60 Days of Calm for FREE!!

In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Week this May, we are delighted to share that all our clients can now experience 60 days of Calm App for FREE!!!

For those who don't know, Calm is the 2017 iPhone App of the Year for Meditation, Relaxation and Sleep!

It is truly a present to keep you present.

While smartphones and social media are so often the cause of our distraction and inability to focus, this app has been rated Number 1 app for mindfulness and meditation in the iTunes store for 2017.

For as little as 10 minutes a day, you can access guided meditations, body scans, Calm's signature Sleep Stories (bedtime stories to settle busy minds), music for focus, relaxation or sleep, soothing sounds and imagery, and in-depth learning opportunities with Calm Masterclasses.

This can all be yours when you work with us to reduce the stress in your life, or improve your sleep!

Contact us to arrange your free 15 minute consultation.

Are You Eating Too Much Sugar?

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You may have decided earlier this year to get healthier by taking up an exercise routine and becoming more active.  But did you know, that activity alone is only one aspect of good health.

Most experts claim that 80% of our health is attritbuted to nutrition, and only 20% attributed to exercise. Therefore, it stands to reason that we should pay attention to the foods we're eating and how they may be contributing to the extra pounds we're carrying, or the mood swings we may be experiencing.

Despite fat being demonised in the 80s and 90s, the major culprit being linked to chronic illness, and even mental health conditions, is sugar.

Sugar wreaks havoc on our bodies, causing increased belly fat, hormonal imbalances, low energy and fatigue, bad skin, Type 2 Diabetes and a whole host of other health conditions, which can all be avoided, if we become a little more mindful about what we're eating!

We've outlined the 6 benefits of quitting sugar:

- Better mood
- Clearer skin
- Stronger immune system
- More energy
- Weight loss
- Reduced risk of chronic conditions like cancer, diabetes and heart disease

Here are 6 simple ways to limit your sugar consumption:

1. Are you drinking your calories?

Skip the latte and put down the fruit juice!  Instead, reach out for green vegetable juices, which will give you much more energy and nutrients than the fruit options.

Reduce your alcohol intake.  In addition to ruining your sleep, alcohol is just empty calories, and causes your blood sugar to spike.  Save alcohol for special occasions or once or twice a week, and enjoy in moderation.


2. Are you eating sugar for breakfast?

The average cereal contains about 24g of sugar per bowl, that's almost your entire daily intake in one sitting.

Toast and sandwiches are also best avoided, despite what the marketing says about consuming whole grains.  Brown and White bread both cause blood sugar spikes, as they are simple carbohydrates.  Start your day instead with protein and good fat, like eggs and avocado. Enjoy with some greens like asparagus or spinach.

Many yogurts also contain added sugar, opt for plain yogurt or dairy-free coconut yogurt. We ❤️ natural Rebel Kitchen coconut yogurt, for its healthy fats and minimal ingredients.

Remember, the fewer the ingredients, the better!

 


3. Use cinnamon

Cinnamon can add a sweet taste without the sugar. It has also been shown in several studies to reduce fasting blood sugar levels.
 


4. Get saucy about sugar

Read your sauce labels. Many of us add sauces to our recipes, without realizing their added sugar content, due to the more savoury flavours.

Instead, you can flavour your foods with a little lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, some herbs like coriander, basil or parsley, and even some spices like sumac, or paprika!  Adding garlic and onions, once you can tolerate them, are also beneficial.
 


5. Get more sleep

Studies have shown that when you are chronically deprived of less than 7 hours of sleep, your hunger hormone, grehlin, increases, while your 'I'm full' hormone, leptin, decreases. The better balanced these two hormones are, the less likely you’ll experience cravings.

We are big believers in Rest, Recovery and Relaxation as the foundation of wellbeing, and talk extensively about it on our blog.

 


6. Infuse your water

Infusing your water with lemon, lime, mint or cucumber will bring back some of that juicy zest to your life, without all the added fructose that is found in store-bought juices.

A fruity herbal tea will also do the trick, so you can enjoy all the benefits, without stressing out your poor liver and pancreas!

Spring is in the Air - and so is Hayfever!

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While the longer days and warmer temperatures might excite most people, there are quite a few of us who associate blossoms on the tree with itchy eyes and throats, sneezing and overall discomfort.

