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Eat To Sleep

Eat to sleep

Experts are still learning about sleep and what effects it has on our mental and physical wellbeing.  We put the latest discovery together with some tips on eating for a good night’s sleep

Scientists in China and the US have now made the connection between memory and sleep. Professor Wen-Biao Gan from New York University said that they have discovered through microscopy that “Sleep promotes new connections  between neurons” in the brain.  When we sleep our brain is busy replaying the days activities, an important factor in making these new connections.

If you have trouble sleeping then the addition of foods rich in calcium and vitamin b6 can help you get a better nights sleep as it is needed to make sleep inducing hormone, melatonin.  

Foods rich in vitamin B6 include

  • Tuna
  • Salmon
  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Tart cherries
  • Bananas
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Potatos
  • Avocados
  • spinach
  • Cabbage
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Pistachio nuts

Studies have shown that people deficient in calcium can have problems sleeping. If you need to top up your calcium levels you could try drinking almond milk in the evenings for a calcium boost, greens and dairy  also have a high calcium content.

Furthermore whole grains, beans and seeds can aid us in a good nights sleep too as these foods are rich in magnesium. Magnesium is said to help you to stay asleep for longer.

Aside from being important in boosting our memory, sleep has a vital role in our all round heath and if you are sleep deprived you could be more exposed to illnesses such as obesity, cancer, type-2 diabetes, heart disease and infections.

We should all try to get 8 hours sleep a night which is easier said than done for many people but the benefits of sleep are becoming more apparent the more studies are carried out.

If you struggle with sleep we have several therapists that may be able to help.  Call 02085498000 for further information or for an appointment. 

 

Next week in The Centre we have:

Monday 9th June

Allergy Testing with Cathy Foley
Food Sensitivity Testing with Cathy Foley
Osteopathy with Alan Gin
Cranial-Sacral Osteopathy wit Alan Gin
Unitherapy with Alan Gin
Counselling with Phil Hartland
Sports Massage with Sangeetha Anantha
Cranial-Sacral Therapy with Sangeetha Anantha
Sports Injury Therapy with Sangeetha Anantha 
Clinical Psychology with Dr Sally Field
Assessment  and psychology treatment with Dr Sally Field 

Tuesday 10th

Physiotherapy with Kingston Physio Ltd
Colonic Hydrotherapy with Shemila Tharani
Counselling with Jayne Ritchie
Acupuncture (including IVF, fertility and pregnancy oriented) with Victoria Busk
Reflexology with Victoria Busk
Sports massage with Jambaal Jeng 
Back and neck pain therapy with Jambaal Jeng
Visceral manipulation with Jambaal Jeng
Myofascial release with Jambaal Jeng
Podiatry with Susan Emami 
Acupuncture (including IVF, fertility and pregnancy oriented) with Victoria Busk
Reflexology with Victoria Busk 

Wednesday 11th

Acupuncture (including IVF, fertility and pregnancy oriented) with Victoria Busk
Reflexology with Victoria Busk
Counselling with Jayne Ritchie 
Cranial-Sacral Therapy with Sangeetha Anantha
Sports Injury Therapy with Sangeetha Anantha 
Nutritional Therapy with Kate Bennett
Counselling with Amy Benson
Sports Massage with Kelly Shirley
Ayurvedic Massage with Magda Oliveira
pregnancy and ayrvedic massage with Magda Oliveira
Ayurvedic acupressure with Magda Oliveira
Lymphatic drainage with Magda Oliveira
Reflexology with Magda Oliveira 
Fertility Reflexology with Magda Oliveira
Remedial massage with Magda Oliveira
Osteopathy with Gillian Lonsdale
Cranio-sacral osteopathy with Gillian Lonsdale
Naturopathy with Gillian Lonsdale

Thursday 12th

Colonic Hydrotherapy with Mandy Jones
Physiotherapy
 with Kingston Physio Ltd
Body Talk System with Yvette Smith
Sports massage with Jambaal Jeng 
Back and neck pain therapy with Jambaal Jeng
Visceral manipulation with Jambaal Jeng
Myofascial release with Jambaal Jeng
Counselling with Jayne Ritchie
Counselling with Michael Cohen
Cognitive behavioural therapy with Michael Cohen
Hypnotherapy with Michael Cohen
Sports Massage with Emma Stacey
Rehabilitation with Emma Stacey
Relaxation & Remedial Massage with Emma Stacey
Optima Sports Nutrition with Emma Stacey
Massage for special populations (stroke, diabetes etc) with Emma Stacey
Homeopathy with Shauna Wyldeck Estrada
Counselling with Phil Hartland

Friday 13th

Physiotherapy with Kingston Physio Ltd
Hypnotherapy with Urmila Lewis 
Clinical NLP with Urmila Lewis   
Clinical Psychology with Dr Sally Field
Assessment  and psychology treatment with Dr Sally Field 
Ultrasound Scans with Rachel Bailey
Acupuncture (including IVF, fertility and pregnancy oriented) with Victoria Busk
Reflexology with Victoria Busk
Neighbourhood Midwives
Counselling with Phil Hartland
Counselling with Louise Kiely-Crane 

 

Saturday 14th

Physiotherapy with Kingston Physio Ltd
Ayurvedic Massage with Magda Oliveira
pregnancy and ayrvedic massage with Magda Oliveira
Ayurvedic acupressure with Magda Oliveira
Lymphatic drainage with Magda Oliveira
Reflexology with Magda Oliveira 
Fertility Reflexology with Magda Oliveira
Remedial massage with Magda Oliveira
Sports massage with Jambaal Jeng 
Back and neck pain therapy with Jambaal Jeng
Visceral manipulation with Jambaal Jeng
Myofascial release with Jambaal Jeng
Counselling with Jayne Ritchie 

Sunday 15th 

Colonic Hydrotherapy 
Therapeutic Massage
 with Helen Rennie
Art Therapy with Helen Rennie
Aromatherapy with Helen Rennie
Counselling with Helen Rennie
Crystal Healing with Helen Rennie 
Podiatry with Susan Emami

If you would like to know more about any of our therapies please conatct us on 0208549800 or 07436 070 832

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