Guest Blog - Claire Dunn of no faff Talks All Things Clean and Wheat Free

Guest Blog - Claire Dunn of no faff Talks All Things Clean and Wheat Free

My youngest was not quite 2 when through a process of trial and elimination, I discovered that he was intolerant to wheat.  After nearly 2 years of putting lose bowels, red dry itchy skin and a bloated tummy down to the usual teething, bugs from nursery, eczema in the family and toddler chub I decided it wasn't right.  He wasn't right.

At first we eliminated dairy but 5 days later, no change.  Next we tried wheat and after 3 days, the red dry skin was gone, bowel movements had improved no end and the bloated tummy was less bloated.  Another couple of weeks later and he was a different boy. 

And so with the relief of finally understanding what was going on, came a bucket load of confusion.  What should he eat?  What alternatives are available in the supermarkets? As I trawled through the aisles reading all the labels, the confusion turned to frustration.

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Mindfulness and Meditation

Mindfulness and Meditation

It’s a new year and for a lot of us, that means a fresh start. Many of us enter the new year determined to become fitter, healthier, or aim to give up our vices. Mindfulness and meditation could be the perfect tool to help us with those goals.

There seems to be a lot in the press at the moment about mindfulness, but mindfulness is not a new idea. Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to the present moment, using techniques like meditation, breathing, and yoga. It helps us become more aware of our thoughts and feelings so that instead of being overwhelmed by them, we’re better able to manage them.

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Exercise and pain

Exercise and pain

These are all good intentions, but like everyone else my concern is that this will become another January fad. For me the key is to listen to my, body, this is where the conscious bit comes in.  Every now and again, I need, too check in with myself and, ask the questions. How does my body feel today? Is this working for me? Sometimes my body will respond straight away, with a very clear answer, that yes, this yoga routine is what I need today, or that this walk will strengthen my muscles. However, there are other days when I ask the same questions and struggle to get the answers I think I want.

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Endometriosis Awareness Week

Endometriosis Awareness Week

There are many complementary therapies that can help with Endometriosis, the following have all been proven to help with the symptoms and the additional conditions that can often occur with it, such as IBS, Fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression and infertility. Endometriosis pain can occur all throughout a woman’s monthly cycle, and is not limited to just the pelvic area. Pain can occur in the legs, hips and back, and Endometriosis can cause bladder and bowel problems. Many women suffer with fatigue and extreme mood swings too. Because of the complexity of the disease, often a multi-faceted approach is required.

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5 ways to improve your sleep

5 ways to improve your sleep

Sleep. We all know that it’s important, but how many of us are getting enough? Not many, if recent news reports are anything to go by.

There’s been various reports on our lack of sleep in the press recently. The BBC interviewed Shirley Cramer, chief executive of The Royal Society for Public Health, who warned that many of us are regularly getting too little sleep. 

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Guest Blog: Did you know that reiki can help animals

Guest Blog: Did you know that reiki can help animals

For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to work with animals and make them better.

Like many, life gets in the way and it becomes harder and harder to follow our true calling. Just over 5 years ago my life changed and I had the opportunity to pursue my dreams, which all began with an animal reiki course in Norfolk. 

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