Antihistamines can be helpful in the short-term, but long-term, they tend to have undesirable effects. 

The important thing to remember is that seasonal allergies are a consequence of an immune system imbalance.  The good news is what is out of balance can be brought back into balance with some simple nutrition tweaks.


There are natural approaches which balance your immune system and reduce reactivity, but bear in mind, these lifestyle and dietary changes need a few weeks to take effect.

If you suffer from seasonal allergies every year, you know they can seriously impact your wellbeing, productivity, and stress levels.

Would you like to develop a natural resistance to allergies, and not have to worry about walking with your nasal spray, tablets, or tissues?

Contact us for a FREE 15 Minute Consultation

Nothing Diminishes Anxiety Faster Than Action

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Feeling calm and at peace with yourself is within your reach, even when everything around you seems determined to derail you.

Our unique approach to treating anxiety and mental health conditions integrates Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy with Nutrition Coaching.

Where necessary, we can also conduct in-depth Functional Medicine diagnostics, including genetic tests, to rule out any underlying physiological conditions, and to determine the best course of action.


With our focus on modifiable lifestyle factors, you can reclaim your sense of wellbeing in a natural, holistic way.

    Work with us to develop a more positive mindset, and at the same time, we'll help you alter your biochemistry through food and nutrients, so you can feel better than you’ve ever felt.

    And the best part? 

    It doesn't matter where in the world you are, you can do it from the comfort of your home or from the palm of your hand, via our secure Video Conference platform!

    Contact us for a FREE 15 Minute Consultation

    Prioritising Sleep

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    Lately, it seems everywhere we turn, we are faced by the conflicting messages around what constitutes as healthy behaviours.  But the one thing that is undeniable is the importance of good quality and quantity sleep.  As a society, we are sleeping less than our grandparents, due to our reliance on technology and being constantly "on".

    From a workplace perspective, while the ability to be permanently connected via our smart phones might appear to be a benefit, paradoxically, the blurring of the lines between work and personal time is impacting our ability to recharge.

    We all know that sleep is crucial for our physical wellbeing.  But the current epidemic of sleep deprivation across Western culture, is also impacting our psychological health.


    The question is, what can actually be done about this?

    Tailored Fit, one of our trusted partners, posed this question to, Raewyn Guerrero, our CBT Hypnotherapist and Functional Medicine Health Coach and here is what she had to say.
     

    How does too little or poor-quality sleep affect staff from a performance point of view?
     

    “It’s harder for people to engage meaningfully when they are sleep deprived.  They may be present physically but mentally, they’re not functioning at their best.  They’re also less likely to be team players as they are more likely to be irritable.  Low mood is a consequence of poor sleep and immunity also suffers, so they’re more likely to be ill.  Metabolism is also dysregulated as a result of poor sleep, so losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight can be more difficult.  Finally, from a performance point of view, the ability to focus and poor decision-making are probably the most noticeable negative effects.”
     

    What can you do to improve sleep quality?

    Here are Raewyn’s top three things that will make a massive difference:

    1. Make sleep a priority. It’s easy to get caught up in working late, or working out late, then coming home, having a late dinner, then wanting to unwind in front of the TV for a few hours, and before you know it, it’s 1am. Our best quality sleep occurs between 10pm - 2am. That’s when all our body’s restorative processes are in full flow, so maximise that window by being in bed and sleeping. Create a ritual around prepping the body for sleep. Dimming lights. Having a bath. Allow your brain and body a chance to wind down.
       
    2. Light plays a big role in regulating our body clock, or circadian rhythms. Minimise blue light exposure from your phone as this is disruptive to our production of melatonin, the antioxidant hormone, vital for good quality sleep and regulating immunity, mood, and metabolism. You can also help your production of melatonin by getting day light exposure to your eyes, during the early part of your day. So when you wake up, make sure and allow light to enter your eyes and at the end of the day, dim the lights and avoid checking your phone after 8pm.
       
    3. Minimise alcohol consumption on school nights. While alcohol does have a sedating effect initially, what it does to your sleep quality is horrendous which is why the following day, you always feel fuzzy and more tired.  If you need to relax, why not try something like a guided meditation, or consider eating magnesium-rich foods like pumpkin seeds, spinach, and even dark chocolate, as magnesium has a relaxing effect, without the nasty side effects of alcohol.”

