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8 Healing Herbs

Herbal medicine isn't just about prescriptions, pills and preparations; for minor ailments, it's something you can use every day at home. Here's some herbs, plants and berries that you can easily obtain at your local supermarket, to create a delicious alternative to a "traditional" medicine cabinet.

Cranberries

While it's always worth seeing your doctor if you find [...]

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Stress, Hormones and Women’s Reproductive Health

PMS and pregnancy: two times in a woman's life when she's likely to be the butt of comments and jokes about how her hormones are making her crazy. We inherently know that we feel cranky and on edge during times when we're "hormonal", but the link between the female reproductive system and stress goes much deeper [...]

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Three Tips to Reduce Stress and Anxiety, Any Time, Anywhere

Sometimes when you're feeling stressed or anxious, self-talk just doesn't work: no matter how hard you try to convince yourself that everything is okay and how good your reasoning is, your heart just doesn't get the memo and keeps pounding at a million miles a minute. Here's some simple, practical things you can do to [...]

By |October 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Three Tips to Reduce Stress and Anxiety, Any Time, Anywhere

Dairy Free Cheese and Milk Recipes

There's a lot of great options on the market these days for people who can't have dairy milks or cheeses - Biocheese and Notzarella are two brands that are doing very well in the Australian market (they're pricey, but excellent). Almond and soy milks are now standard at most cafés, and available in every major [...]

By |September 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dairy Free Cheese and Milk Recipes

Magnesium and Fatigue

Magnesium is found in a lot of different foods (both animal and plant-based), but many people still don't get enough in their diets; we need about 300 to 400mg per day. It's required by every single organ in the body; it forms bones, proteins and fatty acids, it activates vitamins B and D, it relaxes [...]

By |September 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Magnesium and Fatigue

The Dangers of B12 Deficiency

You've probably heard about Vitamin B12 in advertising, or seen it around the supermarket; Kiwis will have grown up hearing about Marmite's high B12 content on television and radio (a property which sadly doesn't carry over to Vegemite), others will have seen the name on "fortified" milk cartons.

But what does this vitamin actually do, and why [...]

By |September 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Dangers of B12 Deficiency

The Difference Between Tiredness and Fatigue

Fatigue and tiredness might be used interchangeably at times, but they refer to two distinct states of being (and wellness). The simplest test? If your aches, irritability, fogginess and lack of stamina can be almost completely relieved by a really, really good night's sleep, then you're probably just tired. If these symptoms persist no matter [...]

By |September 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Difference Between Tiredness and Fatigue

Vegetarians, Vegans and Hypothyroidism

When your thyroid gland is underactive and failing to produce enough hormones to keep your body functioning properly, you can end up with a whole host of nasty side effects. Fatigue is a major one; people who suffer from hypothyroidism often find themselves sluggish, depressed, aching in their muscles and joints and unable to concentrate. They may [...]

By |September 17th, 2015|tiredness|Comments Off on Vegetarians, Vegans and Hypothyroidism

Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms

 Tired? Burnt Out? Could it be Adrenal Fatigue?
It seems everyone who comes to see me is tired and wants more energy. Fatigue can be caused by many serious health issues or but a key cause of fatigue is adrenal fatigue. Knowing what adrenal fatigue symptoms are can help determine whether you have adrenal fatigue.

We are so busy; juggling life’s [...]

By |April 17th, 2015|adrenal fatigue, adrenal glands, Chronic stress, symptoms adrenal fatigue, tired all the time, tiredness|Comments Off on Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms

Causes Adrenal Fatigue

Causes Adrenal Fatigue: Understanding the Key Causes of Stress that Lead to Adrenal Fatigue
Causes of Adrenal Fatigue is due to prolonged, chronic stress that depletes the adrenal glands, which in turn zaps your energy. The adrenal glands are the primary regulator of managing your body’s stress response and with adequate rest, recovery and nutrition they usually do [...]

By |April 17th, 2015|adrenal fatigue, adrenal glands, Causes adrenal Fatigue, Chronic stress, tired all the time, tiredness|Comments Off on Causes Adrenal Fatigue