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Do you have seasonal affective disorder (SAD)?

For many people, the dark mornings and early nights of winter bring with them a return of seasonal affective disorder, also known as SAD. SAD is believed to affect 3% of the population, and is thought to be up to three times more common in women. It is linked to a reduced exposure to sunlight

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Eating disorder awareness week and how this can benefit our microbiome

Eating Disorder Awareness Week – can our microbiome help?

How you (and the microbiome) can help to support somebody with an eating disorder This week is Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW) in the UK – an international awareness event designed to fight the myths and misunderstandings around eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and EDNOS (eating disorder not otherwise specified). This year

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Stress and the gut microbiota - ProVen

Stress and the gut microbiota

This year has been extremely challenging and many of us have experienced unprecedented fear and stress, worrying about many things, including health, isolation, financial concerns, job security, and our children’s schooling which all, in turn, affect the health of our gut microbiota. The stress associated with economic hardship, loneliness and worrying about what tomorrow might

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Let’s talk about poor mental health - ProVen Probiotics

Let’s talk about poor mental health

With everything that’s going on in the world this year, poor mental health is high on the agenda of health issues people are facing. Isolation, uncertainty and required lifestyle changes are adding to normal levels of stress and thus potentially affecting our mood and emotional health.  As we move further into winter, feelings of loneliness

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World wellbeing week 2020 in the month of June - ProVen

World Wellbeing Week 2020

This week is World Wellbeing Week 2020, which was introduced in 2019 as an opportunity for those taking part to promote overall awareness for all areas of wellbeing – including social, physical, emotional, financial, career, community and environmental wellbeing. It aims to give recognition and support to the professional practitioners in the growing wellbeing sector

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Mental Health Awareness Week 18-24 May 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week 18-24 May 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week insight This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and, with the difficulties we are all facing currently, we thought it was a great time to pull together some tips and ideas for supporting our mood and overall mental health. #mentalhealthawarenessweek We have 17 tips – for no particular reason than that

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Tips for supporting mental health - ProVen Probiotics

Tips for supporting mental health

Supporting mental health – tips for ‘Blue Monday’ Today is known as ‘Blue Monday’ – a term coined in 2004 for the third Monday in January, the day of the year shown to be ‘scientifically’ shown to be the most depressing. It is a controversial subject, however, as it is based upon an equation that

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National Stress Awareness Day – 6th November 2019 - ProVen Probiotics

National Stress Awareness Day – 6th November 2019

National stress awareness day Today (the first Wednesday in November) is National Stress Awareness Day here in the UK. This day is designed to allow us to take a moment to think about our well-being and, if we need it, to remind us to find advice or support on managing our stress levels. Some interesting

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ADHD Awareness Month 2019 - ProVen Probiotics

ADHD Awareness Month – October 2019

ADHD Awareness Month Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a common condition that is affecting increasing numbers of both children and adults. It is considered to be a neurodevelopmental disorder that involves a ‘persistent or ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that gets in the way of daily life or typical development’. It is a multi-faceted

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International Father’s Mental Health Day for parental depression - ProVen Probiotics

International Father’s Mental Health Day (IFMHD)

Suffering from parental depression? Postnatal depression among mums is still a challenging topic, but the impact of parenting on dads is a subject that is rarely discussed. Parental depression can hit both sexes and is a serious issue due to the changing environment. Recognising how this can affect fathers is equally important. First launched in

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