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I don’t drink that much: the true impact of alcohol on your hormones

Have you ever considered whether your alcohol intake may be interfering with your sex hormone balance? A link between your after-work drink(s) and challenging symptoms such PMS and hot flushes may seem like a stretch… until you learn that there is one organ that is responsible for metabolising both alcohol and our sex hormones, such as estrogen. This organ is our precious liver.

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Top nutrients for beautiful skin

From the soil, health and beauty are born. The soil contains minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, which we need to live. But we can’t eat the soil, so we need a medium that is able to supply us with the Earth’s nutrients. The middlemen are plants, as they absorb nutrients from the soil and make them available to us as food.

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How to improve your health: the secret to lasting change.

Why you decide to make changes to improve your health is a completely personal decision. Often we are influenced by very different motivations. For some people, it may be that they choose to move regularly so that they can keep up with their children. For others, they consciously choose to eat a mainly plant-based diet […]

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Signs your adrenals need support

Ever wake up feeling like you’ve been hit by a truck? It could be that your adrenal glands are struggling to keep up with what you’re asking of them. Only the size of a walnut, these mighty glands—you have two—are part of your endocrine system and they sit just on top of your kidneys. They […]

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Are your sleep habits sabotaging your energy?

12.00am, 2am, 2.15am, 3.00am – do these times look familiar? When was the last time you actually slept through the night? Or better still when was the last time you woke up feeling refreshed? Unfortunately more often than not I hear the phrase “I can’t remember.” Can you imagine a world free from sleep anxiety […]

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Is there such a thing as too much exercise?

Physical exercise is good for us right? Of course! Movement is an integral part of any healthy lifestyle and we would benefit from including more incidental exercise in our daily routine if we don’t do so already. However, exercise, depending on its intensity, can sometimes put additional pressure on the body and in certain circumstances […]

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Ways to Avoid Constipation

The health of the gut is central to every aspect of health. It is through our digestive system that we absorb all of the goodness from our food, a process that is essential for life. Our gut is (obviously) also one of our key elimination channels as well, and it’s important that we keep our […]

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The low-down on probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics

The impact that gut health has on overall health never ceases to amaze me, and the bacteria living in the gut is an important part of this. We have anywhere from one to three kilograms of bacteria residing in our large intestine, and this is collectively known as the gut microbiome. It could almost be […]

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