Do you really believe that medication can solve your mental and emotional difficulties? You may have been told your depression is due to a ‘chemical imbalance in your brain’ which needs to be treated with prescription medication. As the saying goes: “healthy body, healthy mind”. Dealing with physical health issues really can affect mood changes, negative thoughts, being irritable,… Read More


If you are suffering from weight gain, hair loss, exhaustion, depression, mental fog, constipation fibromyalgia and even heart disease, you may have a thyroid condition. Thyroid problems can be hard to diagnose initially, because routine thyroid function blood testing does not always reveal abnormal thyroid hormones until your symptoms are well established. Sometimes, it is not until patients have… Read More


There are a few old sayings that I really like: “It’s not what you eat, but what eats you” and “Laughter is the best medicine”. Quite literally, our mental state and how we feel affects our physical health and wellbeing. Research shows that day-to-day choices can make a big difference to how we feel. The level… Read More


ADHD, Autism, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Dyslexia and PDDNOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified) are being proven by researchers all over the world to stem from the environment. Toxins interrupt the healthy development of children, diminish quality of life, reduce academic achievement and disturb behaviour, with profound consequences for entire societies. Neurodevelopmental disorders… Read More


Doing something about depression and anxiety can seem impossible. If we have physical pain, we know what to do – go to the doctor, find out what the problem is, treat it and take painkillers. When we have emotional pain, there is no well-known path of treatment. Here are some simple actions you can start right… Read More


  Great news for depressed people – internet-based therapy is as successful as face-to-face treatment at combating depression, and it works better than drug therapy. A study that psychiatrist Gavin Andrews from the University of New South Wales did, found that Internet treatment required less than two hours compared to an average 12-15 hours of treatment with a practitioner. Cognitive behavioural… Read More


  It’s fairly well known now that diet affects mood, and that junk food can be the cause of depression, particularly in teenagers. Quite literally, changing your diet can change your mood. Anyone who has lost weight due to eating healthier food, will have noticed a mood boost, which is  greater than the satisfaction of… Read More