Stress & Sleep

Why the best medicine costs you nothing

How to keep laughing for better health Proof that laughter is one of the best natural medicines  The stress-relief and immunity booster that costs you nothing (but can be tricky to find these days)  It can even relieve your pain I’ve always disliked it when people say, “Cheer up!”. It’s as if they think that simply by commanding me to be happy, my entire mood will change instantly, like flicking a switch. Far better would be to cheer me up…
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Lockdown insomnia – a problem few saw coming!

Insomnia Cure

Have you had this problem too? Ugh, yet another horrid lockdown side effect  Do you get this insomnia problem too?  Two nutritional tips for relaxing your body so that you sleep more deeply every night I woke up and looked at my bedside clock. It was 4.30am. “Ah,” I thought, “plenty of time to get some more sleep before the dog wakes us all up for his breakfast.” I was absolutely exhausted because I’d been working all the previous day…
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More about the moon and how it affects your mood and health

Is the moon a health issue? Readers have their say Is the moon a natural health issue? Readers have their verdict – some great feedback here! A weird link between our only satellite and your intestinal worms (this is a bit “eeaaugh”!) Evidence that the moon makes us more violent – I reveal a fascinating study by the UK police The other week I wrote to you about the moon… I explained that many people believe its different phases affect…
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Teacher, teacher! Can you hear this too?

Can you tell the difference between a Robin and a Tit? How stress can lead to heart break Try these simple home exercises to aid relaxation Are you enjoying the dawn chorus? The bird song that greets us every morning as the sun shines. With no traffic noise, no aeroplanes and few people walking around the air is loud with the birds. I’m no David Attenborough when it comes to identifying them though, so this week I decided to try…
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This is crazy

How fish oil makes you happy

The dietary deficiency linked to mental health problems  Eat more of this to give your mood a big boost  How to get your omega-3s without fish Last weekend was a big test for the country. The first really sunny, warm weather for most of Britain and nobody was supposed to be outside in it! Or at least, they were allowed out for one piece of exercise then supposed to get right back home. It was government lockdown rules… No sunbathing,…
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Lockdown brain hacks revealed

The most devastating side effects of long-term isolation How to hotwire your happiness circuits Try these lockdown brain hacks Looks like we’re in for the long haul. It could be 30, 60, 90 days… or even more… until the lockdown rules relax. We just don’t know. One of the most devastating side effects will be the impact on the mental health of millions of people in this country. Not only people who have major issues already… But those who experience…
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