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Caring for your Skin in Winter

It is that time of year, when the weather is less kind and it starts to affect your skin. With the cold wind, wet outdoors and heating indoors, skin tends to get very dry and irritated. Here are a few simple things we need to remember to keep our skin happy throughout these colder months.   1.Try to switch to …

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Caring for your Skin in Winter

Wearables and Apps-How to Track Your Body

Using wearables and apps on your phone can be helpful to monitor the body’s response to stress or training throughout the day. Although blood and salivary tests are available and genuinely more accurate in measuring stress responses through cortisol levels, these are not practical on a daily basis.   Monitoring Mood- A basic way to measure response to stress or …

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Wearables and Apps-How to Track Your Body

Your Microbiome…much more than just some friendly bacteria

The microbiome is big news in the health world.  The study of those friendly bacteria in our gut has made enormous advancements and has changed the way we understand our immune system and our health.    What is the microbiome? Our microbiome is the collective name for the bugs that live in our gut and all the genetic material that …

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Your Microbiome…much more than just some friendly bacteria

The pill, patch or ring? What are my contraceptive options?

What are my contraceptive options? Most people are familiar with the contraceptive pill or ‘the pill’ as it is better known however there are many other forms of contraception available and more and more people are now availing of these options. There are five types of contraception: hormonal, barrier, intrauterine (inserted inside the uterus/womb), sterilisation and natural. The choice is …

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The pill, patch or ring? What are my contraceptive options?

Post Natal Depression

What is post-natal depression? Having a baby is a life-changing experience that is often underestimated by many. Fun-filled late nights bopping around to the Macarena with mojito in hand are swapped for pampers, posseting and parenthood! Postnatal depression, PND for short, is a type of depression that many parents experience after having a baby. This is a common problem, affecting …

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Post Natal Depression