Tag Archives: #health

My Journey, Maxillofacial Surgery – Why I need Jaw surgery

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Yesterday (12/04/2019) I started my maxillofacial surgery journey. Well, the journey actually started years ago but I didn’t feel there was a need to document it as I was just attending a few appointment’s, having really horrid photos taken and some x-rays. Maxillofacial surgery was considered when I was a child, I was around seven …

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2019 – How do parents, carers and friends cope?

Eating disorders

I was gifted a book on eating disorders to review. At 15 I was in the full swing of anorexia, I would survive the day eating one apple or sliced cucumber and water…sometimes a calypso drink if I was feeling dizzy. I would take mass amounts of vitamin tablets but none containing oil. Mum being worried took me …

What is Placenta Encapsulation – The postnatal benefits and cost.

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What is placenta encapsulation???? A few days ago I interviewed Samantha Gadsden a doula based in Caerphilly. The post was well received however, some friends and mums asked me what placenta encapsulation was. I briefly mentioned it as a service in my last post and now readers wanted to learn more on the subject. Doula Interview Here. …

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2018 – Anorexia & Bulimia (trigger warning)

Anorexia

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2018, I talk openly about anorexia and bulimia. As most of my readers are aware, I live with mental illness. Being diagnosed with Bipolar at 20 years old I have raised awareness and spoke about my life living with mental illness. What I don’t talk about much is an eating disorder. Although …

AQUA Carpatica water with very low Nitrate levels : Ideal for babies, toddlers, expectant mothers and great for everyone else too.

I was recently sent some water to review, yes you read that right, water! I am a water drinker, I much prefer it over juice, pop or squash; so when I was asked to review AQUA Carpatica I couldn’t refuse. I prefer bottled water to tap water, I go as far as to store bottles of …

How to get a “better” night’s sleep when you are pregnant – by Sleep Consultant Kathryn Stimpson

My pregnancy went a little bit like this, severe morning sickness from week 3-17, week 17-34 was an emotional rollercoaster, week 35 our little sleep thief greeted us nice and early. During the first 17 weeks of pregnancy I laid in bed all day everyday. Even if I opened an eye, I felt like I …

What is Costochondritis – Unusual symptoms and self help tips for agonising chest pain

Costochondritis

Costochondritis and me…. I lay on my back and close my eyes, the heaviness In my chest is uncomfortable, I struggle to catch my breath. It feels as though someone has punched me right in the centre of my chest. The pain radiates over my left breast bone and ribs. Am I having a heart …