Our E-Magazine for integrative health
Welcome to the world of Escapada, a place where lifestyle, nutrition, mindful fitness and integrative treatments merge. By combining the wisdom of eastern philosophies with our western lifestyle, our aim is to strip away excess information and create healthy lifestyle habits.
Let your lifestyle and nutrition be your medicine and explore the beauty of health and wellbeing!
There is always a large emphasis on the conception phase of fertility, giving the impression that it is plain sailing once you are pregnant, as you embark on your nine month voyage of ‘glowing’ pure bliss. However, for many being pregnant is like training for a marathon for the first time, a time filled with excitement, anxiety, low energy, insomnia and 24 hours of nausea.
In the UK alone, there may be over 10 million people with hay fever. Most suffers rely on anti-histamines to get through the pollen season. Health complications from repeated hay fever attacks, year after year, may be an even more serious problem.
Light. Fire. Heat. Intensity. It’s summertime! Summer, like each of the seasons, arrives with its own distinct personality. Depending on your constitution, summer may increase your internal sense of harmony, or it may aggravate one of your innate tendencies.
Our skin has never been under such pressure as it combats the daily stresses of a modern day life. When we talk about ageing naturally, a 360 approach to our skin is vital. Our external skin quality is driven by our internal health.
Whenever people hear the word "hormones," their minds are quick to jump to our reproductive hormones: oestrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. But in reality, our bodies host a network of around 50 different hormones that keep us functioning properly, which is why keeping them balanced is so important.
After years of struggling with mysterious health and illnesses, visiting doctor after doctor, taking test after test, and spending hundreds on your health, it can all boil down to one simple answer: toxicity.
Our bodies were built to deal with natural pollution created by digestion, respiration, and metabolism, but they're not designed to handle the enormous amount of artificial pollutants we're exposed to in today's chemical-filled world…
Physicians have been seeing increasing symptoms of toxicity in their patients over the last few decades. Hormone imbalances, obesity, mental fog, memory loss, fatigue, lack of vitality, metabolic syndrome, sleep disturbances are all manifestations of a toxic body. Spring is upon us, a perfect time of year for detoxification… As the seasons change, many of us are motivated to do ‘spring cleaning’ in our homes and gardens….
You might know all about healthy eating, but did you know what’s deemed as ‘healthy’ changes from season to season according to Chinese medicine?
And that eating what would be considered good for your constitution in summer might actually be thought of as the opposite in winter? When the weather is cold, like during a British winter, we need to be eating thermogenic foods to keep our systems running properly. “All bodily processes are warm, so most of us need warming foods in winter to maintain healthy organ function and overall wellbeing.
Nature and your body are very much intertwined, according to the theory of five elements. Ancient Chinese philosophers discovered that most things in the world can be broken down to five energy types - wood, earth, fire, metal and water. There’s said to be a little bit of all five elements within each of us, but Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) advises that we must sustain a balance of them all in order to maintain good health.
In TCM understanding how the elements affect your health allows you to create a comprehensive and effective treatment plan to eliminate disease and chronic conditions….
Integrative Health is a medical system that encompasses us as a whole individual and takes into consideration our physical body, mind and spirit. This means that our health should not be just the absence of disease, but the feeling of wholeness, balance and resilience.
We may know what’s good for us but we often struggle with the practical application of a healthy lifestyle in our everyday busy lives. In addition, with an overwhelming amount of information around us…