Category: Nutrition

Fish oil – what are YOU paying for?

Fish oils (also referred to in some instances as omega-3s) are popular amongst those wanting to support their joints, brain, skin and cardiovascular health (amongst other conditions); however, one of the things I find most frustrating in practice is the frequency of clients coming in who have purchased a...
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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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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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Food as Medicine: Part 3 – Supporting Immunity

This week has seen me in the garden lifting out the turmeric and ginger as they are ready to harvest and beautifully golden (or orangey-yellow for the turmeric). The picture above is the real deal. Foodies will no doubt be thinking what could be created from these exotic spices,...
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Food as Medicine: Part 2 – Eating the Rainbow

You may or may not have heard this expression, but if not it simply means to get as many naturally, colourful foods inside you as you can – at every mealtime opportunity. Why? Because, each colourful addition to your diet will be offering you something a little different –...
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