Category: Body

What is the HPA axis and why you Should Care

The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is a feedback system connecting your brain to your adrenal glands – the latter of which produce adrenaline, noradrenaline and the stress hormone cortisol in response to how you are experiencing your world. But what does that mean exactly? Stress physiology 101  Put simply, if...
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To Beat Stress, First you Have to own It

Article first published on the Stanley Wellness Centre blog What I find is that few people like to admit they are stressed or not coping in some way, let alone express how their stress levels are making them feel anxious, restless, sleepless, exhausted, or simply ‘frazzled’; but let’s face...
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The Mind-Gut Connection is Real

This article was first published on the Metagenics ANZ blog. Did you know that your gut and your brain are in regular conversation? They have a pretty close relationship, with your mental state influencing gut function and vice versa. Perhaps you’ve experienced ‘butterflies in your stomach’, or felt nauseous...
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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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