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October 2021

The brain-gut connection
Healthy Lifestyle
September 28, 2021

The brain-gut connection

If you’ve ever ‘...gone with your gut’ to make a decision, or felt ‘butterflies in your stomach’ when nervous, you’re likely getting signals from an unexpected source: your second brain. Hidden in the walls of the digestive system, this ‘brain in your gut’ is revolutionizing our understanding of the links between digestion, mood, health, and even the way you think.

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Mental illness is not a choice
Healthy Lifestyle
September 28, 2021

We are all a little mental – let’s break the stigma

Ever wondered what the most burdensome disease is in the world today? According to the World Health Organization, the disease that robs the most adults of the most years of productive life is not AIDS, not heart disease, not cancer. It is depression. As with many conditions, mental health is widely misunderstood.

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Don’t suffer in silence
Healthy Lifestyle
September 28, 2021

How to ask for help when you’re feeling down

When was the last time you said these three words? All of us need some support during our lives here. Help is sometimes practical – like moving furniture or carrying grocery-bags. At other times, all you want is a hug, or some emotional support. Although it’s normal to need and ask for support, many of us can find it hard to do so: especially when it comes to our mental health.

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