     

    What can employers do to educate staff and promote behaviour change for better sleep?

    “Employers can realise that a one-size-fits-all approach with employees can be harmful to their employees sleep and subsequent productivity.  It’s important to understand that from a sleep perspective, genetically, there are two types of people - early birds and night owls.

    Night owls are more creative and happy to work later in to the day, as their peak performance times happen around 9pm!

    They struggle with thinking coherently or making presentations or sales pitches in the morning, so they’re less likely to be sharp and deliver at their best until later in the day.

    Early birds however, can jump out of bed and be happy to begin early, but also like to go home early, so if you’re asking them to do presentations or sales pitches in the afternoon or evening then understand that they’re less likely to deliver at their best.

    There’s a simple genetic test which can determine if you’re an early bird or a night owl, although most likely you’re already aware of it, based on how easy it is for you to wake up in the morning.  Organising teams and companies in a way that acknowledges these differences, like staggered start times or a flexible working policy, means that employees then perform at their best, without sacrificing their health and wellbeing."

    If you'd like Well Works to:

    1. Deliver a workshop on how to have more energy, avoiding that mid-afternoon, post-carbohydrate slump, and practical ways to get better quality sleep
       
    2. Help you understand whether or not you're a night owl or early bird through Genetic Testing
       
    3. Help you optimise  your sleep, reduce your stress, and find more balance in your life, through one-to-one CBT Hypnotherapy or Health Coaching sessions

     

    Beat Blue Monday

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    The third Monday of January is reputed to be the time when the post Christmas and New Year's blues have kicked in.  Labelled as Blue Monday, it is now thought to be the most depressing day of the year. Have no fear, we've got just 3 simple solutions to chase those figurative clouds away!

    1. Make sure you get enough Vitamin D during winter, either by taking a holiday to somewhere sunny, or consider supplementing with a bio-available form of Vitamin D3.

    2. Engage in a new hobby, preferably one that involves you moving your body to music.  Getting your blood pumping is one of the easiest ways to produce blues-busting endorphins!


    3. Spend more time with positive people.  While it may be true that misery likes company, it is also true that being around people who are solution-focused, goal-oriented and postive, means it is more likely that you will be that way as well.

    And if none of that works, we are delighted to offer new clients CBT Hypnotherapy sessions at 10% off the RRP of £195 until the end of January!

    Well-respected for its effectiveness in treating a number of psychological issues, CBT is one of the few evidence-based forms of psychotherapy.  When used as an adjunct to hypnosis, it is an especially powerful tool, almost doubling treatment success, and halving treatment time in many instances.

    This is primarily because sessions are focused on raising your awareness of automatic negative thoughts, and modifying your internal dialogue with more positive, solution-focused ones.  


    Get in touch to see us, in person or online, if you or someone you know could benefit from support with their:

    • Anxiety
    • Eczema
    • Insomnia
    • Low mood
    • Personal Development
    • Phobias
    • Stress Management
    • Quitting smoking

    A New Home in the City of London

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    It's the final month of 2017!  What an action-packed year it has been, and with the festive season upon us, the time is right to celebrate!

    If you've been following us on social media, you'll have seen that Thursday 30 November was a pretty special night for Well Works.

    If you're not following us yet, then we've got news for you!

    Drum roll, please!

    We're delighted to announce that Well Works has taken up residency at London Healthcare Clinic, London Wall.  The LHCC has been established for the last 5 years in London's City, and is home to:

    • Chiropractors
    • Physiotherapists
    • Osteopaths
    • Acupuncturists
    • Massage Therapists
    • Cranio-Sacral Therapists
    • Personal Trainers
    • Heart Rate Variability experts


    From January 2018, Well Works practitioners will also be part of this wonderful, collaborative care team.  While we will still continue to offer online, virtual consultations, you can now see us face-to-face at :

    Lower Ground Floor
    Building 2
    London Wall Buildings
    London Wall
    London EC2M 5PP

    The space is optimised for your health, featuring:

    • HEPA Air Filtration System
    • Sound-proofed rooms
    • 2 Personal Training studios
    • 2 Infrared Saunas
    • Soft lighting to simulate sunset for our sleep deprived clients


    We're looking forward to serving you from the heart of the City in January 2018.

