Stress is inevitable, and a little stress is normal and actually good for us (believe it or not!) when it’s in small amounts, but too much stress isn’t good, and this is also the case when we are trying to burn body fat and lose weight.Read More
Every week in clinic I see numerous clients struggling to lose those last few kilos. But did you know to lose weight and keep it off for good you actually need to get healthy? When it comes to weight loss there are numerous things to consider. It’s most definitely not all about calories in vs. calories out and spending hours each day exercising.
You need to consider your thyroid health, for example, are you getting the right nutrients in your diet to support thyroid health, because your thyroid is what controls your metabolism. You need to consider your adrenal health, and what your adrenals are doing to your thyroid, and then your stress levels and what your stress is doing to your adrenals because if you’re stressed your adrenals secrete stress hormones which affect thyroid health. You also need to consider your gut health, viruses, illnesses, emotional bases issues.Read More
Now, first things first, I’m not pro or against coffee. It truly does come down to a personal preference and your health goals. A lot of people can do really well with 1-2 coffees per day, and there is plenty of research to back that moderate amounts of coffee can actually be good for our health.Read More
Stress wreaks havoc on our body, in particular our digestive health, hormones, sleep habits, moods, energy levels, it can cause weight gain or make it difficult to lose weight, it increases inflammation which causes a range of health conditions, to name just a few. Yes, stress is inevitable, but being mindfulness of this and finding ways to manage stress can be a game changer to your health.Read More
I’m seeing more and more clients who want to lead a healthy lifestyle and make positive changes but are struggling to find the time. I get you, and I’m in the same position as you. Lucky for you, this is also an area I specialise in!Read More
“I’m still bloated, I’ve cut out all sugar, dairy, gluten, wheat from my diet… now what”. Words I hear often in clinic. When it comes to bloating there are so many things which can affect your digestive health and cause bloating or digestive discomfort.Read More
Just over 2 years ago now I was diagnosed with PCO (poly cystic ovaries). I lost my menstrual cycle for about 3 months, this had never happened to me before, and at that time I was on the OCP, and had been for almost 12 years. I went to my doctor to get her opinion on what might be happening and to get some blood test done to check my hormonal levels. I ended up saying I don't want to be on an estrogen pill anymore as I had been on it for so many years and maybe it's time to let my body run naturally. However, I ended up deciding with my doctor to switch pills to a progesterone only pill to see if that made a difference. A couple months later still nothing happened and by then I hadn't had a period in about 5 months. This wasn't normal for me, I was studying holistic nutrition at the time, learning about how the body functions and knew there must be something else going on.Read More
We all know bloating is flat-out uncomfortable, but the good news is that it doesn’t have to be a part of your life. Being mindful and aware of how your body responds to foods is the key to avoiding it in the first place, but I do understand that sometimes for unknown reasons, all of a sudden you react to unexpected foods which you might not of had trouble with before. I help many clients beat the blot and reduce other digestive system through basic diet and lifestyle changes. I thought I would share with you today a few things that I tell my clients to help with uncomfortable bloating.Read More
Balancing hormones can be a juggling act! I know first hand what it's like to have a hormonal imbalance. A few years ago after struggling with amenorrhea for a few months I was then diagnosed with PCO. Since finding out about my diagnoses I've made a lot of diet and lifestyle changes to help bring back my cycle and balance my hormones. I want to share with you a few of the lifestyle changes I had to endure over the past few years to support my hormones as I've seen many clients who have been struggling with similar issues recently.Read More
Does your mind feel like an open browser with 100 tabs open? Or are you always feeling stressed, overwhelmed, maybe you have a never-ending to-do list, chores to do at home, friends to call and catch up with, plus a family to run, or are you worried about your health, losing weight or have so much on your mind you can’t fall asleep at night? If you answered yes to any of the above then it may be time to consider incorporating some mindfulness practice into your lifestyle.
Mindfulness has become a bit of a buzzword in recent years, and all for good reasons! Study after study has shown that adopting a regular mindfulness practice can significantly reduce levels of stress, and can make a positive impact on mental and physical well-being.Read More
I see a lot of clients for weight loss who have tried everything under the sun but are still unable to lose weight. Some of my clients even have the perfect diet but still can’t lose weight. Weight loss doesn’t always come down to calories in vs calories out. There are numerous things that could be going on in the body which can affect weight loss, and I’m going to touch on a few of these for you.Read More
As a holistic nutritionist one question I get asked all the time by clients, friends and family is “Is coffee bad for me?”.Read More
Vitamin C is an essential micronutrient that we need to ingest daily from our diet as it cannot be produced by the body. The reason why your adrenal glands love vitamin C so much is because the highest concentration of Vitamin C in the body is stored in the adrenal glands. Vitamin C is utilized by the adrenal glands in the production of all of the adrenal hormones, specifically cortisol (the stress hormone, which in high levels shifts your nervous system into the ‘flight or flight’ mode).Read More
Stress has such a major impact on so many of our lives these days. When we are stressed cortisol and other hormones are released into our bodies. This is known as the 'fight or fight' response which is supposed to keep us out of danger. However, these days, everyday stressors are causing this response within our bodies and this is causing a whole host of health issues such as low immunity, IBS, anxiety, insomnia and much more. Stress is unavoidable, but how we deal with stress is what makes all the difference.Read More