Women’s Health

What does Wellness mean to you?

Wellness is a term we hear frequently, but what does wellness mean to you? It can mean a range of different things to people. Is it good health? The ability to carry out your daily activities? A feeling of contentment? Pause for a moment and think, what does Wellness mean to you, jot down some thoughts that come to you, and if for some reason, something happened to your health, how would your lifestyle change?.......

Do you use Electrolyte drinks during your Exercise Activity?

If you’re training beyond the hour in your given activity or sport, you're most likely encouraged to drink carbohydrate and or electrolyte drinks. As these will enhance your performance and intensity, you should also drink one before training, during and after, correct?

How can I get prebiotics in my diet?

Prebiotics are substances in food that selectively feed good bacteria and not bad microbes in your intestine and bowel. They feed these bacteria that protect us against infection, allergy, inflammation, cancer and they also help make vitamins such as vitamin K. So where do we get them from supplements or food? Well food should be your predominant source for most people but there are specific ones and some people do not tolerate some. So read the following guidelines and get more in your diet!

Did you know that Thyroids play an important part in conceiving?

  If you have been trying to conceive for 6 months or longer it is well worth getting your thyroid health checked. For such a small gland situated at the front of the throat the thyroid has a big job to perform. It is essential for regulating metabolism, blood calcium levels, energy production, fat metabolism, oxygen utilization, balance of other hormones and weight maintenance. I find that with my clients sub optimal thyroid health is often overlooked by your G.P and thyroid blood tests are not preformed as part of a standard pre conception blood panel.

PMS Personality Guide

Oh my, it’s that time of the month again, one minute you’re snapping at your partner, the next you're crying over a video on Facebook, and you could murder a chocolate bar. Yes your mood and your hormones are inextricably linked. Nowadays science knows a fair bit about the intricate hormonal dance that goes on in your body and there is plenty you can do to minimise the unpleasant feelings that come with your period. Understanding exactly what’s going on is vital to easing your PMS symptoms. With some loving kindness, some gentle lifestyle changes and a few key herbs, you can reduce your miserable PMS moods. I’ve listed some of the most common PMS symptoms below accompanied by a biochemical explanation with tips on how to mend. Dig in!

New Food Pyramid Review

Australians, did you know we have a new guide to healthy eating from the government? As you can see, the new guidelines are a pie chart, that kind of looks like a plate. The Department of Health and Aging suggest we eat these relative proportions of food groups daily. The department is well intending though some of this research is a little out dated.

Yoga

Any time I scan the paid-presentation channels I always see the latest ‘fad’ exercise machines being sold, with bikini clad models or Hollywood tough guys like Chuck Norris sweating away as they use them. I often wonder how many good old 1990s ab crunchers are gathering dust in people's sheds, products of older ‘fads’ never to be heard of again. Yoga however, with its 5000 year history, is one exercise routine that will never lose popularity, and the reasons for this are now being more fully understood by research.

Treating Fibromyalgia Naturally

Fibromyalgia is a chronic illness characterised by a combination of chronic, widespread musculoskeletal pain and tenderness, accompanied by varying degrees of other symptoms, including fatigue, sleep disturbance, musculoskeletal pain and stiffness, cognitive dysfunction and high levels of distress.

Feeling tired? You may have chronic fatigue.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is classified as fatigue that has been reoccurring for 6 months or greater that is not associated with a known disease process. It occurs with symptoms such as brain fog, impaired memory, joint pain, digestive problems, altered immune function, headaches, and swollen lymph nodes.