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    Do you know what you put on your skin

Do you know what you're putting on your skin?
To achieve a more radiant skin and beautiful complexion, it is vital to use only the purest skin care products, particularly those made only with raw, living and natural ingredients. In this article, I explain why this is the best external skin care possible. Read on...

   
    Soya - panacea or poison?

Soy (Soya) – panacea or poison?
Over the years there have been a number of mixed messages about apricot kernels, which contain the controversial vitamin B17 (also known as amygdalin), and their effectiveness in both treating cancer and keeping it at bay. Read on...

   
    Apricot kernels, Cancer and Vitamin B17 - Part 1

Apricot kernels, Cancer and Vitamin B17 - Part 1
Over the years there have been a number of mixed messages about apricot kernels, which contain the controversial vitamin B17 (also known as amygdalin), and their effectiveness in both treating cancer and keeping it at bay. Read on...

   
    Apricot kernels, Cancer and Vitamin B17 - Part 2

Apricot kernels, Cancer and Vitamin B17 - Part 2
As most of us are aware, the conventional view of cancer is that the lump/tumour/growth ‘is the cancer’ and that this needs to be treated with surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or perhaps hormonal or immunotherapy. Read on...

   
   

Why do we dream

Why do we dream ?
The role of dreaming and the REM state is now central to an understanding of depression and the human givens approach. Therefore, a new website is now available as a resource to explain. Read on …

   
           
    Achieve health & happiness by volunteering! Achieve health & happiness by volunteering !
Sure, volunteering is great for your community, but have you ever thought about the positive impact it could have on your own life ? The benefits of volunteering are well documented and include reducing stress, getting fit and active, and developing your career. Read on …
   
           
    The psychology of self-harming behaviour The psychology of self-harming behaviour
There are many forms of self-harming behaviour and numerous reasons why self-harm begins. One of the most common elements associated with self-harm is ‘compulsion’. Read on…
   
           
   

Aromatherapy to relax your mind and body

Aromatherapy to relax your mind and body
If you just need something to help you relax and unwind from a hard day of work, or any other stressful activities, then aromatherapy might be for you. Read on …
   
           
    Bullying and boundaries Bullying and boundaries
If you are the victim of bullying the chances are that you think the opening quote is harsh and unfair and not applicable to you. But I'd like you to think about it a little more...and realise how liberating it is in reality. Read on …
   
            
    Coping with dementia Coping with dementia
If you or someone you know has a family member with dementia, then you know what a difficult, debilitating disorder it is. Dementia is a disorder of the nervous system that affects the ability to reason, speak, remember, and move. Read on …
   
           
    How much control do we have over our relationships How much control do we really have over the way we conduct our relationships ?
Many questions need to be asked about our interactions with others. For example, how much control do we really have over our relationships? Do we have full control over the way they are conducted, or is much of what happens between people dictated by social expectations. Read on …
   
           
    Understanding Stress Understanding stress, Learning to relax
It is thought that stress originates from an ancient reaction to danger called the ‘fight or flight’ response. Put simply, this means that, in situations of extreme danger, our ancestors needed to make split-second decisions about whether it was better to face their enemy and fight, or to run away from the danger. Read on …
   
           
    Can exercise help prevent alzheimers Can Exercise Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease ?
Without a doubt, an Alzheimer's disease diagnosis is perhaps the most frightening prognosis that can be received. Debilitating at best, Alzheimer's symptoms are so serious that most people with advanced stage Alzheimer's require full-time care. Read on …
   
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    Advice on counselling Advice on Counselling
At some time in our lives, we all need help and support from others as a result of traumatic life events, stress from busy lives, isolation or loneliness, problems within relationships, or simply coping with ‘life’ in general. Read on …
   
           
    The importance of emotional intelligence The importance of emotional intelligence
For centuries, emphasis has been placed on academic learning, qualifications and how intelligent a person was - their IQ. Anything emotional was encouraged to stay hidden behind the "stiff upper lip" rather than being acknowledged and expressed. Read on …
   
           
    Omega 3 fish oil and Alzheimer's disease Omega 3 fish oil and Alzheimer's disease
Although no one knows what causes Alzheimer's disease, many research studies indicate that those who regularly eat fatty fish or who supplement with fish oil have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease later in life. Read on …
   
           
    What is depression? What is depression ?
There may be many times during our lives when we feel down or experience low mood. Some people may be able to make direct links between the way they feel and a particular event, such as a bereavement, relationship breakdown, or unemployment. Read on…
   
           
    Caring for carers Caring For Carers
There is no 'typical' carer. What unites carers is that they all provide unpaid, informal care and support to family or friends who have a chronic or acute condition, mental illness, disability, or who are frail aged. Read on …
   
           
    How to cope with agitation in your loved one who has Alzeimer's How to cope with agitation in your loved one who has Alzheimer’s
Many Alzheimer's patients experience agitation in addition to memory loss. In the early stages of the illness, people with Alzheimer's may encounter changes in their personality, such as irritability, anxiety or even depression. Read on …
   
           
    Meditation Meditation
Meditation is a great way to manage and reduce stress. It is widely known to have positive effect on the human body physically, emotionally and psychologically. Meditation produces a state of relaxation that benefits the heart, the brain, the lungs, and blood. Read on …
   
           
    Suicide is not an option Suicide is Not an Option (A personal story)
On December 12, 1992, my brother took his own life. The consequences were devastating to everyone involved. Maybe this story will help someone who is contemplating suicide to decide against it. Suicide is not the solution that some may think it is. Read on …
   
           
    Antidepressants - The theory behind the drugs Antidepressants - The theory behind the drugs
Current theory about these antidepressants is that they act within the brain to restrict the reuptake (reabsorption) of Serotonin back into the original nerve cell once the neurotransmitter (chemical messenger) has jumped between one nerve cell and the next. Read on …
   
           
    The psychology of weight loss. The psychology of weight loss
It must be noted here that the psychology of weight loss is a complicated matter. There is no single ingredient that can turn a fat person into a thin one. Read on …
   
           
    Behaviour, physiology and fear Behaviour, physiology and fear
In this paper I will be looking at the behavioural and physiological processes involved when an individual experiences ‘fear’. I will be examining the conscious and unconscious processes entailed in experiencing dangerous situations. Read on...
   
           
    How far has the hospice movement gone in achieving its original goal?
To begin this paper I would like to explore the origins of hospice and palliative care and the philosophy behind these concepts. The model of hospice care was popularised by Cicely Saunders in the 1960’s although, there is evidence to show the existence of hospices in Europe as early as 1842. Read on...
   
           
       
         
       
         
 
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