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    Dr Alison Colville
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|| HYPERPIGMENTATION ||
*** WARNING NO FILTER AND NO MAKEUP ***
At this stage in my holiday tanning life I feel itโ€™s apt to mention the fact that my face looks more like a map of the world ๐Ÿ—บ than a perfect complexion ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ
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After years of being on the combined pill and add into that some amitriptyline ๐Ÿ’Š caused my skin to start becoming darker in patches. Started on my forehead and then developed. Now these days, despite stopping all medication, the SIDE EFFECTS continue and seem to worsen every time. .
Iโ€™ve tried further harsh chemical creams and even face peels to no avail. I wear no less than a factor 30 and protect my skin with a hat wherever possible. Itโ€™s now time for me to embrace my geographical face ๐ŸŒ and note ๐Ÿ“FOUNDATION ONLY MAKES IT WORSE ๐Ÿ˜‚
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So a very vain reason to choose natural methods over medicines where possible BUT add that to all the more physical and emotional side effects... and youโ€™ve got yourself a pretty good argument
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 #foodismedicine #functionalmedicine #nourish #healthmotivation #healthinspo #lifestylemedicine #yoga #plantbased #wellness #wellnesscoach #foodforlife #preventativemedicine #naturopathy #treatyourhealth #rootcauseresolution #wholehealth #wholehealthdoctor #nomakeupselfie #selfie #hyperpigementation #beautyisskindeep
|| HYPERPIGMENTATION || *** WARNING NO FILTER AND NO MAKEUP *** At this stage in my holiday tanning life I feel itโ€™s apt to mention the fact that my face looks more like a map of the world ๐Ÿ—บ than a perfect complexion ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ . After years of being on the combined pill and add into that some amitriptyline ๐Ÿ’Š caused my skin to start becoming darker in patches. Started on my forehead and then developed. Now these days, despite stopping all medication, the SIDE EFFECTS continue and seem to worsen every time. . Iโ€™ve tried further harsh chemical creams and even face peels to no avail. I wear no less than a factor 30 and protect my skin with a hat wherever possible. Itโ€™s now time for me to embrace my geographical face ๐ŸŒ and note ๐Ÿ“FOUNDATION ONLY MAKES IT WORSE ๐Ÿ˜‚ . So a very vain reason to choose natural methods over medicines where possible BUT add that to all the more physical and emotional side effects... and youโ€™ve got yourself a pretty good argument . . . . . #foodismedicine  #functionalmedicine  #nourish  #healthmotivation  #healthinspo  #lifestylemedicine  #yoga  #plantbased  #wellness  #wellnesscoach  #foodforlife  #preventativemedicine  #naturopathy  #treatyourhealth  #rootcauseresolution  #wholehealth  #wholehealthdoctor  #nomakeupselfie  #selfie  #hyperpigementation  #beautyisskindeep 
๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ‰๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฅ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒถ๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿฅ”๐Ÿ ๐Ÿฅ—
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 #foodismedicine #functionalmedicine #nourish #healthmotivation #healthinspo #lifestylemedicine #yoga #plantbased #wellness #wellnesscoach #foodforlife #preventativemedicine #naturopathy #treatyourhealth #rootcauseresolution #wholehealth #wholehealthdoctor #naturalhealer #realfood #healthinspo #healthquotes #lifequotes
๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ‰๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฅ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒถ๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿฅ”๐Ÿ ๐Ÿฅ— . . . . . #foodismedicine  #functionalmedicine  #nourish  #healthmotivation  #healthinspo  #lifestylemedicine  #yoga  #plantbased  #wellness  #wellnesscoach  #foodforlife  #preventativemedicine  #naturopathy  #treatyourhealth  #rootcauseresolution  #wholehealth  #wholehealthdoctor  #naturalhealer  #realfood  #healthinspo  #healthquotes  #lifequotes 
|| BANANA PANCAKES ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿฅž ||
NOT the healthiest option but I really enjoyed them!! Grilled bananas and maple syrup ๐Ÿ˜‹
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Keeping it real with my Jack Johnson foodz ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ
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 #foodismedicine #functionalmedicine #nourish #healthmotivation #healthinspo #lifestylemedicine #yoga #plantbased #wellness #wellnesscoach #foodforlife #preventativemedicine #naturopathy #treatyourhealth #rootcauseresolution #wholehealth #wholehealthdoctor
|| BANANA PANCAKES ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿฅž || NOT the healthiest option but I really enjoyed them!! Grilled bananas and maple syrup ๐Ÿ˜‹ . Keeping it real with my Jack Johnson foodz ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ . . . . . #foodismedicine  #functionalmedicine  #nourish  #healthmotivation  #healthinspo  #lifestylemedicine  #yoga  #plantbased  #wellness  #wellnesscoach  #foodforlife  #preventativemedicine  #naturopathy  #treatyourhealth  #rootcauseresolution  #wholehealth  #wholehealthdoctor 
Always looking for a handstand opportunity ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ .
