It can be tricky to identify nutrient deficiencies because it’s not just about what we eat on a day to day basis. It’s about our genetic make-up, our mother’s nutrient status during pregnancy, our digestion and ability to absorb nutrients too. It is also about our exposure to anti-nutrients in our lifestyles and environments. If […]
PoTS stands for Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. The symptoms of PoTS include lightheadedness, fatigue, dizziness, headache, anxiety, shortness of breath, nausea, digestive symptoms, fainting and occur mostly when standing up. It affects heart rate and blood pressure. However, symptoms can range in severity. The symptoms occur because the autonomic nervous system is dysfunctional. The autonomic […]
The development of the contraceptive pill was considered such a ground breaking moment for women’s liberation. Perhaps this is why we never really questioned whether we should take synthetic hormones and what the cost would be to our physical and mental health.
Over the years the main reason women have given for stopping taking the contraceptive […]
Zinc fights the common cold?
Recent research has highlighted how supplementing with zinc can help fight off colds and flu. Zinc is a powerful immune boosting supplement that stops the multiplication of viruses – but have we finally found a cure for the common cold?
A closer look showed that zinc supplementation shortened the duration of a […]
The Christmas holidays are a time of excess. Moderation tends to go out the window! We eat so much food we have to loosen our belts, we have one drink too many and plenty of there’s always a fair few stressful moments!
Whether you love or hate the festive season it is a good idea to […]
Is there a connection between our mood and the food we eat? Absolutely! Eating the wrong foods can make you more prone to depression, low mood, anxiety and less ability to cope. This is because the wrong diet can lead to dysfunction in the areas of the body that work hard to keep us mentally-well.
After my eldest son was born I waivered a bit in my approach to natural health. I suffered with ill-health that natural approaches couldn’t rectify. I succumbed to antibiotics. There was an overlap with breastfeeding my son of just a few days, but those few days were enough to alter his gut flora for the rest […]