Anxiety is a natural response of the body preparing us for ‘fight or flight’ by increasing the heart rate, perspiration, muscular activity, dilating the pupils and reducing salivation.
Anxiety can intensify over period of time and is highly correlated to excessive worry. It becomes self-perpetuating, very frustrating and impactful on lifestyle, causing disturbed sleep, muscle tension, difficulty concentrating, fatigue restlessness, irritability, and shortness of breath.
Are you constantly exhausted, feeling like you’re running on empty? Are you having difficulty concentrating on tasks that used to be easy? Are you craving sweet and salty foods, reaching for an extra caffeine hit to get you through your day? These are all signs of your adrenal glands fatiguing.
Do you have all the symptoms of an underactive thyroid, yet your blood tests show it is normal? Are you taking your thyroid medication but still don’t feel well? Your thyroid regulates so many processes in the body; if it is under-functioning, every part of your life will be affected!
Have you ever wondered where the old adage ‘follow your gut’ came from? Your body is a good communicator, and when something is wrong, it will try to tell you. You just have to listen! If you’re having bouts of anxiety, panic attacks followed by depression, constipation alternating with diarrhoea, feeling confused and foggy headed, your body could be trying to tell you there’s a problem with in your gut.
Do you constantly feel bloated, have heartburn, or suffer with constipation? If your digestive system is not working, your body can’t breakdown food and access the minerals, vitamins, proteins, fats and sugars that are necessary to make the hormones and neurotransmitters your body and brain need to too feel happy, calm, motivated and energetic.
For some, menopause can be a barrage of symptoms – hot flushes that leave you saturated in sweat, disturbed sleep patterns that have you continually exhausted, weight gain with no change in diet. Not to mention the wild roller coaster of mood swings and irritability that can leave you flat with no interest in life. Is menopause doing this to you? It doesn’t have to!
Mouth ulcers, ear infections, depression, migraines, coughing, weight gain, fatigue, bladder infections, eczema, insomnia, and gastrointestinal disturbances can all be associated with allergies or food sensitivities. With the correct help, a food allergy can be quickly determined and by simply avoiding that food, you can be feeling better within weeks!
We all want to give our children the best start in life and provide a pathway for a happy, healthy future. Unfortunately, because of the quality of our foods, your child may not be getting the nutrients their bodies require, which can have a huge impact on their ability to concentrate, learn, co-ordinate and interact with life.
Infertility is not an uncommon occurrence. One in six couples is infertile and forty percent rest with the male, forty percent with the female and ten percent both parties and ten percent it is unknown. Contemplating and deciding to start a family is a big decision and having to deal with the roller coaster of physical and emotional stress, trying to conceive can really take its toll. There is so much you can do naturally to optimise the chances of conceiving weather you are doing it naturally of using IVF.
Cardiovascular health is the number one health risk for men and women in Australia. Approximately one-third of all deaths in Australia are from some form of diseased blood vessels blocking blood supply to the heart, brain or legs. Women are 10% more likely than men to have cardiovascular disease, and cardiovascular death is unpredictable, with 50% of deaths having none of the standard risk factors.
How do you fair when looking at this area of your health?