Sunset yoga ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ during my travels I have been completely out of routine and at times this has completely thrown me. Always find that ok holiday donโ€™t you?! I also feel like that coming up to Christmas - certain disciplines just fly out the window!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™ˆ
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Iโ€™m really focusing on celebrating the little things and having some compassion for myself - basically having a cocktail and ice cream one day and then maybe balancing it with a quinoa salad the next ๐Ÿฅ— .
My meditations have mainly been 3 minutes every now and then when the opportunity arises with the odd longer practice thrown in. Each time I do take the time for yoga or meditation it really brings me back HOME ๐Ÿ’œ
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Hope youโ€™re all enjoying the Christmas lead up - absolutely no mention of it over here!!
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 #foodismedicine #functionalmedicine #nourish #healthmotivation #healthinspo #lifestylemedicine #yoga #plantbased #wellness #wellnesscoach #foodforlife #preventativemedicine #naturopathy #treatyourhealth #rootcauseresolution #wholehealth #wholehealthdoctor #girlsthathandstand #yogalife #namaste #yogadoctor
Always looking for a handstand opportunity ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ . Sunset yoga ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ during my travels I have been completely out of routine and at times this has completely thrown me. Always find that ok holiday donโ€™t you?! I also feel like that coming up to Christmas - certain disciplines just fly out the window!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™ˆ . Iโ€™m really focusing on celebrating the little things and having some compassion for myself - basically having a cocktail and ice cream one day and then maybe balancing it with a quinoa salad the next ๐Ÿฅ— . My meditations have mainly been 3 minutes every now and then when the opportunity arises with the odd longer practice thrown in. Each time I do take the time for yoga or meditation it really brings me back HOME ๐Ÿ’œ . Hope youโ€™re all enjoying the Christmas lead up - absolutely no mention of it over here!! . . . . . #foodismedicine  #functionalmedicine  #nourish  #healthmotivation  #healthinspo  #lifestylemedicine  #yoga  #plantbased  #wellness  #wellnesscoach  #foodforlife  #preventativemedicine  #naturopathy  #treatyourhealth  #rootcauseresolution  #wholehealth  #wholehealthdoctor  #girlsthathandstand  #yogalife  #namaste  #yogadoctor 
|| BUDDHA BOWL ||
Although I would usually spruce up a Buddha bowl with plenty of green ๐Ÿ’š, in this case BEIGE IS NOT BAD!
Chickpeas ๐Ÿ’œ cauliflower ๐Ÿ’œ quinoa ๐Ÿ’œ roasted aubergine ๐Ÿ’œ red peppers ๐Ÿ’œ potato ๐Ÿ’œ carrot strips ๐Ÿ’œ all on a bed of shredded cabbage ๐Ÿ’œ lime and black pepper dressing ๐Ÿ’œ dollop of hummus
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What's in your buddha bowl?
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 #foodismedicine #functionalmedicine #nourish #healthmotivation #healthinspo #lifestylemedicine #yoga #plantbased #wellness #wellnesscoach #foodforlife #preventativemedicine #naturopathy #treatyourhealth #rootcauseresolution #wholehealth #wholehealthdoctor #buddhabowl #vegetables #vegetablesforever
|| BUDDHA BOWL || Although I would usually spruce up a Buddha bowl with plenty of green ๐Ÿ’š, in this case BEIGE IS NOT BAD! Chickpeas ๐Ÿ’œ cauliflower ๐Ÿ’œ quinoa ๐Ÿ’œ roasted aubergine ๐Ÿ’œ red peppers ๐Ÿ’œ potato ๐Ÿ’œ carrot strips ๐Ÿ’œ all on a bed of shredded cabbage ๐Ÿ’œ lime and black pepper dressing ๐Ÿ’œ dollop of hummus . What's in your buddha bowl? . . . . . #foodismedicine  #functionalmedicine  #nourish  #healthmotivation  #healthinspo  #lifestylemedicine  #yoga  #plantbased  #wellness  #wellnesscoach  #foodforlife  #preventativemedicine  #naturopathy  #treatyourhealth  #rootcauseresolution  #wholehealth  #wholehealthdoctor  #buddhabowl  #vegetables  #vegetablesforever 
Namaste people ๐Ÿ™ .
