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Human and Planetary Health

Human and Planetary Health

Both human and planetary health are highly complex and adaptive systems. Integrative Healthcare offers a lens through which we can understand a meaningful connection between the two that includes, but goes beyond, the impact of climate change on our health or the impact of big pharma and conventional healthcare systems on the environment.

Five Day Fast

Five Day Fast

Dr. Elizabeth Thompson tries the five day fasting mimicking diet developed by Professor Valter Longo (https://www.valterlongo.com). His evolution of twenty years of research into fasting and longevity is fascinating, and his specially designed five-day fast for people who can’t normally fast was something Dr. Thompson wanted to explore, both in a professional as well as personal capacity.

Move your body to feel good

Move your body to feel good

Move your body to feel greatLet's talk about movement I know that even hearing the word ‘exercise’ can sometimes feel like a burden, something we know we ‘should’ be doing but really don’t like the thought of it. I don’t know about you,...

Do You Know How to Breathe?

Do You Know How to Breathe?

Do You Know How to Breathe?‘Knowing’ how to breathe might seem obvious! Breathing is something we humans do on average 25,000 times a day and for the most part without any conscious effort. But just because it’s an involuntary function,...

Winter Boost Cordial

Winter Boost Cordial

The cold weather is definitely on its way and we’ve been looking at immunity at NCIM. Our November Holistic Doctor Webinar (Keeping Well in Winter*) featured this delicious recipe for a cordial with warming spices and fruits that are packed with anti-oxidants and vitamins. It’s one that will certainly be a boost for your immunity.

Keeping Well in Winter

Keeping Well in Winter

Keeping Well in WinterBy Vicki Powell - Nutrition for Wellbeing Lead Understanding Our Immune System There seems to be a lot of discussion about immunity at the moment particularly in light of the ongoing Covid situation. The first thing to say is that our immune...

Integrative Approaches to Long Covid

Integrative Approaches to Long Covid

Integrative Approaches to Long CovidDr Elizabeth Thompson - CEO and Holistic Doctor Kiriaki Marselou - Holistic PharmacistThis blog post accompanies the Holistic Doctor Webinar of the same name recorded on 29 September 2021. The full recording of that Webinar is...

Sleep – what is it good for?

Sleep – what is it good for?

Sleep - what is it good for? Absolutely everything!Dr Elizabeth Thompson - CEO and Holistic DoctorI don’t know about you, but I tend to hit the snooze button a few times each morning when my alarm goes off, just to get that extra dozing time. But I can still wake up...

Back to School

Back to School

Back to SchoolI don't know about you, but I definitely have that 'back to school' feeling this week! I've just returned from Edinburgh where I attended the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine conference and am fired up and raring to go. I can't tell you how...

Moving into Autumn with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Moving into Autumn with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Moving into Autumn with Traditional Chinese MedicineMegan Odell – TCM and Acupuncture Lead It is 29 degrees as I type these words, stifling and humid, but I see it is forecast to rapidly drop to 19 within days. Some coffee chains have already started pushing their...

Brain Health Blog Website April 2021

Brain Health Blog Website April 2021

Top Tips on Brain Health Hi everyone! Apologies that it has been a while since I gave a CEO update but as we move out of lockdown and with our new team in place, I hope that this could be the start of a more regular blog. We're really excited that this month we're...