Talking Health is a 9 week programme that is being delivered by Salus Fatigue Foundation

Week 1 – Plans for energy boosting meals, shopping tipsIntroduction video – Introduction to Salus

Energy boosting meals – Energy boosting meals, shopping tips

Journey to Wellness Journal – meal planner pages, pacing, gratitude etc

Guest speaker videos with Afternoon Tea with the Docs Drs – fibre, chronic conditions and insulin resistance

Books and useful websites/recipes
The Happy Pear recipes
Deliciously Ella recipes
Raw food recipes
Henry and Henry meals – meditation and tips
Week 2 – Breathing, benefits of inhale/exhale on cortisol, noradrenaline on CO2 levels
Breathing video – Autonomic nervous system, tips for regular practice, why some stress is good for you. What cortisol does. Why mindfulness and meditation work. How this helps fatigue.

Breathing & Relaxation – Breathing, relaxation meditations/practices
Week 3 – Preparing for sleepPreparing for sleep video

Preparing for sleep overview – Wind down, bath, benefits of Epsom salts, blue light, reducing caffeine earlier in the day, different meditation apps. Dos and don’ts. If you can’t sleep, how to help feel less fatigued.
Week 4 – Simple Chi Kungs, chair based and standing exerciseTai Chi video

Tai Chi overview – Benefits of tai chi and practical session with explanations. Warm up, simple Chi Kungs, 8 fine treasures. How movement supports our immune system and helps with fatigue

Love activity, Hate exercise
Week 5 – Hormones and meHormones and Me video

Hormones and Me overview – Why your hormones change, adolescence, peri menopause, menopause. It is normal, everyone goes through it, but we are all unique. Preparing in advance to support your hormones. Good tips to help support changes, mood swings, sleep
Week 6 – Nutrition that can help and hinder your energy and hormonesNutrition that can help and hinder your energy and hormones video

Nutrition – Sugar cycle, hidden sugars, when to eat, to snack or not to snack? Food that supports sleep hormones.
Week 7 – Meditation for relaxation/sleepMeditation for relaxation/sleep video

Meditation for relaxation/sleep – Mind calm, body calm, meditations, strategies and tips to help include mediation more regularly into your life.
Week 8 – Hydration and flushing through toxinsHydration and flushing through toxins video

Hydration and flushing through toxins – How much water does the body need and why? Fatigue and hydration. What water, best ways of staying hydrated, water filter or bottled water?? But I hate drinking water, other drinks to hydrate with, foods to help us hydrate. How much we need.
Week 9 – Recondition yourself – develop over time/techniquesRecondition yourself – develop over time/techniques

Hydration and flushing through toxins – How to change habits and reinforce good practice, planning your day to help with pacing, taking on board the tips you have learnt over the past 8 weeks and making them part of everyday routine. Accepting that sometimes you may not be able to. Being kind to yourself.
Summer resourcesShould we avoid gluten, coping with fatigue and plant based nutrition, sprouting from seeds and pulses, Blue Zones
Summer resourcesMoods and nutrition, stress and immunity, flare ups, sleep and nutrition
Summer resourcesGentle movement, tai chi, relaxation and massage