    Sleep Better

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    How often do you hear that nutrition and exercise are the keys to health and longevity?  What if we told you, that while these two keys are important for acheiving your health and fitness goals, your efforts can be amplified if you make sleep a priority. 


    However, it's the one thing that, as a society, we think it's ok to skimp on, often proudly boasting,
     

    "I can get by on 5 hours sleep."


    But we need sleep:

    • For weight management
    • For muscle repair and recovery
    • To protect our memory
    • To balance our mood
    • And a whole host of other psychological and bodily functions that are too numerous to mention here.

    We regularly hear from clients who've been trying to lose weight, how much they're exercising, but they're not seeing the results commensurate with the effort they've been putting in.  It's quite often the case that they are not getting enough sleep, or the right quality of sleep. 

    Some people may need more sleep than others, and we're about to let you in on a little secret - there are genes for Early Birds and genes for Night Owls.

    Creative types tend to be Night Owls, meaning that their brains come alive in the evening and they can produce their best work later in the day. They're happy to stay up well into the wee hours as well.

    On the other end of the spectrum are Early Birds.  Early risers bounding out of bed and ready to take on the day, but unable to stay up late.  Most people tend to be Early Birds, and indeed, society is built around early schedules.

    However, with the increased pressures of work, it's becoming more common for us to need a coffee (or three) to get going in the morning. We're then succumbing to the post-lunchtime energy slump, only to get home exhausted, but unable to sleep.

    If that sounds like you, consider where could you build in more time for rest, recovery and relaxation?  What can you minimise to ensure you're getting the best quality sleep to support your energy, fitness and lifestyle goals?
     

    Our four pathways to optimal health can help improve sleep quality. 

    The right mindset and having rituals are probably what you're most familiar with - having a bath, perhaps doing a night time meditation, or keeping a gratitude journal. 

    However, knowing how to align your exercise and nutrition for your genetics can make a world of difference.

    While modern life, with all its attractive distractions, may try to convince us that we can get by with minimal sleep, our bodies need to shut down every day, in order for us to function well.  The upside of living in the 21st century is that we've now got Functional Medicine giving us the insight we need to create an action plan to help us, personalised to our individual, genetic makeup.

    Heal Your Gut, Heal Your Life

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    Imagine a life where your energy levels are high, but your anxiety is low, your sleep is great, your skin is clear and your tummy is flat.

    If you have suffered from digestive issues, like leaky gut, colitis, acid reflux, food allergies, and any of the symptoms under the broad term, IBS, then you you've come to the right place, if you want to learn how to repair your damaged digestive system.

    SEEMINGLY UNRELATED SYMPTOMS

    The thing to remember about a damaged gut lining, is that symptoms can go beyond digestive related ones, and can often show up as:

    1. Skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, or allergies
    2. Mental health issues, like poor memory, low mood, irritability or anxiety
    3. Hormonal imbalances in the form of headaches, tender breasts, irregular or heavy periods
    4. Low immunity and frequent colds and flu or hay fever

    WhAT CAN DAMAGE THE GUT

    While you focus on repairing your digestion, take a moment to consider if you have taken any of the following regularly:

    • Antacids
    • Antibiotics
    • Anti-inflammatories
    • Painkillers
    • Antidepressants
    • The contraceptive pill

    These prescription and non-prescription medications can disrupt the ecosystem of good bacteria that dwell in your gut.  This disruption, or dysbiosis, creates inflammation and permeability of the gut lining, and most commonly shows up as acid reflux, bloating, constipation, diarroehea, nausea, or even vomitting.

    If you're also consuming a diet that is rich in sugar, caffeine, alcohol, soda, processed foods, and starchy foods like rice, potatoes, pasta, pizza, donuts, biscuits, muffins, are all damaging to gut health. 

    WHAT CAN YOU DO from a nutrition perspective

    In addition to adding healing foods like bone broth, when we work with clients, we often recommend a 21 day Elimination Diet, to kick start their healing, and to also identify trigger foods.

    For example, it is well documented that skin conditions like psoriasis, acne, eczema or rosacea, can clear up when dairy and gluten are removed from the diet.

