Tag: wellness

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 continued!! Comparing IBS to SIBO and all about testing

SIBO continued!! Comparing IBS to SIBO and all about testing

As I mentioned in my previous SIBO blog post – there is a strong connection between symptoms and onset in regards to SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth) or IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). SYMPTOM SIBO IBS NON-SIBO IBS Often better with fibre No Yes Often improved […]

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 […]

Liver, elimination and detoxification

Liver, elimination and detoxification

Christmas is done, so what’s next? Easter? Nah let’s not get that far ahead of ourselves. Let’s take some time to process Christmas and enjoy the warm weather before it gets cooler again and we have something else to complain about 😉 Plus during this […]

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 […]

My top tips to keep you feeling your best this Christmas

My top tips to keep you feeling your best this Christmas

Christmas in my family is known for its indulgence with corpus amounts of food especially on the ‘big’ day. However, every year I feel that Christmas celebrations appear to go on for longer and longer with work functions, catching up with friends, family functions and […]