10 things to know about anti-depressants

Antidepressants are a type of medicine that help when someone is diagnosed with depression. They can also be used to treat other conditions such as anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).   The opinion is that they work by ‘increasing levels of chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters. Certain neurotransmitters, such

Flawed chemistry

I’ve always thought I’m a pretty strong minded woman – thick skinned and able to cope with A LOT. So a few years ago when I found myself sobbing in a chair in my GP’s office, it was NEVER something I would have predicted. As a teenager I went through some difficult times, getting my

The Pre/Post-Covid Me

Covid-19 hit the world…News started coming out from Wuhan, I started panicking. More startling news started coming from home, from Iran. My parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends started to self-quarantine, I panicked even more. I started making plans, deciding whether or not to see my friends, to keep restaurant reservations, and worst of all,

how to get 10k steps

5 Top Tips to Get 10k Steps a Day

When I worked in retail I never really paid attention to my daily step count because I was always on my feet, however when I moved to an office job I became acutely aware of how much time I was spending sat at my desk. Now I don’t know the science behind why you should

Is breast really best?

I’m sure you read that title and thought – of course it is. Everybody knows this. So why don’t we all do it then? Is it because we’re selfish, uncaring mothers ignorant to the scientific evidence providing endless benefits to breastfed babies? Or is it because we can’t, tried and failed?  I’m going to tell