions that have the potential to be useful against this specific strain, as well as other strains of coronavirus.
Bev Alderson is a wellbeing professional who works with individuals, groups and workplaces, choosing to take a more positive and proactive approach, to enhance wellbeing and in turn achieve greater results.
Vitamin C is one of the most commonly supplemented nutrients. Although it is probably best known for its importance to immunity, vitamin C has multiple other functions within the body.
In the 1920s, vitamin C was first identified by the prospective Nobel laureate Albert Szent-Györgyi from Szeged University in Hungary, who unravelled the role of this essential vitamin for the treatment and prevention of scurvy resulting from vitamin C deficiency.
At a time where it is necessary to self-isolate or reduce social contact it is also essential that we not only look after our bodies but also our minds. Although being unable to go about our daily routine, work, gym and socialise seems daunting, depressing and anxiety-provoking it can be an opportunity to step off the daily treadmill and focus on our own and our family’s wellbeing. This blog aims to provide some tools which we can all use to support emotional wellbeing during this difficult time as well as some to occupy some time and support wellness.