Music And Our Mental Health

Introduction Written in line with BBC Music Day on 28th September 2018, this post considers the impact music can have on our mental health. Music can have a great impact on mood, energy, enjoyment and motivation.  It is frequently used in our day to day lives to help set a tone or add ambience to…

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A Parent’s Guide to Arm Fractures in Children

Introduction Arm fractures in children are not always easy to spot.  Any parent dreads the day their child injures themselves and the dilemma of whether an injury is severe enough to seek instant medical assessment has to be made.  This article will address arm injuries in children and how to identify when a broken bone…

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Body metabolism and recovery from restrictive eating

People in recovery from an eating disorder (ED) or restrictive eating often raise concerns or have questions in respect to their body metabolism.  What body metabolism is and what hypermetabolism is; whether they have ‘broken’ their metabolism and what impact might this have on their recovery journey. I hope to address a lot of the…

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Body Fat – its role and benefits

In our society today body fat is too often perceived as the enemy – the root cause of all our health problems; the reason for a large proportion of early deaths and we see guidance provided from so many sources, advising how to lose weight and shed our bodies of any excess adipose tissue. However,…

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Mental Illness – Dear World… from the One in Four

Dear World, We are the one in four* people who have a mental illness. You know us but you just might not realise we are ill. We are your children, your parents, your brothers and sisters. We are your grandparents and your grandchildren. We are your cousins, your nieces and nephews and your uncles and…

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