Leisure sickness is a relatively new area of research and in a pilot study investigating its prevalence, phenomenology, and background, Vingerhoets et al. identified risk factors to be a high workload, the inability to adapt to a non‑working situation (sad but true), a need for high achievement, and a sense of responsibility with respect to work.Continue Reading →
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Yes, it’s that time of year again, I’m off to my beloved France for my yearly topup of the French countryside! As many of you know, I have a mild, okay let’s be honest, major addiction to this stunning country and I find regular visits crucial to my wellbeing!
And this time … how do I put this … best to just blurt it out, I’ll be away a little longer than usual. My last day of practice will be Saturday 17 June, returning Tuesday 12 September 2017.
After much prompting, prodding and, nagging, I am delighted to report I did indeed receive a decent number of most imaginative entries for my leafy competition. Thanks to all those who sent in their original recipes. I had a wonderful time preparing each dish, and even lovelier time consuming them!Continue Reading →
May is the last month of our wonderful autumn, so let’s make the most of it! Enjoy the delicious array of late autumnal fruits, such as firm yellow and pink plums, bright orange persimmons, crimson pomegranates . . . all reflecting the colours of the spectacular sunrises and sunsets this time of year!Continue Reading →
Okay, we have all had enough of the ME generation. Self-absorption, disconnection, love oneself . . . you know the traits! And it’s not just the reserve of a particular generation. I think we can all admit to becoming, at times, a little less embracing and connected to others given the plethora of distracting technology.Continue Reading →
Healthy vaginal flora typically consists of primarily lactobacillus species, which are critical for the prevention of colonization by pathogenic microorganisms. Lactobacilli produce antimicrobial substances such as hydrogen peroxide and bacteriocin-like substances, and forms biofilms which competitively inhibit the growth of pathogens.Continue Reading →
Many of us use turmeric and saffron in our cooking. But these delightful plants have recently been proven to improve mood, in therapeutic dosages. Indeed, both Curcuma longa (turmeric) and Crocus sativus (saffron) have been extensively clinically trialled and shown to be as effective as, and are able to be taken alongside, pharmaceutical SSRIs (anti-depressant drugs) without negative effects.Continue Reading →
Several chemical compounds of legumes are responsible for an uncomfortable, rather embarrassing consequence of eating some beans; the generation of gas in the digestive system.Continue Reading →
Vitamin D has broad and diverse biological functions. Many body tissues express the vitamin D receptor (VDR) which controls more than 200 genes responsible for processes such as metabolism, mineral homeostasis, bone resorption, cell cycle control and intestinal calcium transport.Continue Reading →
I don’t think enough of you are eating sufficient greens, given the dearth of entries for my Super Salad competition in January!! Although, I admit, it may be shyness in sharing recipes. Greens are crucial for health and should feature in at least two meal per day. And no, I don’t mean peas!Continue Reading →