Melatonin is a hormone that controls the daily circadian rhythm and is best known for its role in helping to initiate sleep. It is inhibited by light and increases during darkness. Low melatonin levels have been associated with insomnia, poor immune response, constipation, weight gain or increased appetite. Imbalances can also include depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), behavioural changes, mood disorders, and stress.
To mark Workplace Wellbeing Day, we are delighted to be involved in the Wellness for Heroes initiative with Answer Ireland’s Call and Heroes Aid, supporting the wellness of our frontline workers. A huge thank you to our own Ciara Wright for getting this initiative up and running and for her article about supporting healthcare staff in thejournal.ie
We have made this material free for anyone to access. This is our way of saying thank you to everyone doing their bit, even those of us staying at home.
It is difficult to imagine anyone who is not stressed in the midst of the Covid19 pandemic. Stress can have a profound effect on our emotional and physical well-being, affecting everyone at some point and causing symptoms. These include weight gain, depression, digestive problems and many more. Continued imbalance of stress hormones can wear the body down, triggering chronic fatigue. [Read more…]
Hair loss can be very traumatic and worrying. There are many different causes and you should speak to your doctor first and foremost. There may be different avenues of investigation depending on the type and pattern, for example whether it is diffuse (all-over) or patches of baldness. Here we discuss some of the major causes of hair loss which are applicable to both men and women.
To mark Earth Day this week, we wanted to take the opportunity to remind you of some sustainable eating steps that also help your wallet and your waistline. These were recently tested by a fantastic group of people from Meath County Council. This group embarked on an 8-week sustainable eating initiative with us earlier this year.