Selina Hatherley RSHom Homeopathy & food intolerance testing in Abingdon, Thame and Wallingford

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity*

Now more than ever, we are becoming more mindful of our health choices, and what we put into our bodies.

By making adjustments to our lifestyle, we can give ourselves the best chance of good health, and increase our resistance to illness

Looking at our main areas of health - diet, sleep, exercise, stress - here are some suggestions and links to lots of further information, to help you get well and stay well



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As the gut is the home to around 70% of our immune system, it is essential that we look after it, to maintain the trillions of good bacteria keeping us healthy.

Some things we can do to help ourselves;


  • Eat a wide range of plant-based foods such as fruit, vegetables, pulses, nuts, and wholegrains. This will also help give us the fibre we need
    www.bbc.co.uk/food/articles/what_should_you_eat_for_a_healthy_gut

  • Eat foods rich in probiotics, such as live yogurt, kimchi, sourdough, kefir, kombucha
    www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/top-probiotic-foods

  • Drink plenty of water – it doesn’t just quench our thirst, water helps flush out waste and toxins from the body, regulate body temperature and helps brain function
    www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/why-is-water-important

  • Avoid processed foods
    www.bbc.co.uk/food/articles/what_should_you_eat_for_a_healthy_gut

  • Vitamins and minerals – NHS recommended daily allowance for vitamins
    www.nhs.uk/conditions/vitamins-and-minerals/vitamin-c/





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    Sleep is as important to our health as eating, drinking and breathing.

    It allows our bodies to repair, and our brains to consolidate our memories and process information.


    Poor sleep is linked to physical problems such as a weakened immune system and mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.

    Click link for Sleep Matters: The impact of sleep on health and wellbeing

    www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publication-download/sleep-report

    Some suggestions on helping you get to sleep
    www.nhs.uk/live-well/sleep-and-tiredness/how-to-get-to-sleep/

    Get to sleep and stay asleep – an app to help you build your own sleep programme
    www.sleepio.com

    An app to help improve sleep, reduce stress and anxiety
    www.calm.com



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    Exercise is important for mind as well as body – research shows that physical activity can boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy, as well as reducing your risk of stress, depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease



    Exercise can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer by up to 50% and lower your risk of early death by up to 30%

    Source NHS: www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/exercise-health-benefits/

    A number of studies have shown that yoga may help stress and anxiety.
    Why not try yoga at home
    www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene



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    Happiness is not something ready made.
    It comes from your own actions

    Dalai Lama






    Headspace - along with meditation, sleep help and mindfulness, this app helps you manage stress and everyday anxious feelings
    www.headspace.com

    An easy must read - Matt Pepper shows us how to raise our own happiness levels with his book 7 Ways to Life-Changing Happiness
    www.mattpepper.com





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    Action for happiness’ monthly calendars are packed with actions you can take to help create a happier and kinder world.



    Download your free Action for Happiness calendar here

    www.actionforhappiness.org/calendars



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    health for the future

    Covid -19 is a new disease, we need to learn from everyone’s experiences. There are many things we need to understand.

    A team of doctors and health researchers from the University of Southampton, in collaboration with the University of Geneva and the University of Bristol, have designed a survey to find out;

  • Why do some people develop serious illness while others don’t?
  • What actions are most likely to prevent people for developing the illness?
  • Which treatments, if any, work - and which don’t?
  • Why do some individuals suffer from long term symptoms while for other get over the illness relatively quickly?

    The survey is also looking at whether people are using complementary medicines.

    Please take the time to complete the survey, whether you have had the virus or not - your experience is invaluable

    pharma.unige.ch/limesurvey/index.php/865217?lang=en

    *www.who.int/about/who-we-are/constitution








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