When it comes to achieving great health, there are countless avenues we can take. Yet, there is one direction that has a significant impact on how we look and feel every day that is often forgotten: caring for our liver. When it comes to every aspect of our health, the liver packs a mighty punch. […]
Building a robust immune system
We are exposed to germs and pathogens every day. When our immune system is functioning well, we might not notice how it kicks into gear to generate a wide range of cells to neutralise the infective organisms. Or how our liver jumps into action to help swiftly prepare any harmful by products for elimination. It’s […]
What to look for when choosing supplements
Just like skincare, ‘natural’ products and packaged foods, not all supplements are created equal. But what does that actually mean? Three key things to look for are the dosage of the nutrients or active compounds, any excipients used in making the supplement and lastly, the raw materials from which the nutrients or active compounds have been derived – they’ll either come from […]
Why do we feel ‘sick with worry’?
‘Do you trust your gut?’ This simple phrase has a more profound connection to our biology than you might expect. When you’re asked ‘what does your gut say?’ the implication is to trust your instincts. However, science has deepened our understanding of just how much our gut has to do with our feelings. You may feel queasy when […]
The secret to getting your bowels working
Many people assume that the best way to get their bowels moving effortlessly is to focus on the lower half of the digestive system. They often do this by increasing their fibre intake. For some, this may be effective. However, for many, getting their bowels to function optimally actually starts much higher up their digestive tract. While every […]
Do you experience breast tenderness?
Are there times in your cycle where you become more aware of your breasts because of pain, tenderness or swelling? Perhaps it’s at this point that you’re desperate for your period to arrive, you avoid hugging people or you become strategic with your clothing choices. We get it. Put simply, breast tenderness can be a […]
Are sluggish bowels driving your estrogen dominance?
Having a sluggish bowel can not only make us feel uncomfortable, but it can also have a huge impact on our hormonal health and is a common driver behind why a woman might be experiencing symptoms of estrogen dominance – too much estrogen in the second stage of the cycle (the luteal phase). Estrogen, when […]
Taking medications with herbal medicines – what you need to know
If you’re taking prescribed medication(s), or you have a diagnosed medical condition, it’s important you discuss any supplements you would like to take with an experienced health professional who knows about herbs. One of the reasons herbal medicines can be so beneficial, is that they do not work in a linear, or singular way. A […]
Are you low in progesterone?
Progesterone is one of the two primary hormones that drive female fertility. We make progesterone once ovulation has taken place in our menstrual cycle and if there’s no pregnancy, it naturally declines until our period arrives. What are the signs that you might be low in progesterone? In the lead up to your period, do […]
How insulin resistance shows up on your skin
The signs and symptoms happening on the surface of our skin can give us important clues to potential health issues happening in our internal biology – we just have to listen. Insulin resistance is one example where our skin might be trying to send us warning signals to pay attention to before the development of […]