     

     

    The Mind-Body Connection: Gratitude

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    The link between Anxiety and IBS is no secret. It's probably the easiest way to understand the gut-brain connection.

    During a 21 day Elimination Diet, we ask clients to look at what areas of their lives other than food, require eliminating. Stress remains at the top of the list, as it has a direct impact on gut health.

    90% of the body's serotonin (the happy neurotransmitter) is produced in the gut. Stress and anxiety lead to increased levels of stress hormone cortisol, diminishing nerve signals from the brain to the gut via the vagus nerve. These factors can upset the balance of good bacteria in the gut, thereby negatively impacting the production of serotonin. Low serotonin levels are a feature of reduced resistance to stress, depressed mood and anxiety.

    Consider the areas of your life that cause you stress:

    Perhaps it's your morning commute.

    Perhaps it's the work that you are doing.

    Or the relationships, intimate as well as platonic or professional, which may be which may be affecting you. 

    Is there anything that you can change to ease the pressure, and reduce the load?

    Practice Gratitude

    One strategy that often reaps huge rewards, but requires minimum effort, is to develop a sense of gratitude. While it’s easy to complain, it is just as easy to find 5 minutes to sit down, put pen to paper, and focus on the positive things that are happening around you, and to you, each day.  This practice has been shown to improve mood via the formation of new neural pathways, that are programmed to perceive good. It makes a difference to overall stress, depression, and anxiety levels. It's also an exercise in mindfulness, and training your brain to focus.

    The knock-on effect is that it can help facilitate the healing of the gut by making you less likely to feel overwhelmed, thereby reducing your cortisol, and upping your serotonin. You're also more likely to choose more healing foods, and less likely to reach for the usual suspects of cakes, candy, pastries, pasta or pizza.

    The Mind-Body Connection

    When you understand that the body's systems work in concert together - brain impacting gut, gut impacting brain - you're then in a position to take holistic action from a place of knowledge.  This mind-body approach can powerfully impact your biochemistry, particularly when you focus on practices that restore the powerhouse of your body, your second brain. 

    All areas of your health - from your skin, to your mood, to your weight, to your energy, even your relationships - are bound to notice the benefits.

    Personalised, Integrative Healthcare

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    Whenever you ask anyone what they want more of, the answer is always the same.

    TIME.

    Well Works is 21st Century personalised, integrative healthcare designed to give you back exactly that.

    The days of taking time out to go to the doctor are over.  This is holistic healthcare that goes whereever you do.

    If you are interested in learning more, take your free health assessment by clicking the link below. 
     

    TAKE YOUR FREE HEALTH ASSESSMENT NOW

    Our Functional Medicine Health Coach will schedule a free, half hour virtual session with you to go through the results.
     

     


    HOW WE CAN HELP


    Too many doctors just prescribe a pill to fix the symptoms.  Our team aims to treat the cause of your symptoms. Our Functional Medicine Doctor offers the following:

    The insight from these diagnostics helps us create a nutrition and lifestyle plan personalised to you across 3 months, 6 months or 12 months, based on our 4 pathways to optimal health:

    Rest, Mindset, Nutrition and Movement


    We're here to guide you every step of the way.

    Begin your journey to optimal living today.

    TAKE YOUR FREE HEALTH ASSESSMENT NOW

    Yours in health


    Well Works

     

     

    High Intensity Interval Training Protects Brain Aging

    The human brain has approximately 900 billion neurons (nerve cells). We lose an estimated 9,000 neurons daily from our early twenties.

    This process is accelerated by injury, stress, toxins, and inflammation.

    However, there is hope! Neuroplasticity allows the brain to reorganise and compensate for the loss of neurons by forming new neural connections.

    There is mounting evidence indicating that enhanced neuroplasticity can delay age-related brain degeneration and stave off dementia.

    Last week, our very own Dr Nathan Curran, raved about the magic of Neuroplasticity, and the benefits of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) on producing Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), which is, in essence, regenerating brain cells.

    Oxygenation to the brain from exercise is a one of the simplest ways to reclaim your brain, and keep it young and supple.

    If you sit all day, remember that as little as 7 minutes of HIIT are enough to feel benefits for up to 2 weeks!

