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Anxiety – How Normal Is Your Normal?

By BioCare 4 months ago 3842 Views

It is likely that we have all experienced some form of anxiety throughout our lifetime as short-term anxiety is a normal part of life. You may feel anxious before an exam, before your menstrual cycle, or when faced with a problem at work. However, anxiety that is experienced over a long period of time can be problematic, causing a range of psychological and physical symptoms.

The WHO estimates that 1 in 13 people globally have some form of anxiety disorder,1 and the 2019 Global Burden of Disease Study found that anxiety disorders are the most predominant mental health problems worldwide.2

Supporting Stress

By BioCare 4 months ago 5916 Views

Are you finding yourself stressed and overwhelmed? If you feel increasingly irritable and have that feeling of being on edge, you may need to support your nervous system.

Experiencing low or fluctuating mood? Support your nervous system.

By BioCare 6 months ago 4085 Views

The nervous system makes us who we are, enabling us to sense, think, feel, remember, and move. When our nervous system isn’t working well, it can affect our social and emotional wellbeing, as well as our day-to-day performance at work or school. 

Situational factors, past experiences, learned helplessness, dark nights, and a lack of sound nutrition to support our neurotransmitters and nerve cell structure, might predispose us to low mood.   

Are you prone to low mood or mood swings or not feeling motivated or sociable, perhaps coupled with low energy? Do you often feel you need to drink coffee to increase your energy levels and stay focused, or do you feel the urge to have a chocolate bar mid-morning? Or maybe you’ve been craving salty or spicy foods more lately?

The Cycle of Addiction

By BioCare 6 months ago 2546 Views

Addictive disorders are increasingly growing as a result of the mental, physical and financial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.1 In particular, the social isolation created by the pandemic has also driven a rise in addictive behaviours2 as a result of increased anxiety.1 These revolve around the consumption or use of a stimulus that drives feelings of pleasure; stimuli may involve agonists, which are substances capable of binding to and activating a neurotransmitter target cell e.g. alcohol, cocaine, caffeine, nicotine and sugar, or environmental stimuli such as smart devices and exercise. Seemingly ‘healthy’ habits can also drive addictive behaviours, highlighted by psychological conditions like orthorexia, which is characterised by an obsession with eating ‘clean.3

Do you have persistent inflammation or allergies? Balance your immune response

By BioCare 7 months ago 10368 Views

Do you have persistent inflammation, perhaps with pain and discomfort e.g. in joints, skin or the gut, or perhaps you’ve had an injury that is taking a long time to heal? Or do you react to certain natural environmental substances like pollen, dust, fur, mould or even foods you eat?

You might need support to balance your immune response

Running out of energy easily? Support your cellular energy

By BioCare 7 months ago 4775 Views

Do you have severe issues with tiredness all the time, running out of energy really easily, even with simple daily activities? Do you find your feelings of fatigue are not relieved even after long periods of sleep or rest? Or perhaps your energy is severely affected when you train or do exercise, and you take a long time to recover?

You might need support for cell energy metabolism.

Is your thyroid off balance?

By BioCare 7 months ago 4489 Views

Are you are always tired, perhaps also feel the cold, generally overweight with thinning hair, water retention, and have poor skin quality? Have you been told, or suspect, your thyroid blood test (TSH/thyroxine) is out of range?

You might need support for your thyroid gland.

Hypothyroidism – A Holistic Approach to Thyroid Health

By BioCare 8 months ago 2802 Views

Thyroid disorders affect one in twenty people in the UK – could you be one of them?i

The thyroid gland is small, but mighty. It regulates how quickly our mitochondria produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the ‘energy currency’ of our body, and in doing so, underpins metabolism and the health of every body system.ii Its key tools are thyroid hormones that communicate with our body cells - thyroxine (T4) which can be converted to the more active triiodothyronine (T3).

Do you pick up infections easily? Support your immunity.

By BioCare 8 months ago 6177 Views

Are you often ill, picking up infections easily and/or finding it hard to shake them off?

You might need support for your immune system.

Your immune system is your body’s defence mechanism, but it needs to be trained and supported to work well. A lack of immune supporting nutrients, stress, robust skin, lung and gut barriers or an imbalance of bacteria can all inhibit immunity, resulting in more frequent or more serious infections.

Worn out by stress? Support your adrenals

By BioCare 8 months ago 6913 Views

Are you worn out by stress, feel tired but wired, struggle to wake up, unable to relax and have difficulty sleeping? You may rely on coffee and sugary foods to boost your energy, crave salt or sugar, have low mood and motivation and struggle to maintain your weight, particularly around the middle?

If you’ve answered yet to any of these questions, you might need support for your stress response and adrenal hormones.

We should feel alert upon waking and energised over the course of the day to help us rise to and meet the challenges of the day, gradually becoming tired into the evening to prepare us for sleep. Stress is unavoidable in today’s life with constant notifications on our phones, busy jobs, relationship troubles, financial worries, busy family life and trying to achieve a work-life balance. It is not so much the number of stressors we have, but rather how we process and manage it.