Our skin can become dry and dehydrated, feeling irritated and sore. This can be exacerbated in Winter with the cold air, low humidity, wind, indoor heating, reduced sunlight exposure, hot showers and increased risk of illness. Scratching irritated skin can cause it to become inflamed and may develop into dermatitis or eczema ...
We all have our ups and downs in life but it is important to remain emotionally well for overall wellbeing. Mental illnesses include depression and anxiety and affect many people around us. It is important that if you have one of these conditions that you ask for help from a health professional. However, there's more to good mental health than avoiding or treating mental illness.
Do you ever complain about being tired? Many people do.A number of medical conditions can make you feel tired including iron deficiencies, low thyroid function, diabetes, depression, coeliac disease, sleep apnoea, among others so check in with your doctor first if you are feeling tired. Many people will still feel sluggish without any underlying condition. Even if you are suffering from one of these conditions, treating lifestyle factors such as poor diet, poor sleep, stress and emotional factors can improve your energy levels.
We work under the same roof as Alison from Healthy Eating so the other day when she suggested holding a presentation on how to be the best you can be, we were naturally excited (look at the end for your invitation). I started reading through her success stories and realised time and time again, medical conditions that seemed untreatable or caused terrible quality of life, were often reversed once certain foods were removed from the person’s diet. So to understand food intolerances a little more, here’s a Q&A with Holistic Nutritionist, Alison Cowell.
Skin-related fungal infections occur mainly in warm, moist areas such as in the folds of skin, under the breast, around the groin, in the vagina and between the toes. Initially the skin can look red and rash-like, but can also be scaly, cracked and peeling, and become inflamed and very itchy.