5 Tips On Maintaining A Healthy Diet Over The Festive Season

Many of us worry about our waistlines during the festive season, which often turns into an all-out assault on our otherwise healthy diet. But fear not, as there are plenty of ways you can adjust those Christmas eating habits without sacrificing any of the fun.   Keep Your Treats as Healthy as Possible   Chocolates and sweets have been a part of Christmas for as long as anyone can remember. With some adjustments, they can easily be made healthier without
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How To Stay Stress-Free Through The Christmas Season

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Despite its intention as a season of warmth, cheer and relaxation, Christmas is often an incredibly stressful time for many people. December seems to shoot by in the blink of an eye, and between the numerous social commitments, gift lists and family planning, there’s barely time to breathe. There’s also the cold weather to contend with; as winter sets in and the days get shorter, there’s always the increased risk of catching a cold or flu and being bed-bound for
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The Top 5 Anti-Inflammatory Foods

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Eating healthily is all well and good and is certainly encouraged by medical professionals, but in some cases, what we eat can have a major effect on specific conditions. The stuff we put into our bodies is broken down in the stomach and absorbed into the bloodstream. The stomach and digestive system are sometimes called ‘the second brain’ because of their importance to the body’s overall health, and the way they regulate how we respond to certain diseases and disorders
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5 Nutrition Tips For Anyone Fighting Chronic Disease

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Chronic diseases come in many forms. They can leave the body weakened and fatigued on a day-to-day basis, and treatment paths can often be long and difficult. However, one of the best ways to fight back against the symptoms of chronic disease is through a healthy diet. Simple changes in our eating habits can produce dramatic effects, and while they won’t provide a cure in and of itself, they can support the body in its constant fight against the disorder.
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6 Healthy Recipes That Are Perfect For Lyme Patients

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Eating well is an important part of Lyme disease treatment, and one that many people underestimate. Fighting back against this incredibly debilitating disorder is a daily struggle, and we need to give our bodies the best chance at overcoming the infection. There is, unfortunately, no one-size-fits-all cure for chronic Lyme, and although antibiotics can be an important element of treatment, they’re not the magic bullet that many people (and some doctors) believe them to be. The good news is that
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How to Look After Your Immune System

Having a healthy immune system makes a world of difference to your overall health and well-being. Your immune system does one of the most important jobs in your body – helping you fight off any disease-causing microorganisms – so you want to make sure that you’re looking after your immune system in the most effective way. Researchers are always exploring the effects of a variety of factors (diet, exercise, age, mental health) on the immune response to best determine how
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Why a Healthy Diet is Important During Lyme Treatment: Q&A with Nutritional Scientist Lydia Madrigal

Fighting chronic illness is indelibly linked to diet and Lyme disease is no exception; we talk to Make Well’s nutritional scientist to discover why a healthy diet is crucial in fighting off this tick-borne disease. What is your background and where did your interest/specialisation in Lyme come from? I come from a scientific background. Initially I studied for a Bachelor of Science Biology both at the University of Freiburg and the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, followed by the international Master’s
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5 Ways To Achieve A Proper Night’s Sleep

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It’s no secret that many of us fail to get the recommended amount of sleep. For 99% of people across the world, this means seven to nine hours of uninterrupted, solid sleep each and every night. For a large majority, this sounds like fantasy, as we are constantly belaboured with things to do, leading to many people only clocking in around six hours or less. Unfortunately, all those missed hours add up; they are known as ‘ sleep debt’, and over
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5 Nutritional Diet Tips for Lyme Patients

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When people think about clearing up infections, the first thing they immediately look to are antibiotics. They are a tried-and-tested method of removing a whole host of dangerous infections, and in most cases are usually startlingly effective. When it comes to chronic Lyme disease however, the approach to treatment needs to be a little broader. Lyme is an insidious infection which can lodge itself in the sufferer’s system for years, becoming thoroughly entrenched and very difficult to eliminate cleanly. Lyme
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