Moving on to the next island resort - taking many memorable sunsets with me ๐ŸŒ… .
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#Repost @drsohaibimtiaz ใƒปใƒปใƒป
A study module done by my colleague @drsohaibimtiaz into this VERY IMPORTANT TOPIC ๐Ÿซ- especially with Christmas on its way ๐ŸŽ„.
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Is Chocolate healthy?
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Only if itโ€™s Dark Chocolate containing at least โ€˜70% cocoa contentโ€™ as it has been shown to have several health benefits if eaten in small amounts. However, caution needs to be taken as Chocolate can be a calorie-dense food with high fat and sugar content. -
In my first year at medical school I conducted an in depth review of the scientific literature.
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Benefits- 
1. High number of antioxidants (high concentration of the polyphenols- epicatechin, cathechin and procyanidin) which neutralise free radicals (responsible for cellular damage and can play a part in the development of some chronic diseases). -
2. Cardiovascular benefits- increased endothelial Nitric Oxide which causes vasodilation, a decrease in LDL oxidation (bad cholesterol) and a decrease in the levels of inflammatory marker mediators. Subsequently leading to a reduction in inflammation. 
3. Brain function- increases synthesis of serotonin (the feel good hormone) which also increases alertness. -
The reason why we feel so good after consuming chocolate is down to the endorphin -โ€˜anandamideโ€™ which exists in cocoa and is also released after we exercise. It binds to the cannabinoid receptor (which the active substance in marijuana also binds to) in turn causing us to feel elated. 
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#chocolate #nutrition #superfood #lifestyle #medicine #doctor #gym #darkchocolate #health #foodismedicine #lifestylemedicine #healthinspo #wholehealth #thewholehealthdoctor #rootcauseresolution #nutritious
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#Repost  @drsohaibimtiaz ใƒปใƒปใƒป A study module done by my colleague @drsohaibimtiaz into this VERY IMPORTANT TOPIC ๐Ÿซ- especially with Christmas on its way ๐ŸŽ„. . Is Chocolate healthy? - Only if itโ€™s Dark Chocolate containing at least โ€˜70% cocoa contentโ€™ as it has been shown to have several health benefits if eaten in small amounts. However, caution needs to be taken as Chocolate can be a calorie-dense food with high fat and sugar content. - In my first year at medical school I conducted an in depth review of the scientific literature. - Benefits- 1. High number of antioxidants (high concentration of the polyphenols- epicatechin, cathechin and procyanidin) which neutralise free radicals (responsible for cellular damage and can play a part in the development of some chronic diseases). - 2. Cardiovascular benefits- increased endothelial Nitric Oxide which causes vasodilation, a decrease in LDL oxidation (bad cholesterol) and a decrease in the levels of inflammatory marker mediators. Subsequently leading to a reduction in inflammation. 3. Brain function- increases synthesis of serotonin (the feel good hormone) which also increases alertness. - The reason why we feel so good after consuming chocolate is down to the endorphin -โ€˜anandamideโ€™ which exists in cocoa and is also released after we exercise. It binds to the cannabinoid receptor (which the active substance in marijuana also binds to) in turn causing us to feel elated. @lifestyle_medicine_movement . . . . . #chocolate  #nutrition  #superfood  #lifestyle  #medicine  #doctor  #gym  #darkchocolate  #health  #foodismedicine  #lifestylemedicine  #healthinspo  #wholehealth  #thewholehealthdoctor  #rootcauseresolution  #nutritious  #wellness  #balance 
We can't help what life throws at us, and sometimes it feels like we're about to break. Everyone will go through this at some point and it is a real tester of whether our methods of stress reduction and lifestyle is really of benefit.
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In 2014 I broke. I hit rock bottom. Over this time I was forced to look at the way I was living my life and I knew I HAD to make some changes. I started slowly, firstly with daily meditation for just 10 mins. So easy to do right? But so easy not to do..... but I kept going. Then I began looking at what I was feeding my body (absolutely rubbish apparently ha!). Slowly I picked up more practices for self care and now when I experience real stress - it's just as strong and powerful, but I know I won't break.
