Here you’ll find Dr Roked’s very best healthy lifestyle tips to help you improve your sleep, your mind and your energy levels.
Why sugar makes you tired
Consuming large amounts of processed sugar causes spikes in your body’s blood sugar. This causes a temporary surge in energy, but then causes a massive crash that leads us to feel more tired than we did to begin with.
Benefits of Green Smoothies
Everyone who knows me knows what a big advocate I am of juicing and smoothies. Buying a juicer is one of the best investments I’ve ever made as I love juicing. I only have a basic juicer but it’s made a huge difference to my nutrition.
How to improve your sleep routine
I know sleep is a big problem for many people. You may feel you are sleeping a lot of hours but not being refreshed. In that case it could be that the quality of your sleep is poor. These tips will help in either case.
Improve your sleep with Food & Drink
Cleaning up your lifestyle and your eating habits will definitely make a difference to your sleep.
Why you need vitamin D Supplements
I recommend taking a vitamin D supplement. Vitamin D is actually a hormone synthesised by the body from sunlight and is essential for keeping bones and muscles strong and healthy.
Why eating clean equals increased energy
One of the key ways to increase energy and beat tiredness is to cut out chemicals. This means avoiding processed foods as much as possible. An easy rule is to think about how much human interference a food has had.
How having gratitude can affect your energy
What we think and how we feel emotionally can affect our energy as much as supplements and foods. We live in hectic times and, as we’re always striving for more, we tend to miss out on what we already have.
Benefits of meditation
More than 100 scientific studies have shown the benefits of meditation, from lowering blood pressure to restoring energy to improving sleep to helping people give up smoking. It’s all about trying to quieten the internal dialogue that goes on inside our heads most of the time.
What is Adrenal Fatigue?
Adrenal fatigue is a common source of tiredness yet not many people know a lot about it. The adrenals are two small glands that sit on top of the kidneys, each about the size of a walnut. Despite being small, they are very important for health and well-being.
How to treat Adrenal Fatigue
There are four ways that you can treat adrenal fatigue, using food, excercise, supplements and relaxation.
Why we need Probiotics
Our guts are full of good ‘friendly’ bacteria, which work to reduce dangerous bacteria from our food. They aid digestion and the absorption of nutrients. They also help peristalsis, which is the process by which food and waste moves through the digestive system.
What causes Candida?
Candida is a fungus and a form of yeast. A very small amount of it lives in your mouth and intestines. Its job is to aid digestion and nutrient absorption.
Wheat, Gluten & Tiredness
People who have coeliac disease have an adverse reaction to gluten and need to avoid it entirely. If they don’t, there will be ongoing gut problems, tiredness, and the condition could lead to osteoporosis (weak bones) and anaemia.
The benefits of Creative Visualisation
Scientific research and the study of psycho neuro immunology (PNI) have shown that visualising can make a positive difference to our health.
The Thyroid Gland
The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the front of the neck and is really important for energy regulation. It produces thyroid hormones which are secreted into the bloodstream and then act as messengers.
Nutritional support for the Thyroid Gland
As well as increasing iodine in your diet, or through supplements, there are other nutritional changes that can be made to support the optimum functioning of the thyroid gland, and therefore increasing your energy levels.
How many chemicals are in your body?
What if I told you that the biggest risk for getting diabetes is not how much food you eat and how fat you are, but how many chemicals are in your body? And what if I also told you that these chemicals could also be the reason you are so tired all the time?
Why should you detox?
I’ve been on juicing retreats and felt amazing afterwards. Being away from my usual temptations, surrounded by people who are only juicing and not eating, lying in the sun and doing regular yoga has really been beneficial to me.
Why you should eat Superfoods
There are some fantastic superfoods that you can add to your diet that are full of nutrients. Although technically there is no such thing as a ‘superfood’, these are so-called because they are high in vitamins and minerals and there have been huge health benefits claimed about them.
Basic principles to keep your energy up
Here are a few basic principles that will keep your energy up if you can implement them every day. Remember, ordinary things done consistently create extra-ordinary results!
Self-care and nurturing
No one should care more about you than you do yourself. This is the truth. Your doctor, friends and family can all help you along the way, but no one should care more for you than you do. Your health is your number one priority.