27 Jul, 2017

How to keep your hormones happy!

by Kerryn Odell

Types of Estrogen

Estrogen is your feel-good hormone.  It boosts serotonin (brain hormone that promotes feelings of well-being and happiness) and dopamine (brain hormone associated with motivation and reward) and sensitises your muscles to insulin.  Estrogen is like an interesting and charismatic friend.  She’s great to have around, but she can become a bit overwhelming after a while.

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21 Jul, 2017

Do you have the guts to be healthy

by Kerryn Odell

 

Anatomy of the digestive system
The digestive system is essentially a hollow tube beginning in the mouth and extending to the anus. 

Your stomach is responsible for the chemical digestion of your food and the intestines take care of nutrient absorption and manufacture of some vitamins such as Vitamin K and B12.  The lining of the intestine is made up of cells just one cell thick.  These cells but up tightly together forming tight cell junctions.  It’s through these tight cell junctions that nutrient absorption takes place.
Stress, toxins, antibiotics, poor diet and other medications all cause damage to the lining and put gaps in the tight cell junctions.  This enables the contents of the intestines to leak out into circulation and is called intestinal permeability.
This intestinal permeability results in inflammation not only in the digestive system but systemically throughout the body and can often be the cause of headaches, mood swings, disturbed sleep, food cravings, brain fog, fatigue, weight gain, skin conditions, sinus, allergies, food intolerances, hormonal symptoms, muscular pain and much more

 

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