The antioxidants that protect us

Our bodies, being the spectacular piece of machinery that they are, have a multitude of cleverly layered defence systems to protect us and continually bring us back to our normal set point, a process known as homeostasis. Cellular antioxidants produced by the body itself, are an important part of our biological balancing systems, as many […]

Read More

How is your immunity bank balance?

When the warmer months fall behind us, it’s a great time to be proactive and start thinking about implementing strategies to influence our winter wellbeing. A little effort early on, can really pay off later. A well-nourished, well-rested body that moves regularly and laughs often is the most formidable health insurance policy. Treating our body […]

Read More

More reasons to eat your broccoli

It turns out when our parents told us to ‘eat our broccoli’ they were doing us a huge favour for our long-term health and wellbeing! This humble, mini-tree-like vegetable is a powerhouse of phytonutrients. A member of the cruciferous vegetable family, broccoli contains a broad range of vitamins and minerals, and is also rapidly making […]

Read More

Vitamin C for Vitality

Vitamin C is utilised in the body for so many different and important functions. Unfortunately, due to an insufficient intake of fresh vegetables and fruits, many people worldwide don’t consume enough vitamin C. Let’s take a look at some of the critical roles vitamin C plays in the body. Adrenal function Our adrenal glands need […]

Read More

Tips for supportive sleep

When was the last time you felt truly rested? Getting good quality sleep is one of the foundations for great health. With excellent health and adequate rest, our bodies are better able to regulate our appetite, fight off infections and approach our daily stresses with greater resilience, kindness and compassion. It is impossible to do […]

Read More

Understanding Perimenopause vs. Menopause

Perimenopause, menopause and post menopause are big life occurrences, and they can be somewhat confusing because of the language we’re commonly taught to use—that is, that each of these stages are collectively referred to as “menopause”, when that is actually not correct. Perimenopause Perimenopause is the transition a woman experiences as she heads towards menopause—and […]

Read More

Berry energy smoothie

Smoothies are such a great way to boost your nutrient intake – especially if you add a scoop of ground up greens powder in there as well! Below is a deliciously refreshing smoothie recipe that you might like to enjoy on a warm summer’s day.   Greens With the dark leafy greens and a scoop […]

Read More

Are you low in progesterone?

Do you notice you crave sugar or feel as though you retain fluid in the lead up to your period? Perhaps it appears as an increase in anxious feelings, you’re easily tearful or it feels as though you can’t get your breath past your heart. These can often be signs your progesterone levels are low. Progesterone is such a crucial hormone, especially when […]

Read More

The 5 best ways to support yourself during post-menopause

Not everyone suffers post-menopausally. If a woman does, it’s usually as her body is learning to adapt to function on much lower levels of hormones, namely estrogen and progesterone. It’s almost as if her hormonal tide has gone out, and she’s left holding her surfboard and wondering where all the surf went. Common post-menopausal symptoms […]

Read More

The best things you can do to support yourself through perimenopause

Entering perimenopause can start off feeling a little vague; your cycle may change—perhaps it’s shorter, longer, irregular, or the flow alters. You may start to notice you’re having trouble sleeping, there are new (or additional) anxious feelings in the lead up to a bleed, there’s some heat coming from inside you, especially at night, there […]

Read More