Back to School Health

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As the children go back to school and you start stocking up on the things they need, don’t forget to include products that support their health! A new school year often means the children are exposed to a whole host of bugs, coughs and colds, so the more prepared you are the better, to help keep them healthy through the autumn and winter.

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Happy, healthy holiday season!

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It’s that time of year already; the summer holidays! A time to rest, relax and slow the pace down! Whether you’re going away or staying close to home this summer, here are some tips to help you have a healthy summer holiday!

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As we age it’s common to forget things now and again and we might fear this is the first sign of dementia, but that’s not necessarily the case! Dementia is not a natural part of ageing. Dementia is an umbrella term, used to describe a group of symptoms that commonly include memory, thinking, problem solving, language and perception.

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Mental health awareness has definitely become more prominent recently and has largely been helped by the Heads Together campaign, from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. Dr Chatterjee, from the ‘Doctor in the House’ programmes, also covered mental health in a recent episode, highlighting the important role that food plays in mental health. This is all extremely encouraging as mental health is a serious issue and people need to know what help is available and what they can do themselves, to make a difference.

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Need help surviving hay fever season?

It's hayfever time but Inside Out Health Reigate has some solutions to help

Spring is here and although it’s a beautiful time of year, sadly for many it’s a season of extreme discomfort. The blossoming trees and green grasses of spring and summer bring with them pollen and for those who suffer with hay fever that can mean a whole host of uncomfortable symptoms.

Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen. The body’s immune system reacts by releasing huge amounts of histamine, causing inflammation. Common symptoms include itchy, swollen and watery eyes, an itchy, runny or blocked nose, sore throat, reduced air flow through the nose (from swelling of the nasal passages), blocked sinuses, sneezing and skin irritation.

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Problems sleeping? There are natural choices that can help

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Sleep is something that is so vital for our health yet so many of us cut back on it in a frantic attempt to fit more into the day, due to the pressures of a busy life. Many others are suffering with sleep problems for various reasons but thankfully there are plenty of things we can do to help. Sleep disorders are different and not covered here, as they are medical conditions, eg sleep apnoea.

It’s really important for us to get the balance right between activity and rest in our lives! Sleep has regenerative effects and lack of it affects energy, moods, blood sugar levels, pain, memory and learning, among other things.

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Dairy free and gluten free macaroni cheese

Dairy free and gluten free macaroni cheese

So, since a lot of you are participating in veganuary this month, we wanted to try and base our recipes around this and come up with some delicious vegan alternatives to some classic favourites. Mac and cheese is a well loved comfort food dish and would typically consist of a large amount of cheese and cream, however this version has neither of those things! I know what you might be thinking.. how can a macaroni cheese dish have no cheese in it, be gluten free and dairy free? Well..

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My vegan experience

As well as bringing you recipes and some more informative posts, I thought it would be a nice idea to share a bit about my experience with vegan foods and lifestyle and some of my thoughts and how it made me feel. I wanted to start off by saying that although personally I am not vegan, I do love vegan foods and lots of my favourite restaurants are in fact vegan. A large portion of the recipes that I make are also vegetarian and vegan dishes, as well as lots of raw vegan desserts. About 9 months ago, I decided that I wanted to try out eating a plant based diet for a few weeks, just as a little challenge and experiment for myself to see how I got on.

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Diet Dilemmas

Diet Dilemmas

Today’s topic is something that I’ve been really keen to talk about and I think is something that has now become a big part of our lifestyles. There are now so many different diets and ways of eating out there, it can be easy to feel slightly lost and unsure of what is the right approach to suit you. Now, when I use the term ‘diet’ I’m not just referring to weight loss programs or crash diets, I’m talking about a general lifestyle and way of eating. The health industry is constantly growing and healthy eating is probably more popular at this current moment in time than it has ever been! But with so many different methods and approaches out there, it can be hard to determine which one is right for you.

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