Healthy kids have great reserves of energy, heat and circulation, which creates an efficient body when it comes to the healing process. Whether its post-sport recovery, a sprain, strain or broken bone, the immune system has the building blocks for repair. However, there are some key food groups & nutrients that help the body. For… Continue reading Nutrition for sporty kids
PMS is common for many women, particularly the first 2 years of a girl’s cycles as her body goes through intense hormonal shifts. Often the body is simply finding its new rhythm, though many girls suffer unnecessarily with painful heavy periods and distressing PMS. Inflammation is a key piece of the PMS puzzle. Hormone shifts… Continue reading PMS and period pain in teens
In last month’s article, I discussed some fundamental food types that can support and improve sleep, and the reasons sleep is so important for our overall health. It is also important to note that there are different types of insomnia or sleep issues, and are governed by different mechanisms and underlying reasons. Poor onset is… Continue reading Sleep – Part II
Sleep is one of the most important things we can do for ourselves, and soon effects many areas of our life when we are lacking in it. Research shows that we need at least 7-8 hours per night to function optimally, and any less than this can cause up to a 30% reduction in concentration,… Continue reading Sleep – Part I
You may be having regular visits with your chiropractor to maintain a healthy spine and nervous system, and as you will know, these are the fundamentals of overall health and wellbeing. But have you thought about using supplements that support all the efforts made by both you and your practitioner? Are you taking products already… Continue reading How Naturopathy Can Support Chiropractic Care
Salt is a topic I often discuss in clinic, as there are many different salts on the market, and conflicting ideas around safe consumption levels. Firstly, it is important to remember there is a world of difference between table salt (the regular salt found on supermarket shelves, and added to most convenience foods) and the… Continue reading Salt – is it good for us?
We all want to stay well during the winter months, and reduce our exposure to common cold and flu viruses that do the rounds at this time of year. We also know that in keeping our bodies strong and healthy, we not only strengthen our defences, but increase our chances of a faster recovery if… Continue reading Bee products for winter wellness
Water is our most important life source, and good quality fresh water is vital in adequate amounts on a daily basis. Not only does water nourish every cell in our body and encourage effective flushing of toxins via our kidneys, bowels and skin, it effects the firing of nerve signals, prevents inflammation, reduces oedema, and… Continue reading Hydration – are you drinking enough?
We are surrounded by toxic substances – the air we breathe, food we eat and water we drink all potentially contain chemicals that accumulate in the body over time. In addition, toiletries, laundry products and cleaning chemicals can contribute to creating an overload. The knock on effects can include digestive problems, impaired immunity, hormone imbalances… Continue reading Why detox for fertility?
These past few months I have been exploring the world of fermenting in a big way, and one of my favourite findings has been kombucha. You may have heard of this health drink, it has been fairly trendy with celebrities and health gurus. But the truth is, kombucha is an amazing addition to your daily… Continue reading Kombucha – what is all the hype?