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Posts from April 2016

You may have heard this truism many times before, but did you know it dates back over 2,000 years to Ancient Greece? And to the Greek Physician, Hippocrates. 
 
Often referred to as the “Founder of Medicine” Hippocrates was the first to separate medicine from superstitions. Rejecting the prevailing view of the times – that disease was caused by evil spirits or disfavour of the gods – he used observation and the study of the body to understand and treat disease. 
 
While his observations may be over 2,000 years old, they are as relevant today as they were at the time. For example, that the body should be treated as a whole and not just a series of parts. Incorporating a good diet, fresh air, cleanliness and rest into all treatments. 
 
There’s so much we can still learn from Hippocrates but, today, let’s focus on the healing power of the food we eat. 
Looking back over the 80 – or more (!) – posts we’ve made in the last couple of years, one subject has come up more than any other. And this reflects how popular a topic it is with clients. 
 
It concerns an emotion – or state of mind, if you prefer – and comes up in many different guises. It also remains one of the most elusive. And well as being priceless. 
 
So what are we talking about? 
 
Happiness. 
Over the years we’ve noticed that New Year isn’t the only time of the year when all sorts of health related resolutions are made. Here in the UK the spring is just as popular. Perhaps it’s to do with the warmer weather and lighter nights, waking people up from their winter hibernation. Or, maybe, the prospect of the annual fortnight in the sun. 
 
Whatever the reason, this time of year is always busy as people decide to kick start their health programme for the warmer months ahead. An easy way to get things moving – literally (!) is the traditional spring clean. Or detox, if you prefer. 
As many of our clients already know, and readers of this blog may have guessed (!), we’re not great fans of mainstream media. And by mainstream media we mean television, cinema and papers. 
 
There are many reasons for this, not least the huge amount of time that can be “lost” to them every day. However our primary concern is the very misleading and negative picture they often portray of this world of ours and the part we each play in it. 
 
While we could talk about mainstream media in general, today we’d like to focus on the “one eyed monster” in the corner of the living room. And now in many other rooms as well. Not to mention on all your favourite electronic gizmos. Phone. Desk top. Lap top. I pad. Tablet. 
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