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On top of our usual increasing stress levels, the global political and economic situation is resulting in a super-stressed population with mental health on the decline. As we struggle along with restrictions, pandemic fear mongering and economic impact, we look at how to identify and beat depression; find the silver lining of nightmares and navigate our new reality as we struggle to find meaning and purpose in life.
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The Beauty of Natural Skin PeelsTable of Contents ↑|
Move over plastic surgery. Did you know that your complexion can benefit dramatically from a peel procedure that makes use of natural ingredients? Ana Engelbrecht of Anaclinical explains the beauty of natural peel reactions.
Does Exercise Age Us ?Table of Contents ↑|
A certain amount of oxidative stress is needed for adaptation to the exercise and adaptation to life. BUT, if this oxidative stress is excessive for a prolonged period, it becomes damaging to the body and potentially impacts the ageing process.
Identify and Beat Depression NaturallyTable of Contents ↑|
Do you feel sad, empty, fatigued? Are you experiencing a loss of interest in everyday activities, do you suffer from insomnia or sleep excessively, have you noticed significant changes in your weight? Do you feel worthless, hopeless, lonely, apathetic and miserable? These can all be symptoms of depression. If you feel this way, the good news is – you don’t have to!
The Silver Lining of NightmaresTable of Contents ↑|
Nightmares are often a normal part of coping with change in our lives. They are not necessarily a sign of pathology and may be a positive indication that we are actively coping with a new challenge.
Unlock Tension with Body Stress ReleaseTable of Contents ↑|
Body Stress Release is a gentle yet precise wellness technique that is safe and suitable for people of all ages and in all states of health. It releases stress locked in the body and enhances the body’s communication and co-ordinating abilities. John and Colleen Beck tell us how it works ...
Magnesium – the understated mineralTable of Contents ↑|
Magnesium is thought to combat fatigue because it helps release energy in the body. It also plays a role in the production of melatonin, which helps to regulate sleep; this production is disturbed when levels of magnesium are insufficient. As well as being helpful in treating fatigue and insomnia, magnesium plays a role in preventing and treating a host of other common ailments from the premenstrual syndrome (PMS) to heart problems.
6 Natural Answers to InsomniaTable of Contents ↑|
Sleep (six to eight hours in darkness and quiet) is critical to health, general sense of well-being and longevity. It is a vital physical need to restore and replenish our bodies and minds. We require sleep for survival just as we need food, water and oxygen. There are a number of herbal and homeopathic remedies you could try, but the most important ‘remedy’ is to learn to relax before you go to bed.