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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Is your cycle causing you havoc

If you had to describe how you experience your cycle, would you say… It’s as though something else takes over my body (and mind). Giving me snappy rollercoaster-like moods (oh my goodness, am I irritable) and jeans that have become tight even though I haven’t changed my food, not to mention headachey, in the lead […]

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Putting a spotlight on progesterone

When we think about progesterone, we might only think about the role it plays in our menstrual cycle or our fertility, but this powerful hormone has other biological functions. Progesterone is a powerful anti-anxiety agent, an anti-depressant, and a diuretic, which means it helps us to eliminate excess fluid. However, a common sex hormone imbalance involves low progesterone—and […]

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