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The concept of eating seasonally is actually really simple. It involves eating foods that are grown ...
We often hear it said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and trying to put a healt...
Lactation consultants around the world have been extensively studying the process of muscle movement...
Courtsey of our nutritional therapist, Sophie Crosswaite.This is a recipe that I’ve adapted fro...
As the wonder of Spring starts to emerge with blossoms and seeds creating a new cycle of life with r...
One of the most frequent complaints during pregnancy is lower back pains and up to 80% of women will...
Most women will experience symptoms three to five days after the birth, such as mood swings, tearine...

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Welcome to The Maris Practice Blog. Here you will find musings, reflections and information about best practice in alternative therapies. We hope you find it useful and interesting.

Turmeric Chicken Skewers - a recipe

Chicken-skewers
Courtsey of our nutritional therapist,  Sophie Crosswaite . This is a recipe that I’ve adapted from one my Mum used to make as soon as it was warm enough to get the BBQ out. It is now a firm favourite...
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Eating for Hormonal Balance

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We often underestimate the importance of our hormones when it comes to our health and well-being. We also forget that what we put in our mouths really does have an impact on our bodies hormonal balance. Often unless we have...
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Complementary therapies to help with Arthritis

Complementary therapies to help with Arthritis
Arthritis is a common condition that literally means inflammation within the joint itself. Inflammation is part of your body's natural healing process. Normally it occurs as a defence against viruses and bacteria or as a reaction to injuries such as...
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Coping with Hot Weather

Coping with Hot Weather
Many people love the summer and the hot weather it (usually!) brings, but for others amongst us it is a time when we feel drained, exhausted and generally over heated!  The two physical risks of being too hot are dehydration...
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Coping with sleep deprivation and it isn’t just for parents of new borns!

Coping with sleep deprivation and it isn’t just for parents of new borns!
What is Sleep Deprivation? This affects anyone who has had less sleep than they need to feel awake and alert.  It is one condition which is very often brought up at mother and baby groups, and quite understandably too!  A...
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Adaptogens – can they help us manage our stress levels?

Adaptogens – can they help us manage our stress levels?
Adaptogens are herb powders from a unique class of healing plants which activate the body’s natural defence mechanisms against stress.  Eating a nutritious well balanced diet, getting enough sleep and keeping physically active can all help us avoid the effects...
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Looking for help with fertility issues?

Looking for help with fertility issues?
Fertility issues can be deeply upsetting and often all consuming. Balancing hormones, good nutrition, reducing stress and increasing ‘relaxed’ time have all been shown to help with fertility issues. There are a number of complimentary therapies that help both men...
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World Arthritis Day is today, 12th October 2015 and aims to highlight the debilitating effects of this disease

World Arthritis Day is today, 12th October 2015 and aims to highlight the debilitating effects of this disease
Its World Arthritis Day  today, 12th October and with this in mind we thought we would highlight how complementary therapies have been demonstrated to help manage the symptoms. Arthritis is such a wide spread disease in Western culture with 1...
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When are ‘healthy’ foods not, and some foods you may think of as ‘bad’ that are actually useful

When are ‘healthy’ foods not, and some foods you may think of as ‘bad’ that are actually useful
Unless you have been living in a hermit’s cave, you will have heard and read plenty of material about good and bad foods. Yet there is still a huge amount of misconception with whether what we eat helps or hinders...
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Its the St Margaret's Summer Fair 2015 on Saturday 11th July

Its the St Margaret's Summer Fair 2015 on Saturday 11th July
As usual the St Margarets Summer Fair will be held in Moormead Park on Saturday 11th July 2015 with live music, a fantastic fun dog show, lots of tasty food and drink plus plenty of entertainment for children. It starts...
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Training for the London Marathon? A few ideas

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Firstly congratulations on making the commitment. Most training regimes will cover running frequency and distances in some detail. The importance of diet, rest, and general well-being will be highlighted but often specialist guidance is lacking. There are several disciplines from...
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