Are you suffering from adrenal fatigue?

Or is it “HPA axis dysregulation”? First up I want to clarify something. Adrenal fatigue is a bit of a misnomer these days. It has become a popular term to represent the effects of feeling stressed or feeling exhausted or burnt out. Sometimes it might be called “adrenal insufficiency” or “adrenal exhaustion”. It is the … Read more

What you need to know about irregular periods

Irregular menstrual cycles are a common complaint we see in clinic especially when a woman has decided it’s time to try for a baby. Prior to this, it is not unusual for women to ‘manage’ their irregular cycles with some form of contraception such as the oral contraceptive pill. Unfortunately using artificial hormones to “regulate” … Read more

Autumn fruits and vegetables…eating with the seasons

I’ve written previously about the benefits of eating with the seasons. So, with the onset of autumn it’s time to start thinking about autumnal food. The weather starts to cool and the time is right to contemplate foods that are more warming or ones that provide us with the key nutrients we need to survive … Read more

Baby development in the third trimester

Do you know how your baby develops in the third trimester?

You’re on the home stretch and it won’t be long before you get to meet your baby face to face! Perhaps you’re starting to feel uncomfortable in this third trimester as your belly continues to grow (just when you think it can’t get any bigger), and your baby might also be feeling uncomfortable as its … Read more

What is the vagus nerve and why should you tone it?

I’ve become very interested in the vagus nerve in recent years, partly due to my naturopathic training, but also because of my love of yoga and its health benefits (which are numerous and becoming more apparent through research every day). The vagus nerve is one of twelve cranial nerves and is active in both the … Read more

The Mediterranean Diet

How to benefit from embracing the Mediterranean diet

There are so many health and wellness diets to choose from, so what sets the Mediterranean diet apart? Firstly, it has been well researched for its health benefits; probably one of the most widely researched diets in recent years.  And secondly, it is a long term diet and lifestyle approach rather than a diet which … Read more