With a change of season around the corner, we are coming into the summer while some of us are looking forward to the sunshine and holidays for people who suffer from hay fever it can be a dreaded time of the year. Hay fever is an allergic response to different allergens including pollen, cigarette smoke, chemicals, dust, food and chlorine. The allergens start an immune response in the body leading to too produce antibodies.
We all know good night sleep is essential to good health. It is recommended that we get between 7-8 hours’ sleep a night to enable our bodies to rest properly, store memories, restore energy and allow our bodies to heal. Even having a few days of sleep deprivation can affect your overall health leading to increased weight gain, the risk of diabetes, depression, affect your ability to concentrate and process information and cause heart problems.
Men don’t always hear their biological clocks ticking the same way as Women and often believe that they have the power to fertilize right up until their demise. However research is now showing that this isn’t the case. Men’s power to fertilize begins to fade in their fifties so the importance of men taking care of their reproductive health is as important as women looking after theirs.
One in six couples these days are experiencing difficulties in conceiving. The contributing causes include leaving parenthood to later in life, increased environmental toxins and stress levels, poor diet and nutrition combined with an increased sedentary life. Making some lifestyle changes including green leafy vegetables in your diet, reducing sweet foods and alcohol consumption and quitting smoking can improve chances of conception.
This can be a difficult question to answer from a general perspective. People’s experiences can vary from a deep sense of well-being and relaxation to the onset of a healing crisis which can be uncomfortable. Often people’s expectations of acupuncture can be quite high and sometimes people think it is a miracle cure. It is important for people to understand that everyone’s response is individual.
The last few years in Ireland could be considered one long stress period for many people. The causes of stress are individual to each person; common ones can include: unemployment, money worries, relationship worries, longer working hours and having to travel further to reach work. Having less free time to unwind and spend time with family and friends have become an everyday problem and it’s not surprising it is impacting on people’s health