Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK is a great starting point to get the public talking about mental illness. The issue of mental health has a special place in my heart as my aunt (my mother’s sister) suffered with schizophrenia for many years and ultimately took her own life in 2009 Continue reading 5 Celebs who suffer with a Diagnosed Mental Illness
Bipolar is a mental health condition which has an impact on your mood, and can cause your mood to swing between two extremes. In the past, it was referred to as “manic depression”. This was the phrase used to describe it right up until 1980, at which point the American Psychiatric Association (APA) decided to reflect the condition’s “bi-polarity”, or dual nature, by renaming it “bipolar disorder”. Continue reading What is Bipolar Disorder
Everyone knows that weight training builds muscles. But did you also know it can strengthen your bones and even help rebuild bones? This is especially helpful for people older in age with the risk of developing osteoporosis, and bones that are more brittle to begin with. Continue reading The Health And Fitness Benefits Of Lifting Weights
In the 1980s, British psychiatrist Lorna Wing developed and introduced the concept of Asperger syndrome. The condition is named after an Austrian paediatrician named Hans Asperger, who studied and wrote about children who exhibited the condition in 1944. Continue reading Things You Might Not Know About Asperger Syndrome
One common myth surrounding coeliac disease is that it’s something you can simply outgrow. Unfortunately, it’s not true. You will have the condition for life following diagnosis (assuming that your diagnosis is correct). Continue reading Is Coeliac Disease Something You Can Grow Out Of?
Having been the subject of MS research for more than 50 years, the Swank diet is likely the most well-known … Continue reading Multiple Sclerosis: Swank Diet
You love to eat bread, cake, pasta and well frankly…most foods, but after many years of feeling bloated and getting uncontrollable gas after indulging in your favourites you begin to realise that your body seems to have a problem with digestion.
Continue reading Maintaining a Gluten free diet