Journals

Can you train your nose to smell again?

Losing your sense of smell, known as anosmia, is a phenomenon that, whilst previously rarely discussed, has come under the spotlight since the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic. Anosmia can refer to either the partial or full loss of a person’s sense of smell, and this can be permanent or temporary. There are many causes […]

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National Fitness Day

Today marks National Fitness Day. A day which highlights the role physical activity plays across the UK. It raises awareness of its importance in ensuring we lead healthy and active lifestyles. Why is fitness important? Regular exercise for everyone is important; children, adolescents and adults of all ages, it’s one of the best ways to […]

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The back to school stress

There are mixed feelings when September rolls round and school is about to start again. Whether that’s because you’re the child returning to school with new classes, new teachers or new friends. You could be the anxious mum, nervous for their child’s first day, or you’re the teacher welcoming back children in their masses. Everyone […]

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What is Seasonal Affective Disorder?

In 2020, 3% of people had experienced Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) at some point in their life. With COVID restrictions posing a barrier to many of us getting our winter sun, could we be more likely to suffer from SAD? And how do we combat this if it’s not so easy to just hop on […]

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All I Really Want is a Good Night’s Sleep

Parents, especially, know the importance of sleep – for yourself and for your offspring. The day after a wakeful night can feel like you’re dragging yourself through thick mud, wading towards the chance to clamber back into bed again. Then you lie there, unable to fall asleep, thinking of all the things that must be […]

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How do plants track the sun?

The secrets of sunflowers, Heliotropism. Heliotropism is the movement of a plant with the season, or even throughout the day, in response to the direction and movements of the sun. Imagine a sunbather desperate for that beach-body tan, rotating the sun lounger throughout the day. But now imagine that instead of simply getting a tan, […]

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Winter Light: Do We Sleep Better During Winter?

Since June 21st, the summer solstice and longest day of the year, the countdown began for our daylight hours, with the evening slowly creeping in and the dawn breaking slightly later every day. This happens as the Earth is tilted on its axis at 23.5 degree(1)s and takes 365 days to work its way around […]

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Cornwall: Home of the Rarest Juniper Plant

Juniperus communis, or common juniper, is a slow-growing small coniferous tree or shrub, with green or blue-green needles that appear in whorls of three. You will know this plant as the culprit behind one of our very favourite tipples – gin. Common juniper is quite a unique type of plant in that there are separate […]

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Traditional Chinese Medicine: Taking a Leaf Out of an Old Book

Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM, is an ancient health and wellness system that has been used in China and neighbouring Asian countries for thousands of years. In contrast to Western medicine, which takes a very logical and scientific approach to treating ailments, TCM is founded upon balance, harmony and energy(1). There are two core concepts […]

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What Happens To You When You Fly?

How to Maintain Wellbeing at Thirty Thousand Feet After more than a year of coronavirus-imposed travel restrictions, many of us are now tentatively considering the prospect of hopping back onboard the good-old metal flying machines and catapulting ourselves into the ether with the aim of landing somewhere hot and sunny, with great food, no one […]

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Sweat dreams: Tops Tips for Sleeping Through the Heat

Having just experienced a record-breaking heatwave in mid-July, many of us here in the UK may be feeling particularly sleep deprived, on top of being generally hot and bothered, sticky, itchy and enormously resentful of the sun we’ve been begging to see for months. The ambient temperature is known to be one of the most […]

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National CBD Day: What is CBD and why is it so trendy right now?

The many success stories from epilepsy patients who have used medical CBD, combined with the growing interest in the marvellous myriad of health benefits CBD can offer, has led to the birth of “National CBD Day.” National CBD Day started in the US but is now an internationally recognised celebration held on the 8th of […]

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Mental Health under the spotlight at the Olympic games

Power Through, but only if you are Head Strong Mental health has been at the forefront of this year’s Olympic games, with the USA favourite Simone Biles sacrificing her place in the gymnastics as a result of, and for the benefit of, her mental health. This follows the headlines we saw back in May for […]

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From Farm to Feeling Good

The Making of Oil, with Angus. From start to finish, there is an array of steps we take as farmers and members of the production chain, to ensure the oil produced is of the best quality. Starting with the field prep, to harvesting, all the way to pressing the seed to produce the oil. We […]

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Summer is Finally Here

Things To Do In Cornwall This Summer It’s here…the chaos is about to begin. Just when we received our freedom, July 23rd happened. The children have broken up from school and families from all over the country begin to flood to Cornwall. The six-week summer holiday is a time that many dread and many enjoy. […]

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Summer Scents: Sending out an SOS

The Distress Signal Behind That Freshly Cut Grass Smell Draped over greening and lichen-covered furniture, stubbornly positioned in the last corner of your garden capable of capturing any fragments of that rare British summer sun, there is undoubtedly, somewhere in the background, the low vibrating whine of a mower or strimmer. You drink in the […]

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Origins of the Olympian: Is There an Optimal Age to Start Training Your Health and Skill-Based Fitness?

This year, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games will host two new sports for the very first time: skateboarding and surfing. With these new sports come some of the youngest athletes to ever compete in the Olympic games. Sky Brown, at the ripe old age of 13, is a skateboarder who will be representing team GB […]

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Do Humans Really Have Pheromones and Why Can’t We Find Them?

Considering the general obsession of the human race with sex and everything associated with it, it is rather strange that we actually understand very little about human sexual attraction on a scientific level. What we do know is that there are several key characteristics that contribute to physical attraction in humans, including smell, voice and […]

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The Power Of A Morning Routine

A good morning routine has the ability to clear you mind, minimise stress and set you up for the day ahead. There has been a lot of research into building good habits and the mental health benefits you can gain. Everyone’s ideal morning routine will be different and it’s important to experiment with what works […]

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The Top 10 Plants For Better Sleep

Do you ever feel like no matter how much sleep you get, its never enough? Do you dwell on every much-needed hour of sleep lost to the late nights and early rises? Do you find yourself dreaming wistfully of those Sunday morning lay-ins even though you know you’ll probably wake up at the same time […]

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How Coastal Living Improves Your Health and Quality of Life

Oh I do like to be by the seaside…  How can living by the sea improve your health and wellbeing? It may seem obvious that the natural environment of the places we live and choose to spend time in can have a very real effect on our wellbeing. However, while coastal regions have long been assumed […]

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The Secret To A Great Night’s Sleep

Do you find yourself struggling to sleep at the moment? Whether it’s the warm weather, racing thoughts or children keeping you up, implementing or making some small changes to your current night-time routine could make all the difference. 1) Tidy Your RoomYou know what they say, a tidy space, a tidy mind. Studies find that […]

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A job you love: the top occupations for happiness and job satisfaction.

In 2019, the average 15 year old in the UK and EU could expect work for around 36 years(1). And with medical advancements and financial pressures pushing our retirements further into elderhood, we can only expect this number to increase. Considering this gargantuan proportion of our lives that work consumes, there is no doubt that […]

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The Cornish Microclimate

The Cornish microclimate is a nursery for Mediterranean crops and all their benefits. As any sailor knows, you can smell the land long before you see it. This is particularly apparent in the Mediterranean Sea, where you are surrounded by the aromatic coasts of Spain, France, Italy, Greece and their islands. The baking heat forces […]

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How Your Digital Addiction Affects Your Sleep

It’s 11 pm and you’re scrolling again; you promised yourself it would be an early night, for sure, this time. But, here we are again with social media, Youtube, emails, texts glaring from your screen. We know we ought to sleep, and yet we don’t. Internet addiction is the silent pandemic that has gripped our […]

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