What kind of 'sick' person are you? Are you the kind that pushes through, or the kind that slows down at the first sign of illness?
On an ordinary day generally we breath 16 times a minute, 960 breaths an hour and 23,040 breaths a day. How many of those breaths do you notice? Unless you're doing a breathing practice or physical exercise most of your breaths will probably go unnoticed!
It's that time of the year when people are evaluating what they want from 2023.
Often people are thinking about their health and making adjustments to their food and exercise plans. Sometimes this includes resolutions to cut out various food groups or alcohol.
While cutting out unhealthy foods is important for our health, sometimes when we spend all our time thinking about what we shouldn't eat, we forget about what we should eat and the foods we need to promote health, prevent disease, and improve our lifespan.
I'm going to be honest - I started writing this blog about 18 months ago after sending myself of for some genetic tests, but never finished it because of , well - life! However the importance and relevance of finishing it presented itself last week after doing a family members genetics as well.
The cost of living is a big topic this year, as are ways to keep your heating bills down. There are obvious external things we can be doing (like closing doors and windows, turning the thermostat down a couple of degrees, choosing energy efficient appliances etc), but did you know there are also internal factors that can increase your sensitivity to the cold? Here's five reasons why your body may not be heating you up right....
Have you caught COVID-19 but still have symptoms lingering weeks or months after? Perhaps you still have brain fog, feel fatigued and just not quite feeling 100%. Well, you're not alone, but the good news is there are natural supplements and herbs that have proven to help!
A GUIDE TO MAGNESIUM SUPPLEMENTATION
Let’s be honest - buying supplements is confusing.
It feels like there’s 1000 different brands out there, all claiming to be the right one for you, with prices that fluctuate wildly.
One of the supplements that most people think they can’t get wrong is magnesium - I mean it’s just magnesium right, surely they’re all the same? Unfortunately not.
There are many different forms of magnesium out there - some are good for your muscles, some are good for your nervous system, some are good for the cardiovascular system, some are good for sleep - and some are better when used topically.
We all have our favourites and there’s nothing wrong with that but sometimes changing it up is exactly what our body needs to take our healing to the next level. Understanding that there are other options can open up your healing world.
Did you know that there are many occasions where Bowen or Massage could effectively address your issue? They are quite different techniques but can be equally effective. The hardest part is trying something you don’t know anything about. Here’s a little rundown on their similarities and differences and more info on Bowen – in case you didn’t already know!
Ever wondered why that supplement your friend used to help them get to sleep seemed like a miracle cure for them, but then you tried it and did nothing?
That's because the causes of insomnia are many and varied. As are the causes of headaches, IBS, depression, anxiety, acne, hormonal issues etc etc.
This means that buying supplements is not like buying an Oodie -there isn't a one size fits all solution unfortunately! Many factors need to be taken in to account.
While everyone was out stockpiling toilet paper and hand sanitiser in 2020, Naturopath's were doing their own version of panic buying. Vitamin C, Zinc, Echinacea, Elderberry, Andrographis and anything else you might need to treat coughs, fevers, sore throats and viruses were bought up for both clinic use and personal use in alarming amounts.
These products were rare as hen's teeth (or toilet paper) for months afterward. Fast forward more than a year and we have some new contenders........Quercetin and N-AcetylCysteine (NAC).