Category: Body

What is the HPA axis and why you Should Care

It’s a bit of a mouthful I know, but the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is basically a feedback system connecting your brain to your adrenal glands. These small but vital little glands sit above your kidneys and secrete adrenaline, noradrenaline and the stress hormone cortisol in response to how you...
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To Beat Stress, First you Have to own It

Article first published on the Stanley Wellness Centre blog In my experience few people like to admit they are stressed or not coping in some way, let alone express how their stress levels are pushing them over a comfortable edge into the realm of anxiety, feeling restless, sleepless, exhausted,...
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The Mind-Gut Connection is Real

This article was first published on the Metagenics ANZ blog. You may or may not know that your gut and brain are in regular conversation. Yep, that’s right, they are having a pretty much ongoing chat about what’s happening in general.  In fact, they have such a close relationship...
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Building Resilience – The Key to Supporting Mental Health

This article was first published on the Metagenics ANZ blog. Which best describes your day? Is it busy but everything goes smoothly and you respond positively to whatever challenges arise – or does it feel more like everything is a frantic juggle and you literally cannot take on board...
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Stress Busting Strategies That Invoke Calm

This Article was first published on the Metagenics ANZ blog. Modern living has created what seems to be an ever-increasing workload, a culture of demanding emails, texts and social media posts all vying for attention; in addition to financial juggling and all the other ‘life admin’ that keeps each...
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Growing Foods With Medicinal Qualities – Turmeric and Ginger

Recently I harvested a bumper crop (for me!) of both ginger and turmeric and enjoyed some immune supporting tea at the time of harvest (see more on this here). Now i’m back to rights 100% my attention turns to transforming my harvest into many delicious items. However, being so...
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