    Thrive in the City Thank You

    A huge thank you to all our wonderful guests at last week's 'Thrive in the City' event at WeWork, Devonshire Square.  And a special thank you to the lovely folks at Planet Organic, Devonshire Square for sponsoring the event.  It was a fantastic evening and one with lots of interesting insights and take-aways. More photos are on our Facebook page.
     

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    Key take-aways:

    • The health of our gut and our brain are inextricably linked due to the production of neurotransmitters in our gut and the huge concentration of nerve endings in our digestive system.  If you've ever had butterflies when you're nervous, then you've experienced this link.

    It works both ways, so if you regularly feel stressed and anxious, then your digestive system and balance of gut microflora will be negatively affected. 

    In turn, poor digestive function and an overgrowth of unhealthy bacteria in your gut, can lead you to produce lower levels of feel-good neurotransmitters, such as serotonin and dopamine, creating a negative cycle.

    • 80% of all ill health is lifestyle related so how healthy we feel is a direct consequence of the diet and lifestyle choices we make.
       
    • We can retrain our brains to improve our cognitive function (remember where your keys were, have quicker reflexes and be sharper at work) and to feel happier and more motivated.
       
    • We can rebalance our gut both through retraining our brains and through eating whole unprocessed foods.

    Top Nutrition & Lifestyle hacks to reclaim your brain and balance your gut:

    1. Stay hydrated - Drink 500ml water on waking and before every meal to maintain your energy levels and control your appetite. Swap your coffee for green tea for higher polyphenols and a more balanced high.

    2. Follow the 80/20 rule - Keep your diet 80% unprocessed foods and eat and cook foods as they appear in nature.  Eat whole fruit, vegetables, wholegrains, wild fish, organic cuts of meat and then 20% of the time eat whatever you fancy, however naughty! Eating this way feeds your healthy gut bacteria and balances your blood sugar levels, minimizing stress on the body.

    3. Include essential fats in every meal - They are 'essential' because you can't make them in your body so you need to get these from your diet. Your brain is also 60% fat so these fats are key to good brain function. Have nuts, seeds and nut butters daily and eat oily fish 2-3 times a week. If you're vegan walnuts, flax and chia seeds are particularly rich in omega 3s. Stock your desk with raw unsalted nuts and carry a pot of them in your bag to snack on between meals.

    4. Get your heart pumping - Research shows that high intensity HIIT training helps improve brain function, lengthens life and helps keep your metabolism fired up. 7 minutes training a day is sufficient to make a difference, so do 7 to 30 minutes exercise a day that includes some HIIT training, 5-6 days a week. Always have a day off and avoid intense exercise late in the evening, as it disrupts sleep.

    5. Get some sunlight early in the day - Let the sun hit your eyes early in the day to regulate your circadian (energy) rhythms. Do this before you look at your phone or computer.

    6. Power down in the evening - Download flux for your devices and try and turn off your phone and laptop 45-60mins before bed time to help your brain switch off. Also avoid eating 2-3 hours before bedtime so your digestive process can happen properly.

    7. Have a few mindful minutes everyday - Your commute is a great place to practice switching off at the start and end of your day.  Put your headphones in and start to calm your mind. An easy way to do this is to count your breaths, breathe in to a count of five, hold for a count of six, breath out for a count of seven.

    The secret is in making the exhalation longer than the inhalation, as this allows the parasympathetic nervous system to kick in to gear, which dampens the stress response. 

    Do this for a couple of minutes and you'll reduce your stress hormone (cortisol) levels and have a more relaxed and peaceful day.

    Melatonin: The Pathway to Better Sleep

    Melatonin is the hormone we need for sleep. We need Melatonin to repair, restore and rebuild. If we understand how our body's biochemistry works, there are nutritional strategies to support production of melatonin and we're going to break it down in 5 easy steps.

    1. Melatonin production is supported by the "happy hormone", Serotonin.

    2. 90% of serotonin is produced in the digestive system, aka your gut.

    3. Production of Serotonin is preceeded by production of Tryptophan.

    4. One of the easiest ways to increase your Tryptophan production is eating foods like turkey.

    5. To help convert Tryptophan into Serotonin, eat foods rich in Vitamin B6, found in fish or organ meats like liver, and fruits like watermelon.

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    Nourishing Your Spirit is as Important as Nourishing Your Body

    We're big believers in finding your mission in life. It doesn't matter what it is, as long as it nurtures your body and your spirit.

