PoTS stands for Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. The symptoms of PoTS include lightheadedness, fatigue, dizziness, headache, anxiety, shortness of breath, nausea, digestive symptoms, fainting and occur mostly when standing up. It affects heart rate and blood pressure. However, symptoms can range in severity. The symptoms occur because the autonomic nervous system is dysfunctional. The autonomic […]
Loose stools can be temporary; often due to an infection, irritation or during or after a course of antibiotics. Occasionally loose stools become a constant feature leading to discomfort, uncertainty and have a significant impact on day to day activities. Waste that moves quickly from your stomach to the toilet is usually due to a […]
Do you find that by the end of the day you need to loosen you belt or look as if you might be pregnant? If bloating is getting you down here are our top tips for banishing the bloat for good!
1. Chew your food.
Good digestion begins in the mouth with chewing your food well. […]
Carefully crafted, home cooked meals are shunned in favour of a plate of smiley potato faces and chicken nuggets once again. For the fifth time this week. You can’t remember the last time they ate something green, beige – yes, green never.
Children go through a phase during their toddler years where they have a […]
1. It’s not all in the mind.
The way we view anorexia has not changed much over the years. Despite the progress made in medical science we still have an archaic view of anorexia. It is presumed to be caused by a combination of genetics and an idealised perception of thinness along with wider familial […]
When I first met Callum he was 8 years old and had just been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. He was emotionally labile, struggled with basic social communication, was very anxious, he also had food intolerances. His parents were concerned that he wouldn’t be able to cope in mainstream school as he was hugely sensitive and […]
Is your child struggling at school? Is being lively, impulsive or unfocused causing problems with their learning? Nutrition can help.
The importance of diet cannot be overlooked when trying to understand children’s behaviour. There are five critical areas that need to be considered when helping children with concentration and behavioural issues.
Blood sugar balance.
The body works […]
Anna came to see me because she was struggling with low mood and felt less and less able to cope with everyday life. She felt tired all the time, anxious and depressed. She had discovered that when she felt unhappy she would eat a poor diet and this exacerbated the way she felt. But she […]
When Brenda first came to my clinic she rated her mood at an all time low of 0/10. She had been depressed for a number of years and it had worsened after the birth of her second child.
Her joints were often stiff, especially in the morning and she felt like her muscles ached all the […]
If you’ve tried every self-help book on the shelf to stop comfort eating and still get cosy with a family bag of Doritos in the evening then this blog post is for you!
We have been led to believe that comfort eating is the result of external pressures – a bad day, a rubbish week, or […]