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Nutrients to support your immune health during Winter

While it’s not possible to completely prevent or avoid colds and viruses there are things you can do to support your immune system this Winter. With 70% of our immune system in our gut it seems logical that the food we eat is one of the most important ways to support our immune system. Natural, wholefoods deliver the enhancing, protective properties we need.  It’s also a good time to eat foods high in flavonoids, which support your immune system, think bright, colourful and seasonal foods and herbs. There are also a few nutrients and lifestyle changes to keep an eye on or to include during the Winter months that specifically support our immune system. Vitamin C No surprise here – vitamin C is long known for its role in...

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Should I try Fasting

Fasting is one of the most ancient and a widespread healing traditions and has lately become popular and mainstream. There are so many benefits to fasting mainly focusing around weight loss. Other benefits that have come out of more recent research include improved insulin resistance, blood pressure, gut health, reduced inflammation and also allowing for cell recovery and tissue rejuvenation. The idea of fasting is to allow the insulin levels to go down far enough and for long enough that we start to burn our fat stores. After a week or so of trialing a fast you may start to notice a difference. Research shows that insulin sensitivity improves. That is, your cells are more sensitive to insulin immediately which means you should find your sugar levels...

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How to support your health during Christmas and New Year

Its 5 weeks until Christmas. Whats you plan for supporting your health through this time? Are you thinking its a write off already that will be full of indulgence that is out of your control but you will start a diet in the new year? Its such a common and easy pattern to fall into but it often leads to feelings of helplessness and constant dieting mentality. How about reframing that thought? How about thinking of what you can do and how you will look after yourself over this time.  We are out of our normal routines but every time we eat and drink its an opportunity to nourish ourselves and an opportunity to choose health. Remember this. Just because its a time of celebration it doesnt have to mean a sacrifice...

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Are you supporting your liver?

How are you supporting your liver? Nurturing this incredible organ is so critical when it comes to how we feel each day. The liver works pretty hard 24/7 to rid those toxins from our everyday as well as break down our sex hormones (estrogen) and cholesterol as well as other amazing things. There are no tests for a congested liver but it is easy for it to become overloaded from our diet & lifestyle and then it can’t do it’s job of detoxing our bodies effectively. Signs our liver may need some more love you struggle with PMT with crazy mood swings and cramping. This can be a sign your sex hormones are out of balance due to liver congestion you often wake up during the night and...