21 May, 2018

Top 5 Common Toxic Products To Avoid and Why

by Kate Gray

Our environment is filled with toxins – chemicals from farming, industry, traffic and even the furniture and food in our homes. We are surrounded by toxins every day, putting more and more pressure on our bodies to detoxify us. Some chemicals affect our hormones, wreaking havoc on all our body systems. So, it is really important that we avoid as many of these chemicals as we can. By avoiding them, we reduce the need to detoxify, and may even prevent ourselves from getting very sick.

Many of the chemicals in our everyday products can affect the way our hormones work, and are named endocrine (hormone) disrupting chemicals (EDCs). They work by blocking the hormone receptors in our body, interfering with the body’s feedback systems, preventing the right amount of hormones from being produced. This can have far-reaching effects on our bodies, and cause symptoms affecting our reproductive, nervous and gastro-intestinal systems.

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03 Aug, 2017

Why see a nutritionist?

by Kate Gray

Sometimes staying healthy in this fast-paced life we lead can be a struggle. Do you ever feel a bit rundown, or tired, or irritable and you just don’t know why? Maybe a chronic illness has been plaguing you for years, maybe it’s serious or perhaps it’s just annoying. Sometimes a trip to the doctor isn’t going to solve anything. You need a holistic path back to full health, a way to help your body heal itself. A nutritionist might be just the ticket!

Nutritionists don’t just tell you how to eat healthily. I bet you know that already! (Doing it is the hard part, right?) Nutritionists analyse your diet and lifestyle and determine what habits might be the cause of your current health complaints. We take you on a journey to restore your health through specific healing foods for your condition, targeted lifestyle changes and supplements to ensure your body can carry out its essential functions, such as creating energy and fighting off bugs.

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