Detailed information on how you can improve your health conditions, including anxiety / stress, auto immune, insomnia, hormonal imbalance, thyroid, weight loss - just to name a few.
In our last article we looked at key nutrients that can support our nervous system in times of stress. In this edition we explore these in more detail.
Remember, when we are under stress, our adrenal glands (which sit above our kidneys) secrete more of the stress hormones cortisol, adrenalin and noradrenalin. This increase in stress hormones requires even more nutrients than usual. This is because our body needs vitamins and minerals to produce these hormones and neurotransmitters (the brain’s messengers) required to adapt to the stress and bring the body back into balance.
Living in this day and age, stress is a normal part of modern life. I’m sure you have encountered some (if not all) of the following stresses on a daily/weekly basis:
Waking up to an alarm
Driving in traffic
Standing in queues
Running the kids to school and after school activities
Endless housework and home duties
Endless emails, phone calls or messages to respond to
With our fast paced modern lifestyles it is difficult to achieve balance and more importantly to prioritise the things we need to do to keep us healthy. Often we find ourselves reaching for quick and easy take away or comfort foods and don’t get around to regular exercise. This can result in weight gain especially around the abdominal area, bloating, reflux, sluggishness mood changes, anxiety and fatigue and if left unchecked can lead to chronic health problems like obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, arthritis and autoimmune conditions.
The Microscopic Army in Your Gut
If you experience digestive symptoms such as constipation, reflux, indigestion, bloating and gas, frequent colds and flus, yeast infections or urinary tract infections or even headaches, you may be feeling the effects of imbalances within your gut microbiome. Describing the trillions of bacteria, yeasts and other microorganisms that colonise your digestive tract; these mini soldiers support health and wellness by regulating your digestive processes, bowel function and immune health. They also affect our body’s ability to lose weight. Restoring balance in the microbiome can help you get on top of your health again!
Winter is the peak season for colds and flu, so it is important to stay healthy this winter, especially with the current pandemic. I thought I would share with you some of my top tips to keep you and your family healthy this winter.
The ancient Chinese believed that human beings should live in harmony with the natural cycles of their environment. The cold and darkness of winter urges us to slow down. This is the time of year to reflect on our health, replenish our energy, and conserve our strength.
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