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Stress Management

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The Importance of stress management Stress is an intrinsic part of living in today’s world. There are times when we all go through acute phases of stress that are relatively short lived, and somewhat manageable as we know that it will pass. Living with chronic stress has an insidious effect on our overall health and can be responsible for many illnesses we experience today. Our mental and emotional wellbeing can also be affected as the stress begins to wear us down. Learning

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Stress & The Effects on the Skin

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It has been established in recent years that the skin is a direct target of psychological stress via a cascade of hormones, neuropeptides, and neurogenic signals (causing nerve hypersensitivity and inflammation). The skin has been shown to be capable of launching its own local response to stress as well by producing many of the same substances that the brain produces, further enhancing the local effect at the skin level when someone is under acute or prolonged stress. It is no

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Summer Newsletter

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The Importance of Adequate Hydration

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“Water is defined as an essential nutrient because it is required in amounts that exceed the body's ability to produce it. All biochemical reactions occur in water. It fills the spaces in and between cells and helps form structures of large molecules such as protein and glycogen. Water is also required for digestion, absorption, transportation, dissolving nutrients, elimination of waste products and thermoregulation” (regulation of body temperature) (Kleiner, 1999). Key Facts  Up to 2 litres of Water is lost daily due to

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PSORIASIS AND COMORBIDITIES – CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (COPD)

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Over recent years psoriasis has been classified as a systemic chronic inflammatory disorder and has been linked with several diseases and conditions that are also immune-mediated inflammatory conditions. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by the gradual progression of irreversible airflow obstruction and increased inflammation in the airways and lungs that is generally distinguishable from the inflammation caused by asthma. The symptoms of COPD are shortage of breath, increased risk of bronchitis and emphysema. There are a variety of factors

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