I don’t want to tempt fate but it has to be said, I am feeling better.
That brutal cold that caught me in September took my breath away and my immune system went down with it too.
Weeks of feeling under the weather, constantly feeling tired and unable to get on a train for an important event in London, left me looking for answers.
The tests had none.
So, I called out on social media and it led to me two things, the first an acupunturist who is helping me, if nothing else, take an hour out of my week, for me. The appointment is calm, the needle don’t bother me which is surprising for someone who couldn’t even stand to have a flu jab! Is it working, I am not sure but I do know that I am on the mend, have just finished a major project for work and enjoyed fireworks with friends last night.
She made me see that a massive relocation (which was nothing but amazing) as well as another house project combined with having two young sons, a husband, a dog (as well as one which died), a business and a book being written, leaves you a little less equipped to fight anything else that comes along.
We so often offer advice and help for family and friends, but don’t always give ourselves the break or rest we need, and deserve. Somethings can wait, some battles aren’t worth having and really, does it matter if the shoes don’t shine and every shirt isn’t ironed – not really.
I put all of these things into practise, took things down a little and just looked at where small changes could make a big difference. The odd Waitrose online shop, a yoga class, meeting up with friends after the school run and watching back to back Suits on Friday night in my pjs with my dog.
And all worthwhile.
The second thing I have done is try Zenflore. This is a new probiotic which is said to reduce the level of the stress hormone, cortisol, your body. One of the first ‘psychbiotics’ out there, this is a totally natural supplement which has been clinically proven to reduce tiredness, low energy, tension headaches and a weakened immune system – all which ticked my list of aliments.
This isn’t something that has just been thrown together, it’s a supplement which has been developed by PrecisionBiotics®, together with various scientists and clinicians from the APC Microbiome Institute in UCC, Ireland, which is apparently one of the world’s leading centres of research on the microbiome and the gut-brain axis – you learn something new everyday.
By combining the Bifidobacterium longum 1714TM culture with specially selected vitamins, the team created Zenflore and it has been marketed as complete solution to help support a healthy mind and combat stress-related fatigue.
The thing is, if you were to keep living life at 345 mile per hour and not taking care of yourself, I am not sure these tablets would cut through the pressure and problems. If, however, you combine them with eating a healthy, balance diet (tick), drinking lots of water (tick), getting outside (tick), taking some exercise (tick) and getting plenty of sleep (a big-tick, thanks to half term lie-ins), then yes, it can help.
So, if you aren’t feeling yourself, why not give Zenflore a go? You do not to keep Zenflore in the fridge and you take one a day which works out a tablet as they cost £29.95 for a months supply from Amazon or from www.precisionbiotics.com
Have a great weekend and look out for a great ‘Mum on the Run’ interview on Monday.