Brrr, we are now well and truly into the winter season, facing the cold mornings and the cold nights.
It's a sure thing that no one likes a sniffly nose, a husky cough or anything similar. So, to help you strengthen your immune system, we have put together some information about how you can support your immune system this winter! (There might even be a recipe snuck in there).
A weakened immune system can have many health implications. In a weakened state, your immune system can fail to defend off bacteria and infection that can lead to cold and flu like symptoms.
It is important that you keep on top of our immunity (especially in the current climate of an epidemic) in effort to avoid any of these nasty colds.
Your immune system acts as an army of white blood cells that work to defend your health and dismiss potential illness. Supporting your immune system means that it is able to work effectively in inactivating pathogens and therefore...
Is it coming up to that time of the month and you’re feeling the intense mood swings that make you want to scream one minute and cry the next? Or maybe it’s the headaches, the acne or the bloating?
Well, us women have all been there (in fact about 90% of us)! And although this is the case, we all know experiencing these symptoms is not much fun! In some instances where your daily routine or activity is disrupted, these symptoms can be a sign of having Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS).
PMS can present on a physical and or emotional level and in extreme cases is known to be premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). It is super important that we monitor these feelings of PMS, because PMDD cases need to be taken care of. That is why we are here to educate and make you aware that you don’t have to simply just push through it! And I am sure you will be happy to hear that there are things that can help!
But firstly, know that there is multiple causes for PMS and PMDD. One cause...
We have been speaking to so many of you recently about our DUTCH hormone testing. So, I thought it was time I jumped on in and gave you some info.
Where it all began:
Right back at the beginning of my Naturopath journey I relied on blood or saliva testing to better understand my clients underlying hormone imbalance. And although that definitely helped me start I often found there was missing information – or that even though I treated the person based on their results we were not getting the outcome we desired. Fast-forwards 5 years into my journey and I discovered a whole new world. The world of the DUTCH Plus - now this was like nothing I had seen before. It was what I had been searching for!
Let me explain:
What is DUTCH testing:
DUTCH stands for Dried Urine Testing for Comprehensive Hormones. It is a way we can see the whole picture of what hormones your body is making and excreting through your urine metabolites. These metabolites allow us to look deeper into HOW your...
Have you ever stopped and wondered what this rollercoaster lifestyle is doing to us?
When I talk to women in clinic about their stress levels and how they are coping many women tell me they are “fine”. As we delve deeper into their health it becomes clear to me that there is no way that their stress levels are “fine”, even if they feel that way. What we need to remember is often with stress we start adjusting and somewhat coping with this new level of intensity. So theoretically someone could be under huge amounts of stress, but functionally not be feeling too bad. But underneath it all there are a lot of chemical changes taking place. These are developing and waiting to be tipped that little bit too much to finally appear.
Unfortunately many women are so far into this rollercoaster of life that they forget what it was like before. This rollercoaster may have a few sharp turns and mountains to climb. Or it might be one long steady ride up to the top and then...