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LOVE YOUR HEART

Make this Valentine’s month an opportunity to focus on your own heart. According to cardiologists, heart attacks and strokes remain a major cause of early death, with high cholesterol being a main factor. IDENTIFY AND MANAGE YOUR RISK FACTORS Most of us are aware of the impact our lifestyle has on our health and longevity …

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Dealing with Grief and Loss

When you lose a loved one, it’s natural to experience grief.  Whether it was an expected death or a sudden death, the pain will still be there.  Anticipatory grief, i.e., knowing someone is going to pass away, as they had a prolonged illness, gives some time to prepare, but it still doesn’t take away the …

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THIS YEAR – BE A HEALTIER YOU!

The beginning of a new year really does give us an opportunity to kick start changes in our lifestyle.  No excuses, the overindulgence of Christmas has passed and it’s time to get serious about your health. A resolution to be healthier is one of the most important steps you can take.  This might include losing …

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New Year’s Resolutions

How can you make this year different? It’s that time of the year when we make promises to ourselves to change our lives in the New Year in some way or another.  For many those New Year Resolutions are to lose weight, stop smoking, stop drinking, leave a toxic relationship, eat a healthy diet, exercise …

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CHRISTMAS – ‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE MERRY’ (OR MISERABLE?)

Christmas can put a lot of pressure on people as they feel they should be happy and excited about all the festivities. In fact, it can negatively affect mental health in many ways, especially if: You have had a relationship break-up or divorce.Your partner or someone close has passed away.You can’t be with family because …

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Are you living with an addict?

What is addiction? The most common addiction is to alcohol and drugs although addiction encompasses many other substances and behaviours. Addiction is a disfunction of the brain’s reward, motivation, and memory system. It controls how your body craves a substance, or a behaviour, and causes compulsion and obsession when craving the rewards. This compulsion in …

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Keep colds and flu at bay this winter

It’s that time of the year when as hard as you try, you end up with that unwanted cold or even worse, flu. What are the symptoms?           Blocked or runny nose           Sore throat           Temperature           Muscle aches           Headaches           Cough           Sneezes           Loss of taste & smell           Pressure in …

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