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How do you keep yourself rooted down? #foodismedicine #functionalmedicine #nourish #healthmotivation #healthinspo #lifestylemedicine #yoga #plantbased #wellness #wellnesscoach #foodforlife #preventativemedicine #naturopathy #treatyourhealth #rootcauseresolution #wholehealth #wholehealthdoctor #mentalhealth #selfcare #healthinspo #healthquotes #anxietyquotes #wellnessquotes #lifequotes
We can't help what life throws at us, and sometimes it feels like we're about to break. Everyone will go through this at some point and it is a real tester of whether our methods of stress reduction and lifestyle is really of benefit. . In 2014 I broke. I hit rock bottom. Over this time I was forced to look at the way I was living my life and I knew I HAD to make some changes. I started slowly, firstly with daily meditation for just 10 mins. So easy to do right? But so easy not to do..... but I kept going. Then I began looking at what I was feeding my body (absolutely rubbish apparently ha!). Slowly I picked up more practices for self care and now when I experience real stress - it's just as strong and powerful, but I know I won't break. . How do you keep yourself rooted down? #foodismedicine  #functionalmedicine  #nourish  #healthmotivation  #healthinspo  #lifestylemedicine  #yoga  #plantbased  #wellness  #wellnesscoach  #foodforlife  #preventativemedicine  #naturopathy  #treatyourhealth  #rootcauseresolution  #wholehealth  #wholehealthdoctor  #mentalhealth  #selfcare  #healthinspo  #healthquotes  #anxietyquotes  #wellnessquotes  #lifequotes 
|| ISLAND LUNCH ||
Fresh seared rare tuna, root mash and green beans ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ
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Making healthy choices can be really difficult when travelling and there is no opportunity to make my own food as this resort is fully catered - and believe me the muffins, pain au chocolate and pancakes have caught me out a couple of times when I'm STARVING ๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ˜‚
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As always though I'm making heAlthy choices when I can but allowing some yummy treats - trick is wash it down with loads of refreshing water to keep everything flowing ๐Ÿ˜‰
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 #foodismedicine #functionalmedicine #nourish #healthmotivation #healthinspo #lifestylemedicine #yoga #plantbased #wellness #wellnesscoach #foodforlife #preventativemedicine #naturopathy #treatyourhealth #rootcauseresolution #wholehealth #wholehealthdoctor #healthyfood #healthyinspo
|| ISLAND LUNCH || Fresh seared rare tuna, root mash and green beans ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ . Making healthy choices can be really difficult when travelling and there is no opportunity to make my own food as this resort is fully catered - and believe me the muffins, pain au chocolate and pancakes have caught me out a couple of times when I'm STARVING ๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ˜‚ . As always though I'm making heAlthy choices when I can but allowing some yummy treats - trick is wash it down with loads of refreshing water to keep everything flowing ๐Ÿ˜‰ . . . . . #foodismedicine  #functionalmedicine  #nourish  #healthmotivation  #healthinspo  #lifestylemedicine  #yoga  #plantbased  #wellness  #wellnesscoach  #foodforlife  #preventativemedicine  #naturopathy  #treatyourhealth  #rootcauseresolution  #wholehealth  #wholehealthdoctor  #healthyfood  #healthyinspo 
|| MAKE YOUR WORK YOUR PASSION ||
When you love what you do, you donโ€™t mind working away whilst in holiday ๐Ÿค“ very much enjoying this book - has anyone read it? Highly recommend it if you havenโ€™t - such a great introduction to functional medicine and  even a personal guide for how to work out which mechanisms arenโ€™t working in your own health ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ
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Right off to snorkel ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿโ˜€๏ธ
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PS totally jealous of all the snow back home in ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ- but I guess every cloud hey โ˜€๏ธ
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|| MAKE YOUR WORK YOUR PASSION || When you love what you do, you donโ€™t mind working away whilst in holiday ๐Ÿค“ very much enjoying this book - has anyone read it? Highly recommend it if you havenโ€™t - such a great introduction to functional medicine and even a personal guide for how to work out which mechanisms arenโ€™t working in your own health ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ . Right off to snorkel ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿโ˜€๏ธ . PS totally jealous of all the snow back home in ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ- but I guess every cloud hey โ˜€๏ธ . . . . . #foodismedicine  #functionalmedicine  #nourish  #healthmotivation  #healthinspo  #lifestylemedicine  #yoga  #plantbased  #wellness  #wellnesscoach  #foodforlife  #preventativemedicine  #naturopathy  #treatyourhealth  #rootcauseresolution  #wholehealth  #wholehealthdoctor