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Breakfast Time!

Is your breakfast nourishing your body or poisoning it? If you’re anything like me, I love a bowl of cereal with milk first thing in the morning, but did you know that most shop bought breakfast cereals are the unhealthiest type of breakfast you can eat? Starting your day with a bowl of even the so-called…

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The Risks of Inflammation

What is Inflammation? Inflammation is part of the body’s immune response, which at times is beneficial. For example, if you bang your knee it will swell up to protect and care for the tissues surrounding it. However, sometimes inflammation can carry on longer than it should, causing more harm than good in the long run.…

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Speedy Healthy Curry

This curry is a particular favourite of my son’s and I taught him to cook it before he left home for his life at university. We love it because it’s quick, healthy and versatile. Any meat can be used and it can also be adapted for vegetarians by replacing the meat with Quorn or Tofu.…

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Quick Gluten-Free Noodles

  This is about as healthy as convenience food gets! These Zero Noodles (Original) 200g-  are a must have in your food cupboard. The description on the pack says: ‘Zero Noodles are not just low in calories, they are made from a plant root, which is high in fibre, has been known to help maintain…

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Health Retreats

As I prepare for my trip to the Amchara Health Retreat on the island of Gozo just off Malta, I’m reminded of the journey I began, way back in 2003, when I was diagnosed with M.E./CFS, after suffering from burnout for many years. The first thing that came to mind, after the diagnosis, was that…

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From Years of Burnout To Energised All The Time!

From Burnout

From about the age of 22 I suffered with regular bouts of burnout, so bad that on occasions I was signed off from my stockbroking job in the City of London for weeks at a time. One of the terms bandied about at that time for the way I was feeling was ‘Yuppie Flu’, and…

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The Benefits of Juicing

Energy Booster System

One of the most challenging but also the most beneficial changes I made on my journey to recovery from ME/CFS was that of my diet. I had enough knowledge to understand that you are what you eat and I was brought up to be a reasonably healthy eater but I didn’t truly appreciate the effects…

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Why Does Your Doctor Not Understand?

Here’s a thought for those suffering from ME/CFS or burnout that aren’t only desperate for help but also some understanding and recognition from their doctor. The problem with the majority of doctors is that their training doesn’t allow them to see the causes of this debilitating condition, and the only thing they know to do…

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My Book

It’s Not All About ME? – One Woman’s Struggle With Brain Fog & Wading Through Treacle   BUY KINDLE VERSION HERE BUY PAPERBACK HERE Alison felt that her life was perfect. She had an amazing husband, had just stepped back from a stockbroking job in the City of London after 12 fulfilling but tiring years…

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4 Tips For ‘Having A Life’ With ME/CFS & Burnout

Having a Life

    It’s so important to ensure you still have some sort of life whilst on your journey of recovery from ME/CFS or Burnout; otherwise you risk disappearing into a black hole of sleeping all the time and an increase in symptoms. But how do you do this, without making your health deteriorate even more?…

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