Posts by Valerie Woodmore

Hi Ho Silver Lining

Hi Ho Silver Lining

Or so the song goes – but what if the sun isn’t shining for everyone behind that cloud? Depression, anxiety and mental health issues are all invisible conditions that many, many people suffer from while feeling completely alone. Some people don’t even recognise that they’re suffering at all. At some point in our lives, we…

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Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover

Skinny Equals Unhealthy

We often hear , “ don’t  judge a book by its cover ” but you probably haven’t applied the same logic to how we perceive our body. It’s a sad fact that, in society today, there’s a perception that a skinny body equals a healthy body and a larger build means you’re unhealthy. People assume…

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The Benefits of Ginger Tea

The Benefits of Ginger Tea

Following on from my post earlier on in the month, I suggested making sure that you’re drinking enough water to remain refreshed and alert in our busy lives. Not everyone enjoys drinking plain water, so if you’re after something a bit more flavourful, then I’m a huge advocate regarding the benefits of ginger tea. Ginger…

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Hello March!

Hello March

Well, where did the last two months go? If you’re anything like a lot of my clients, who lead busy lives, you’re probably ready for a bit of R + R? It’s important to remember to take the opportunity to take some time out for yourself to fully unwind.  If you’re always running on empty,…

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Understanding Your Lymphatic System

Lymphatic System

The lymphatic system helps keep the body healthy by eliminating infections and diseases. Do you know what the lymphatic system is? It’s a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph, a fluid containing infection-fighting…

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Is it Time to Invest in Your Health ?

Health

It’s great when you’re young, isn’t it? You don’t feel the need to invest in your health. In fact, you almost certainly took your health for granted: You probably ate all the wrong foods and ate as much as you liked – without gaining much weight. But as you hit your 40’s, and beyond, this all starts to…

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How to Be Healthy

Apple Slices

Clients often ask me how to be healthy and they also worry that they may have left it too late.  But it’s never too late to make lifestyle changes that will improve your health and that of your family. It’s all about taking little steps that can lead to big improvements. How to be Healthy –…

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Five Steps to Improve Digestion

Improve Digestion Through a Balanced Diet

Poor digestion can lead to a wide variety of persistent health problems and, yet, it’s often one of the last areas that people even consider when they have health issues. Taking steps to improve digestion can have a significant impact on your health, as I know only too well, myself. Before becoming a Complementary Therapist,…

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Your Body and Food Supplements

Rates of Chronic Disease Predicted to Rise

Expectations of life at the dawn of the 21st century are higher than ever because of the reduced incidence of infectious diseases. Unfortunately, in place of the infections to which our ancestors succumbed, chronic illnesses including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer have now become established as the major killers. Few people realise that this epidemic…

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The Effects of Stress on Your Body

Stress and the Effects of Stress

Stress is the body’s natural reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response. The body reacts to these changes with physical, mental, and emotional responses and the effects of stress can be many and varied. It’s important to note that stress is a normal part of life that everybody goes through. You can…

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