Early motherhood is a very special time, and yet also incredibly challenging too. If you are struggling with low mood and find yourself crying all the time, here are some of the reasons why this might be so. Plus tips on what to try.
We need a change in our thinking: Instead of eradicating illness, we need to support wellness. If you want to improve your mental and physical health, you need to look at supporting both body and mind, and move away from a focus on symptoms and conditions. Here’s why.
Life keeps throwing challenges at us and sometimes they’re really hard. In this post, I dive into growing resilience. I talk about the way our brains scan for danger, and how to grow your inner resources so that you become a stronger and more resilient person.
These are crazy and unprecedented times, and so many of us are struggling with this “new normal” for the next few weeks. Here are some thoughts on how to best survive the lockdown.
These are strange and stressful times. Our daily lives are deeply affected – no matter where you are living on this planet. I’ve asked my online followers how this pandemic is affecting their lives and mental health. Here are their stories plus advice on how to look after your mental health during this outbreak.
Your diet and supplements are fantastic tools to help you feel better, but those two alone won’t heal you. We need to stop taking a reductionist approach. Here’s why.
Back in the summer I went camping for one day and ate foods that are typical of such trips. Sweets, chocolate, crisps, drinking juices and alcohol etc.
Just how much this way of eating affected my mood and energy levels even shocked me – there were very quick and very noticeable changes. Read the post to find out more.
A super valuable episode for anyone struggling with anxiety! I had the pleasure to interview UK writer Ben Aldridge, who writes about mental health, stoicism,
I had the pleasure to interview CBT therapist Sarah Rees who runs a private practice here in the UK. We talk about CBT for depression, what compassion focused therapy is, and Sarah also shares her own recent health journey with us. As always we end up chatting about the mind body connection too!
This episode is about mental health nutrition: Exploring in how far nutrition is linked to physical root causes of poor mental health such as depression. And this goes far beyond deficiencies in particular nutrients.
I know you might think this is a bit far fetched, but I promise you it’s not. You NEED to consider your gut health (including your poo and bowel movement regularity) if you are trying to get better, whether that’s physically or mentally. Here’s why!
In this episode I am talking to Kelsey Mech, a Canada based clinical counsellor specialising in anxiety and trauma. We talk about her journey of
The effect of poor blood sugar regulation on your mood and mental health is just incredible. Make sure to listen to this episode to understand how to balance your blood sugar levels for better mental health – and it’s not just about the sugar in your diet!
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I’m Claudia Smith, a qualified nutritional therapist, functional medicine practitioner and coach specialising in depression. This is where I share my thoughts and advice on natural and holistic approaches to overcoming depression.