    Very often, clients come to us who are depleted and suffering from symptoms of burn out.

    They struggle to get out of bed no matter how many hours sleep they get, or they've been diagnosed as depressed.

    The environment we're in - whether that's a relationship or a job we're less than enamoured by, or even a hectic city with poor quality air, or congested transport systems - can weigh on us emotionally and physically.

    It's important to nourish our bodies with good quality healing foods, but it's just as important to nourish our spirits by engaging in activities and people who bring us joy.

    Sometimes, making a decision to do more things that bring us joy, like changing jobs or moving away from the people who deplete us, can wake us up again so that we feel motivated, energised and inspired to fully engage with being alive.

    Be at the Top of Your Game

    It's probably been the hottest week of the year, which is great for enjoying the tennis!
    Tennis is one of those sports that require tremendous physical and psychological resilience. 

    Whoever you're rooting for at #Wimbledon this weekend, know that they've dedicated time to taking care of their whole selves, and they've got a great team around them helping them be their best. 

    You may not be a superstar tennis player, but the demands of your life require you to be on top of your game.  A Functional Medicine approach can get you there, and help you stay there. 

    Event: Thrive in the City

    Feel better, look better, and live better - from the inside out!

    Well Works brings a holistic approach to your health, by examining your genetics, digestion, hormones, family history, and current lifestyle, before creating your very own UNIQUE nutrition and lifestyle plan.


    On Wednesday 26th July, 2017 between 6pm - 8pm, come meet us at WeWork Devonshire Square and learn how Functional Medicine can change your life.

    You'll also have a chance to win one of these prizes:

    - A DNA testing kit
    - A vitamin infusion with our Medical Doctor
    - A session with our Nutritional Therapist
    - A spinal assessment with our Osteopath
    - A stress-busting session with our Health Coach

    To feel your best and be your best, come and meet our expert clinicians, for a panel discussion in the City of London.

    Gain exclusive nutrition and mindset hacks, to reduce and prevent:

    - Insomnia
    - Anxiety
    - Low energy
    - Low immunity
    - Mood swings
    - Allergies and Hay Fever
    - Asthma
    - IBS
    - Acne
    - Eczema
    - Food intolerances
    - Frequent colds and flus

    Doors open at 5:30 pm, for a 6:00 pm start.

    Liverpool Street is the nearest tube station.

    Tickets are only £10.00, INCLUDING the Eventbrite booking fee.

    FREE HEALTH ASSESSMENT

    Click here to take a quick FREE health assessment so you can get started by knowing your health score.

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    Learn how a Functional Medicine approach can help you avoid burn-out, and work with your body, rather than against it.

    Well Works gives you the tools you need, so that you can switch gears - from surviving to thriving!

    Do What You Love

    When we consider that the majority of our lives are spent either working or sleeping, it's only logical that the work we choose to do should make us happy. However, it can be easy to get stuck in a rut doing something that feels like a struggle.

    This article in Psychology Today - "Bad Jobs Hurt Your Health by the Time You're 40" - shows us how the struggle of doing something we don't love can have a detrimental impact on our mental wellbeing.

    So we have a choice - either we stay where we are, or start thinking about what we would love to do, and what the next steps are to making that happen, so we can live each day with purpose, energy, and joy.

    Growth Mindset

    What's the difference between someone who succeeds and someone who perceives failure? A growth mindset.

    Learning from "mistakes" is one of the key components of progressing through life gracefully.

    I'm not saying it's easy, but the next time something doesn't go according to plan - pause - and look at what it has taught you.

    Then resolve to learn the lesson quickly, so you can move through life, wiser from the experience.

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    Are your current goals and actions aligned with your vision

    It's the start of the last week of June, marking the end of the first half of the year.  No doubt you've set many goals for 2017, and now is a good time to review your progress.

    Are your plans and actions for the second half of the year aligned with the overall vision you had in mind at the start of the year?

    Ask yourself:

    • What do you need to do in order to accomplish what you set out to achieve?
    • What has been holding you back?
    • How do you see yourself getting past that barrier?
    • What small steps can you take this week that will take you further along the road to success?
    • Where have you been successful in the past when faced with a similar challenge or situation?