Tag: cortisol

How I supported my own stress and anxiety journey

How I supported my own stress and anxiety journey

This last fortnight has been a massive roller-coaster for myself; mentally, physically and emotionally in a way I have never quiet experienced before – I have felt flat, anxious, tense throughout my body, clenching my jaw, sitting hunched with my shoulders up at my ears […]

SIBO – Small intestinal bacteria overgrowth – What, why, how!

SIBO – Small intestinal bacteria overgrowth – What, why, how!

What? Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is defined as the presence of excessive bacteria in the small intestine and is frequently implicated in chronic diarrhea and malabsorption issues but not exclusively and we will explore this more later. While we are meant to have microflora […]

Reflux, GERD and heartburn – what you need to know!

Reflux, GERD and heartburn – what you need to know!

When most people think of the word reflux – they generally think unpleasant feels, especially those that have experienced persistent reflux. And most people would are lead to believe that reflux develops due to an excess of stomach acid. However, research has actually identified that […]

Epstein-Barr virus and how it could effect your thyroid

Epstein-Barr virus and how it could effect your thyroid

What is it? Epsein-Barr Virus (EBV) often goes by a number of names including: glandular fever/Infectious mononucleosis (mono)/ cytomegalovirus (CMV)/kissing virus The virus is part of the herpesvirus family and is most frequently spread via saliva and you don’t have to be sick to pass […]

Food triggers than could be effecting your thyroid health

Food triggers than could be effecting your thyroid health

What do you think of when I say-  food triggers that can affect your thyroid? For myself these would first be a group of foods called goitrogen foods – these include foods such as cauliflower, broccoli, kale, soy and many more. However, while these can […]

How sleep and stress can effect your thyroid

How sleep and stress can effect your thyroid

Sleep and stress have a large influence on your thyroid and it’s ability to produce hormones – Read more to find out why and how.  Sleep is when your body restores itself: tissue rebuilds, accumulated toxins are eliminated, and your brain consolidates your day and […]

Burnout, exhaustion and fatigue and some of my favourite herbs

Burnout, exhaustion and fatigue and some of my favourite herbs

Fatigue, exhaustion and burnout are things that I all too frequently see within my clinics and while the large majority are mum’s who are busy with kids, work, house chores and feeling the need to get everything done – I am also seeing it more […]

Life, stress, adrenal fatigue plus some of my non-negotiable’s

Life, stress, adrenal fatigue plus some of my non-negotiable’s

Kids are amazing! They bring so much love, passion and happiness into our lives. And while it can be extremely testing at times we are all in the same boat as the mum next to us even if it doesn’t feel like it or you […]

Self care series #2 –  Is the food you’re eating nourishing you on all levels?

Self care series #2 –  Is the food you’re eating nourishing you on all levels?

Today we are delving into the topic of self care even further, specifically how it relates to the food you choose to nourish your body with. Of all the area’s of health and wellbeing, how we feed ourselves is the most direct reflection our digestive […]

Self Care Series – meditation

Self Care Series – meditation

Self care – What is it and why do you need it in your life Self-care is a very underrated area of health, and is absolutely essential if you want to have fabulous long term health and wellness. The term self-care relates to any intentional […]