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Posts from July 2022

Earlier this month we looked at how taking prescription medication seems to have become the norm for all too many people – and not just those of more mature years (!). Sadly, this can become a rather slippery slope, with one medication all too quickly becoming two, three or many more. You can find the post here
The prescription of multiple medications is known as “Polypharmacy” with “poly” meaning many and “pharmacy” meaning drugs. While the dangers of overprescribing medications are well known, there is no single definition of how many drugs is too many. Definitions range from two or more to eleven or more being taken each day, with five or more seeming to be the general rule of thumb. 
And, “yes” we know what you’re thinking.  
Or, more accurately, the Little Monster in your Head is thinking (!). How this is all very well in theory BUT simply doesn’t apply to you. There then follows a long list of things that DEFINTELY didn’t help you; whether far back in the mists of time or more recent. So, there. End of story. Full stop. 
Before we go any further, this is probably a good time for a nice deep calming breath. Then, perhaps, several more too (!).  
Feeling better?  
Little Monster in your Head back under control?!? 
Then we’ll now explain the reasoning behind this very simple statement which, all too often, can become a potentially inflammatory one. 
With the current spell of hot weather – well, hot for the UK (!) – it’s easy for people to become dehydrated without even realising it. Perhaps it’s due to them not being used to hot weather and simply not recognising the warning signs. Having said that, many of the classic signs of dehydration seem so obvious – to us at least (!) – that it can sometimes be hard to understand how people don’t seem to join the dots. 
So, this week, we’re going to take another look at the most common signs of dehydration. And, don’t be fooled, they apply all year round, not just in the summer (!). 
Let’s begin with the most obvious ones of feeling thirsty or having a dry mouth. Now you may think these are blindingly obvious but you’d be surprised. 
Last week, we celebrated our 400th blog post by highlighting some of the mindset topics that come up again and again with Clients. If you missed it click here
So, this week, we’re going to continue on a similar theme and return to a post made back in 2016. It concerns a trend that has become increasingly obvious to us in recent years, but dates back at least a couple of decades – if not further back still – and has been gathering pace in recent years. 
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