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ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Does my child have ADHD? It frequently happens that parents come to my studio with their son or daughter, aged 7 or 8, asking this very question. They complain about their child’s behavioural difficulties at home or at school. Usually, they get reports from school that he or she is disruptive. They are easily distracted, disorganised in tasks and activities,…

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How Food Helps Me Sleep Better

Sleepless Nights Since I was a toddler, I’ve been a poor sleeper. I was a light sleeper, so that when my mom would come check on me I would have already heard her and be standing up in my crib. As a child, my parents would let me read late in the hopes that I would get sleepy and nod…

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How Does a Lack of Sleep Affect Your Mood?

How Sleep Disturbances Affect Mood A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing Sleep Psychologist, Dr. Katerina Nikolakopoulou. We spoke about the effects that poor, or interrupted sleep, can have on your concentration levels, your mood and overall energy levels. Have you ever been more irritable after a poor night’s sleep? If you constantly have interrupted sleep, such…

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Movement for Mood

With my work in movement and exercise, I hear this type of comment a lot: “I feel so good after training” ” I feel so much better on the day I come to bootcamp” “I’m so glad I came to the session” Benefits beyond the body The benefits of training and movement can help so much in terms of your…

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Exercise vs Chocolate: a stand-off in the fight for happiness

Have you ever wondered why exercise is so important for your health? A new cure for depression? Let’s consider our mental health. Have you ever experienced anxiety, schizophrenia, depression, trauma or ADHD? These are some of the most common mental illnesses which we come across today. Constant rushing around and dealing with the problems of everyday life may make you…

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Sugar kills your sex life

Are you a secret sugar addict? I must confess I alsocrave a lot of sugary foods…chocolate in particular is my weakness. Since attempting to really reduce the amount of added sugar I’m eating, I feel much better physically, although I crave it even more! I would normally eat a whole bar of chocolate in one sitting because I felt down…

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Why nutritional therapy makes a difference

[:en] What is nutritional therapy? Nutritional Therapy is a science-based, yet holistic approach to nutritional counselling. It is rooted in the conviction that food, as Nature intended, is a form of medicine that can heal, protect, nurture and support good health. Our bodies are amazingly capable of restoring balance when given the proper raw materials. It is both a system…

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Insomnia makes me a better therapist

[:en]For years I have suffered with insomnia. Many sleepless nights, or nights of lying awake for hours, just to fall asleep a half an hour before the alarm was due to go off. When I was a toddler, my mother would sneak upstairs to check on me while I was sleeping. Having been such a light sleeper, I would already…