Digestion begins in the mouth, and actually we prepare for digestion when the cue of food is sensed e.g. the smell of food, the sight of it being prepared, even talking about it can make your mouth ‘water’ which is the first step in digestion. Taking some time to prepare for digestion and focusing on eating allows the body to divert energy to this task, reducing digestive complaints and increasing absorption of nutrients from our food. [Read more…]
Sleep is essential for repair processes to take place. This includes calming the immune system and clearing toxins from your brain. Research has proven that poor sleep increases levels of proteins associated with Alzheimer’s disease in the brain. Hormones that control your metabolism and weight are also governed by a cycle with sleep hormones such as melatonin. [Read more…]
The World Health Organisation estimates that upwards of 70% of doctors’ visits are for stress-related issues. Stress is considered to be directly or indirectly responsible for many diseases of the cardiovascular, reproductive, digestive, and respiratory systems.